Halloween at The Durham

Spooktacular Events October 22-31, 2019

If you love the museum’s annual Great Hall-oween Haunt, you won’t want to miss what we have planned this year! We have added a week-long series of events featuring activities for the tiniest of ghosts as well as all you grown-up goblins. It all kicks-off with our signature Great Hall-oween Haunt featuring trick-or-treating with historical characters, the cobweb caboose, Creepy Curators, the Haunted Train and carnival games in the Swanson Ghoulery. At the end of the night watch UNO’s The Moving Company perform “Thriller” and jump in our costume conga line. Come in costume, snag some candy and join in the fun!

Calendar of upcoming Events

Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

2:00 pm
October 22-30 at 2PM each day Join our Curators on the lower level near the steam engine each day at 2PM for “Creepy Curator” and explore some of the strangest and eeriest objects from our collections.

The Durham Museum

Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

5:00 pm
Join us for the annual Great Hall-oween Haunt for a frightfully fun time! Come in costume and trick-or-treat with historical characters throughout the museum. Make a craft with Mangelsen’s and take a tour of the Haunted Train and Cobweb Caboose…if you dare! Afterwards stop by the Swanson “Ghoulery” for a ghostly good time playing games such as Boo Bowling, Witch… Continue Reading The Great Hall-oween Haunt

The Durham Museum

Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

10:30 am
Spooky Tales for Tots Wednesdays, October 23 & 30, 10:30-11:30AM Celebrate Halloween with a spooky tale and craft! Each week will include a reading of a Halloween story followed by an adorable craft with Mangelsen’s. Registration is not required, and regular museum admission applies; free for members.

The Durham Museum

Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

2:00 pm
October 22-30 at 2PM each day Join our Curators on the lower level near the steam engine each day at 2PM for “Creepy Curator” and explore some of the strangest and eeriest objects from our collections.

The Durham Museum

Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

2:00 pm
October 22-30 at 2PM each day Join our Curators on the lower level near the steam engine each day at 2PM for “Creepy Curator” and explore some of the strangest and eeriest objects from our collections.

The Durham Museum

Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

6:00 pm
Ghost stories, basement tours and a haunted train? Enjoy all this and more during our ages 21 and older History Mystery event! Ghost stories, basement tours and a haunted train? Enjoy all this and more during our ages 21 and older History Mystery event! Enjoy guided tours of our collection storage area to see eerie artifacts Hear ghost stories with… Continue Reading History Mystery (21 & Older Event)

The Durham Museum

Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

2:00 pm
October 22-30 at 2PM each day Join our Curators on the lower level near the steam engine each day at 2PM for “Creepy Curator” and explore some of the strangest and eeriest objects from our collections.

The Durham Museum

Oct 26 all-day

12:00 am
Hallo-weekend Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27 All weekend long, children 12 and under get in free in costume. Plus…enjoy the Haunted Train, Platform activities, trick-or-treating and more!  Be on the look-out for dancing zombies throughout the day.

The Durham Museum

Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

2:00 pm
October 22-30 at 2PM each day Join our Curators on the lower level near the steam engine each day at 2PM for “Creepy Curator” and explore some of the strangest and eeriest objects from our collections.

The Durham Museum

Oct 27 all-day

12:00 am
Hallo-weekend Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27 All weekend long, children 12 and under get in free in costume. Plus…enjoy the Haunted Train, Platform activities, trick-or-treating and more!  Be on the look-out for dancing zombies throughout the day.

The Durham Museum

Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

2:00 pm
October 22-30 at 2PM each day Join our Curators on the lower level near the steam engine each day at 2PM for “Creepy Curator” and explore some of the strangest and eeriest objects from our collections.

The Durham Museum

Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

2:00 pm
October 22-30 at 2PM each day Join our Curators on the lower level near the steam engine each day at 2PM for “Creepy Curator” and explore some of the strangest and eeriest objects from our collections.

The Durham Museum

Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

5:00 pm
Durham After Dark Tuesday, October 29, 5-8PM We are turning the lights down low for this ghoulish event.  But don’t worry, your flashlight will keep you safe!  Enjoy spooky stories with Nebraska Story Arts, a dance party complete with glow sticks, a zombie flash mob and much more! Mangelsen’s will be on hand to demonstrate some cool Halloween make-up tricks… Continue Reading Durham after Dark

The Durham Museum

Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

10:30 am
Spooky Tales for Tots Wednesdays, October 23 & 30, 10:30-11:30AM Celebrate Halloween with a spooky tale and craft! Each week will include a reading of a Halloween story followed by an adorable craft with Mangelsen’s. Registration is not required, and regular museum admission applies; free for members.

The Durham Museum

Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

2:00 pm
October 22-30 at 2PM each day Join our Curators on the lower level near the steam engine each day at 2PM for “Creepy Curator” and explore some of the strangest and eeriest objects from our collections.

The Durham Museum

Additional parking map

 

Additional Event Parking

The Conagra Brands parking lot at 7th & Leavenworth Streets, with shuttle drop-off at the museum, is available during The Great Hall-oween Haunt on October 22.


Thank you to our Halloween Sponsors!
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation Mangelsen's COX