Halloweekend at the HRM 2020

When

Friday, October 30–Sunday, November 1

Where

See individual events for locations.

Calling all ghosts, ghouls, and goblins! Get in the Halloween spirit with a variety of virtual and in-person events.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

6–8pm — IN-PERSON Halloween Storytelling and Skytalk Under the Full Moon
Join us for professional storyteller Tom Lee’s dramatic rendition of Thornbushbride, and HRM Planetarium Manager Marc Taylor’s “skytalk” at sunset for an exciting evening in the Museum’s lush Courtyard. Seated under the stars, enjoy a bottle of small-batch hard cider, courtesy of Geoff Thompson of Thompson’s Cider Mill, Croton-on-Hudson, as darkness encroaches and the full moon beckons. Tickets: $25 per person; Members $20; includes one adult beverage. This program is not appropriate for young children. Recommended for 18+; must be 21+ for bar beverages. Learn more.

This event is cancelled due to the weather forecast. Tickets will be refunded.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31

11:30am — VIRTUAL Planetarium Show for Kids
This Halloween there will be a blue moon—the second full moon this month! Although you might think of a full moon when you think of Halloween, it doesn’t always happen this way. Are there astronomical happenings which always do happen on Halloween? Join us on Zoom or Facebook Live and find out! Learn more.

12–5pm — IN-PERSON Art Project
Decorate mini pumpkins in the HRM Courtyard with an imaginary landscape or a creepy scene. Then, take your scariest selfies in the shadow of our historic home Glenview! Free with general admission.

12–5pm — IN-PERSON Día de Muertos Celebration
Celebrate Día de Muertos at the HRM by taking part in our Community Altar, where you are invited to add a paper flower—representing a marigold, or cempasúchil—in honor of your departed loved ones, or place a picture of them. Free with general admission. Learn more.

Celebra el Día de Muertos en HRM! Te invitamos a poner una flor de papel de Cempasúchil y una foto para honrar a tus seres queridos fallecidos en el altar comunitario del museo. Puedes instalarla en el altar o llevarla a casa. Toma foto en el altar con tu familia y compártela en las redes sociales del museo.

12:30, 2, & 3:30pm — IN-PERSON Costume Parades
Join in on one of our socially-distanced Costume Parades! Free with general admission.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1

12–5pm — IN-PERSON Día de Muertos Celebration
Celebrate Día de Muertos at the HRM by taking part in our Community Altar, where you are invited to add a paper flower—representing a marigold, or cempasúchil—in honor of your departed loved ones, or place a picture of them. Free with general admission. Learn more.

Celebra el Día de Muertos en HRM! Te invitamos a poner una flor de papel de Cempasúchil y una foto para honrar a tus seres queridos fallecidos en el altar comunitario del museo. Puedes instalarla en el altar o llevarla a casa. Toma foto en el altar con tu familia y compártela en las redes sociales del museo.

12:30pm — VIRTUAL Storytime: The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos)
Join us to celebrate one of the most popular Mexican traditions, Día de Muertos, with the book The Day of the Dead by Bob Barner. Learn about the celebration through colorful altars, tasty food, beliefs, and visits to cemeteries. Recommended for ages 5+. Learn more.

12:30, 2, & 3:30pm — IN-PERSON Outdoor Astro Show
Join us in the Museum Courtyard as we demonstrate how to use the properties of light to investigate questions about the Universe . . . as well as the connection between noisemakers and neutron stars, and other demonstrations on a range of topics—including rainbows, exoplanets, black holes, and aliens! Free with general admission. Learn more.