VOLO – After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, Volo Museum will host its annual Princess & Superhero Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 26 at the museum, 27582 Volo Village Road.
Children 12 and younger who dress up in their favorite costume get free admission to the museum.
Those who attend will have the chance to meet dozens of costumed characters courtesy of Costumers With a Cause and the Fairytale Birthday Co. Characters range from Disney Princesses to heroes from Marvel, DC Comics and Star Wars.
Guests will have the opportunity to take their picture in the original 1966 Batmobile for $5.
“Portions of all admissions and all fees from the Batmobile photo op will benefit the Hero Initiative,” said Brian Grams, museum director. “Our last event was in 2019 and as one of our most popular events, we are more than excited to invite everyone back again.”
Although costumed volunteers will be in attendance from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors are encouraged to be there between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the maximum number of characters.
The day’s offerings will include food trucks in addition to Volo’s Showtime Pizzeria.
“The museum itself is a unique experience,” marketing director Jim Wojdyla said, “but riding a 1920s carousel with princesses, bumping into a couple Ghostbusters by Ecto 1 or getting to meet your favorite superhero takes the day to a different level of fun.”
The Volo Museum is open daily and features 45 exhibits and more than 15,000 historical items, including hundreds of classic, muscle and famous film cars. Admission is $19.95 for adults.
Costumers With a Cause, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a group of volunteers who make their own elaborate costumes to entertain children and raise money for children’s charities.
The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid or financial support.
More information about Princess & Superhero Day is at volofun.com.