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Halloween at The Durham

Spooktacular Events

Celebrate Halloween at The Durham Museum! We’ve got plenty of spooky good fun planned for the whole family. All activities are FREE for museum members and regular admission applies for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Get ready to explore some haunted history behind the walls of historic Union Station this October!

TOUR THE HAUNTED TRAIN!

The Durham’s historic train cars get a spooky twist for Halloween season! Cobwebs, skeletons, spiders and more have taken over our haunted fleet. Don’t worry … it’s not TOO scary! Tour the trains October 24-29 and 31.

THE DANCING ZOMBIES

The crowd-favorite Dancing Zombies, courtesy of UNO’s The Moving Company, are back at the museum for a 10th year. They’ll perform during The Great HALL-oween Haunt on Tuesday, October 24 (Performance will begin at 6:45PM). And because zombies are so hard to scare away, they’ll be back in the afternoons during Hallo-weekend on October 28-29 (Performances will begin at 12:45PM each day).

halloween FAQs »

upcoming HALLOWEEN Events

Thank you to our Halloween Sponsors!
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Douglas County Nebraska logo
Oriental Trading logo
Mangelsen's The Baer Foundation  
Omaha Union Station

halloween FAQs:
What to Know Before You Visit

Do I need an advance ticket to visit?
The Great HALL-oween Haunt (Tuesday, October 24, 5-8PM): Advanced tickets are encouraged due to the popularity of this event, though walk-up tickets will be available the day of the event if space allows. Members and non-members, get your tickets online or by calling the museum at 402-444-5071. Member discount is applied during online registration after clicking the “check out” button.
All other Halloween activities: Advanced reservations are not required.

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: Please note the museum will close at 4PM and reopen at 5PM on October 24 for The Great HALL-oween Haunt. Event hours are 5-8PM.

Can I bring in outside food, beverages or coolers?
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.

Am I required to wear a facial covering?
The museum is a mask friendly environment and guests may choose to mask at any time. If you have symptoms, a positive test or exposure to someone with COVID-19, we ask that you reschedule your visit.