Halloween in Alaska
Halloween in Alaska can be tricky, as end-of-October weather ranges from cold and dry to wet and slippery, and there’s no telling if one will be balancing on ice or trekking through several feet of snow.
Halloween in Alaska can be tricky, as end-of-October weather ranges from cold and dry to wet and slippery, and there’s no telling if one will be balancing on ice or trekking through several feet of snow. But Alaskans know these challenges, and there are events in every community that promote safe and fun (and sometimes warm) Halloween and fall activities, including these two:
Halloween at the Museum of the North
Costumed superheroes, zombies, and scary monsters of all kinds are invited to see bones and bugs, bats and birds in the museum’s research labs and explore the galleries at the Alaska Museum of the North. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring a donation for the Fairbanks Food Bank.
Night at the Museum
At this ghoulish and fun-filled event, participants are invited to trick-or-treat amidst historic and Halloween characters as well as take a trip through the Haunted Historical Whitney Section house or visit the spooky train from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry.
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