Upcoming Events At CHOM


When it comes to children, sometimes it’s hard to get their attention for much longer than a few minutes. That’s why it’s always important to keep them active and engaged, constantly filling the time with fun activities. Throughout the month of October, The Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa offers plenty of fun events and activities that your kids will love. Take a look at some of the upcoming events at CHOM.

Somthin’ Pumpkin

The October events kick off on Saturday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This first October event is called “Somthin’ Pumpkin” and will feature a variety of fun activities that celebrate fall. The activities offered are:

  • Pumpkin Chunkin’
  • Hopping Corn Science
  • Paper Bag Scarecrow
  • Paint A Pumpkin
  • More!

Creepy Science

On Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the “Creepy Science” event will give you and your kids a fun, creepy take on science. Kids will love the fascinating creations. You can expect to see:

  • Vanishing Ghosts!
  • Jack O Lantern Volcanos!
  • Pumpkin Gut Slime!

The Human Body

Science is extremely important for children to be aware of and what’s more important than our own bodies? That’s why “The Human Body” event is a perfect opportunity for your kids to learn more about themselves. You can attend this event on Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Activities offered for this event include:

  • Make your own x-ray
  • Stick you hands in a bucket of “blood cells”
  • Create a spinal cord


We’re all familiar with the countless CSI crime shows. If you think you might have a mini investigator on your hands, you don’t want to miss the CSI: CHOM event on Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At this event, kids will enjoy:

  • What’s in the Evidence Bag?
  • Fingerprint Analysis
  • DNA Extraction
  • Solve the CHOM Crime

Admission & Hours

The price of each of these events is included in admission. Admission prices are as follows:

  • Under 1 year: Free
  • 1-64 years: $9
  • 65+ years: $8
  • Military: $1 off admission with current ID

Regular hours for CHOM are Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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