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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 30, 2022 from 4pm-7pm.

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 super heroes 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 be competing 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 6:00pm 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 weekend activities in Downtown Tampa

Guppyween at the Florida Aquarium
Costumes for kiddos are encouraged at Guppyween!

Guppyween at the Florida Aquarium

October 29 & 30, 2022 from 10 am-3 pm
Cost: Included with admission
Dust off your spooky-spirited outfits and join us for Guppyween on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30! This Halloween themed event will take place between 10am and 3pm and will feature complimentary trick or treating, animal encounters, character appearances and more. Admission is free for members and for children in costume accompanied by a paid adult. A Sensory-Friendly Guppyween will be held on October 29 from 8:00 am-9:30 am. Tickets for the Sensory-Friendly event are $10 per person.

Pied Piper’s 2nd Annual Haunted Carnival at Armature Works in Tampa

October 27-30, 2022 at various times
1910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa
Cost: $5.00 for kids ages 4-17 and $7.50 for adults
Head down to Armature Works to experience 300,000 square feet of terrifying fun! The daytime hours are best for kids where there is a kids zone, plenty of nostalgic candy, photos opportunities and more fun rides.

Haunted River Tours with Pirate Water Taxi

October 7-30, 2022, select days various hours
Convention Center/ Marriott Water Street (Stop 7 location)
Cost: $30 adult, $20 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. Admission is included with a regular daily hop-on, hop-off pass. Haunted River Tours are family friendly, and all ages welcomed!