6pm – 8.30pm
Entry via Grand Foyer, North Entrance
Following on from the terrifying success of last year, we ask just what Halloween is all about — is it more than just lollies and dress-ups?
This festival is over 2000 years old: it is the night when spirits are free to walk amongst the living and the source of many strange traditions and superstitions.
Join us as we roam around the Museum’s darkened halls and find out why we dress up, why we ‘trick or treat’ and why we carve scary faces out of pumpkins. Discover more about scary
Halloween bats and spiders and meet ghosts, black cats and other spooky creatures.
Don’t forget to bring your torch and dress up scary to trick those evil spirits — there's
prizes for the best costumes.
And just for tradition’s sake we’ve got some sweet treats too — try a taste of our sticky chocolate fountain and collect your lollies at the end of the night.
PLEASE NOTE: BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – IF SOLD OUT PRIOR DOOR SALES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.
BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NOW SOLD OUT
$20 per person, $15 for members and for groups of 10 or over. A $3 booking fee applies.
Please ring 09 306 7048 for group bookings. Discounts only apply to advance bookings.
Download the Frequently Asked Questions or email the bookings office.
Most suitable for children aged 7 years and over.
PLEASE NOTE: Children under 14 years of age need to accompanied by an adult within the Museum.
No Halloween at Auckland Museum activities will take place in First and Second World War Memorial Galleries due to their solemn and commemorative nature. The galleries will however be open to visit – please treat them with respect.