There are ghosts and goblins around every corner at the Capstone this week. But don’t worry; there’s plenty of candy, too!
The following events are free and open to the Tuscaloosa community. We hope you and your child enjoy these family-friendly activities. (Please note age limitations on individual events. Visitors are asked to refrain from bringing pets, other than service animals.)
Sorority Trick or Treat
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m. until candy runs out or 8 p.m.
Sorority Row (Magnolia, Colonial and Judy Bonner drives)
For families with children 12 years old and under
Costumes are encouraged but no masks, please.
The Alabama Panhellenic Association hosts this annual event. To make the evening as safe and welcoming as possible, Sorority Row will be foot traffic only.
Haunting at the Museum
Join the Alabama Museum of Natural History and the Gorgas House Museum for the annual Haunting at the Museum. Come and discover the spooky side of UA with haunted historical tours of campus, scavenger hunts, visits from historical figures, mad scientist science experiments, insect displays, ghosts, ghouls and much more. Be there if you dare!
Afternoon at the ArBOOretum
This Halloween-themed educational celebration centers on native Alabama species. Multiple activities will give children and their families the opportunity to learn about the “spooky” side of Alabama biodiversity. Activities include Hidden Monsters: Microscopic Species of Alabama; Invasive Plant Species Scavenger Hunt; Trick-or-Treat Trails and much more.
This event, sponsored by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, is a perennial favorite for the Tuscaloosa community. Bring your child for an evening of fun and games with UA’s student-athletes. While the Halloween Extravaganza is free, non-perishable food donations for Beat Auburn Beat Hunger are welcome.
Show off your artistic skills by entering UA’s pumpkin-carving contest. The winner receives a prize pack from the University Supply Store. Send a picture of your pumpkin to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight, Oct. 30.
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.