Museum invites families to Halloween event Wednesday
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will screen the 1966 classic â€śItâ€™s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brownâ€ť during its family-friendly, candy-free Halloween event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The free event at the museum, 3215 Hull Road on the University of Florida campus, complements the museumâ€™s current temporary exhibit, â€śPeanuts…Naturally: Charlie Brown and Friends Explore Nature.â€ť All attendees dressed as their favorite â€śPeanutsâ€ť character will receive free admission into the exhibit.
The event includes door prizes, activity stations, face painting, a display of pumpkins decorated or carved by museum staff and volunteers and more. â€śItâ€™s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brownâ€ť will be shown every 30 minutes in the McGuire Gallery.
â€śWe have a whole variety of activities geared toward both older and younger people, so everyone be a part of the Halloween fun,â€ť said Amanda Harvey, Florida Museum education assistant.
The event is candy-free, but at each station, attendees can receive a treat of some kind.
â€śThough it is candy-free, it is not treat-free,â€ť said Catherine Carey, Florida Museum public programs coordinator. â€śThe event lets you explore your fears and learn that maybe nighttime, bats, spiders, skeletons and snakes arenâ€™t as scary as you thought.â€ť
For more information call 352-273-2062.