Here is a selected list of family friendly activities. Look here each Monday.


Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, will host "Garden After Dark: Haunted Holidays Around the World," Oct. 25, 28-30, 6-9 p.m. Activities will include crafts and face painting. Tickets are $8. (

The Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Fort Union Bvld., will host "Zumba Zombies," a children's version of the adult Zumba program, Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m.

The Alta Community Enrichment/Alta Arts Council will host a free Haunted Hollow, Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m., at Alta Town Park, 60 E. Main, Sandy. Costumes are encouraged and activities will include pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating and games. (801-742-9712).

Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, presents "Monsters in our Backyard: Halloween Comes to Wild Wednesdays," Oct. 27, 3:30 p.m. Children can come dressed as their favorite wild thing from nature and learn about the animals at the nature center. Tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, $2 for children, free for members.

The University of Utah will hold a free "Family Frightfest" at the A. Ray Olpin Union Building, 200 Central Campus Drive, Oct. 27, 4-6 p.m. Bring the kids for face painting, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, pumpkin bowling and more. (801-581-5888).

The Sugarhouse Barnes and Noble, 1104 E. 2100 S., will host a Halloween event, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Children can come dressed in their costumes, read Halloween books and trick-or-treat around the store. (801-463-2610).

George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, 1544 East Park Blvd., Ogden, will host "The Night of the Living Dinosaurs," Oct. 28-29, 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children, $7 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and students (

The Cedar City Livestock and Heritage Festival will take place Oct. 28-31 in Cedar City. Events include a sheep parade, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. The parade will start at 400 S. Main and continue to 200 N. Main For a complete list of festival events and locations, visit

Central Utah Gardens, 355 W. University Parkway, Orem, will host a free pumpkin carving contest and pumpkin walk, Oct. 29, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Carved pumpkins are to be submitted by noon on Oct. 28 for judging.

Join the Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E. 10600 S., for a Halloween event, Oct. 29, 3-6 p.m. Families are invited to come in costume to participate in crafts, a scavenger hunt and storytime. Tickets are $9 for adults; $8 for senior citizens, students and military; $7 for children ages 3-17; free for children under 2 (801-355-3474).

Discovery Gateway's Studio 444, 444 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City, will host "Marvelous Masquerades: Guest Artists Changing Faces Face Painters," Oct. 29, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person for members, $7 per person for non-members, or $15 for a family of three or more. Suggested age range: 3 and up. Museum admission not included. Sign up at the admissions desk or call 801-456-5437 ext. 130 to register.

A pumpkin painting workshop will also be held that day at noon. On Oct. 30, noon-6 p.m., Discovery Gateway will also host "Halloween Spooktacular" for families to come dressed in costumes and participate in hands-on activities. Tickets are $8.50 for general admission, $6 for senior citizens and free for children under 1.

The Stokes Nature Center, 2696 E. Highway 89, Logan, is hosting "Halloween in Logan Canyon," Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m. Activities will include fireside storytelling and crafts. (435-755-3239 or visit

The Layton City Family Recreation Department is hosting a free Halloween Bash at Central Davis High School, 663 N. Church St., Layton, Oct. 29, 5:30-8 p.m. Come in your costume for a night of games and prizes.(801-336-3900)

Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., presents "Boo! At the Zoo," Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Children 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat at booths set up around the zoo. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and children and free for children 2 and under.

Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 S., is having a "Halloween Hoot," Oct. 30-31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Come enjoy "spooktacular" bird shows, costume parade and crafts. Admission is half price for those who come in costume. Regular rates are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students over 13, $3 for children ages 4-12 and free for children under 3. (


The American West Heritage Center presents "Spooktaculary Storytelling." The storytime will be held at the Davis County Library Farmington Branch, 38 S. 100 E., Farmington, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.; Davis County Library Kaysville Branch, 44 N. Main St., Kaysville, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. and Davis County Library Centerville Branch, 45 S. 400 W., Centerville, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

What's in the Haunted Old House? a Halloween sing along, will be held at the Holladay Library, 2150 E. Murray-Holladay Road, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.; Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 W., Oct. 26, 7 p.m.; Riverton Library, 12877 S. 1830 West Road, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. and Herriman Library, 5380 W. Herriman Main St., Oct. 30, 2 p.m.

The Smith Library, 810 E. 3300 S., will host "Ginger's Spooky Tales" with Ginger Parkinson, professional storyteller, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

Millie the Witch Storytime will be held at the Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 S., Oct. 28, 11 a.m. and the Whitmore Library, 2197 E. Fort Union Bvld., Oct. 29, 4 p.m. Children ages 5 and older can come dressed in their costumes to learn songs, listen to stories and participate in crafts.

The Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 E., will host a special storytime, "Boo to You," Oct. 30, 2 p.m.

Pumpkin Time, a special storytime to celebrate Halloween, will be held at the Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 N., Oct. 29, 11 a.m. and the Sweet Library, 455 F St., Oct. 30, 11 a.m.

Family Storytime, Mondays, 7 p.m., Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E. 400 South; Mondays, 7 p.m., Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East (801-524-8234 or

Book Baby, Mondays, 11 a.m., Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West; also Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East; also Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E. 400 South (801-524-8234;

Kids' Corner Storytime, Saturdays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 5249 S. State, Murray, free (

Storytime, Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 1104 E. 2100 South, free (

Preschool Storytime, Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 10180 S. State, Sandy, free; also Bedtime Storytime, Fridays, 7 p.m., free (

Small Fry Storytime, Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 7157 Plaza Center Drive, West Jordan, free; also Pajama Storytime, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., free (

Pajama Party Storytime, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 7119 S. 1300 East, Midvale, free; also Greatest Storytime in Town, Saturdays, 1 p.m., free (


This Is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., (801-582-1847,

Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $9 adults, $7 senior citizens and children 3-12, children younger than 2 are admitted free (801-582-1631 or

Tracy Aviary, Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 589 E. 1300 South (801-596-8500 or

Pioneer Memorial Museum, Monday-Saturday, 300 N. Main, Salt Lake City, free (801-532-6479 or

The Living Planet, Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 725 E. 10600 South (801-355-3474 or

Clark Planetarium, 100 S. 400 West, many activities are free (801-456-7827 or

Wheeler Historic Farm, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 6351 S. 900 East (801-264-2241 or

Utah Museum of Natural History, 1390 S. Presidents Circle, first Monday of the month is free (801-581-4303 or

Children's art workshops, the third Saturday of the month, 2 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, U., prices vary (801-581-7332 or