Don’t want to take the kids trick-or-treating this Friday? Here are some other options!
Palace of Frights at the Exploratorium
From 6 – 9 p.m.
--Sugar Skull-Making demo with artist Irma Ortiz
--Energy from Death Exhibit
--Treats disguised by sodium-vapor lights
--Try out a coffin!
--Check out real leeches!
Hillsdale Mall’s "Spooktacular" Annual Event
Friday, October 31st
Trick or Treating 5-6 pm only - look for the Trick or Treating signs in the windows of participating merchants
Hillsdale and El Camino Real, San Mateo
Special Events 5:00-6:30 pm includes: bizarre balloon making, mystifying magic shows, the Mad Science Slime Booth and pumpkin decorating.
Habitot's 11th Annual Not-Too-Spooky Halloween - for those celebrating Halloween on the earlier side: dress up for , for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Concoct witch's brew and explore creepy crawlers in the "Apothecary". Make slime in our "MadScientists' "Laboratory." Play miniature golf in the graveyard, make ghost kites to fly in the "Wind Tunnel".
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on October 31.
Habitot Children's Museum, 2065 Kittredge St, Berkeley. 510-647-1111
Halloween Happenings at the King Community Center in San Mateo from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Family event: costume contest, game booths, prizes and candy. $1 for the haunted house, but the event is otherwise free!
725 Monte Diablo, San Mateo. 650-522-7470
Halloween at the Firehouse — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Contra Costa County Fire District Hosts a childrens' event for grades Pre-K through fifth. Fire-safety games and activities, treats, and Sparky the Firedog. Station 82, 196 Bluerock Drive, Antioch; Station 11, 6500 Center St., Clayton. 925-941-3505.
For a more complete list of kid-friendly events