Have an ooey, gooey, & gross October with Halloween Grosstopia at the Children’s Museum of Houston

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Entertain the kiddos with creepy-crawly creatures, a super-slimy competition, spine-tingling experiments, and more during Halloween Grosstopia at the Children’s Museum of Houston from Saturday, October 12 through Halloween on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

In celebration of the spooky season, the Children’s Museum of Houston presents Halloween Grosstopia, a nearly month-long production of frighteningly fun events for the whole family.

Starting October 12, head to the museum for Halloween Grosstopia fun every Saturday, plus a final spooky soiree on All Hallows Eve. Can’t make it on the weekend? Little ghouls and goblins are invited to trick-or-treat for goodies every weekday evening from 4pm to 6pm (or until 8pm on Free Family Night Thursdays), as well as all day Saturday and Sunday.

Read on for more details about each spooktacular celebration happening throughout Halloween Grosstopia at Children’s Museum of Houston.

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Creepy Crawly Creatures on Saturday, October 12

Brave souls can come face-to-face with spiders, hissing cockroaches, snakes, lizards, and more at Creepy Crawly Creatures, where all sorts of bugs, amphibians, and other spine-chilling animals will be on display. 

You can also learn about a special, silent hunter known for capturing its prey during the night—the owl. If you wish to get a close-up look at the spellbinding creature (and have a strong stomach), you can even dig through the regurgitated, indigestible part of its food, known as the pellet.

Click here for more information on Creepy Crawly Creatures during Halloween Grosstopia.

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Zombies, Ghouls & Goblins on Saturday, October 19 

Cast an eerie spell, craft a magical concoction, and watch as scary monsters come to life in a Halloween costume fashion show at the Zombies, Ghouls and Goblins event. 

Along with other Halloween games and activities, kiddos can learn how to transform into a zombie at the face-painting station, ooh and ahh at Jamie Salinas’ jaw-dropping magic show, and learn the moves to a “thrilling” dance from Dance Houston.

Click here for more information on Zombies, Ghouls and Goblins during Halloween Grosstopia.

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Slime Off! on Saturday, October 26

Grab your goo goggles and prepare to tackle a series of monstrous challenges in the third annual Slime Off competition. But enter if you dare, for the losing team will be doused in 15 gallons of green, slimy goo. 

Throughout the day, kiddos can catch a sloppy dose of gross with mad science shows and slime workshops that will show you how to brew your own goo.

Online pre-registration is required for Slime Off and Slime Workshop participants, and spaces are limited. Please note that registration does not guarantee a spot in the Slime Off competition.

Click here for more information and to pre-register for Slime Off! during Halloween Grosstopia.

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Halloween Happy House on Thursday, October 31

Halloween Grosstopia culminates with a free final bash on Halloween night, where kids can dress up in costumes and dance along to festive tunes in the Monster Mash Bash, bust a move at the Thriller Dance Party, wrap themselves up like mummies, trick-or-treat for goodies, and have a scary fun All Hallows Eve.

The Halloween Happy House is free from 5pm to 8pm.

Click here for more information on Halloween Grosstopia.

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About Children’s Museum of Houston

Serving an audience of more than one million people every year, the Children’s Museum of Houston aims to transform communities through innovative, accessible, and child-focused learning.

The museum provides customizable experiences to suit each child’s learning interests, and offers parents the support they need to teach their children and reinforce in-school education. 

Halloween Grosstopia at Children’s Museum of Houston

  • Dates: Saturday, October 12 through Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Times: Museum hours are Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm; Thursday 10 am to 8pm; Sunday noon to 6 pm. Specific event times vary. 
  • Location: Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
  • Parking: Parking costs $7 for one hour, $8 for 2 hours, and $9 for 3 hours or more.
  • Admission: Tickets are $12 for adults and ages older than 1; $11 for seniors; ages younger than 1 get in free. Halloween Happy House is free from 5pm to 8pm. Click here for more information
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