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Best Halloween Adventures For Kids and Parents

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Would you like to hear ghost stories from the 1800s? Spend the night in a spook-tacular science lab? Spend the weekend with lions and tigers and bears? Oh, my! Puget Sound has the best Halloween adventures for the whole family.

Halloween Camp-In
Saturday and Sunday
October 29 and 30
5:30pm – 9:30am
Pacific Science Center
200 Second Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109
206.443.2001
http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

Come to Pacific Science Center for a fun, spooky and educational overnight this Halloween. At Camp-In, you’ll enjoy a private, after-hours romp through the Pacific Science Center where you can explore the exhibit halls and spend a spook-tacular night in the museum. Don glow-in-the-dark face paint, and enjoy the totally gross experience of making slime and creating fake blood. Enter the haunted classrooms if you dare and end the night at the Monster Mash Halloween Dance! Included: Dinner and light breakfast; Digital planetarium presentation; Halloween costume contest and prizes; IMAX® and Laser Light Shows. $50/person for families with kids 5 and up and their parent or adult chaperone.
The hours for Camp-In are 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 a.m. To register, call (206) 443-2925 or register online.

Autumn Fest
Saturdays and Sundays
October 15 & 16; 22 & 23; 29 & 30
Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
206.548.2500

http://www.zoo.org

Celebrate fall with a romp through hay bales, scarecrows and pumpkins while you enjoy themed programming, tasty treats and entertainment during Woodland Park Zoo’s Autumn Fest! Music, demonstrations, Thriller dances, kids’ activities and more. October 29 & 30 it’s the Pumpkin Bash! Pumpkin Bash includes:Pumpkins for the animals; Trick-or-treating in the Pumpkin Promenade; Halloween decorations and crafts; One child 12 years and under in costume FREE with each paid adult.

Zoo Boo
Saturday and Sunday
October 15 and 16
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
5400 N Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98407
http://www.pdza.org

The weekend kicks off with a Pumpkin Carving Party on Friday, October 14 from 5 to 7 pm. The pumpkins will be used to decorate the Zoo for Zoo Boo! Zoo Boo is fun for the entire family! Explore the zoo in your Halloween costume, go on a scavenger hunt. Activities included with zoo admission. Save $2/person off the cost of admission if you’re wearing a costume – both kids and adults!

Bonfires, Beaver Pelts & Bogeymen
Friday and Saturday
October 28 & 29
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
5400 N Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98407
253.591.5339
http://www.fortnisqually.org

Celebrate Halloween in the style of past centuries with ghost stories told around a roaring bonfire! Follow a trail of glowing jack-o-lanterns to the bonfire where storytellers from the past will send shivers down your spine as their words bring forth the spirits of the fur trade. The storytelling begins with ‘gentler’ tales; and after a break for complimentary cider and cookies, the stories get increasingly scarier! Come and find out what scared people in 1855 as you listen to ghost stories the way they’re supposed to be told – outside and in the dark! Dress for the weather, bring a blanket, but please no umbrellas. There are some bleachers and benches, but they do not have any back rests – so feel free to bring a small lawn chair. Seating starts at 6:30, stories start promptly at 7pm. Cost: $5/adults and $3/children 12 and under. $20/family (up to 2 adults and children/youth)

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