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Join us for a family-friendly party that embraces the fun and silly side of Halloween.

Challenge your friends to interactive games in  the Halloween Hall exhibit, trick-or-treat throughout the museum, take a spin around an old fashioned cupcake walk, cool off with a scoop of ice cream chilled by liquid nitrogen, breathe smoke like a dragon and be the star of kid karaoke in Kemper theater.

Wear your costumes and invite your friends – BooFest is going to be a blast!


October 7, 14 & 28

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Halloween Hall

and exhibits

$12 Adults, $10 Children and Seniors

$6 Members
Children 2 and under are free

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What is Halloween Hall?

Our featured temporary exhibit for October features interactive games with a Halloween twist.

Get ready for a spook-tacular mix of tech-tastic activities that don’t need any hocus-pocus to bring the magic and delight! Our bewitching hands-on games will have little witches and wizards cackling with fun as they stay enchanted, entertained and fantastically active. It’s a cauldron of entertainment where pixels meet pumpkins, ensuring a wickedly good time for all the little monsters and mummies!

BooFest Activities

  • Interactive games

    Step in to a world of infinite imagination and play where headsets and controllers aren’t needed because the walls and floors react to your movement.

  • Trick-or-Treating

    Eight stations around the exhibits provide all of the treats with none of the tricks.

  • Cupcake Walk

    Take a spin around the cupcake walk and see if you are the lucky winner of a sweet prize.

  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

    Don’t let let the name throw you off, this treat is as delicious as it is cool!

  • Dragon's Breath

    The secret is in the cereal puff! Liquid nitrogen makes the puff cool enough to transform your breath into a billowing cloud of smoke.

  • Costumes are welcome and encouraged!

    Please avoid costumes that could be scary or harmful to other guests. Please leave toy weapons and messy paint/fake blood at home.

  • Photo Opportunity

    Bookmark this memory with a group photo. If you share online, please tag @ExplorationPlace!

  • Karaoke

    Showcase your talents, or cheer on others, with Halloween karaoke in Kemper theater.

  • Halloween Activity Path

    Hop, skip and jump your way across an activity path near the Sensory Garden.

  • Teeny Tiny Scavenger Hunt

    Hunt for Halloween treasures and characters in the Kansas in Miniature exhibit.

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Event Details

  • This event is appropriate for all age levels.
  • Each person in attendance will need to have an event ticket, including parents and grown ups. Children 2 and under are free.
  • BooFest is a special event and it is not included in the All-Access Pass or any membership level and will require a separate, paid ticket per person attending.
  • There are no refunds available for special events. The only valid tickets are those purchased through Exploration Place. Please be careful of online bots/scams offering to sell their tickets, usually in the comments of our social posts. These are not authentic offers and should be reported and ignored. If you have an emergency and can’t attend, please contact us to discuss options.