OCT 17 – NOT SO SCARY FAMILY HALLOWEEN BASH AT MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM RAISES $100,000!

All the little ghosts and goblins along with their mostly costumed parents were treated to a boo-tiful time at Miami Children’s Museum’s “Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash!” on Sunday, October 16th at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island. The event, chaired by Jessica & Jack Collins and Alexis & Scott Wagner, brought in nearly $100,000 which will directly support the Museum’s educational programming.

Considered one of Miami’s best Family Halloween events, costumed trick-or-treaters made their candy collecting way around the Museum’s galleries.  They created crazed crafts and became part of the fun and colorful costume parade.  Families had a bewitching time creating miniature pumpkin and sugar skulls, face painting, dancing the Monster Mash, eating delectable treats and taking part in the silent auction featuring many exciting items.

Additionally they enjoyed Miami’s best family friendly haunted house. This 2,500 square foot Haunted House can be as scary as you want it to be, but what makes this one special is its unique collection of zombies, ghosts and haunting music and sounds. The Haunted House is open to Museum visitors through October 31, 2016.

Sponsors for the event included: The Collins Family (Haunted House Sponsor); GreenbergTraurig (Haunted Activity Sponsor); and Pollo Tropical (Haunted Bites Sponsor).

$100,000 RAISED @ NOT SO SCARY HALLOWEEN
The Miami Children’s Museum offers bilingual and interactive exhibits; programs and classes and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication.  They have 14 interactive galleries as well as housing many exciting and fun traveling exhibits.  Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Through arts and educational programs, MCM seeks to include and target all audiences in Miami’s changing and diverse community by becoming the “town center” for Miami-Dade County’s children and families.

For more information go to the website at www.miamichildrensmuseum.org or call (305)373-KIDS (5437).

About Miami Children’s Museum
Founded in 1983, Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to reach their highest potential. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine and create. The 56,500-square-foot facility includes 14 galleries, classrooms, and a 200-seat auditorium. The museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes, including special needs classes; Subway restaurant; Gloria Martin Kid Smart Educational Gift Shop and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. To learn more about the museum, please visit our website: www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.

Miami Children’s Museum receives both private and public funding.  MCM is sponsored in part by the City of Miami; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council.