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Halloween Events 2013

Don't miss out on these Halloween FUN FAMILY Events.

Haunted Hayloft at Purina Farms

For a not-so-scary, family-friendly Halloween event, hit the hay in the Haunted Hayloft at Purina Farms. Activities will appeal to visitors of all ages, and include a costume contest, puppet shows, storytelling, trick or treating, pumpkin painting, and magic – not to mention the fun of seeing the many animals on the farm.

Haunted Hayloft will be held over two weekends, October 18, 19 and 20, and October 25, 26, and 27. Hours are 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays. The event is free to attend, but you’ll need to make reservations by calling (314) 982-3232.

Halloween Free Family Day at the Contemporary Art Museum

Want to get your little ghosts and goblins excited about modern art? Then take them to Halloween Free Family Day at the Contemporary Art Museum. On Saturday, October 26th at 1:00 p.m., families are invited to CAM to tour current exhibitions and enjoy face painting, storytelling, music and dance performances, and a wide range of artist-led workshops.

And don’t forget to dress in your Halloween best – all visitors who arrive in costume will be entered to win a special prize. For more details, visit

October Owls and Orchids at the Butterfly House (and the Booterflies Halloween Party)

Have a little one with a fear of Halloween? Now through October 31st, try celebrating the season with October Owls and Orchids at The Butterfly House. More than a thousand owl butterflies will peer through the petals of hundreds of blooming orchids, creating an eerie sight that’s perfect for the month of October – and kids who don’t like monsters.

If you’re looking for a bigger Halloween bash at The Butterfly House, then the Booterflies Halloween Party is the event for you. From 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on October 25, 26, and 27, kids ages 2-12 (with their families) can wear their Halloween costumes, go on a glow walk and trick-or-treat through the garden, play insect-inspired games, and enjoy lots of “spook”-tacular activities. The cost for this event is $15 for children and $20 for adults.

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