Halloween events in Broward, South Florida in 2012

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Coconut Creek

2012 Halloween Blast

When: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Where: Sabal Pines Park – 5005 NW 39 Avenue, Coconut Creek

Time: 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Back by popular demand – “THE HAUNT” (haunted house), for older kids and adults. Opens at 5:00 PM Rides, Maze, Food and Longer Hours

Business Expo (4:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

  • Costume Contest for four age groups:
    • 4 years of age and younger – (3:30 PM – 4:00 PM)
    • Ages 5 – 11 (4:15 PM – 5:15 PM)
    • Ages 12 – 17 (5:30 PM – 6:00 PM)
    • Adults (6:15 PM – 7:00 PM)
  • Wrist Bands – $10 per person – Allows unlimited rides, visits to the Haunt, Business Expo, Maze and Costume Contest. Everyone must wear a wrist band to participate in any activity. Wrist bands will not be sold after 8:30 PM. No bills larger than $20.
  • FREE Shuttle Service from Monarch High School at 5050 Wiles Road. Very limited parking at Sabal Pines Park and Winston Park Elementary School

For more information, please call 954-545-6620

Halloween Business Expo

The Business Expo is open from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM during the Halloween Blast, Saturday, October 27th, Sabal Pines Park (5005 NW 38th Avenue). Coconut Creek businesses and Chamber members $50; all other businesses $100. City will provide trick or treat bags. The little ones can go Trick or Treating at the booths in the Expo. Great opportunity to reach up to 10,000 potential customers for a small investment.

Scary Fun for Little Ones - Nature center offers pre-Halloween event geared to ages 2-11 -

WHAT: Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek will its popular annual program Ghosts and Goblins Family Fun Night, for ages 2 to 11 accompanied by an adult, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 26. Activities include a costume parade, games with prizes, arts and crafts (nominal fee), story time, refreshments for purchase, and a photo opportunity (nominal fee). The event is co-sponsored by the nature center’s volunteer group, the Fern Allies.

WHERE: Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek 33063 , 954-357-5198

WHEN: Friday, October 26, 6-8 p.m. For ages 2-11

HOW: Nominal fees apply to certain activities.

For further information, call the nature center at 954-357-5198. Fern Forest is accessible via Broward County Transit Routes #31 and #42.

Sink Your Fangs into Seminole Casino Coconut Creek’s Halloween Costume Contest on Oct. 27 to Win Your Share of $4,500 in Cash and Prizes

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is calling all guys and ghouls for a howlin’ good time during its annual Halloween Costume Contest with a total of $4,500 in cash and prizes up for grabs on Saturday, October 27 at 8:30 p.m. In celebration of the haunted holiday, the contest will award the top three costumes in each category of Scary, Funny and Most Original.

First place winners will be awarded with $1,000 cash, while second place will earn $300 free play and third place will receive $200 free play, for each of the three categories. Participants will be judged based on the overall look and creativity of the costume, and winners will be selected based on the decision of the judges.

The competition is open to all those who hold a Seminole Player’s Club Card, which are available free to all visitors 21 and older. Participants must register in front of the CenterStage at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek between 6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. on October 27. For all entries, please remember that good taste must be used in the creation and presentation of costumes. No sharp objects on costumes or props and real weapons are strictly prohibited.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is scaring up a good time in October, featuring tons of great ways to win and enjoy the thrills and chills of spooktacular slot tournaments, haunted house game shows, Bingo Boo-nanza, plus a midnight Mercedes giveaway, performances by Jim Gaffigan and Quiet Riot, illusionists and much more.

For more information about Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, please call 954-977-6700 or visit www.seminolecasinococonutcreek.com.

