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Do the Mash at Cincinnati Museum Center’s Saturdays at the BOO!seum

Costumes are encouraged Saturdays in October

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is helping families scare up some fun this October. From dance parties and costume parades to creepy crawlies and scavenger hunts, Saturdays at the BOO!seum are all treats and no tricks. Saturdays at the BOO!seum will take place (you guessed it) Saturdays in October beginning October 10.

CMC knows when October hits your ghost or goblin (of every age) is looking for any opportunity to show off their costume. With trick-or-treat in doubt in some neighborhoods, CMC is providing a safe alternative this Halloween season every Saturday in October.

And what better way to dress up your mask than to incorporate it into a costume? The whole family can do their part to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19 while dressed as fighter pilots, Bane, the coolest characters from Mortal Kombat or one of your favorite superheroes – doctors, nurses and healthcare workers.

Saturdays at the BOO!seum will feature a pumpkin scavenger hunt in the sprawling Cincinnati in Motion display and science experiments on the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Science Stage (puking jack-o-lanterns anyone?). Plus, meet some of CMC’s resident creepy crawlies including Madagascar hissing cockroaches, snakes and more (we promise they won’t end up in a witch’s brew). Costumed museum staff will also lead a costume parade around the fountain outside at 10:30 a.m. and will host a Monster Mash dance party at 3 p.m.

While there will be no trick-or-treating for safety reasons, there will be a few tricks courtesy of museum educators (with a little help from physics and chemistry) and themed treats available from Nourish513 courtesy of SSA.

Saturdays at the BOO!seum are October 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and included with admission and free for CMC Members. Learn more at and reserve your tickets online at


About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution and national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. CMC is one of a select few museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and Cincinnati History Library & Archives. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes more than 1.8 million visits annually. For more information, visit