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Haunted Burpee


  • Saturday, October 28th 
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm


  • Non Members: General Admission $14 adults, $12 kids 4-12, 3 and under are FREE
  • Members are FREE!

Join the Burpee Museum for a fun, spooky Halloween party!

Costumes Encouraged

Join us on October 28th from 5pm to 8pm for an evening event with drinks, Dinos, and dead things! Enjoy learning about skulls, skins, and bones, and even get a chance to dissect something! What a great way to kick off your Halloween weekend with a haunted home and museum full of cool dead stuff!

Admission Includes:

  • Science Demonstrations; experiments, dissections and glowing nature!
  • Amazing Animals & Plants; Burpee is a library of dead leaves, reptiles, dinosaurs and so much more. Explore with us!
  • Bones & Fossils; Don't mind us...we have been dead for a long time!


Stations that will beguile you:

  • Creatures of the night - Vampire Bat Skull
  • Lung inflation
  • Paper skull construction
  • Haunted Graveyard
  • Exploration of bones and more BONES!
  • Mad Scientist Lab
  • Paper skull
  • Cash Bar - Specialty Cocktails

Enjoy museum wide special displays from the art of taxidermy, to eyeball dissection! Wander into the Haunted Graveyard and find your lost friends armed with a flashlight. What a better way to kick off your Halloween weekend than with a haunted home and museum full of cool dead stuff!

*For Halloween Daytime fun for the kids, check out Scary Science Treats, October 28th, 12pm to 5pm!

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