Revel in the Halloween season with a daily Haunted House, plus the annual Halloween Classic Car Show, and an expanded Dia de los Muertos Celebration at the National Museum of Funeral History through Saturday, November 3, 2019.
Throughout October and early November, three events descend on the National Museum of Funeral History for a hair-raising Halloween season filled with family-friendly fun and festivities.
Annual, Family-Friendly Haunted House
The annual Haunted House returns to NMFH, with scares lurking about this family-friendly tour of terror.
Rated “PG-13”, the Haunted House is recommended for ages 12 and up. Children 11 and under are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Uncertain parents and guardians are encouraged to walk through first, before deciding whether it’s a fit for their kiddos.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids 11 and under. Admission to the Haunted House is half price when purchased with Museum admission.
Open daily from Tuesday, October 1 through Sunday, November 3, 2019. Click here for more information and to purchase museum tickets.
12th Annual Halloween Classic Car Show
Now in its 12th year, the popular Halloween Classic Car Show brings together more than 150 vehicles, from classic to contemporary, many decked out in spooky decor for an afternoon of Halloween fun.
This all-ages event makes for a lively fall festival atmosphere, with face painting, arts and crafts for the kids, local food vendors, a live DJ, silent auction and more.
Families are encouraged to arrive in costume and trick-or-treat from trunk-to-trunk before competing in the costume contest at Noon. Stick around until 3pm when special trophies are awarded to Best of Show Car, Truck, and Modern Vehicle, as well as Best Decorated Vehicle.
Tickets are $10 per person, or $15 per couple or family and does not include admission to the museum. Proceeds from the Halloween Classic Car Show benefit Star of Hope, Morning Glory Ranch, The Shriner’s Burn Hospital, Houston Food Bank, DePelchin Children’s Center and The USO.
The Halloween Classic Car Show takes place Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10am to 3pm. Click here for more information and to purchase museum tickets.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Join NMFH for a free, family-friendly Dia de los Muertos Celebration that explores Latin American customs with fun, interactive, and commemorative activities.
For 2019, this afternoon celebration features sugar skull-decorating, face painting, crafts, local vendors, and music. Visitors will also get the chance to tour authentic Day of the Dead altars created by local artists, and can commemorate their loved ones by leaving a message in the “Book of the Dead”.
The Dia de los Muertos Celebration takes place Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 11am to 2pm. The outdoor event is free, but does not include admission to the museum.
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 Tuesday, October 1 through Sunday, November 3, 2019
- 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 free and does not include general admission to the museum.
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