Museum of Science and Industry


Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE Halloween. When not living in a museum, I slave over my sewing machine for months before the big day. But this year was different. No sewing machine, no prep work and no going outside. Of course, that didn't stop me from trick-or-treating and going to haunted houses. Yep, that's plural: "houses". For as much as the public sees (haunted tours of Coal Mine and Zephyr, Halloween parade let by yours truly, spooky demonstrations, etc.) there's just as much going on behind the scenes. Different departments host trick-or-treat stops with decorations and candy. And some of them go WAY OVERBOARD. Seriously scary. I was amazed.

I know this is a couple days late, but it's definitely worth sharing. Check out the pictures to see some of the behind-the-scenes action.

H.H. Holmes showing some of his collections. The good was there was still a room left in his hotel.

Maggot art!

Welcome to the Zombie Prom!

More Zombie Prom. He looks happy to see us.

Did I mention Zombie Prom was awesome. (The design department took over the old Navy exhibit that's no longer used)

When the group center is not responsible for getting school groups squared away, they're... well... doing this.

And big compliments to the Omnimax crew. Outstanding job. Wish I had some pictures to post but it was sick and twisted (aka: perfect).

And while not necessarily behind the scenes, some staff costumes were really well done. Here are a few:

The Blues Brothers (of the marketing department)

Elphaba welcoming visitors to the Coal Mine.

Museum Campus: Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Soldier Field.

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myrla
on 
November 02, 2011

ELPHIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Anne
on 
November 03, 2011

The Museum Campus costumes are very creative!

Mel Doerr
on 
November 07, 2011

The zombie Dr.'s waiting room was really frightening.

Darlee
on 
November 09, 2011

I love this years (2011) Halloween style!!!! I saw Kevin B. he he's face was cool and there was a man he was dressed up for Mr.freez My whole class and me saw the pumpkins this year I got candy for answering 1 of the questions yay!!

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