Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Museum Prepares Kids For Their Deaths

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Death is a tough subject to tackle with kids, but one museum is making it fun.

The Exploratorium museum in San Francisco will dig up morbid entertainment for their Halloween (Oct. 31) event, Phantasmagorium.

The exhibit focuses on death, where kids can try coffins on for size before enjoying an apocalyptic puppet show about the end of the world.

There’s also a display of decomposing lizards covered in maggots and beatles to teach tots how humans decompose when they bite the dust.

Event organizer Donna Wong says the exhibit helps prepare kids for death by teaching them the science behind it, but makes sure to do it in a “fun, quirky” way.

She explains, “We try to not make it gory, so we’re not worried about any kids getting upset. We also chose animals that aren’t fuzzy and cute like cats and rabbits. We use snakes and lizards that aren’t as upsetting to see dead.”

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