‘Batty Ball’ offers lots of Halloween fun

Staff Report

Super heroes, princesses and other whimsical characters from all around Santa Barbara County will make their way to the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29, for the organization’s annual Batty Ball.

Boys and ghouls of all ages will get into the spooky, silly spirit by getting their faces painted, decorating pumpkins, making Halloween crafts, playing games and more.

Those who take their Halloween costumes for a test drive can compete in the Discovery Museum’s “Gone Batty” Costume Contest for a chance to win prizes.

“The Discovery Museum is the perfect place for families to have a super fun and safe Halloween party,” Program Director Amy Blasco said.

Batty Ball is free to Discovery Museum members or included with regular admission ($6 per person) for non-members.

Located at 705 S. McClelland St., the Discovery Museum is fun for all ages, with 13,000 square feet of “please touch” exhibits, weekly programs and special events that explore ourselves, our valley, our world and beyond.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit smvdiscoverymuseum.org or call the museum at (805) 928-8414.