Halloween Season Events
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Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay: September 23th - October 30th (select nights), 7:30pm
Howl-O-Scream®, Tampa Bay's premier Halloween event, is back select nights from September 23 through October 30, 2016 with tormenting surprises around every corner and unexpected scares. Howl-O-Scream starts at 7:30 p.m. each event night. Arrive early to challenge thrill rides, including the all-new Cobra's Curse™, North America's tallest freestanding drop tower Falcon's Fury® and Florida's first triple-launch coaster Cheetah Hunt®. You'll also have time to dine before being one of the first to experience the horror of Howl-O-Scream 2016.
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: Fridays and Saturdays, October 7th - 29th (open until 10:00pm)
Lowry Park Zoo’s Creatures of the Night is an all-new Halloween event that offers eerie adventures for the whole family. Wander into scare zones, encounter animals at night, roam through creepy mazes and come face-to-face with a jack-o-lantern spectacular. Then later join the ghoulish dance party. No horror or gore -- just scares and startles for one and all. And, there is even a trick-or-treat place set aside just for little “boos” and “ghouls.”
Glazer Children's Museum: October 22nd - 30th, all day
It’s Mythbusters for Kindergarteners! Halloween can be a little scary for young kids so the Museum debunks scary things that go boo and feel like goo! We enlist the help of our resident bubble makers, Boo & Goo, to lead fun science-based programming. We make ooblek, build edible witches hands, invent blubber concoctions and more. Halloween should be a fun time with family and a great place to celebrate is the Glazer Children’s Museum with all things boo and goo!
Also at Glazer Children's Museum:
October 31st, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
This spooktackular Halloween Spree is Tampa’s destination for family tricks or treats! Glazer Children’s Museum hosts the premiere safe, indoor, trick-or-treat spot for families on Halloween night. This isn’t your normal trick-or-treat event because it features more than just candy. Families play carnival-style games, win prizes, collect candy from stations, rock out to Halloween tunes and have fun with special guests.
Ybor City: October 29th at 7:00pm
The return of a Halloween Parade in Ybor City! This year join Tampa’s Halloween Revolution and the Pumpkin King in his inaugural march down 7th Ave. Thousands of supporters in costume will be able to participate in the first ever people’s parade in Tampa. 7th Ave. will be transformed into the ultimate Halloween Party with Local DJ's and club lighting on the balconies of our historic district. Participants will march behind themed Halloween floats down 7th Ave in a costume party that will leave you in a visual overload. After the parade, enjoy discounts in specialty venues including food and beverages!
Tampa Theatre: October 23rd - 29th
The Tampa Theatre will be transformed into a house of horrors when it features nine nights of scary films and ghost tours, capped off with a terror-filled Halloween night of Alfred Hitchcock classics.
The theatre will hold “A Nightmare on Franklin Street” for the third consecutive year, starting with the Oct. 23 showing of the 2013 film “The Conjuring,” starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson.
It also will be highlighted with an Oct. 29 screening of “The Exorcist” that will include a live discussion afterward with the film’s child star, Linda Blair.
Tickets are $10 for general admission each night and $8 for Tampa Theatre members, and are available at the box office at 711 N. Franklin Street, or online at TampaTheatre.org (unless otherwise indicated).
The Florida Aquarium: October 29th & 30th, from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Be whoever or whatever you want and trick-or-treat at The Florida Aquarium's Guppyween! With a safe and family-friendly setting, live entertainment and more than 20,000 animals, there's plenty of fun to go around!
Guppyween tickets can be purchased at the Aquarium ticket booth on Guppyween weekend.
Kids in costume: $10
Adults (12yrs and older): Regular Admission Pricing
Florida Aquarium Members & children under 2 get in free
October 30, 2015
Paranormal Ghost Hunting Experience in the most haunted location in Florida!
Lights out & Locked in.........The Haunted Mansion featured on SYFY's Ghost Hunters!
$49 Includes Equipment
This event is not recommended for young kids PG-13
Due to Halloween, space is limited. Call for tickets: 813-610-1063
Paranormal Activity x 2
October 30 & 31
Paranormal Ghost Hunting after movie 7:00pm & 8:30pm
Don't fight the of crowds!
Call ahead for reservations: 813-610-1063
$39 per person
Starts at the Muvico Theater in Ybor City at 1600 East 8th ave.
Paranormal Ghost Investigation at the Old Haunted Cantina/Cuban Club featured on the Ghost Hunters 12:30am - 3:00am
2 Locations back to back! Limited space for true Ghost Hunters. Call early for special team placement! 10pm-$69
Only real ghost hunting enthusiast need respond. This is not haunted house attraction. We love Kid and Parent Teams! All equipment provided and you may also bring your own.