Enjoy Family-Friendly Trick-or-Treating at Edventure's HalloWonka

September 27, 2008

October 29 – 31, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – Spetember 25, 2008 – Trick or treating can be safe and fun this October at EdVenture Children’s Museum.  Children and adults are encouraged to dress in costume for EdVenture’s family-friendly Halloween festival, HalloWonka, which returns this fall for three nights only, October 29-31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. nightly.

Families can have an authentic Halloween experience trick-or-treating in the museum’s six indoor exhibit galleries. Children can play old-fashioned carnival games, win candy prizes and enjoy face painting, balloon animals, costumed characters, an educational science lab, arts and crafts projects and other Halloween activities throughout the museum.  A costume parade will highlight each evening with a contest for kids (and grown-ups) to win EdVenture prizes.

“We hope families with young children will consider coming to EdVenture for HalloWonka as a safe, fun-filled alternative to neighborhood trick-or-treating,” said EdVenture’s Mandy Wren, community engagement manager.  “The museum has even created a special upstairs area for the youngest trick-or-treaters with preschool activities and parachute games led by members of our education team.”

In October, EdVenture also will host the annual Candy Sculpture Contest for area elementary school art classes. More than a dozen sculptures will be on display throughout the museum during HalloWonka.

For HalloWonka, EdVenture will open its doors Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 29-31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  Admission is offered at a reduced ticket price of only $6.50 per person.  Advance tickets are on sale now at www.edventure.org, or can be purchased at the door during the event.  Children one and under are free.

Sponsors of HalloWonka include RBC Bank, Cromer’s, Drs Ellis, Green and Green, Lamar Outdoor, Professional Printers and Virtual Image Technology.

EdVenture Children’s Museum

EdVenture Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring children to experience the joy of learning.   Celebrating its five-year anniversary in 2008, the museum features more than 67,000 square feet of hands-on, minds-on learning for children and adults.  EdVenture is one of the largest children’s museums in the South, and home of Eddie, the world’s largest child. 

EdVenture is located at 211 Gervais Street in the Congaree Vista area of downtown Columbia.  EdVenture is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.  Regular admission is $6.95 for children, $8.95 for adults and children one and under are admitted free. 

To learn more about EdVenture, visit www.edventure.org or call 803-779-3100.