ALTON — The Meeting of the Rivers Foundation will host the third annual Haunted Museum from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton.
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.
Take the chance to show your costume off twice by celebrating Halloween early. Activities will include trick-or-treating, Halloween crafts and games and more spectacles. Serengeti Steve: The Reptile Experience will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. Get up close and personal with the creepy-crawly creatures that make the hair on your neck stand up. Live birds from the TreeHouse Wildlife Center will join in the 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 No. 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 information, call (618) 462-6979 or go to the website at www.mtrf.org. You also can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreatRivers.