Halloween scavenger hunt at the riverfront museum

By Alyssa Donovan

October 27, 2013 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 9:47 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill.-- Kids had the chance to test out their Halloween-wear on Sunday and do some learning in the process.

More than 300 children took part in the Halloween scavenger hunt at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

Kids ages 3 to 12 searched the museum for Halloween-themed games.

A few of the stops on the hunt came with some education, like a lesson on dry ice and the biology of a spider.

"They have to stop and learn about luminescence which deals with lights and then there are also slow races where they learn how to make a ping pong ball move slower rather than a fast race,” said event coordinator Ashlynn Miller.

Before they left, each child received a trick or treat bag complete with a gift from local dental groups, a toothbrush.

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