Cooper City

Join our little ghools and goblins as they gather goodies at the Countryside Shops of Cooper City located at the corner of Stirling and Flamingo Roads. Trick or Treat and Costume Contest held in south drive. Please arrive early!
Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:00a.m. – Noon Infant through 5th grade children may go from store to store seeking treats.
Costume Contest Times:
1 and under 10:10
2 years old 10:20
3 years old 10:30
4 /5 years old 10:40 (have not entered K)
Kindergarten 10:50
1st grade 11:00
2nd grade 11:10
3rd grade 11:20
4th grade 11:30
5th grade 11:40
Middle School 11:45
Participants need to arrive 5 minutes prior to their scheduled contest time and be accompanied by an adult to receive their entry number and line up at the south parking lot area. Call the Community Center for more information: 954-434-4300 x233

Coral Springs

Haunted House set for October 26 and 27

The City’s annual haunted house is scheduled for Friday, October 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 27 from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at the Coral Springs Gymnasium. The cost is $5 per child, $2 per adult.

Trick-or-treaters will wind through the various Haunted House rooms and then have a chance to play on bounce houses and slides. Costumes are encouraged. Trick-or-treaters will get their share of candy as they leave.

For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 954-345-2200. The Coral Springs Gymnasium is located at 2501 Coral Springs Drive, just north of Royal Palm Blvd.

Dania Beach

Things That Make You Go “Boo!” – Get in the Halloween “spirit” at Secret Woods Nature Center

WHAT: Experience the spooky side of Secret Woods Nature Center in Dania Beach when the park hosts Spooky Woods on Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28. Thrilling and slightly chilling tours highlight the history of Halloween at 7 and 8:30 p.m. on both nights. The cost is $5 per person, and preregistration is required. The program is for ages 6 and up and may not be suitable for younger children.

WHERE: Secret Woods Nature Center, 2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach 33312, 954-357-8884

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28, 7 and 8:30 p.m.

WHO: For ages 6 and up. Program may not be suitable for young children.

HOW: Fee: $5/person. Preregistration is required.

For further information, call the nature center at 954-357-8884. Secret Woods is accessible via Broward County Transit Route #6.


Halloween Happenings

Pine Island Park, Multi-Purpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road. October 28, 2012 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

South Florida Trail Riders Horse Costume Contest, Bounce Houses, Climbing Wall, Spooky Music with DJ Jeff, Petting Farm. For a fee: Halloween Pumpkin Patch, Snacks and Food. Costume Contest, (begins at 3:00 pm) 3 Age Groups: 5 & under, 6-8, 9-12 Fun Contest for Kids of all Ages!

Harvest Festival and 3rd Annual Great Scarecrow Competition

Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 9:30a to 4:30p Get into the spirit of the season during the Harvest Festival featuring: hayrides from 10am-4pm, fall market, scavenger hunt, crafts and activities. Scarecrows take over the gardens with the 3rd annual scarecrow competition. Enter your own imaginative interpretation of the classic scarecrow or vote for your favorite for the “People’s Choice” award. Judging at noon and winners announced at 2pm. The Garden Shop will have fall vegetables and herbs and the Tropical Marketplace have Autumn goodies. Price HALF-PRICE DAY: $9 ages 12+, $5 ages 4-11, free for members and children 3 or younger. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd. Davie, FL 33330 (954) 473-2955

Nature at Night Hike

October 26, 2012

Join a naturalist to explore the nature trails of Long Key and to search for nocturnal animals as they emerge. For all ages. The fee is $5 per person, and preregistration is required the day before the hike.

