It’s no trick – families are in for a treat this Halloween season at the Toledo Museum of Art.
The museum is offering classes, workshops, hands-on activities and other programs for the whole family.
On Saturday, Oct. 31, there will be Halloween fun throughout the Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., when the galleries become an enchanted land of fortunetellers, princesses and other characters.
Costumed staff will re-create works of art as visitors follow a map to find special places in the museum. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite storybook hero or heroine, but are asked to leave props like toy swords, wands and other objects at home. There will be treats as you leave the museum.
Activities galore are planned leading up to the holiday, with everything from workshops on making glass ghosts to mystery tours. They include:
Skull Lights Workshop, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 30, Metals Studio. Make eerie, skull-shaped candleholders. All materials included; no prior experience necessary. Open to ages 14 and up. ($50 for Museum members/$65 for nonmembers) Registration required; call 419-254-5080.
Free Public Tour: Mystery in the Museum, 7 p.m., Oct. 23; 2 p.m., Oct. 24; 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., Oct. 25; 7 p.m., Oct. 30, and 2 p.m., Oct. 31. Meet in Libbey Court
Art Hour Studio Sessions: Glass Pumpkin, 2 and 4 p.m., Oct. 24 and 31, Glass Pavilion Hot Shop. Buy tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers) starting the Tuesday before each session. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771, ext. 7448.
Free Family Center Activities, noon to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 25; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 27 and Oct. 29. Create your own masks or costumes inspired by the Museum’s collection.
Free Mystery in the Cloister, 7 p.m., Oct. 30, Cloister. The North Coast Theater presents a short comedy written especially for performance in the Cloister. Fun for all ages.
Night in the Museum: After-Hours Flashlight Tour, 10 p.m., Oct. 30, meet in Herrick Lobby. With a flashlight and a guide, see what the museum is like when the lights go out. Tickets available Tuesday, Oct. 27 by calling 419-254-5771, ext. 7448 ($5 members/$10 nonmembers; limited to 100 participants).
Admission to the museum is always free. Visit www.toledomuseum.org for more information or call 419-255-8000.
Activities are made possible with support from members of the Toledo Museum of Art and the Ohio Arts Council, which helps to fund programs with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.