Halloween at The Durham
Spooktacular Events October 26-31, 2021
Get ready for some spooky fun! We’ve got loads of Halloween activities planned to help you safely celebrate the season. All activities are FREE for museum members and regular admission applies for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Bring a friend or two and explore haunted history at The Durham this October!
Am I required to wear a facial covering?
The Great HALL-oween Haunt – To ensure a safe and fun experience, masks will be required at this event for everyone (face coverings…not Halloween masks).
All other Halloween activities – fully vaccinated visitors are not required to wear a mask at the museum. Masks and social distancing are required for those who are not vaccinated.
Do I need an advance ticket to visit?
The Great HALL-oween Haunt – Limited advanced tickets are required for the Great HALL-oween Haunt. Tickets are available to members Friday, October 15 at 8AM and to the general public Monday, October 18 at 8AM. Reserve your tickets online or call 402-444-5071.
All other Halloween activities – regular museum admission applies, unless otherwise noted. Advanced reservations are not required.
How do I reserve/purchase advance tickets for The Great HALL-oween Haunt?
Tickets may be purchased online here. You will need to select an arrival time, as well as the number of tickets needed. Members, your free admission discount is applied near the end of the online registration process. If you need assistance, please review our step-by-step guides: watch “How To” video or view PDF Instructions. You may also contact us at (402) 444-5071 during weekday business hours. Please note, If you call on a weekend, phone calls go to voicemail and response may be delayed.
As a member, how many tickets can I reserve to The Great HALL-oween Haunt?
Members are allotted the number of tickets based on their current membership level (i.e. Individual = 1, Family = 2 adults + children). If you have a PLUS ONE membership level, you may reserve 1 ticket for a guest (adult or child). Questions? Please contact the membership department at (402) 444-5071.
Will I receive a confirmation of my online ticket purchase?
You will receive an order confirmation via email. In the confirmation email, click the link to open your ticket barcode and activate the tickets. The tickets will need to be presented to the front desk (either printed or on your mobile device), along with the purchaser’s photo ID and membership card (if they are a museum member).
What are your hours of operation?
Our regular museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM and Sunday 12PM-4PM.
The Great HALL-oween Haunt, October 26 – Please note the museum will close at 4PM and reopen at 5PM for The Great HALL-oween Haunt. You will need to select an arrival time for the event when you register.
What health and safety protocols are in place?
We are regularly cleaning/sanitizing doors and high-touch surfaces. Additional hand sanitizer stations are available to guests throughout the museum. Protective barriers have been installed at the front desk, soda fountain and museum shop. Signage throughout the museum reminds visitors of proper protocol and healthy behaviors. Non-vaccinated guests are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
- Are you well? We ask that guests stay home and reschedule your visit if:
- You feel ill, have a temperature or cough
- You think you have been in contact with someone who is/was ill
Can I bring in outside food, beverages or coolers?
Guests may bring in their own water, as the museum water fountains are not in service. Water bottles are not allowed in the gallery areas. No coolers, outside food or other beverages will be allowed unless they are required for special dietary needs.
Do you have wheelchairs available?
Yes. We have electric scooters and wheelchairs available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. They can be requested at our Front Desk.