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A Night at the Museum: Celebrate Halloween with the Tampa Bay History Center!

The Tampa Bay History Center’s annual “A Night at the Museum” is one of our favorite Halloween events in Tampa Bay for kids and it’s returning on October 22, 2023 from 4 pm-7 pm.

So get ready to snag your tickets and dress up your little ghouls and goblins for a fun night of history, trick-or-treating, and so much more!

What to expect at A Night at the Museum at the Tampa Bay History Center

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Trick-or-treat with superheroes at the Tampa Bay History Center’s “A Night at the Museum”.

Families can celebrate Halloween at this event in a different way than what they might be used to. The kids will love the opportunity to make their way through hands-on exhibits put on by the History Center.

They can trick or treat from historical figures, like pirates and pioneers, or from Star Wars characters like the Storm Troopers.

And that’s not all! There will also be a costume contest in which the participants will compete for prizes. In addition, kids can play games, make crafts, take pictures, and more!

Every kid will find an activity they love as they go through the event.

There are five different ticket time slots to arrive ranging from a 4:00 pm arrival to a 6:00 pm arrival. This event is open to all children, regardless of age, who are accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are $12.95 for children ages 4-17 and $16.95 for adults. Tickets are now available for advance purchase on the Tampa Bay History Center website. Museum members save 15% on tickets.

If you didn’t already have plans for celebrating Halloween, look no further because A Night at the Museum at the Tampa Bay History Center will be a night to remember.

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A Night at the Museum at the Tampa Bay History Center.

While you’re in the Channelside/Water Street area, there are other fun things going on too!

*Photos provided by Tampa Bay History Center.

More fun Halloween activities in Downtown Tampa:

Make it a night by exploring downtown Tampa! There are some really cool decorations over at the Sail Pavilion area near the Tampa Bay Convention Center. This is also where you can hitch a ride on the Pirate Water Taxi’s Haunted River Tours which we highly recommend. We went on opening night and it was great for kids of all ages!

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Pirate Water Taxi Haunted River Tour’s Floating Pumpkin Patch where kids get to take home a small pumpkin!

Haunted River Tours with Pirate Water Taxi

  • October 6-29, 2023, select days between 6:15 pm-9:45 pm
  • Convention Center/ Marriott Water Street (Stop 7 location)
  • Cost: $35 for adults, $20 for children ages 2-12 (includes all-day hop on/hop off)

Join Pirate Water Taxi’s crew for an entertaining evening with tales of ghosts along the Hillsborough River. Each tour will be led by two dead-lightful docents who will tell eerie stories of Tampa’s past. Haunted River Tours are family-friendly, and all ages are welcome! Tours last 45-50 minutes.