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Hip-Hop & Halloween Family Day

Sunday, Oct 15, 2023 at 12:00 pm

12:00–6:00 p.m. 
Free admission for kids (through age 17)

Join us for an afternoon of family-friendly activities to celebrate 50 years of hip-hop music and to get in the mood for Halloween!

Organized around a screening of the hip-hop-infused musical film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, which stars Whoopi Goldberg and Lauryn Hill, our Family Day invites you to take part in karaoke (sing a song from the film or choose a spooky tune); get your face painted by local makeup artist the Cheeky Chipmunk; play a hip-hop video game and animate a dance scene in our Game Lab; or green-screen yourself into a scene from the film in our Media Lab!  

Plus, explore our exhibitions Behind the Screen and The Jim Henson Exhibition to look for furry monsters, famous costumes, makeup materials, and more. (Please note: some sections of Behind the Screen contain materials that may be scary for younger visitors; our visitor experience associates can point out these areas in advance.) 

Recommended for all ages.

Schedule of events:

1:00–2:45 p.m. Screening of Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (Bartos Screening Room)

1:30–4:30 p.m. Face-painting with the Cheeky Chipmunk (Digital Learning Suite)

12:00–6:00 p.m. Media-making activities (Digital Learning Suite and Media and Game Lab)

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, directed by Bill Duke, is a lively and poignant comedy sequel to the smash 1992 original, and is especially memorable for its soundtrack and epochal appearance by a young Lauryn Hill. The film plays as part of our series Real Rap: Hip-Hop Star Power on Screen.

All programs are included with Museum admission. Free admission for kids (through age 17; no reservations necessary). Paid admission includes a film ticket* but must be requested upon arrival. Purchase general admission here.

*Please note: tickets for the screening are limited and will be distributed first-come, first-served. You can also purchase a film ticket in advance here and add on Museum admission upon arrival.