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2007 Halloween for Little Kids

Audubon HalloweenHere is a list of some fun local events!

Pumpkins in the Park
Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 to 8:45 pm
Daggett Delights present Pumpkins in the Park with hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns. This a great place to take little kids. Although this show is not as grand as the thousands of pumpkins that used to be on display at the Roger WIlliams Park Zoo and are now currently on view at McCoy Stadium, little kids will still enjoy the music and the jack-o-lanterns without waiting in long lines or wading through the crowds at the larger events. This event runs concurrently with the Haunted Tunnel. On Saturday also check out the Carousel Fest from Noon to 5 pm at the Slater Park Carousel.
Daggett Farm (Located within Slater Park) – U.S. Route 1-A , Pawtucket, RI
(401) 728-0500, x 245
Admission: For Pumpkins in the Park – $5; free for children under 12.

Halloween Hike – Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 5:30 pm
(Groups of 15 go off every 10 minutes)
A great alternative to the usual haunted houses. On the guided, mile-long hike through the eerie night forest, participants will encounter characters who will explore with you the myths, legends, and creatures associated with Halloween. These walks are great for young children and the whole family. (In the event of rain, the fun will be moved indoors, where the same skits will be performed in the Nature Center. The building will be transformed into an autumn setting, complete with pumpkins, hay and lanterns.) Refreshments, children’s activities, and a special treat (donated by Whole Foods Market) await your return.
Audubon Society of RI at the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge
– 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA
(401) 949-5454, ext. 3041
Admission: Registration is required to reserve a time. Spaces are limited. Program Fee: $9/member adult, $7/member child (12 and under); $14/non-member adult, $11/non-member child.

Halloween at the RISD Museum – Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 am – 4 pm
Third Dimension: Halloween Costumes and Activities.
Children are encouraged to come dressed in costume to this day of art making with a Halloween twist. Discover sculptures of all times and places in the galleries guided by some mysterious mascots. In workshops make special Egyptian-inspired protective amulets or imaginative creatures from wire. At 3pm, the RISD Auditorium is the scene for a special marionette performance of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by New York’s award-winning company “The Puppet People.” Halloween-themed activities for the entire family.
The RISD Museum of Art – 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI
For more information, email Marianne Ruggiero at mruggier@risd.edu or call (401) 454-6674
Admission: The program is for families of all ages and all activities are absolutely free!

Spooky Zoo Sundays – Sunday, Oct. 28, from 11 am – 3 pm
Head to the zoo for some Halloween-themed family fun. Ghosts and goblins of all ages will enjoy Trick-or-Treat stations, a costume parade, live music, roaming entertainers, and other fun surprises around every corner. On October 28, meet Arthur, courtesy of RI PBS, and hear frighteningly fun music and more with Jordan Cannady.
Roger Williams Park Zoo – 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI
(401) 785-3510
Admission: Activities are free with regular zoo admission. All children (12 and under) dressed in costume get in free.

Boo Bash – Sunday, Oct. 28, from 1 – 4 pm
A little bit spooky, and a whole lot of fun. Come in costume to the Children’s Museum Halloween party. Join the friendly witch for special treats in the Pumpkin Patch Cafe, meet scorpions, snakes, lizards and other creepy creatures, play bewitching games, create Halloween crafts to take home and much more! For ages 3 – 11.
Providence Children’s Museum – 100 South Street, Providence, RI.
(401) 273-5437
Admission: $6.50 per person (free for chidren under the age of 12 months). Free for members.

Halloween Storytelling and Parade – Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 4 pm
Join Books on the Square for some spooky storytelling, creepy crafts, and a parade around Wayland Square. Don’t forget to wear your costume! This party is for babies and toddlers…but moms and dads can dress up, too!
Books on the Square – 471 Angell Street, Providence, RI
(401) 331-9097
Admission: Free

Photo Caption: Meet characters and creatures who explore the myths and legends of Halloween on the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Mother Nature’s Halloween Hike. Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA.

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Written by Anisa Raoof