Kids are in for a howling good time at Ghostly Gala

Vampires in bubbles? Football players in a tool box? A flock of fairy princess in Feast for Beasts? What’s going on?

It’s Halloween at the Long Island Children’s Museum, with the 17th annual Ghostly Gala set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., a special after-hours event.

Children of all ages — and accompanying adults, too — can enjoy a night at the museum in their most creative and dazzling costumes and celebrate Halloween in a fun, safe and spooky (but not scary) way.

The mood will be just right for gallery trick-or-treating, as creepy music plays throughout the museum and children decorate their own scaredy cat treat bags.

During the night, visitors can get their faces painted, make spooky craft projects like a ghost rocket, mummy necklace, and a witchy broomstick puppet.

Kids will be spellbound in the Witch’s Kitchen, as they touch and guess the contents in each of the witch’s creepy cauldrons. They will also make a silly themed snack to end their night.

As a special treat, master bubbleologist Jeff Boyer will create mesmerizing creations including a bubble volcano and bubble roller coaster.

Boyer will take bubbles to a Halloween max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. Separate theater tickets are required for his Bubble Trouble show and are priced at $4 ($3 for LICM members). Showtimes are 6:15 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Ghostly Gala are $12 for the general public and $10 for LICM members and can be purchased online at or at the museum box office.

The Long Island Children’s Museum is located at 11 Davis Ave. in Garden City.

For the safety of visitors, adults are not permitted in the museum without children, and museum visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For additional information, contact 516-224-5800.


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