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Midland Center Offers Weekend of Festive Halloween ActivitiesMidland Center for the Arts returns with its annual tradition of creating a safe and educational Halloween celebration for people of all ages on October 30 with the Halloween Bash in front of the Center, and Halloween Cemetery Tour at the Midland Cemetery.
Whether your costume is silly or spooky, kids will be able to walk through the maze of trick-or-treating stations to collect candy while enjoying ghoulish science demonstrations and spooky hands-on activities along the way. Individuals will purchase tickets for a timeslot at each half hour between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., which includes admission to the Center’s current Art and STEM exhibits, the 50th GMAE Retrospective and Electricity & Simple Machines. Masks will be required of all attendees ages 2 and over when indoors at the Center to visit the restrooms or current exhibits.
“We are so excited to welcome back witches, warlocks and more to the Center for this year’s Halloween Bash. Our Education team has been getting into the holiday spirit to develop festive activities that will spark creativity and teach kids about art and science through interaction and hands-on experiments,” said Lauren Solinski, School & Public Program Coordinator at Midland Center for the Arts. “We have a few surprises and new activities that we know many families will enjoy.”
While the Halloween Bash festivities take place at the Center, the Midland County Historical Society will guide patrons on a walking tour of the Midland Cemetery, telling the stories of the founding men and women of Midland by local historians. From the Captains of industry and army, to the people that hooked up the horses, cranked the Model T’s, and sat in the pilot’s seat, this tour will highlight the individuals that developed our community into what it is today.
“Our cemetery tours provide us with a unique approach to transport in time and visualize the life of our earliest settlers and Midland County influencers,” said Jake Huss, Historical Programs Manager at Midland Center for the Arts. “We have provided multiple tours throughout the county, and we have been able to uncover stories that are not always told, and bring history to our community with an exciting and interactive presentation.” Tickets for the Halloween Cemetery Tour can be purchased separately at midlandcenter.org, $5 per person and $3 for Museum Members.
Families wishing to attend the Halloween Bash should purchase tickets in advance by visiting midlandcenter.org and selecting a timeslot to attend. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The event is $7 per person, and 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.