7- 8 PM $5 per person. Preregistration is required the day before the hike. Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center, 3501 S.W. 130th Ave. Davie, FL 33330 954-357-8797

Story Time with the Good Witch

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 11:30a to 3:00p

Kids will love story time with friendly witches and their creepy pets! Costume parade starts at 11:30am, through the haunted woods to find the witches’ cottage. Story time is at noon followed by a costume contest, crafts and other tricks and treats. Visitors can also explore the Great Scarecrows throughout the boo-tanical gardens and take a hayride in the gardens 1 pm – 3 pm. Come in Costume October 28 and get in for half price- $9 adults, $5 children 4-11, free for members and children 3 and under. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd. Davie, FL 33330 (954) 473-2955

Haunted Nights at Flamingo Gardens “The Swamp Witch Lives”

Friday, Oct 19, 2012 7 to 9 pm The Swamp Witch lives to haunt another night at Flamingo Garden’s Haunted Nights, Friday and Saturday nights before Halloween. The special outdoor night time event is sponsored by Spirit Halloween stores and features live actors and animatronic props staged throughout the Garden’s West Arboretum. This year has new surprises and ghouls sure to scare! Not recommended for children under 10. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Beware the living dead…Price $8 general admission for this outdoor, night time event. No member passes, discounts or coupons 3750 S. Flamingo Rd. Davie, FL 33330 (954) 473-2955

Fall Frolic

October 19, 2012. 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

A social event for ages 18 and up with developmental disabilities. Activities will include deejay music, dancing, refreshments, and socializing. For more information, call 954-357-8170. Free. Reservations are required one week in advance of event. Tree Tops Park, 3900 Southwest 100th Avenue Davie, FL 33328. Contact: Special Populations Section, 954-357-8170

Deerfield Beach

Halloween Festivities
The Dr. Leo J. Robb, Jr. Memorial Gymnasium is transformed into a Halloween Carnival complete with games and prizes, arts & crafts, candy patch, treats, a costume contest and refreshments. Cost: Free. Wednesday, Oct. 31 2012, 6:30 pm–9:00 pm. – Westside Park, 445 SW 2nd St, Deerfield Beach.

Fort Lauderdale

Bass Park Spooky Halloween Dance Party

Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Bass Park, 2750 N.W. 19th Street, Fort Lauderdale 33311

(954) 828-8498

Come join us at the spookiest party in town for a chilling night of haunted fun! Children ages 5-11 (grades K-5th) will enjoy this free event with spooky games, craft projects, scrumptious food, great music and much more! www.fortlauderdale.gov

Croissant Park Neighborhood Halloween Party

Saturday, October 27, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Croissant Park, 245 W. Park Drive, Fort Lauderdale 33315

(954) 523-1063

Family fun activities, contests, prizes and food will bring mask-popping smiles to everyone’s faces!


Joy Night 2012

The Florida Youth Development Foundation in conjunction with Redeeming Word Christian Center International will host its 19th Annual Joy Night Community Celebration on October 31, 2012 from 6:00 p.m-10:00 p.m. This year, we are anticipating more than 4,000 attendees on-site enjoying an array of well-planned festivities on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.at the Redeeming Word Christian Center International, 2800 W. Prospect Rd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

This multi-cultural event keeps thousands of children “off the street” and “out of danger” by providing a highly-structured, well-monitored and safe environment. Last year, more than 3,000 attendees from the tri-county area benefited from educational messages, family activities, food, games, rides, live entertainment, and free candy giveaways. $4.00 ages 2 and up. CONTACT: Gennet Thompson, 561-704-1592, gennet_thompson@yahoo.com

Riverland Park Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party

Saturday, October 27, 4 – 6 p.m.

Riverland Park, 950 S.W. 27th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33312

(954) 828-5320

This free, fun-filled community party will include games, costume contests, food and fun.


River Ghost Tours

Date: Ongoing, every Sunday night. October 7, 14, 21, and 28 and by appointment for groups of 10 or more.

Venue: Historic Stranahan House Museum, 335 Southeast Sixth Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Time: 7:30 pm

Price range: $25 per person. Reservation required.

Every Sunday night we share fascinating tales of spirits and legends on our property and around Fort Lauderdale. This hour long tour includes a visit inside the Stranahan House and a boat ride on the New River. You will fascinated by the tales of the spirits. Available as a private event for a group of 10 or more people. For more information please contact us at 954.524.4736 or info@stranahanhouse.org

Trick-or-Treat on Second St

Saturday, October 27

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (parade starts at 4:00 p.m.)

