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Take Your Kids Trick-or-Treating in Front of Midland Center with Science & Art Activities

Families all around the region are contemplating what to do for Halloween this year, navigating what opportunities are safe and responsible in the time of an international pandemic. Midland Center for the Arts is helping to create the perfect opportunity where safety is a top priority. People of all ages will get dressed in their best costumes on October 31 for the Halloween Bash, an outdoor socially distanced celebration in front of the Center for the Arts.

Kids will be able to walk through the maze of trick-or-treating stations to collect candy while enjoying ghoulish science demonstrations along the way. Masks will be required for all attendees and individuals will purchase tickets for a timeslot at each half hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. with a limited number of tickets available to allow for social distancing.

“We are very excited to welcome back the young pioneers in our community that we have missed seeing in-person while the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art has been closed due to the pandemic and damages from the flood,” said Jenni Kanyo, Director of Education. This event will be the Museum’s first in-person event since the closures last spring.

Kids can expect to see mind-blowing experiments and magical activities – perfect for the festive occasion. “Our Museum & Education teams have been developing innovative and unique activities to excite and energize kids about science and art,” said Kanyo. “We have a few surprises that we think many families will enjoy!” Participants will also be able to interact with several community organizations at the event, including the American Chemical Society, Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan, Chippewa Nature Center, Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition and the Friends of Grace A. Dow Library.

While the Halloween Bash festivities take place at the Center, local actors and historians will be wandering through the Midland Cemetery on a guided tour of secrets from the cemetery and the women who were there. Learn about the founding Women of Midland as they share their stories and lives along with other stories from Midland County’s history. Tickets can be purchased separately for the Guided Cemetery Walk at

Families wishing to attend the Halloween Bash should purchase tickets in advance by visiting and selecting a time that you would like to attend. The event is just $7 per person, free for Museum Members and kids ages 3 and under. Members will need to register by calling the Ticket Office to claim their free member admission and to reserve a timeslot.

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Josh Holliday

Josh Holliday

Josh Holliday is the former Director of Communications at Midland Center for the Arts. Telling the stories of artists, innovators and modern day explorers!

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