The folks at Dynamic Earth are up to their old tricks again! If you’re looking for somewhere to get spooked in Sudbury then you’ll definitely want to head over to the home of the big nickel. The intricate Pumpkinferno display, the family-friendly haunted house, and the interactive, Halloween themed presentations in the theater, are just a few of the reasons we recommend Halloween at Dynamic Earth to anyone in the area.
My family was invited back this year to participate in the festivities and we are so grateful! What an awesome way to get into the Halloween Spirit. You can read about our experience from last year here. Thanks for the tickets, Dynamic Earth!
Pumpkinferno is an outdoor exhibit of featuring thousands of hand carved, single fiber pumpkins, created by Upper Canada Village. It’s along a groomed walking path, that glows brightly against the dark night of the Dynamic Earth property. It also includes “The Copper Cauldron” — a fire pit and refreshment station outside, for roasting marshmallows, hot dogs, or just to warm up.
The display this year was phenomenal (but I really didn’t expect anything less).
While we waited for Pumpkinferno to open – it’s best viewed when it’s dark out – the kids visited the face painting station and checked out some of the cute displays.
I ATE A BUG! A cricket to be specific. The kid’s refused but they were super excited to see their mom and aunty participate.
(Please excuse the sub-par photography. In the spirit of keeping things spooky, it was rather dark!)
Family Friendly Haunted House
This was an awesome set-up sponsored by Barrydowne Animal Hospital. I didn’t take any pictures inside, so not to ruin the mystery for others, but it was really fun for the kids. I definitely recommend checking it out.
Tunnel of Terror
The Tunnel of Terror, located 7 stories below the Earth’s surface, will place you right in the middle of a Zombie outbreak! Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are not recommended for children under 12.
While not recommended, I gave my kids the option of trying out the tunnel this year.They made it about 2 minutes in then threw in the towel. However, 2 friends that were with us kept going and they said it was awesome. The definitely felt the fear!
Spooky Animal Shows
After the tunnel debacle, I took my scaredy cats to the theater for a less-terrifying experience. There were 2 different shows to choose from:
A Very Batty Show
Bats … some of the most misunderstood and mysterious animals. Meet live bats and learn about some of the amazing adaptations of these masters of the night.
Animals That Give Us The Creeps!
Meet some live creepy, crawly and slithery animals. We will dispel myths and misconceptions so that hopefully you do not fear them when you see them up close … and maybe even touch them!
We went with ‘A Very Batty Show”. The presenter was super nice and informative. We were able to ask questions and even go up for a closer look once the show was over.
Here is a video of one of the bats using echo location!
We decided to call it a night after the theater. The only things we didn’t see were the Animals That Give Us the Creeps show, and spooky storytelling. I encourage you to take a look at the Dynamic Earth website for a full list of activities, times, prices, and recommended ages. Also, use the hashtag #DEHalloween when sharing your experiences on social media so others can follow along.
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