Esplanade Park, 400 S.W. 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale 33312

(954) 828-5363

A free spooktacular event for the whole family with bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, yummy Halloween treats and more! www.fortlauderdale.gov

Halloween/Red Ribbon Celebration

Boulevard Gardens Community Center (Fort Lauderdale)
For ages 6 to 17, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 19. Free.
For participants in the After School Program only. A parent/guardian must complete a registration form and a Code of Conduct form for children to participate. Activities will include music, games, and refreshments. For more information, call the park at 954-625-2988. Accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #9, #22, #40, and #81.

Franklin Park (Fort Lauderdale). For ages 13 to 17
5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 31. Free.
Games, dancing, and treats given to kids in the community. For more information, call the park at 954-791-1037. Accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #11, #36, and #40.

Lafayette Hart Park (Fort Lauderdale)
For ages 6 to 17.4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 31
Free. Participants should come in costume. Refreshments will be served. To participate, children must already be enrolled in the park’s After-School Program. For more information, call the park at 954-791-1041. Accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #11 and #40.

Roosevelt Gardens Park (Fort Lauderdale)
For all ages. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 31
Free. Haunted House for families. For more information, contact the park at 954-327-3888. Accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #11, #36, and #40.


Creepy, Crawly Pajama Sleepover

Annual creepy, crawly sleepover; be prepared for ghost stories and fun.

October 19, Time: 6 PM - 10 AM Overnight

Foster Park Community Center, 609 NW 6th Avenue, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Contact: 954-457-1452. Cost: Free

Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 27, all day. TBD.

Annual Harvest Festival, fun and games

Location: Foster Park and Foster Park Community Center

Address: Foster Park, 609 NW 6th Avenue, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Contact: 954-457-1452

Cost: free

Outhouse Festival

Wednesday, October 31, 6 PM - 9 PM

Annual event with bounce house, costume parade and events.

Peter Bluesten Park, 501 SE 1st Avenue, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Contact: 954-457-1452

Cost: free


October 20, Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park (Hollywood). For all ages. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $1 Exhibit Hall fee. Celebrate Halloween in a “green” way with environmentally friendly activities, games, arts and crafts, and more. For more information, contact the nature center at 954-357-5161. Accessible from Broward County Transit Route #12.


ArtsPark at Young Circle, Friday, October 26, 2012 • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The City of Hollywood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts will host its 6th annual BOO Bash on Friday, October 26 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 p.m. This FREE event has quickly become a favorite Hollywood Halloween haunt. Kids in costume can trick or treat on the not so scary spooky trail, and participate in the costume contest conducted by the Hollywood Lakes Section Civic Association. Also a free concert by THE MONSTERS. Information: 954-921-3500

Unleash Your Inner Rock and Roll Demon! Register Now for the Fourth Annual “Scary Rock Star” Costume Contest; More Than $25,000 in Cash and Prizes for Guys and Ghouls on October 26

Horns-up and halos on! The fourth annual “Scary Rock Star” Costume Contest aims to unearth the most bizarre, bloodcurdling and creative costumes in South Florida when it returns October 26 at 9:30 p.m. to Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino! Register now, online, at www.seminoleparadise.com/scaryrockstars for the most anticipated and attended Halloween showcase that promises more than $25,000 in cash and prizes.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is offering a $5,000 overall top cash prize and $1,000 separate cash prizes in the categories of Music, Pop Culture/Entertainment, Scary Spooktacular and Miscellaneous. New this year will be a fan favorite category with its own $1,000 cash prize. Registration is free and pre-registration is encouraged as categories fill-up quickly. On October 26, entrants will be required to check-in at 8 p.m. to receive a number that must be clearly displayed on the front of their costume. Through a series of preliminary rounds, contestants will be judged in groups of five for each costume category. Each category will award the top five winners – first, second, third fourth and fifth. The first place contestant from each of the three categories will compete for the title of “Scary Rock Star” with one contestant to be awarded the grand prize. Costumes will be judged by on creativity, originality and appearance by local celebrities including Shireen Sandoval of WSVN’s Deco Drive, Ben Crandell from the Sun-Sentinel and more. Ross Bielejeski from Rock with U will be emcee for the ghoulish gathering.

