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Let's Give em' Pumpkin to Do this Weekend

Good evening guys and ghouls, we know that Halloween is right around the corner and we want to give you and the family some ideas for the festive season. Here is our list of what's going on this halloweek. 


Truck or Treats in and around Lincoln

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Saturday, October 23

The Science of Spooky and Scary Things

What: Join us for an action packed day of fun featuring comic book science activities and presentations. SciPop is FREE for kids (12 & under) and brought to you by the Nebraska Local Section of the American Chemical Society and UNL.
When: October 23, 2021, 10 AM-2 PM
Where: SAC Museum
Cost: Free for kids 12 and under regular museum admission for adults.
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Howl-O-Ween at Gateway Mall

What: Boolieve it or not, Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to get creative! Enter your four-legged friend in Goodwill’s Pet Costume Contest Saturday, October 23rd. We’re looking for the most creative costumes for pets.
When: October 23, 2021, 2:30-3:30 PM
Where: Gateway Mall
Cost: Free
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Halloween Boo Bash

What: Join SouthPointe Pavilions for a ghoulishly-fun Halloween event filled with Trick or Treating, children’s activities, gift card giveaways and appearances by Happy D Klown & special characters.
When: October 23, 2021, 1:00-4:00 PM
Where: Southpointe Pavillions
Cost: Free
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Sunday, October 24


Trunk or Treat at Second Baptist Church

What: Join us for some trunk or treat fun!
When: October 24, 2021, 4:00-6:00 PM 
Where: Second Baptist Church 
Cost: Free
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Malone Center FREE Fall Festival 

What: FREE food from some of Lincoln's best restaurants, FREE Halloween costumes for children, a FREE kids village of games and activities (bounce house, face paint, carnival games) FREE resource fair and workshops.
When: October 24, 2021, 1:00-4:00 PM
Where: Clyde Malone Community Center
Cost: Free
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Tuesday, October 26


Boo At the Zoo 

What:Boo at the Zoo is Lincoln's largest trick-or-treat event. The entire family will love stopping at trick-or-treat booths from local businesses and organizations to get candy, coupons, and more!
When: October 26-30, 2021, 5:30-8:00 PM
Where: Lincoln Children’s Zoo
Cost: $6.95 for entry $3.50 for candy bag
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Wednesday, October 27


Halloween Block Party at First Plymouth

What: Imagine a carnival meets trunk-or-treat meets a cookout . . .a free event for the whole community!
When: October 27, 2021, 5:30 PM
Where: First Plymouth Church
Cost: Free
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Thursday, October 28


Downtown Trick-Or-Treat

What: Come celebrate the spooky season and do some trick-or-treating downtown! Stop by any participating location for a map of where all your stops are, and collect candy & small goodies along the way. You may even discover your new favorite downtown shop! Take the long route through the Haymarket, or a shorter one through the core of Downtown, or double up the fun and do both!
When: October 28 (Rescheduled from Oct. 27), 2021, 5:00-7:00 PM
Where: Haymarket
Cost: Free
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Saturday, October 30


Butterfly Safe Trick-Or-Treat Event

What: Come join us for a FREE, FUN and SAFE trick or treating event at Butterfly Bakery!!

  • Costume contest with $100 prize gift card
  • Free cookie decorating first 500 kiddos
  • 8ft candy slides for safe trick or treating
  • Lots of custom spooky treats for sale!

When: October 30, 2021, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Where: Butterfly Bakery
Cost: Free
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Monster Mash at SAC Museum 

What:  Walkthrough a “Not so Scary” Haunted House

  • Create your own superhero mask with our Education team at our Make and Take station

  • Take a photo at our photo op station

When: October 30, 2021, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Where: SAC Museum
Cost: Free
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Sunday, October 31


Fright At The Museum

What: Have a scary gourd time this Halloween at Morrill Hall with spooky, science-themed activities, crafts, and trick or treating. Come in costume for 10% off in the Discovery Gift Shop!
When: October 31, 2021, 12:00-5:00 PM
Where: Morrill Hall 
Cost: Museum Admission 
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Trick-Or-Treat at Gateway Mall

What: Join us October 31st from 4 to 6 pm for a Safe Trick-or-Treat event. The free event will be filled with frightfully fun tricks and boo-licious treats! Participating stores will be handing out treats to all kids ages 14 and under. Start your night at the Food Court to receive a treat bag for all your goodies!
When: October 31, 2021 4:00PM-6:00PM 
Where: Gateway Mall 
Cost: Free
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Hy-Vee Trick-Or-Treat

What: Join us on for our final day of Trick or Treat with Hy-Vee. Weather pending, you can find us outside on the South Lawn with goodie bags, pumpkin painting, coloring stations, and more. So, put on your best costume and pay us a visit! We hope to see you there. Happy Halloween!
When: October 31, 2021, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Where: Hy-Vee @ 6001 Village Drive
Cost: Free
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We hope you and your family have as much fun as possible during your time in Lincoln, we are just here to help the process. Thank you for being a part of the Lincoln Kids Family.

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