While Halloween 2020 will be unlike any other in our lifetimes, many local individuals, businesses, and organizations are doing their best to make the most of the situation to ensure that our kids are able to experience a touch of normalcy in their lives.

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The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier has created a fun time for area kids with its Haunted Halloween Hallows. Inside, the Discovery Center has been transformed into a not so creepy but super fun Halloween themed landscape. There's the haunted house, mad scientist lab, a magical pumpkin coach, and even dancing around tombstones. Kids will have a chance to learn about anatomy, use their imaginations to stir up some magic potions, and attempt to solve Halloween riddles.

Haunted Halloween Hallows happens each day this week inside the Discovery Center on Morgan Road in Binghamton but please note that online reservations must be made in advance whether you're a member or not. Space is limited each day, so be sure to reserve your playtime. The Discovery Center will be open to 25 percent capacity and masks must be worn by anyone over the age of two. Admission rates apply.

Also, on Halloween Day, Saturday, October 31, The Discovery Center will host a  Halloween Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you'd like you can decorate your car (prizes will be awarded to the vehicles with the best decorations). Admission is free and this event is open to the public, but all in attendance must remain in their vehicle. Volunteers and staff will be fully masked.

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