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At the Museum - Oct 22nd

Happy Autumn! Save the dates: October 29 for Boo Bash, November 3 for Teacher Happy Hour, November 4 for Free Friday Night, and more. See you soon!

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Boo Bash: Bugs, Bats and Blacklights
12-5 p.m. Oct. 29, 2016

Members: Free
Non-members: Normal Admission Rates

Current members get early admission to the event at 11am!

Bugs, Bats and Black Lights, oh my! We're turning off the lights and finding out what glows on with spineless creatures like bugs and flying creatures like bats! Climb through our black light spiderweb, visit our tank of glowing fish, check out the glow bracelet bling bar, and learn the science behind glow sticks with Dr. Science. Plus, favorites from last year are back!

  • Animal visits from Point Defiance Zoo: Live Bat & Owl & Anteater! and from Petworks: Bearded dragon & tortise
  • Build a Scarecrow
  • Apple Pressing
  • PlayWise activity for the little ones (2-5 years)
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Silk Screening

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Boo Bash is a wonderful community event and a Hands On family tradition. Are you or your business interested in sponsoring this program? Call our Director of Development at (360) 956-0818 x146 or email development(at)hocm.org.

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Don't miss out family countdown to the new year - Noon Year's Eve party! The fun happens each year on Dec. 31. Click here to learn more.