A Night at the Museum
General Event Information
History Center comes alive during Night at the Museum
Ghostbusters, Storm Troopers and Chewbacca join pirates and other historical characters for the museum’s annual trick-or-treat event
(Tampa) - As the museum winds down, our exhibits come alive! Catch pirates, explorers, pioneer women, and even the Ghostbusters sneaking around the galleries during Night at the Museum, Sunday, Oct. 27 from 4-7 p.m. at the Tampa Bay History Center.
Families are invited to haunt the History Center while they trick or treat their way through our hands-on exhibits and snag candy from historical figures come to life. In addition to costumed historical characters, the Real Tampa Bay Ghostbusters will be on hand, along with Storm Troopers and other Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion.
Families can also board the TECO Streetcar for a ride filled with spooky stories and more ghosts from Tampa's past, led by Haunted Tampa author, Deborah Frethem. Ghoulish games, creepy crafts, and a costume contest with fantastic prizes await you. Don't forget your candy bags!
Night at the Museum is open to children of all ages with adult companion. Cost is $9/child; $14/adult TBHC members are $6/child; $8/adult. *Streetcar tickets are not included, but will be available for purchase at the History Center. Tickets to Night at the Museum are available in advance and are on sale at the door until 5 p.m.
For more information, contact the History Center at (813) 228-0097 or www.tampabayhistorycenter.org.
The Tampa Bay History Center – a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate – includes three floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space focusing on 12,000 years of Florida history. The History Center features a museum store, the Witt Research Center (a branch of the Hillsborough County Public Library System), an event hall and the Columbia Cafe. One of Tampa’s premier cultural venues, the History Center’s cutting-edge interactive exhibits provide a unique educational experience for all ages. www.tampabayhistorycenter.org.