Haunted tour mixes knowledge with fun

Thursday, October 28, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:13 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 11, 2008

MU’s Museum of Art and Archaeology will intertwine art education and holiday celebration in the museum’s first Halloween-inspired event. The Haunted Museum Tour will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at MU’s Pickard Hall, at Ninth Street and University Avenue.

“This is an opportunity for people of all ages to come into the museum if they have been here before or if they are first-time visitors,” said Angela Lawler, the museum’s associate educator.

Visitors of all ages are invited for a free guided tour of the collections on display. Lawler said the museum will have a mysterious atmosphere and treats will be handed out.

Special guests from MU’s entomology department will bring a variety of insects to show off. Despite the Halloween theme, Lawler said the tour will not be frightening for young children.

Tour guides will wear costumes that relate to the art presented. Lawler said visitors are also encouraged to wear costumes.

“This is a good chance for kids who are anxious to wear their costumes early,” she said. “Hopefully, adults will get into the spirit as well.”

— Andrea Fridley

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