ALTON — The Meeting of the Rivers Foundation will host the third annual Haunted Museum event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the National Great Rivers Museum.
In the spirit of Alton’s rich history and fascination with the paranormal, the museum will be transformed into a place of mystery and frightening fun, organizers say.
Activities will include trick-or-treating, Halloween crafts and games, and more spectacles. Serengeti Steve: The Reptile Experience will perform from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Live birds from the TreeHouse Wildlife Center will join in the trick-or-treating fun. Come out for trick-or-treating, Halloween crafts and games, and nighttime lock and dam tours.
This event is open to all ages and a $5 per person donation is suggested. For information, call the National Great Rivers Museum at (618) 462-6979. Donations are used to fund future educational programming through the National Great Rivers Museum.
The museum is located off River Heritage Parkway (Illinois 143) at 2 Lock and Dam Way, Alton, adjacent to Melvin Price Locks and Dam. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has free admission plus daily locks and dam tours. For more information, call (618) 462-6979 or go online to www.mtrf.org and www.facebook.com/GreatRivers.