Enjoy some haunting tunes with STL Symphony.Image courtesy STL Symphony.
If you’re looking for a unique twist on the traditional trick-or-treating events, these upcoming events are sure to be wicked fun. Many also offer an educational component, which is perfect for your little evil genius:
Legends & Lanterns | Oct. 22-23, Oct. 28-30 Historic Main Street, St. Charles Experience vintage Halloween customs and traditions through ghost stories, hayrides and scarecrows at this free event in Historic St. Charles. Get the details.
Family Workshop: (Not So Scary) Robots | 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 22 Challenger Learning Center, Ferguson Evil geniuses in training can build their own creepy, crawly little robots at this event, which is recommended for children ages 6-18. Registration is $35 for each parent/child robot-building team (each additional child is $25). Get the details.
Trunk or Treat | 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 Purina Farms, Gray Summit Celebrate “Howloween” with your dog at Purina Farms’ Trunk or Treat, which features trick-or-treating for kids and special treats for dogs. Admission is $5 per child (adults and children under 3 are free). Get the details.
Haunted High Tea | 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 Historic Hanley House, Clayton If ghosts are your cup of tea, don’t miss the spirited fun at Historic Hanley House. General admission is $12. Get the details.
Tails of the Night | 5-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 Wildlife Rescue Center, Ballwin Meet some friendly creatures of the night at the Wildlife Rescue Center. Visitors can tour the center, take a night hike, listen to stories around a campfire and learn more about bats and other neat nocturnal animals. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $6. Get the details.
WiLD Family Fun: GPS Trick or Treat | 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23 Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, Chesterfield Anybody can ring a doorbell and ask for candy; for a real challenge, hunt for it at GPS Trick or Treat. Families will be given clues and GPS equipment to search for candy and prizes. No previous experience is necessary. Registration is $15 per parent/child team ($3 for each additional family member). Get the details.
Science Spooktacular | 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 Saint Louis Science Center Science gets spooky at the Science Spooktacular. Families can create their own gruesome blobs, see pumpkins go splat from the highest floor of the Saint Louis Science Center, meet owls from the World Bird Sanctuary, watch Halloween programming in the OMINIMAX and look for creatures from outer space through a telescope. Get the details.
STL Symphony Family Concert: Thrills and Chills | 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 Powell Hall Monster maestros of all ages are sure to have fun listening to these haunting tunes. Prices vary. Get the details.