Traditional favorites like the Spooktacular events at the Henry Doorly Zoo and the Omaha Symphony, will go off as usual. But there's also a couple of new attractions for the kiddies (and their keepers, too) to haunt this year. I've shined a flashlight on a few below.
Out at Glen Cunningham Lake, Campground Entrance #10 Lake, 8305 Rainwood Road, the city is holding its first "Trick-Or-Treat Haunted Trail" family event. On SATURDAY (Oct. 26) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be haunted trail tours with guides who will explain "strange events" that have happened over the years at the lake. And there's going to be "frightful characters and scenes" along the way. Rock climbing, face painting and a costume contest are also in order. Admission is $5-$8. Go to hauntedtrailomaha.com for more info.
The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., will host the "GREAT HALL-o-ween Haunt" from 5-7 p.m. TUESDAY (Oct. 29). Brave souls can trick-or-treat with some curious and colorful figures from the past, learn how zombies keep their look fresh with make-up tips from the pros, and – if you dare – venture down the "fright" elevator to the home of the Durham's "Creepy Curator." You can also check out the "Thriller" performance and the museum's "Goose Bumps!" exhibit. Admission is $6-$9. Go to durhammuseum.org for more details.
The Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St., will be holding its "Spooktacular" event 5:30-8:30 p.m. SATURDAY (Oct. 26) and SUNDAY (Oct. 27). There's lots of cool activities, including Boo Bowling and Penguin-Pickin-Apples. Admission is $7 and $8. Get more info at omahazoo.com.
And the Omaha Symphony will hold its annual "Spooktacular" on SUNDAY (Oct. 27) at 2 p.m. inside the Holland Center, 12th and Douglas streets. Music, costumes, and trick-or-treating are on the agenda. Tickets are $12 and are available by calling 402-345-0606. Go to omahasymphony.org for more info.