Halloween at BCM

Saturday, October 28, 2023

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Halloween is back at BCM! Join us Saturday, October 28 for a day of costumed fun and trick-or-treating around the Museum’s exhibits.

Visit our Mad Scientist Animal Menagerie with BCM’s own animal maintainers, learn about some creepy crawlies at our Insect Meet-and-Greet with Dr. Aaron Rodriques, enjoy a witchy performance of The Smack-Dab in the Middle of the Day Show, catch a free screening of Muppets Haunted Mansion, and finish the day with a costume dance party on our rooftop with DJ Annie Red.


All programs and times subject to change.

Mad Scientist Menagerie

🕒 10:30 am–11:00 am

Come meet dragons, flying serpents, and more with mad scientists Sarah and Camille. Together they’ve gathered a collection of spooky beasts in a spectacular menagerie like no other ever seen! Fear not: Though these animals are rare and mysterious, they are accustomed to meeting — even being petted! — by future mad scientists like yourself.

Spooky Critters

🕒 11:00 am–12:30 pm

Bug out with entomologist and scientist Dr. Aaron Rodriques! You’re invited to observe, photograph, and handle Dr. Rodriques’ live collection of icky insects and creepy invertebrates while he answers any questions that you may have.

The Smack-Dab in the Middle of the Day Show: Halloween Special

🕒 11:30 am–12:30 pm

Experience a very special Halloween-themed puppet talk show presented by The Smack-Dab in the Middle of the Day Show! Meet kooky characters, sing catchy songs, and learn fun academic strategies while building key social-emotional skills. Best for children 4–8.

Magic with The Muse

🕒 11:30 am–12:30 pm

The Muse is back at BCM, but this time they’re trading the circus for the magic show! Come delight in performance featuring magic and tricks that’s sure to have you asking how it’s possible.

ColorLab Project

C-Stunnas Mask-Making

🕒 10:30 am–11:00 am, 11:15 am–11:45 am, 12:00 pm–12:30 pm

Design your own whimsical eyewear, aka C-Stunnas, inspired by the work of Kenyan artist and eyewear sculptor Cyrus Kabiru. Make Halloween-inspired eyewear using paper, cups, and other fun materials.

Movies @ BCM

Muppets Haunted Mansion

🕒 10:30 am–11:20 am

Catch a free showing of Muppets Haunted Mansion in our movie theater! Come see this frightfully funny Muppets adventure. (49 minutes, rated PG).


Taqueria El Patron Mexican Grill

🕒 11:00 am–4:30 pm

Grab a tasty bite from today’s special vendor, Taqueria El Patron. For years, Taqueria El Patron has been creating dishes that honor the traditional flavors of Mexico with a fresh and modern twist.