ScienceWorks will be host “Creepy & Crawly: A Family Halloween Celebration” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. The museum at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, will have Halloween-themed activities and demonstrations, all included in the price of general admission and membership to the museum.
The day’s activities will start with Story Drama at 10:30 a.m., featuring the book "Bring Me A Rock" by Daniel Miyares. Story Drama is an interactive reading program offered by ScienceWorks for children ages 4-7, and features a participatory half-hour program of storytelling and acting by staff, volunteers and the young audience members.
A costume parade and contest will begin at 1 p.m., with winners from age groups and categories awarded prizes.
At 2 p.m., representatives from Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center will present “Not-So-Creepy Animals,” from their educational outreach animals. Animals present may include insects, including Madagascar hissing cockcoaches; reptiles, including snakes; arachnids, including tarantulas; and birds of prey, including raptors.
During the day, several hands-on activities will be accessible and available for families, including a do-it-yourself Slime & Goo station; Glowbugs, small “bugs” assembled from common office supplies which demonstrate an electrical circuit in action; and Franken-toy Take Apart, a toy disassembly and re-assembly activity that encourages visitors to break toys and rebuild them according to their imagination.