For more information on the event, visit www.museum.unl.edu/fright.
The University of Nebraska State Museum's first "Fright at the Museum" event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 at Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus.
This two-day Morrill Hall-O-Ween celebration is for children and their families. Visitors will be scared silly on the museum's Three Tiers of Terror.
Each floor will have spook-tacular activities, including hands-on games, live creatures of the night, candy giveaways, spooky surprises, music and more.
Leave your coat at the door and show off your costumes. Bring a bag for loads of candy and ghoulish goodies. The Mueller Planetarium show "Sea Monsters" will be shown at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
Regular museum admission will be charged. Doors open at 5 p.m. Children must be accompanied by adults. Tickets will be required to participate in certain games. A packet of game tickets will be provided at the front desk at no additional charge. There is an additional fee for planetarium show tickets. Visitor parking is free in the loop south of 14th4 and Vine streets.
The Three Tiers of Terror are "Super Fun," "Spooky" and "Seriously Scary." Here is a sampling of what to expect on each floor:
The "Super Fun" first floor is for all ages.
* Tarantulas and gross science with the UNL Biology Club
* Bugs from the UNL Department of Entomology
* Owls and vulture from Raptor Recovery
* Bean bag toss and ladder ball games
* Dino Disco
The second "Spooky" floor is for all ages.
* Candy Catapult
* Black Light Room
* Candy Cascade
* Mesozoic Monster Room (This area is best for ages 6 and up)
The "Seriously Scary" third floor is recommended for ages 9 and up with a parent or guardian. There will be zombies and other scary fun.