This year’s Trick or Treat celebration at the Children’s Museum may not have been traditional, but it was a lot of fun. The Children’s Museum had an overwhelming number of visitors looking for a fun, safe, COVID sensitive environment to bring their kids out to trick or treat and the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast answered their call to action. “We had to make some accommodations and think outside the box to deliver a little bit of normalcy to the community while respecting the current climate surrounding COVID. We decorated the entire Museum, complete with a scare zone under the ship, and invited families to come take a Halloween stroll.” Said Tammy Calabria, executive director
Guests were asked to keep a steady flow throughout the event and adhere to the standards set for the event. All guests wore masks and kept a 6-foot distance between family units. Since the Museums exhibits were closed for play, a one way traffic pattern allowed the kids to stop, collect their candy and move to the next station without holding up a line. This year the kids went home with a bag full of candy and hand crafted activity kits designed by the Museums deck crew, led by Macy Nielander and Samantha Stewart. “Our ultimate goal was to offer a unique experience in light of the pandemic that kept kids hands & minds busy and tummies full with yummy Halloween treats. It was great to see all the adults who also dressed up for the night!” says Macy Nielander.
To further the experience the Museum also held a virtual costume contest through social media, allowing stay at home fans to submit entries via Instagram. The overall winner was the Black Family, owners of Legacy Loft Brand Strategy.
With a tight budget this year, sponsorship dollars were vital to the success of this event. The Museum would like to applaud RE/MAX of Stuart, Philip DeBerard Injury Attorney, Publix Charities, Pediatric Dentistry of the Treasure Coast, Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Junior League of Martin County and Marsha & Michael Cetta for making this event possible.