Past, future cross paths for 'Night at the Museum'

- When night falls, the Tampa Bay History Center comes alive. And this weekend, you and your kids have a chance to be there as it happens.  The annual Night at the Museum event returns ahead of Halloween.

Kids can trick-or-treat their way through the museum and meet historical figures along the way. 

“It’s a great way to introduce kids to local history and get them to go through the museum and learn a little bit about Tampa’s past,” the museum’s Manny Leto explained.  “But also we’ve invited our Star Wars friends; it gives a whole other element to it.”

In addition to the figures from Tampa’s past, the event also features the 501st Legion, a global Star Wars costuming group that helps raise money for charities. 

“The reaction of the kids is priceless; it never gets old,” Mike Lyman offered.  It’s something that we really enjoy and it’s fun for us. We’re all kids at heart,” said on Good Day Tampa Bay, over the sounds of Darth Vader’s mechanized breathing.

A Night at the Museum takes place at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on October 22.  Pre-purchase cost is $10 per child and $12 per adult.

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