Where Imagination Comes Alive . . . at Our Costume Carnival!


We are hosting our 2nd annual Costume Carnival, providing a free, safe and indoor option for kids 10 and under on Halloween.

We have partnered with some of our favorite organizations to turn the Museum into a Halloween hullabaloo with events including: a "Not-So Scary" Haunted Mountain, Silly-Spooky Storytimes, a "Where in the World is Dracula?" Scavenger Hunt, and many booths to visit for a "Trick" or a "Treat."

And yes, this event is FREE for kids 10 and under and their adult chaperones!

The Museum will be open from 10am - 3pm at our regular admission price on October 31st.  We'll close our doors at 3pm, make a magical Halloween transformation, and re-open at 4pm.


Halloween at the Seattle Center

We aren't the only party at the Seattle Center on Halloween.  The EMP is hosting an event and many organizations on campus are participating in a campus wide Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt!  Follow the clues as you make your way across campus!  Scavenger Hunts will be available at the Seattle Children's Museum and at EMP starting at 4pm on October 31st.  The Trick-or-Treat search runs from 4pm - 8pm on Halloween night!

Download the Scavenger Hunt here!

Stuff to keep in mind:

This event is for kids 10 and under and their families. Kids need to be with an adult, and adults cannot enter unless they are with a kid. For the 11-18 crowd, you need to be with an adult (someone over 18) AND a sibling or family member who is 10 or younger.

We hope everyone comes dressed up for the fun. Costumes are not only welcomed, they are encouraged. One thing to remember - we need to see your face. No masks for adults or kids while you are at the Carnival. And keep in mind that we are a family-friendly place, so try not to be too scary or too scandalous.

We are running this event while our supplies last.