Halloween For All

  • October 28, 2023 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Dennos Museum Center

    1410 College Drive
    Traverse City, Michigan 49686
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Halloween For All

Saturday, October 28th 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join the Dennos Museum, Arts for All, Children's Therapy Corner, and Polly O'Shea Audio Descriptions for a sensory-friendly Halloween event! 

We will have a variety of fun activities with an emphasis on sensory sensitivity and accommodations to create an inclusive environment where all are welcome! Visitors may self-select activities they would like to participate in, with descriptive maps provided at the entrance to the museum. Halloween activities will include pumpkin art projects, playdough monsters, coloring and activity pages, Discovery Gallery interactive exhibits, and Halloween treat bags. An audio describer will be available to describe costumes, settings, and activities for those who are blind, low vision, or have a learning need that would benefit from a described experience. The Dutmer's Theater will be a designated quiet room, offering an easily accessible space to take a break.  Although the museum has made considerations for sensory sensitivity for this event, families are encouraged to bring any accommodations that may be helpful.  A limited number of noise-canceling headphones will be available. Questions about the event can be directed to Liz Celeste at eceleste@nmc.edu. 

Click here for a brief social narrative of the event.  

Registration for this free event is not required, but recommended.


*Please be advised that photographs and/or video will be taken at this event for use on the Dennos website, press, marketing materials, social media, and/or other NMC publications. By entering this event, you consent to the Dennos Museum Center photographing and using your image and likeness.


Date & Time

Sat, Oct 28, 2023 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Venue Details

Dennos Museum Center

1410 College Drive
Traverse City, Michigan 49686 Dennos Museum Center
Dennos Museum Center

The Dennos Museum Center builds community, sparks conversation, and inspires change for audiences of all ages through its exhibitions, programs, and the collection and preservation of art.

Opened in 1991, the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College is a premier cultural facility in northern Michigan offering a dynamic array of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences, and performing arts. The Museum includes temporary exhibition and permanent collection galleries, an elegant sculpture court, and a hands-on Discovery Gallery. The permanent collection features regional, national, and international art from the 19th-21st centuries. The Milliken Auditorium hosts events and concerts with performers from around the world. Visit the Museum Store for great shopping, including a fine selection of Inuit art for collectors.


The Museum's signature collection is Inuit art of the Canadian Arctic, one of the largest and most historically complete collections of these distinctive sculptures and prints in the United States. A significant collection of outdoor sculptures by noted international and Michigan artists surrounds the Museum on the beautiful campus of Northwestern Michigan College. In 2000, the Dennos Museum Center was recognized by ArtServe Michigan with the Governor's Award for Arts and Culture. The Museum expanded its original building in 2018, adding new galleries and auditorium spaces with wide support from the community.


In 2021, the Dennos joined a network of more than 200 other Smithsonian Affiliates in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Panama. Established in 1996, the affiliations program is designed to facilitate a two-way relationship among Smithsonian Affiliates and the Smithsonian to increase discovery and inspire lifelong learning in communities across America. Smithsonian Affiliates are collaborators on many of the Smithsonian’s strategic priorities, adding local content, context, and expertise to national initiatives to help tell a fuller story.

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