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Museum at Prairiefire SciFun Camp: Origins of Halloween

October 31 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Why do we carve pumpkins? Do the big, furry spiders we see in Halloween decorations really live in webs? Halloween is a fun holiday, but the modern version has gone through many changes over the last two thousand years … and a lot of it has to do with science! For example, people in Europe did not carve pumpkins. They couldn’t simply because pumpkins are only found in North America. Until they arrived in North America, they would use turnips instead.

Along with learning about the science and some cultural origins behind the modern celebration we call Halloween, participants will also watch holiday movies, enjoy snacks, and carve their very own turnips!

For elementary school ages.

$50 Non-Members
$40 Members (please sign in to your account and use the discount code emailed to you)

Drop off for camps is from 8:00-8:20 a.m. and pick up is from 3:30-4:00 p.m. Please email education@visitthemap.org or wendy@visitthemap.org with any questions.

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Details

Date:
October 31
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.visitthemap.org/youth-programs

Organizer

Museum at Prairiefire
Phone:
(913) 333-3500
Email:
info@visitthemap.org
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Other

Audience
Elementary Students
STEM Focus
General Science

Venue

Museum at Prairiefire
5801 W 135th Street
Overland Park, KS 66223 United States
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