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RiverQuarium, Thronateeska team up for Tricks or Treats

ALBANY — Bring your little ghosts and goblins downtown for lots of spooky fun Friday from 5-8 p.m. as the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center team up to present Tricks and Treats.

Participants will get twice the fun at just one price because an armband purchase at either location grants includes entrance to all of the festivities, as well as a candy path of treat tables along the riverfront trail. Admission for all ages is $6 with costume or $8 without costume.

New this year, a dive show featuring underwater pumpkin carving will take place in the Blue Hole at 6 p.m. Another spooky dive show will be held at 7 p.m. A costume contest for ages 6 and under will be held at 6 p.m. at Thronateeska. A separate contest for those 7 and older will be held at 7 p.m. in the Flint RiverQuarium Imagination Theater.

Other scheduled events at the RiverQuarium include games and candy stations throughout, animal presentations, photos by the alligator alcove, a concession stand, and a tattoo station.

At Thronateeska, visitors can enjoy face painting, candy stations, a planetarium spooky walk, a pumpkin toss, a weather center with floating heads, and a witch with her bubbling cauldron.

A candy path along Riverfront Trail will connect the two facilities. The Taco Truck and Cool Scoops also will be on-site as food vendors during the event.

The Flint RiverQuarium features more than 1,000 animals that call the Flint River watershed home. The Flint RiverQuarium is located at 101 Pine Ave. in downtown Albany. Regular operating hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Thronateeska is an interactive science center, museum and state-of-the-art high definition planetarium. Thronateeska is located at 100 West Roosevelt Ave. in downtown Albany. Regular operating hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.