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Kids sample the spooky side of nature at Elachee
Costume-clad children attend science center's Halloween-themed festival
Chloe Brown, 4, wears a Queen Elsa costume while playing with her friend Olivia Goetz, 4, at the “Nightfall” family fall festival Saturday at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville. - photo by Kristen Oliver
Darth Vader and an armed storm trooper talk to a ninja turtle as Dorothy passes by in glittery red slippers. That was the scene Saturday as children donned their Halloween costumes for the Elachee Nature Science Center’s “Nightfall” family fall festival. The festival included trick-or-treating on the trails, a scavenger hunt, crafts, face painting, games and more.