For all geeks, freaks and “gore”geously chic entries, please remember that good taste must be used in the creation and presentation of costumes. No sharp objects on costumes or props and real weapons are strictly prohibited. Participants must be 21 to enter. Further rules are available at www.seminoleparadise.com/scaryrockstars. For more information about Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s “Scary Rock Star” Costume Contest

Lauderdale by the Sea

Town Halloween Party. Wednesday, Oct. 31st. 6-8PM / Jarvis Hall, 4505 North Ocean Drive, LBTS

Oakland Park

The Parks and Leisure Services Department presents a variety of Halloween activities each year, including a Costume Contest (for children and adults), a Haunted House and a Teen Dance. For details, please call 954.630.4500. Location: Wimberly Field, 3900 NE 3 Avenue, Oakland Park.

Decorated Vehicle Contest to Highlight City’s Annual ‘Fall-o-Ween’ Event

The City’s annual Fall-o-Ween event will take place at Jaco Pastorius Park on Saturday, October 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. This event will feature a Halloween costume contest, magic show, bounce house, interactive stage show, music and other entertainment. A new feature added to this year’s event is “Trunk or Treat” which will be a display of decorated vehicles that will offer candy to the children – from the trunk of a car or the tailgate of a truck. To enter a decorated vehicle or for other information, please call 954-630-4500.


Teen Halloween Dance

October 26, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM at 10559 Trails End, Parkland, FL 33067. Contact: (954)757-4142

Email: djenkins@cityofparkland.org.

Pembroke Pines

Ghoulish Guardians (Pumpkin Carving Contest)

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10:00-2:00pm. Free (Pre-registration Suggested). Join the City of Pembroke Pines and Whole Foods Market on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at City’s Community Garden located at 10100 Pines Boulevard for the Ghoulish Guardians Pumpkin Carving Contest. The participants will receive art supplies and pumpkins and will compete in 4 categories. The winners of the Ghoulish Guardians Pumpkin Carving Contest will be on display at the City’s Boo-ville Event in the evening and the First Place Winners will be on display at the Whole Food Market in Pembroke Pines. All participants are suggested to pre-register with Jill Slaughter, Curator of Special Projects at 954-961-6430.

The age categories are as follows: 12 and under, 12-17, 18 and Up. Special Needs-All Ages (Special Needs participants may participate in carving hand over hand). Art supplies will be provided for anyone wishing to paint. For information on the Ghoulish Guardians Pumpkin Carving Contest please call 954-961-6430. For information on the Boo-ville Halloween Event, please call the Special Events Office at 954-435-6525 or visit www.ppines.com. Community Garden, 10100 Pines Boulevard


Saturday, October 27, 2012, 6-9pm, $2.00 resident rate/$4.00 non-residentGet ready for a SPOOKTACULAR TIME…You will have a “FANG” tastic time with the family. Be part of our Costume Contest, Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Trick or Treat stations and many spooky holiday fun activities. NEW THIS YEAR: MOONLIGHT MOVIES…starting at 6:00pm…and FOOD TRUCK ROUND UPS…with yummy treats. Tickets required for children 17 and under. Ticket Gate will open at 4:00pm. Tickets are $2.00 per child resident rate and $4.00 per child non-resident rates. Make sure to stop by the Hal-O-Win Pumpkin Patch for a chance to win. Grand Prize includes 2 Spirit Airlines Round Tickets. Other prizes include a Birthday Party at Monkey Joe’s and Subway 6″ Subs to name a few. All proceeds from the Hal-o-Win Pumpkin Patch will benefit the City of Pembroke Pines Special Needs Program. Pines Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Boulevard


Halloween & Safety Festival

Held in October, this event is presented by the Plantation Parks & Recreation and Police departments. Enjoy a children’s carnival, haunted house (not recommended for children under 6), Police and Fire safety exhibits, live music, raffles and door prizes. Held at the Plantation Community Center. Call 954-452-2510 or 954-797-5601. Saturday, October 27th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kennedy Community Center, 5555 Palm Tree Road, 954-452-2510.

