Mad Scientist Party & Trick or Treat at the Museum & Aquarium

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The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will be celebrating its 30th annual Mad Scientist Party & Trick-or-Treat event at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank.

The Mississippi River Discovery Center and Fred W. Woodward Riverboat Museum will be turned into a multi-point science lab and trick-or-treat space for kids. Over a dozen fun and engaging science stations will be set up throughout the Museum & Aquarium including: multiple science experiment demonstrations, live animal programs, craft stations, trick-or-treating and other hands-on activities. All activities will be held indoors, costumes are encouraged, and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. The space is completely wheel chair and stroller accessible.

The Mad Scientist Party & Trick-or-Treat event provides an indoor, safe, non-scary, family-fun experience for children 12-years-old and younger. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event costs $5.00 per person ages 3 and older and $4.00 for Members (a 20% discount); regular Museum & Aquarium admission charges do not apply.

The science stations and experiments will be staffed by Museum & Aquarium education staff as well as students and educators from the Clarke University Education Department and Western Dubuque Community High School.

In addition to Presenting Sponsor American Trust & Savings Bank, other sponsors include: Spooky Sponsor
Myers-Cox Company; Treat Bag Sponsors Clarke University, Exceptional Dentistry of the Tri-State Region, Happy Joes Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor, Loras College; In-kind Sponsors Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark, Prairie Farms, Radio Dubuque, and Target Stores.

For more information please call 563-557-9545 or visit

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