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Late Night at the Bruce: Halloweekend

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm

Come in costume and start your Halloween celebrations in style! Adults ages 18+ can enjoy special after-hours access to the museum's exhibits, engage in entertaining activities, and indulge in lite bites and drinks from Aux Délices at the Bruce Café to buy. This event takes place from 5:30pm-9:30pm.




Monsters and Mermaids Exhibition Tour

Explore the museum’s newest science exhibition with a guided educator and learn about some of the creatures and hoaxes found in Monsters and Mermaids: Unraveling Natural History’s Greatest Hoaxes.

Ghostly Exhibition Tours

Step into the shadows and explore the macabre side of collection as our expert guides lead you through our haunted exhibitions. Discover the chilling tales, eerie artifacts, and ghostly legends that lurk within the museum's hallowed halls. Be prepared for spectral surprises around every corner!

Tarot Readings and Fortune Telling

Seek answers to the mysteries of your own destiny with our gifted tarot readers. Are your future fortunes foretold in the cards? Find out as they unveil the secrets of the unseen and offer insights into your personal journey.

Pumpkin Lab:

In this lab our visitors have the opportunity to learn everything there is to know about the pumpkin. Participants will be given scientific instruments to examine the insides of a pumpkin while learning all about the lifecycle and components of this scary squash!

Yeti – Or – Not:

You may have seen Big Foot’s feet in Monsters and Mermaids: Unraveling Natural History’s Greatest Hoaxes but do you think you could identify an actual Big Foot footprint? In this lab, Yeti- Or– Not, guests will use science to discover if the casts of animal tracks belong to animals or an actual Big Foot.

Show your ticket receipt for Late Night at the Bruce: Halloweekend at Sophia's Costumes Rentals for 15% off your costume purchase!

Sophia's costumes

Event Guidelines: 

All visitors are welcome to wear costumes to the Bruce Museum. We invite you to be inspired by our current exhibition, Monsters and Mermaids: Unraveling Natural History’s Greatest Hoaxes. The Bruce Museum is committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment for all of our visitors. In that spirit, we do not allow costumes that perpetuate cultural appropriation, discrimination, or violence of any kind.  

Please consult the following guidelines when selecting your costume:

  • No full face-covering Halloween masks
  • No large accessories or replica/toy weapons of any kind – you will be asked to return these to your vehicle or place them in a locker or the cloak room.
  • For the protection of the art and objects on display, please avoid wearing a costume which sheds excessively.
  • The Bruce Museum reserves the right to refuse entrance to the Museum if the costume is deemed inappropriate, as determined by Bruce Museum staff.

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