It’s spooky season! As Halloween approaches, museums in the Boston area are hosting a multitude of fun events. If you are in the area, check out some of these adult and family-friendly events:

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Halloween at DeCordova

Family Event (Fri, Oct 21, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Fri, Oct 28, 5:30 – 7:30 PM)

“Experience deCordova Sculpture Park by moonlight at this beloved family-friendly event!”

Halloween Art & Ales

Adult Event/Family Event (Mon, Oct 31, 6 – 8 PM)

“Celebrate Halloween with a tour of deCordova’s most mysterious artworks – and perhaps learn more about the ghostly legacy of Julian deCordova himself!”

Boston Children’s Museum

A Nightmare at the Museum

Adult Event (Fri, Oct 28, 7 – 11 PM)

“A hauntingly good time at Boston Grown-Ups Museum: A Nightmare at the Museum! Face childhood fears in the haunted maze and go trick-or-treating throughout the Museum.”


Family Event (Sat, Oct 29, 6 – 9 PM)

“A night of frightful fun for the entire family.”

Waterworks Museum

Tricks and Treats: Spooky Science

Family Event (Sun, Oct 30, 11 AM – 3 PM)

“Drop in for a ghoulishly good time! Learn the science behind some spooky effects, crafts, and activities while collecting candy, play fun Halloween-themed games and win prizes.”

Harvard Art Museum

Harvard Art Museum at Night

Family Event (Thu, Oct 27, 5 – 9 PM)

“Join us for an evening of art, fun, food, and more! This event is free and open to everyone.”

Discovery Museum

Halloween Hullabaloo

Family Event (Sat, Oct 29, 10:00 AM – Sun, Oct 30, 5:30 PM)

“Join us as we celebrate Halloween weekend! Dress for the occasion and give your Halloween costume the chance to spook, sparkle, and shine. Challenge yourself to a few holes of Pumpkin Putt Putt…”

Fruitlands Museum

Hillside Halloween at Fruitlands Museum

Family Event (Sun, Oct 30, 12 PM)

“Families will get to enjoy the outdoors at Fruitlands for a unique trick-or-treat experience! Get dressed up in your costumes and bring the family out to the Fruitlands Hillside…”