Pompano Beach

Halloween Horse Show and Fair

October 20, 2012. Sands and Spurs Equestrian Park, Saturday 10 AM-3 PM 1600 NE 5TH Ave. Pompano Beach Fl, 33060 (North Side of the Good Year Blimp Base) Co-sponsored by the City of Pompano Beach. All proceeds benefit Bit-By-Bit’sTherapeutic Riding Center & Horses for Heroes Veteran Rehabilitation Program. www.BitByBitTherapy.org Come watch our special kids show off their riding skills! Watch a costumed horsey half time show. Join us at 2:00 PM for a public costume contest. Win a trophy! Public welcome to join us for pony rides, mini horses, hay rides, bounce house, ghoulish games, pumpkin patch, freaky fun, frightening food and more! Wear your costume! To Sponsor Bit-By-Bit Programs please call 954.548.4516. For VENDOR & EVENT information, please call 954.786.4507. Event Request Form

Trunk or Treat on Halloween Street
The City of Pompano Beach is calling all cars for our first Trunk or Treat on Halloween Street Event! A Trunk or Treat car decorating contest will be held at the Halloween event which will be on Friday, October 26th. The Trunk or Treat event will take place across from City Hall at 100 West Atlantic Boulevard.
We are looking for participants interested in decorating their car trunks or truck beds with their favorite Halloween themed decorations. Trunks will be on display along “Halloween Street” at the City of Pompano Beach’s Halloween Event. City employees will provide candy to all cars. No outside candy will be allowed.
Trunk or Treat on Halloween Street will provide a safe and fun way for families to enjoy Halloween! Children will “trick or treat” for candy out of decorated car trunks or truck beds. Be sure to make your decorations and costumes count as there will be prizes for the best decorated trunk!
Download an application at www.mypompanobeach.org. Applications and registration fee of $5.00 per trunk are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12th at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center. Payment must be made with cash or money order. Credit cards are not accepted. For more information contact 954-786-4111.


Fall Harvest Festival
Each year, during the month of October, the City of Sunrise hosts its annual Fall Harvest Festival at Welleby Park. Residents and non-residents are invited to bring the whole family for an afternoon of games, music, arts and crafts, and face fainting. Seasonal touches include costume contests, horse-drawn hay rides and an old fashioned pumpkin patch (pumpkin prices vary according to size). This is a registered event and it is offered at a nominal fee. Details TBA.


Halloween Safety Expo on Friday

October 26, 6-8 PM

A Safe, Fun And Educational Trick Or Treat Experience. Each year the City of Weston and the Broward Sheriff’s Office provide kids with a super safe alternative to neighborhood trick or treating: Be sure to wear your cutest or spookiest costume and bring a bag for goodies. Tons of Safe FUN! Bounce houses, activities for kids, informational booths (all with candy…) and a DJ spinning tunes. The Broward Sheriff’s Office will have a wide range of vehicles on site for exploring including fire trucks, helicopter, rescue trucks, police motorcycles, SWAT truck, K-9 demonstration and much more!!! Tequesta Trace Park, 600 Indian Trace, Weston.

