Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Most Spook-tacular Time

On Saturday, the Museum held its annual Boo Bash – a bewitching day of hands-on fun, planned by our newest team of AmeriCorps members. They did a terrific job bringing a little bit of spookiness to activity stations throughout the Museum – and in a way that really connected to our program philosophy. I was also impressed by their attention to detail – so many wonderful touches around every corner. A selection of the haunted happenings:

In the Assembly Space, kids created and reinvented a “Spooky Town” of cobweb-draped cardboard boxes and some playful props.
Children made creepy creatures to fly through haunted air tubes and played ghoulish games like “ghost bowling” and “black cat ring toss.”
Kids and families wandered through Mama Spider's wacky web, put on amazing shadow puppet shows, and added spooky sound effects with recycled instruments.
Check out the video:
And everyone joined a Boo Bash costume parade to show off their Halloween flair.
Click here to see more photos of the event – including staff in costume.

Congratulations to AmeriCorps members Annie, Gina, Jenny, Jess, Julianne, Kate, Kerrie, Turenne and Zack on a job eerily well done!

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