On Wednesday, October 31, 2012, from 4–7 pm, Miffy, Spider-man, Curious George, Biscuit the Dog, Peter Rabbit, and Danny's Dinosaur are among the characters who will greet thousands of costumed children as they arrive at the American Museum of Natural History to celebrate Halloween. Teddy Roosevelt, whose journey from young naturalist to Conservation President is highlighted in a new exhibition in the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall, will also take part in the festivities.
Guests can wander among "dangerous" dinosaurs, "eerie" elephants, and the "uncanny" universe when more than 30 of the Museum's halls open on Halloween for trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, fun with roaming cartoon characters, and live performances by David Grover and the Big Bear Band, Louie & Subanda, stilt walkers, the Big Nazo puppet troupe, and the Gazillion Bubble show, as well as Magician Robert Austin, who will be sawing someone in half and suspending someone from the audience in mid-air.
This event is made possible with the support of The Rudin Foundation, Inc. The Museum gratefully acknowledges Kraft Foods and Colgate-Palmolive Company with in-kind partner Smarties Candy Company. Additional thanks to Big Apple Circus To Go! and WLIW21 New York.
The American Museum of Natural History is located in Central Park West at 79th Street. Ticket prices are $11 for general admission and $10 for Members. Special Monster Meal packages (choice of chicken nuggets or hamburger, fries, and a soda), which include admission, are available for $19.50 ($18.50 for Members).
To reserve tickets, the public should call 212-769-5200 or visit www.amnh.org/halloween.