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Halloween Has Arrived Adorably Early at Kidspace

Pumpkin crafts, lively stories, and chances to wear your costume are kicking off early at the Rose Bowl-close educational museum.


What to Know

  • Oct. 12-31, 2021 at Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena
  • Daily costume parades (check the times before you go)
  • $14.95 for adults and children over the age of 1

Halloween? It has a bit of a long run-up, what with pumpkin spice drinks showing up in August, candy popping up in stores in September, and yard decorations adding eerie oomph to October's earliest days.

It can seem like a good and ghoulish amount of time for any adult, but if you're a child? Oh goodness, the time window must feel like an actual eternity, knowing that the Day of Costumes and Fun is on the far horizon.

There is a way to shorten that waiting period for the tots in your household: Visit Kidspace Children's Museum, starting on Oct. 12, for oodles of Halloween high jinks.

Halloween, in fact, will happen daily at the Rose Bowl-adjacent institution, and by "Halloween" we meaning pumpkin decorating, story times, and, hurrah, a number of costume parades each day.

Those parades are happening at specific times, keep in mind, with weekday parades set to roll at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. and weekend parades at 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., and 4:15 in the afternoon.

So, for sure: Your youngster can arrive in costume, but there's also a Ye Olde Costume Shoppe, where cardboard accessories (think crowns and such) can be crafted.

Beyond the parade, pumpkin crafts, and not-at-all-terrifying (but-more-funny-bone-tickling) tale times? Cool: You'll get to meet a resident spider, a critter that may be a tad furry but isn't especially frightful.

All of these happy Halloween-y happenings are included with Kidspace admission, which is $14.95 for guests ages 1 and over.

Remember your mask, and do buy your ticket in advance, for this Halloween-comes-early event has proven to be a popular one in the past.

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