Miami-Dade County


Miami Children’s Museum Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash

Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 1:00p to 6:00p

Get SPOOKED! Whether guests trick or treat around the Museum’s galleries, brave the haunted house, or test their knowledge in the mad scientist lab, families are bound to have a BEWITCHING time! All proceeds benefit the Museum’s educational programs. Purchase tickets here. Individual ticket prices increase as of October 1st. For more info or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities please email ssmith@miamichildrensmuseum.org. Phone 305.373.KIDS (5437), ext. 142. Price Tickets start at $40. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, FL 33132. (305) 373-5437


Michimu’s Halloween Bash:

Sunday, October 28th 2012

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Come out to the Miami Children’s Museum as we celebrate Halloween in style. We will have trick or treating, Halloween crafts, Mad Science, games and more! Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume!

Monster Monday:

Monday, October 29th 2012

12:00p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the days leading up to Halloween with Monster Monday at MCM! In honor of National Frankenstein Day, we will be making our own monstrous creations all day long. Costumes are also encouraged!

Tarantula Tuesday:

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

It’s the day before Halloween, and we are having a day all about creepy crawly creatures! You can make your own creepy animal art and you can even meet live tarantulas!

Wicked Wednesday:

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Happy Halloween! We are having a full day of wicked activities. Come join us to do dry ice experiments, make balloon ghosts, and create your own trick or treat bag! And of course come in costume for the festivities!

Admission Price: General Admission: $16, State of FL Residents: $12. Children under 12 months of age: Complimentary, MCM Members: Complimentary. For more information, please call (305)373-KIDS (5437) or visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

Miami Beach

Safe Night of Fright

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 6:00p to 8:00p. Ghouls and Goblins are invited to enjoy a safe night of “Trick or Treating”, music and fun. All Ages. North Shore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 673-7300.

Palm Beach County

Boynton Beach

Sat. Oct. 27 & Sun. Oct. 28, 2012, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Festival – Grab your mateys for a two-day non stop FREE festival of Pirate Themed family FUN! 3 Stages Music Food Crafts Pirate Stunt Show Haunted House and much, much, more!

The event will take place along E. Ocean Avenue between Seacrest and NE 1st in downtown Boynton Beach www.boyntonbeachCRA.com

Delray Beach

Orchids on the Square

Friday, Oct 26-28, 2012 10:00a to 5:00p

A Halloween weekend tradition at the vintage gymnasium at Old School Square in historic Delray Beach, the annual show and sale of the Delray Beach Orchid Society is a feast for the senses with an abundant display of all kinds of orchids. Don’t miss the opportunity to add to your collection and talk orchids with some of the best growers in the area. For more information visit our website delraybeachorchidsociety.com or call Debbie at 561-736-1017. $5. Old School Square Gymnasium, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444

Not-So-Scary Halloween Event at the Sandoway House Nature Center

Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 10:00a to 3:00p

Come join us for a day of not-so-scary Halloween fun! 10:30am Shark Feeding-Come find out why sharks are not so scary! 11:00am-12:00pm Storytime. 12:00pm-12:45pm Nocturnal creatures of the Sea! 1:00pm-1:45pm-Reptiles and Amphibians-Come find out what adaptations reptiles and amphibians have for hunting at night!Live animals for you to touch! 2:00pm-3:00pm Owl pellet dissection-Dissect your own owl pellet($1.00 donation for activity). Crafts and activities all day!(while supplies last). (561) 274-7263. Price: $4 per person ages 3 and up. Sandoway House Nature Center , 142 S. Ocean Blvd. Delray Beach, FL 33483.

West Palm Beach

Halloween Nights at the Museum

Friday, Oct 26, 2012 6pm

Join us for a Spook-tacular night at the museum from 6-10pm. Dress your best for our costume contest, have fun exploring the exhibits, see exciting demos, and trick or treat your way around as you collect scienterrific goodies! Museum Members: Adults $5.00, Children FREE. Non-Members: Adults $11.00, Children $7.00. Children under three are FREE. Planetarium shows and miniature golf are not included with admission. Phone (561) 832-1988. South Florida Science Museum 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405


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