Children aren\u2019t always the biggest fans of wearing a mask during the pandemic \u2014 but there\u2019s a fun way to encourage them. It\u2019s called the Monster MASKarade! The Children\u2019s Museum Guild is committed to helping families make Halloween fun, safe and memorable. That\u2019s why they replaced the traditional Haunted House with a new experience. The Monster MASKarade will be held outdoors in the Riley Children\u2019s Sports Experience at The Children\u2019s Museum every Friday evening and Saturday morning in October 2020, weather permitting. Related Article: Monster MASKarade Mask Up for Halloween Family Fun at the Children\u2019s Museum The outdoor area will be converted into a witchy wonderland, complete with a 60-foot-tall Children\u2019s Museum Guild\u2019s Fantasy Tree House of Sports decked out with holiday lights and Halloween-themed decorations. Your little goblins will be invited to play Broom Ball broomstick battles, bust a move with Mummies in Motion, tackle an ominous SportsTRACKular obstacle course, compete in a virtual mask or costume contest, play musical chairs with ghosts and participate in the Monster Mash Candy Dash. Displays inspired by past Haunted Houses will fill the area, setting the stage for an extraordinary Halloween experience. Festivities will conclude when Frances the Friendly Witch leads the Monster MASKarade Parade at the end of the event. Monster MASKarade will require COVID-19 appropriate face coverings. Halloween masks with nose and mouth holes aren\u2019t enough. Since everyone must wear face coverings anyway, why not make that part of your child\u2019s Halloween costume? Grab fabric markers or nontoxic fabric paint and let your imagination go wild \u2014 or witchy, if the season moves you. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing: \tPaint your mask orange. After it\u2019s dry, use black fabric paint to add a jack o\u2019 lantern mouth. Add an orange shirt and a green beanie-style cap and you suddenly have a pumpkin! \tWith a nontoxic fabric marker, you can draw a tiny nose and mouth. Then add some whiskers and you have an easy cat mask. \tTie-dye your mask, wear a long wig and lots of beads and peace signs, and you have a little hippie. \tDo you have a child who wants to be a princess, butterfly, fairy or magical creature? Add sparkle by drawing stars, hearts, swirls and other fantastic shapes on the mask. Purchase tickets for the Monster MASKarade ahead of time, because there is a 250-person limit per experience. Boxed meals and goody bags are included. Tickets can be purchased at The Children\u2019s Museum box office or online at childrensmuseum.org\/monster. Monster MASKarade is presented by Old National Bank. The Children\u2019s Museum Guild would like to help you make this season fab-BOO-lously memorable, so the witches created virtual BOOseum bundles for the whole family to enjoy at home. Check out the website for more: www.childrensmuseum.org. MASKarade Mondays will explore \u201cHow to Decorate,\u201d \u201cWhat to Eat,\u201d \u201cWhat to Wear\u201d and \u201cWhat to Do.\u201d Log on for Halloween fun on Freaky Friday Facebook Live and discover a Creepy Collection tour on Halloween Eve. You never know what lurks behind the shelves of the museum\u2019s collection of artifacts!