Prairie Pumpkins

This program has both a social studies and science component.

About the Program

This program has both a social studies and science component. The social studies portion covers how Halloween was practiced at the turn of the century, looking at where the traditions came from and how they were brought from the “old country” with new immigrants. The science component looks at bats, snakes, and spiders – all traditionally creepy Halloween critters. Taking the scary out of these animals will be our aim by showing what an important role they play in our local ecosystem. How students can protect these creatures and ensure their survival will also be covered. This program will be done through a combination of stories, artifact demonstrations, and activities.

Additional Information

Exploring the Park before or after a school program is NOT permitted. The Village is closed at this time.

Each program is designed for a maximum of 30 students due to space restrictions within the buildings. If you have additional students please call the education team to discuss if this accommodation can be made. The program fee includes 30 students and the adult supervisors within the required ratio. Teachers are included in this ratio. A fee will be charged for any additional students or adults. There is no charge for one-on-one aids. If paying for any additional adults and/or students, no refund will be granted if numbers change the day of the program. The credit card used for payment will be kept on file until the completion of the program.

Please contact us for subsidized rates if needed for your school.

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Program Details



Program Times

9:30 am - 11:30 am

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Program Dates

Sept. 18- Nov. 10, 2023

Class Size


Age Range

Grade 2



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