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Museum to host haunting good time

Published 11:00pm Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The spookier, the better.

At least, that’s what the staff of the Pioneer Museum of Alabama has in mind for “Nightmare at the Museum” from 7 until 10:30 p.m. on Halloween night.

Kari Barley, museum director, said that, if it were a rated event, “Nightmare at the Museum” would probably be PG-13.

“But, we’ll leave it to the discretion of parents,” Barley said, with a smile. “There will be some scary creatures that appear out of nowhere to come and get you. But, kids enjoy things like so it might be spooky fun for younger ages, too.”

Barley said there will be guided tours inside and outside the museum.

“Inside the museum ghouls, goblins and maybe the old devil himself will be roaming around in the darkness,” Barley said. “Zombies are making a comeback this year and several of them will be lurking around in dark places. The hearse will be waiting to roll when – if — needed.”

Outside the grounds have been decorated for visitors and scary things will be hiding along the trails that lead into the deep, dark forest.

“In the amphitheater, we’ll have two Halloween movies and there will be treats to enjoy during the movies for a very small price,” Barley said. “We want to make Halloween night a fun adventure for the PG-13 crowd. We think the activities we have planned will make Thursday night memorable.”

Admission to “Nightmare at the Museum” is $4 and there’s no additional charge for the scary fun that night visitors will have once inside the gate.

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