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Night of the Living Museum Returns for the 19th Year
Submitted by Judy Triska

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Newport News, VA (October 2, 2018) – Night of the Living Museum, the peninsula's largest Halloween Party, returns to the Virginia Living Museum for its 19th year for two nights, Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. This not-too-spooky Halloween event is for families with kids ages 12 and under.

Get your costume ready and come dressed as your favorite character or wild animal. Trick-or-treat throughout the Museum as you walk through themed galleries filled with characters and decorations. Make creepy crafts and play Halloween games.

Enjoy live animal shows featuring fierce and not-so-fierce Halloween critters. See some of your favorite super heroes and step into a world of "Forest Friends" and "Monster Lab" in transformed indoor exhibits.

Learn the ways of spider's large and small as well as other creepy crawlies in the lab.

Visit the tooth fairy and other princess favorites. Venture into the cave to seek out pirates and their treats for young trick-or-treaters. Plus, take a nighttime hike along the outdoor boardwalk and see the Dinosaur Discovery Trail by night.

VLMNight image2Explore fun science with "Not the Mythbusters" at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, and 8:00 pm. The "Not the Mythbusters" is included in a Night of the Living Museum admission.

Also, October 19 or 20, see a 20 minute spook-tacular laser show "Fright Light" in the Abbitt Planetarium at 6:15, 7:00, or 7:45pm (tickets additional $2 for members, $4 for non-members in addition) and 8:30 pm for a 30 minute "Fright Light" show (following Night of the Living Museum for $3 members, $6 non-members).

Pre-sale tickets for the "Night of the Living Museum" are $10 per member, $15 nonmembers. Day of tickets are $18 per member, $23 non-members. Planetarium tickets will be sold at the lobby front desk during the event $3. Children ages 2 and under are free. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Wild Side Café and the Wild Things Museum Store will be open all evening.

The Museum will close at 4 p.m. on October 19 and 20 to prepare for the evening event.

The museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, I-64, exit 258A.  For more information visit thevlm.org or call 757- 595-1900.  You can also find the Museum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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