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SYCAMORE, Ill. — Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore, Ill., will host its “Creepy, Crawly Halloween Party” from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. Cost is $8 per person for children and adults, or $6 for member.
Trick-or-treat through the decorated museum, enjoying games along the way. Explore the Grossology Lab, where guests can watch dissection demonstrations, dig into owl pellets, examine spit under a microscope, and even make models of animal scat (poop!). Have your picture taken with live creepy crawlies, including snakes, turtles, bugs and lizards, and be sure to stop by and visit with tarantula experts Kathleen and Art Schamne.
Kathleen and Art will bring tarantulas of all sizes and colors.
“Our goal is to educate people so that they may have a better understanding of tarantulas,” Kathleen said. “Art always wanted a tarantula, and I thought just one would be OK. Well, a week later it turned into two. Still, not too bad. Over four years ago, I established a limit of 15. Now, the collection has grown to over 150.”
The Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore, is a non-profit organization. To learn more about the museum and upcoming events, visit www.mmnh.org or call (815) 895-9777.
Posted Oct. 18, 2012