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Less Trick, More Treat: Halloween Activities for Kids
Comments () | Published October 6, 2009
Not So Spooky Halloween Show at Discovery Theater
October 29 through 31

The National Children’s Museum and Discovery Theater have teamed up to perform two Halloween-themed shows for youngsters: a puppet play and an interactive story that invites kids to participate. The noon performance on October 31 also includes face painting and a treat for kids. Other showtimes are Thursday at 10:15 and Friday at 10:15 and 11:30. Tickets are $4 to $10, depending on date and time; kids under age two are free.

National Firearms Museum Trick or Treat
October 30 and 31

Trick-or-treat at the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, where candy stations will be set up alongside spooky decorations. Costumes are welcome. Friday 4 to 7 and Saturday 9:30 to 7. Free.

Hallowfest at the United States Botanic Garden
October 31

This free event includes pumpkin decorating, spooky cooking demonstrations, and crafts. There’ll be a costume parade at noon, and prizes will be given for the best plant outfit and adult and child costumes. The event runs from 10 to 1.

Harry Potter’s Plants & Potions
October 31

Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria hosts a Harry Potter-themed crafts-and-learning day to celebrate Halloween. The one-hour event includes make-your-own wizard’s wand, potion recipes, and lessons from the experts on Harry Potter’s favorite magical plants. The workshop costs $18 for one adult and one child.

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