Volo Museum Sets Cars & Costumes Event
"Wolf" Wordsmithing Posted on 2021-10-18
Costume-clad kids 12 and younger get in free on Halloween
VOLO — Little Johnny may prefer the chalk white face, black-ringed eyes and tattered attire of a zombie, while Jane’s more of a pink unicorn-horns-and-glitter gal.
But it’s no contest: As long as they’re in costume, all kids 12 and younger win this Halloween at the Volo Museum. That’s because all costume-clad kids 12 and younger get in to the museum free with a paying adult this Oct. 31 for the museum’s first Cars & Costumes event.
“We thought it would be fun to see the creativity of the little ghouls and goblins,” said Brian Grams, director of the museum at 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo.
“We’re also really proud of all of the amazing improvements we’ve made to the museum over the last year and a half,” he continued. “So, we thought, ‘Why not sweeten the deal and offer some extra encouragement for families to celebrate the holiday with us?’”
Regular admission to the Volo Museum (formerly Volo Auto Museum) is $12.95 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for those 4 and younger. Adult admission is $19.95.
Cars remain the foundation and a staple at the Volo Museum, which features hundreds of classic, muscle, film-famous and even bizarre cars (think giant, vehicular skates, motorized guitars and drive-able pianos). But the complex now also offers so much more to see that owners are transitioning its name to the more all-encompassing Volo Museum, Grams said.
More to see means more fun — on Halloween or any day.
“We’ve got a huge Disney Gallery, the great Carousel and Music Hall, rare, finned watercraft of the 1950s, a snowmobile exhibit, vintage tractors, scooters, historic pedal cars, vintage kiddie rides, a Crime and Punishment hall, a history of transportation section that includes everything from a covered wagon to a train,” he said. “The list goes on.”
Werewolves and witches won’t want for sights to see at the museum. But those who’d like to add a visit to the adjacent Jurassic Gardens — a new, indoor, animatronic dinosaur park — also will enjoy savings for costume-clad kids on Halloween. Regularly, a combo ticket to visit both attractions is $24.95 for children ages 5 to 12. It will be just $12 that day for kids in costume.
Combo tickets for adults are $31.95, or $29.95 for those 65 and older. Combo tickets are good for both parks for two consecutive days.
The Volo Museum and Jurassic Gardens are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. State COVID guidelines are in place. For other details, visit volocars.com, find Volo Auto Museum or Jurassic Gardens on Facebook, or call 815-385-3644.