Located near Centura Health in Avon right off of I-70. An innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley. Free and open to the public.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola on Vail Mountain out of Lionshead Village, Vail. All visitors must have a pass to ride the gondola. Free and open to the public with valid gondola pass.
Nestled along Gore Creek near the Betty Ford Alpine Garden and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail Village.
601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657

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Top Ten Reasons to Attend Fright at the Museum

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 16, 2019 2:00:00 PM
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Fright at the Museum is back! Don’t miss the scarily-fun family Halloween event of the season at Walking Mountains Science Center on October 26 from 1-5pm. The 7th year of Fright at the Museum celebrates the Fall in a spook-tacular way! Explore the Halloween Harvest and discover an activity for every age. Whether you want to get lost in a maze, chuck a pumpkin with a giant catapult (yes, we have one), learn something new or eat something tasty, Fright at the Museum has it all!


Each year Fright at the Museum combines Halloween with themed learning stations for all ages. This year, take a look behind the farm doors at what goes into a fall harvest. Dig into composting, try a cider press, discover the guts of pumpkins, learn about maintaining farm animals, growing sustainable food, herbs and more. Halloween costumes are not required for any activity—but highly recommended!

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Here are the Top 10 reasons to attend Fright at the Museum:

1.    Pumpkin Chuckin’: Get ready to say “oh my gourd!” Help Walking Mountains staff at our pumpkin chucking catapult by launching a variety of objects and pumpkins!

2.    Petting Zoo: Meet the critters that our local 4-H participants care for. You’ll get to meet ducks, goats, rabbits, and even a pony and learn about what it takes to raise local farm animals.

3.    Pop-Up Corn Maze: Make your way through the inflatable corn maze and get lost learning about farming in the Rocky Mountains!

4.    Freaky Farm Haunted Trail: Creep through the haunted trail to discover creatures that reside in the Freaky Farm.

5.    Pumpkin Carving: Every family gets to choose a pumpkin, grown on local farms! Take a break from the festivities to get creative and carve your pumpkin.

6.    Apple Cider Creation and Tasting *Adults Beer and Wine Tasting: See how apple cider is made and get a taste of Colorado’s juiciest apples. For the adults, enjoy tastings (for a small added cost) of seasonal beer and wine.

7.    Funky Food Cooking Seminar: Even if the food is ugly, it can be tasty! Learn quick tips to make memorable meals with simple—funky-- ingredients.

8.    Face Painting: Get in the Halloween spirit with nature- and autumn-themed face painting!

9.    Compost Chaos Station: What is compost anyway? See food on various stages of decomposition as it becomes compost, and dig through the final product to find treasures in the dirt!

10.  Potato Sack Races: Challenge your friends and family to an adrenaline filled race!

Fright at the Museum celebrates community and the season of spookiness while also raising vital support for educational programs that benefit the children, adults and families of our community. Proceeds from the event are used to enhance and expand Walking Mountains’ programming so that even more people can participate and benefit from our unique, hands-on science education in the future.

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If You Go…

When: Saturday, October 26st 1-5pm

Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, Avon Tang Campus

Cost: $15 per person, kids three and under are free

Visit www.walkingmountains.org/spooky to learn more and purchase tickets



Topics: Kids Activities, Walking Mountains Fundraiser, Walking Mountains Science Center

Walking Mountains Science Center

Written by Walking Mountains Science Center

Our mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education.