Weekend Family Fun

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It may rain in Sacramento on Halloween night, but don’t let that stop you from going out and having fun with your kiddos. There are still plenty of fun Halloween events happening inside or out – rain or shine.  How about Boo at the Zoo?  Or a Spooky Halloween River Cruise on the river?  Or maybe Spooky Science Night at the Explorit Science Center?  Check out our full list below.  Happy Halloween!

10/30 – 10/31 – Boo at the Zoo – Rain of Shine. Enjoy two nights of ghoulish family fun. Kids can safely trick-or-treat around the lake at 25 different candy stations! Other activities include magic shows, costume dance party, ghoulish games, and lots of family fun! You can also ride the Spooky Train or Creepy Carousel for an additional fee.

10/30 – 10/31 – Spooky Science Nights at Explorit Science Center – Grab the little goolies, ghosties, zombies and more and join for a Spooky Science good time for the whole family! When darkness falls, the Explorit lab will come alive for a hair-raising fundraiser. Join as they transform public hours into Spooky Science. Halloween night will feature additional fun including trick-or-treating and a costume contest, complete with prizes. If you’ve been looking to inject a little science into your seasonal festivities, you won’t want to miss Spooky Science Nights.

10/31 – Mylars Annual Halloween Party – Singer and songwriter, William Mylar, will perform Halloween themed music for the 5th consecutive year. Costumes are encouraged, and there will be free treats and prizes.

10/31 – Halloween Party at Infinite Potential – Join Infinite Potential: Academy of Body and Mind for a spooktacularly fun Halloween Party. Costumes, light sabres, archery, laser maze, and much more are on the schedule. Come shoot pumpkin balloons for prizes and have a blast this Halloween! Costumes are welcomed and encouraged.

10/31 – Spooky Halloween River Cruise aboard the Hornblower – Make this Halloween about more than just going door to door on Beggars’ Night. For three weekends in October, Hornblower Cruises will sail you along the Sacramento River at dusk for an hour of chilling good times. Costumes are encouraged as you enjoy the scenery and descending nightfall with Halloween-themed music as the backdrop. There are coloring sheets, snacks available for purchase, and party favors for the wee ones on this fun family cruise that’s sure to elicit squeals of delight.

11/1 – Dia de los Muertos at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – Join the Sacramento Children’s Museum in celebrating the wonderful Dia de los Muertos folk art tradition of decorating grinning sugar skulls with bright color and glittery adornments.

11/1 – Black-Tailed Deer at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Come see these bucks in all their glory with beautiful antler crowns. Grab your binoculars or borrow some and catch a closer look at the black-tailed deer in their oak woodland home while learning more about their world.

11/1 – Meditation for Children – This class is designed to introduce meditation building blocks to children in a fun and interactive manner. Games, stories, art, and other activities will be used to allow children to experience how meditation skills such as awareness, focus, and breathing can be used to help calm the mind and body. The first class session is for children ages 6 to 8 and the second class is for youth ages 8 to 10.

11/1 – Introduction to Video Game Programming at the Discovery Museum – Explore video game creation by making a simple game using MIT’s Scratch. This software allows students to learn about programming using a friendly graphical user interface. By the end of the session, students will explore Loops, Conditional Statements, Operators, and Sensors. Students will create a simple game that can be played and enhanced from home. This event is for children ages 10 and up, and please pack a snack.

11/1 – 11/2 – Ferocious Flyers at the Discovery Museum – Take to the skies this weekend by crafting your own prehistoric flying reptile. Children Age 12 and under can assemble a take-home glider that resembles an animal of the past. Learn about these prehistoric reptiles in the classroom and dinosaurs in the Blast from the Past .


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