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It’s almost Halloween! Only 6 more days so get to celebrating! Here is a run down of some of the family friendly fun stuff happening in the city leading up to Halloween.Halloween_headline

Here are the highlights, see below for full details:

SATURDAY:           Spooktacular Science, Quantum Frontier Comics Halloween Fest, Halloween Cat Show
SUNDAY:               BOO at the ZOO (Maritime Reptile Zoo), Shubie Park Pumpkin Patch
WEDNESDAY:       HALLOWEEN at the MUSEUM of Natural History

***Plus a zillion great FREE library puppet shows, parities and song and story and events, all listed below

SATURDAY October 26th

  • The Discovery Centre’s Spooktacular Science

The family-friendly evening will include Halloween-themed activities, demonstrations and science and a costume contest! Location: Discovery Centre 1593 Barrington Street
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.
Cost: $10 adults, $7 children

  • Quantum Frontier Games & Comics Halloween Fest

Free comics and candy for kids (while supplies last)
Location: Quantum Frontier Games & Comics, 3087 Robie Street
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE


The ‘Cats in Costumes’ class hosted by this annual cat show is Saturday at noon and is great for kids.
Location: Halifax Forum
Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: $3.00 children, $5.00 adults, $10.00 families


Gentle frights and lots of fun await you at the Boo Bash. Dress in costume, hear stories, and sing songs. Then make a craft to take home. Ages 0-5
Location: Keshen Goodman Library
Time: 10:30 AM
Cost: FREE


Ghoulish games, magical music and spooky snacks at our Hallowe’en party! Ages 5+ (registration required call – 490-5840)
Location: Dartmouth North
Time: 2:30 PM

  • Movie Screening: ParaNorma

All ages movie time!
Location: Woodlawn library
Time: 2:15 PM
Cost: FREE


THE HALLOWEEN SPELL – Spring Garden Road Memorial Library, 10:30 AM
WITCH GETS READY – Captain William Spry Library, 11:00 AM
THE HALLOWEEN COSTUME – JD Shatfort Memorial Library, 11:00 AM

SUNDAY October 27th

  • Pumpking Patch at Shubie Park!

HRM Recreation and Findlay Community Centre is hosting thier annual Pumpkin Patch! Free Pumpkin carving, face painting and more! For more information call 490-4728. (Thanks to Chara for adding this event!)

Location: Fairbanks Centre, Shubie Park
Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Cost: Free

  • Boo at the Zoo

Join the Maritime Reptile Zoo for our first annual Boo at the Zoo! We are extending our hours for the event to bring you even more excitement and activities! Put on your costumes and bring the kiddies on over to the zoo for some creepy Halloween fun and games!

12:00 – Zoo Opens
1:00 – Burmese Python Feeding
2:00 – Nile Crocodile Feeding
3:00 – Reticulated Python Feeding
3:30 – Costume Contest
4:00 – Monitor Feeding
5:00 – American Alligator Feeding
5:30 – Drake’s Walk
6:00 – Lights Out! Flashlight tour**
7:00 – Zoo Close

**Please bring your own flashlight as we will only have a limited few on hand.

Activities that will be ongoing through the event include:

– Hands-on interaction with some very cool reptiles
– Trick-or-Treating
– Mealworm cooking (yes, we are serving up REAL worms). Mmm mmm
– A photo booth so you can have your photo taken with a reptile
– Creepy mystery boxes for you to sink your hands into
– Pumpkin decorating
– Visit with some pirates
…and more

Location: Maritime Reptile Zoo 75 Akerley Blvd
Time: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Cost:  Children (3-11) $6.50, Youth (12-17) $8.00, Adult $10.00, Family $28.00

MONDAY October 28th

  • Baby Boo-fest

Ages 0-35 months
Not-so-scary stories for the littlest ghosts and goblins!
Location: Alderney Landing Library
Time: 10:30 AM

TUESDAY October 29th

  • Wee Wild Ones Halloween

See what Wee Wild Ones has planned for Halloween. Puppet shows, stories, songs and learning about nature, followed by hands on play with blocks, dress up and much more.
Location: Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Adults $6.25, Under 5 Free

  • Baby & Tot Halloween Fun

Costumes, stories and lots more for the little ones. Ages 0 – 35 months
Location: Sackville Library
Time: 10:30 AM
Cost: FREE

  • Lullabyhullaballo Halloween

Costumes or jammies with teddies or lambies, come for stories and songs for a night not-so-long! Ages 0 – 5
Location: Cole Harbour LibraryTime: 7:00 PM
Cost: Free

WEDNESDAY October 30th

  • Halloween at the Museum of Natural History!

The Museum of Natural History will be having a Halloween Party from 3pm – 8pm, Dress in costumes, get some candy and explore the Museum. We will turn down the lights to add a bit of spooky and there will be some fun live shows on Science on the Sphere. Admission is FREE but please consider bringing a canned food item for Feed Nova Scotia.
Location: Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St
Time: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: FREE

  • Spooky Songs n’ Stuff

Speacial spooky songs and stories. Ages 0 – 5
Location: Spring Garden Memorial Library
Time: 10:30 AM
Cost: FREE


HALLO-WIENER – Dartmouth North Library, 10:30 AM
13 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN – Keshen Goodman Library, 10:30 AM
THE PUMPKIN THIEF – Sackville Library, 10:30 AM


  • Boo to You!

Spooky Halloween themed family drop in!
Location: Sackville Library
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE

  • Scaredy Cats & Hairy Bats

It’s Hallowe’en! Come in costume and listen to not-so-scary tales and songs that will have you howling with laughter! Ages 3 – 5
Location: Halifax North Memorial
Time: 10:30 AM


THE VANISHING PUMPKIN – Bedford Library, 10:30 AM
HALLOWEEN WITH MORRIS and BORIS – Cole Harbour Library, 3:30 PM

You may also want to check out the Haunted Houses at Mount Saint Vincent University, Adsum House and Alderney Landing . Most are not suitable for young children but they do run ‘matinee tours’ that may be appropriate for older kids.

(If you are aware of an event happening around town that I missed, please add it in a comment below or send me a note and I’ll be sure to add it!)