Tallahassee Museum’s Halloween Howl Entices with Tricks and Treats for Every Age

Wicked fun abounds for the faint of heart and thrill-seekers alike at Tallahassee Museum’s 19th annual Halloween Howl, set for October 25th & 26th from 6-10 p.m. nightly. A living museum offering engaging experiences focused on North Florida’s natural environment, native wildlife and cultural history, Tallahassee Museum welcomes the “spooktacular” season with a night full of music and entertainment on stage, a spooky farm and ghoulish games held on the Museum grounds. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children for non-members and $10 for adults, $8 for children for Museum Members (children under three free).

Families with an appetite for amusement will enjoy the Not-So-Spooky Trail, The Carnival Games and more. Those seeking a fright are terrified in the dark woods of the Haunted Trail, while all guests enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the grounds. Spooky sounds from local band Rhythm Abuse and exciting children’s entertainment from the Safari Man will echo from the stage provided by Tallahassee State Bank.  The annual costume contest open to all ages offers eerie and cute sights and plentiful prizes, while the Trail Break Café features tasty treats for a delectable dinner or a welcome snack during the event. Not for the faint of heart, daring guests can get their adrenaline pumping on a spooky guided Tree to Tree Adventure, where chills and thrills are guaranteed to be waiting around every tree bend. This customized children’s course will ensure a haunted adventure for the entire family. Another dark force takes over Friday and Saturday evening as the Star Wars 501st Legion Dark Side re-enactors invade Halloween Howl, offering a unique opportunity for entertainment and fantastic photos.

Halloween Howl 2013 would not be possible without the generous support of Presenting Sponsor Tallahassee Democrat and Stage Sponsor Tallahassee State Bank. Funds raised at the event help the Museum enrich its educational experiences, care for animals, maintain historic exhibits and meet the needs of more than 120,000 annual visitors.

Set amidst 52 acres of breathtaking Florida flora and fauna, Tallahassee Museum has served as an iconic Florida landmark for more than 50 years. Ranked as one of the state’s top museums, Tallahassee Museum encourages guests to discover and learn about north Florida’s natural environment, rich history and diverse communities. The Museum’s living exhibits of native Florida wildlife, nature trails and native gardens are renowned by visitors of all ages. The Museum is home to fourteen historic buildings and ongoing living history programs that immerse visitors in 19th century experiences and allow them to discover the history and lifestyles of southern communities. The internationally acclaimed exhibit, Jim Gary’s Twentieth Century Dinosaurs, also calls the Museum home.  These vividly colored dinosaurs sculpted from recycled car parts evoke thoughts about art, science and sustainability. Tallahassee Tree to Tree Adventures, the Museum’s new zip line and adventure course, encourages visitors to explore the majesty of nature from high in the trees.

Daily programs, annual events, free parking, a museum store and the Trail Break Café make the Museum a favored destination for more than 120,000 annual visitors. The Tallahassee Museum is a not-for-profit organization, funded by private donations, grants, sponsorships, membership and fundraisers.

Tallahassee Museum is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. It is located at 3945 Museum Drive, just 15 minutes from downtown Tallahassee. General admission tickets are $9 for adults, $8.50 for college students with valid ID and seniors 65+, $6 for children aged four to 15 and free for children three and under.

For a spooky good time at Halloween Howl, visit www.tallahasseemuseum.org/halloweenhowl or call 850-575-8684.