Bask in the remembrances of loved ones with a Dia de los Muertos Celebration and revel in the spooky season with a Haunted House taking place at the National Museum of Funeral History during October and November, 2018.
Throughout October and early November, a trio of events that range from frightening to festive beckons visitors to the National Museum of Funeral History.
Along with costumes, candy corn, and creepy-crawlies, this fall season offers a chance to get spooked and to commemorate dearly departed loved ones with a celebration of their lives.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Celebrate Latin American customs that surround the Day of the Dead with fun, interactive, and commemorative activities at the National Museum of Funeral History from Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4, 2018.
Authentic Day of the Dead altars created by local artists will be on display, and visitors will have a chance to commemorate their loved ones by leaving a message in the “Book of the Dead”.
Along with fun parent-supervised activities for the children, visitors can check out a free viewing of the Disney animated film Coco, which follows a little boy that journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.
The Dia de los Muertos Celebration is included with general admission to the museum. Tickets for the museum are $10 for adults; $9 for seniors and veterans; $7 for children ages 6 to 11; and free for children 5 and younger.
Open Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4, 2018. Click here for more information on the Dia de los Muertos Celebration.
Annual, Family-Friendly Haunted House
For 2018, visitors will experience a new haunted house experience. This year, they’ll explore the town of Deadford Falls in a post-nuclear meltdown scene that chills to the bone.
The Haunted House is rated PG-13 and is recommended for children 12 and up. Children under 12 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
All surprises are automated, so adults can rest easy knowing that no actors or other amateur scarers will be lurking around the corner, waiting to pop out screaming or grabbing at wrists.
Uncertain parents and guardians are encouraged to walk through the Haunted House first, before deciding whether it’s a fit for their kiddos.
Open daily from Monday, October 1 through Sunday, November 4, 2018. Click here for more information on the Halloween Haunted House.
11th Annual Halloween Classic Car Show
Now entering its second decade, the Halloween Classic Car Show is happening on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10am to 3pm.
The all-ages event gathers more than 150 vehicles, ranging from classic to contemporary, many decked out in spooky décor for a day of Halloween fun.
Enjoy the fall festival atmosphere with face painting, arts and crafts for the kids, great food from local vendors, a live DJ, silent auction, and more.
Families are also encouraged to come in costume and trick-or-treat from trunk-to-trunk before competing in the costume contest at noon.
Stick around until 3pm for special trophies to be awarded to Best of Show Car, Truck, and Modern Vehicle, as well as Best Decorated vehicle.
Proceeds from the Halloween Car Show benefit Star of Hope, Morning Glory Ranch, The Shriner’s Burn Hospital, Houston Food Bank, DePelchin Children’s Center and The USO.
Tickets are $10 per person or $15 per couple/family and does not include admission to the museum.
The event happens on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10am to 3pm. Click here for more information on the 11th Annual Halloween Car Show.
About the National Museum of Funeral History
The National Museum of Funeral History houses the country’s largest collection of funeral service artifacts and features renowned exhibits on one of man’s oldest cultural customs.
Visitors can discover the mourning rituals of ancient civilizations, see up-close the authentic items used in the funerals of U.S. Presidents and Popes and explore the rich heritage of the industry that cares for the dead.
Halloween Season at the National Museum of Funeral History
- Dates: Select dates from Monday, October 1 through Sunday, November 4, 2018
- Times: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday noon to 5pm
- Location: National Museum of Funeral History, 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, TX 77090
- Parking: Free parking is available onsite
- General Admission: General admission tickets for the museum are $10 for adults; $9 for seniors and veterans; $7 for children ages 6 to 11; and free for children 5 and younger. There are separate admissions for the Haunted House and Halloween Car Show. The Dia de los Muertos Celebration is included with admission.
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