‘Creepy Crawly Halloween Party’ at Midwest Museum of Natural History

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SYCAMORE, Ill. — Sycamore’s Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., will host a “Creepy Crawly Halloween Party” from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. Cost is $8 for non-members, $6 for members.

Guests can 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, 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,” said Kathleen. “Art always wanted a tarantula, and I thought just one would be OK. Well, a week later, it turned into two. Still not bad. Five years ago, I established a limit of 15. Now, the collection has grown to over 150!”

Visit www.mmnh.org or call (815) 895-9777 for more details.

Posted Oct. 23, 2013

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