Star Report

Superheroes, princesses and all other kinds of fantastical characters will make their way to the Discovery Museum from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, 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 some cool prizes!

“The Discovery Museum is the perfect place for families to have a super fun and safe Halloween party,” Program Director Amy Blasco said. “From face painting to Halloween crafts and games, there’s something for everyone!”

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. Discover the power of play at the only children’s museum in Santa Barbara County.

For more information, visit or call the museum at (805) 928-8414. You can also visit us on Facebook.