Ghosts are scary. Zombies are scary. Being surrounded by too many kids in Disney princess costumes is scary. If you’d rather run into any of these frightening folks in the daytime rather than in the late night hours, check out the Springfield Museum’s Halloween celebration. On Saturday the Springfield Museums will host a “haunting,” featuring an interesting round of Halloween-themed entertainment. There will be a costume parade with music by the Expandable Brass Band (1 p.m.), living art performers (they’ll be doing Edvard Munch’s The Scream … hopefully without actual screaming), Trunk or Treat in the Quadrangle (11 a.m.), “creepy” exhibits, and a presentation of findings from Agawam Paranormal’s two-week investigation into whether the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum is haunted (3 p.m.).
The Haunting of the Springfield Museums: Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $9.50-$18. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. (413) 263-6800, springfieldmuseums.org.
— Kristin Palpini