Halloween in the Miocene
Halloween in the Miocene” returns to Gray Fossil Site
JOHNSON CITY – Skeletons aren’t just Halloween decorations at the Gray Fossil Site! In fact, skeletons of prehistoric specimens will decorate exhibit halls and cases at East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum’s 5th annual “Halloween in the Miocene” event on Saturday, October 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Children can come dressed in costume for some treats and to learn about prehistoric and modern day animals that are often symbols of this spooky holiday. Answering some fun “Spooky Treat Sheet” quiz questions will earn candy prizes.
Don’t worry if you forget your costume, though. Free face painting for all ages will take place from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Additional activities will include a Bat Origami activity and Slime-Making for those that plan on ‘tricking’ later on.
ETSU Tale Tellers Marjorie Shaefer and Csenge Zalka will also host Ghost Story Sessions at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. in the Eastman Credit Union Multi-Media Classroom.
It may take more than ghosts and ghouls to frighten some though. “Microbes”, a temporary exhibit all about some of the scariest germs, will be available in Niswonger Exhibit Hall during the event. You won’t get sick from going inside, though you may feel like washing your hands afterwards!
For more information on new programs or exhibits, visit www.grayfossilmuseum.com or call the museum toll free at 1-866-202-6223. The ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitor Center is located 1.8 miles from Exit 13 off I-26 in Gray. It is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week.