Chicago Children’s Museum Offers Fright Free October Fun

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Halloween is all about the spooky and scary.  But parents with small children are looking for fun without the fright.  Chicago Children’s Museum (CCM) will feature no-scare programming all throughout October.  Preschool and school-age children can delight in the fun of Halloween and autumn without all the ghosts, witches and haunted houses.


Every day in CCM’s Kraft Artabounds Studio, kids can transform themselves into anything their imaginations can conjure in costume-making workshops. On October 16, 18 and 19, costume designer Anna Glowacki will lead a hands-on workshop that inspires children to create accessories that will add the final touches to their Halloween costumes. Glowacki is a Chicago-based designer whose career includes theatre, film, circus, dance and custom design work. Her costumes have been featured in productions with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Redmoon Theater and Victory Gardens Theatre, to name a few.  See her entire design portfolio at

Children and families can transform themselves into fantasy characters, cute cats or silly pumpkins in DIY face painting every day at 11:15am. And at 2:15pm, celebrate fall by frolicking through a mountain of colorful, autumn leaves in Pile It Up & Jump.

There’s something happening every day throughout October. All programs and workshops are included in museum admission.  Check website for times. Visit CCM’s blog for more DIY costume ideas.

About Chicago Children’s Museum 
The mission of Chicago Children’s Museum is to improve children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect. CCM is the only cultural institution in the city dedicated to young children and the important adults in their lives. Playful experiences, including more than 15 interactive exhibits and daily programming, tap into how kids learn, and engage from ages 0-10 to develop the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. Located at Navy Pier, Chicago’s number one attraction at 700 E. Grand Ave., CCM is the final stop for CTA buses #29, #65, #66 and #124. For more information, please visit

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