Family Friendly Halloween Events

Halloween brings out the kid in all of us, from debates along the lines of “What is the best/worst Halloween candy,” to curling up with a spooky book or movie, hoping for a genuine scare.

To help you make the most of this sensational season, we’ve provided the following roundup of family friendly Halloween events!

Looking for more? Check out our list of Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes here, and our list of Family Friendly Festivals here


HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL AT CASTLE OF MUSKOGEE

  • When: Fridays and Saturdays in October; gates open at 5:30, ticket sales end at 10 p.m.
  • Where: Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee

Castle of Muskogee’s annual Halloween Festival has attractions for people of every age and desired scare level. Kids can enjoy Halloweenland, the Enchanted Boardwalk, a Halloween Train and more, while those who can’t get enough make-believe horror can sign up for Domus Horrificus, Casa Morte and the Trail of Blood. Plus, you can purchase Halloween decor and costumes on-site as well as food and beverages. Learn more at www.okcastle.com.


HALLOWMARINE 

  • When: October 25-31, 6:30-9 p.m. (Last admission sold at 8 p.m.)
  • Where: Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Dr., Jenks

The Oklahoma Aquarium will host seven nights of indoor trick-or-treating for kids of all ages! Guests can follow the Trick-or-Treat trail for candy and see our fascinating marine life in the surrounding exhibits. Dress up in your best Halloween costume for a chance to win prizes, and join us for the opportunity to interact with some of the ocean’s most curious creatures from the deep!

This year’s event will include protocols to ensure the health and safety of our guests, vendors, staff, and volunteers. Safety measures include nightly admission caps, mask requirements, and glove requirements for vendors, in addition to our ongoing safety efforts.


HALLOWZOOEEN

Tulsa Zoo Hallowzooeen

Photo courtesy of Tulsa Zoo

  • When: Friday, Oct. 22 and 29, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 22 and 30, 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 24 and 31, 1-4 p.m.; Friday
  • Where: Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N.

Tulsa Zoo’s premier spooky (but not-too-scary) Halloween trick-or-treat event for the whole family is expanding! For 2021, enjoy two weekends of trick-or-treating, with both daytime and nighttime options available. HallowZOOeen events include candy stops, four themed zones including the all-new Andy B’s Arachnid Arcade, ambassador animals meet-and-greets, and a haunted house!


SPOOKY STORIES: CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST FOR AGES 8-18

  • When: October 1-30
  • Where: Submit your work to any Tulsa City-County Library branch

Thrills, chills and spine-tingling tales is what we’re looking for! The top 10 winners in each age category will have their story published online and in a book to be added to our library collection. All entries must be the original work of the student. There are three age categories: 8-11, 12-14, 15-18. Deliver submissions to any Tulsa City-County Library by Saturday, October 30. No more than 3,500 words per entry. All entries must include a title page with the author’s first and last name, age and contact information (phone number or email). Only one entry will be accepted per contestant.


CLAY HAUNTED HOUSE

  • When: October 4 and 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Pre-register by September 27
  • Where: Reed Park Community Center, 4233 S. Yukon Ave.

Using a technique called hard slab, students will work with stiffened clay to make spooky houses. We will paint them on the second day. Ages: 8 and up Cost: $5


Kids Costume Photo Contest 300x250 V3


HALLOWEEN MAKEUP MAGIC

  • When: October 19, 4-5 p.m. Pre-register by October 14
  • Where: Reed Park Community Center, 4233 S. Yukon Ave.

Zombies will be on the move for this class. We will learn how to apply wound make up and look like a Zombie. Ages: 7 and up. Cost: $5


BOO-TANICAL BANDS & BLOOMS 

  • When: Thursdays in October, 6-8 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Thursday nights in October are BOO-tanical Bands & Blooms with costume contests and trick-or-treating stations in addition to music and food truck.  There will be a costume contest and non-scary trick-or-treating stations with botanical and animal-themed candy, toy or other surprises, pumpkin decorating, games and tattoo station. Costumes are encouraged. Trick-or-treating trail is $10 for each trick-or-treater, paid at the door, in addition to general admission. https://tulsabotanic.org/?q=content/boo-tanical-bands-blooms


HALLOWEEN AT AHHA 

  • When: Daily in October
  • Where: ahha Tulsa, 101 E. Archer St.

Use ahha’s featured materials (Cheese cloth, faux webbing, red crepe paper, black faux flowers, googly eyes, fur scraps, leather scraps, hay/straw, candy corn, ping pong balls) all month long in The STUDIO to help build a Halloween Village! Plus, while you’re there, participate in Inktober or Drawloween! On October 31, make a mask or candle jar lantern and explore with glowing paint while watching classic Halloween movies. Learn more at ahhatulsa.org.


COX MOVIE NIGHT: “HOCUS POCUS”

  • When: October 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr.

Cox Movie Nights are back at Gathering Place! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and gather around the QuikTrip Great Lawn for a free, family-favorite film made possible by Cox.

The Sanderson sisters are casting a spell over Gathering Place and putting the fun in funky with our next feature film, Disney’s Hocus Pocus, playing on Friday, October 22.

Pre-show activities begin at 5:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:30 p.m. on the QuikTrip Great Lawn.


HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT: POLTERGEIST IN THE PLANETARIUM

  • When: October 22, 7 p.m.; Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium, 3624 N. 74th E. Ave.

TASM’s annual movie night in the Planetarium is back, and this year better than ever!

Doors open at 6pm with a flashlight museum tour given by our curator Alex London. Truly a night at the museum experience!

Screening of the 1982 classic Poltergeist will start in the planetarium at 7:30pm. Enjoy the themed Planetarium lobby with spooky snacks and themed drinks available before the show!

Tickets:

Members: $15. Please email info@tulsamuseum.org for coupon code discount.

General Public: $20

Purchase tickets here.


HALLOWEEN FLASHLIGHT CANDY HUNT

  • When: October 22, 7:15-8 p.m.
  • Where: O’Brien Park, 6149 N. Lewis Ave.

Bring your flashlight for a candy hunt in the dark. Costume contest starts at 7:15 p.m. Hunt promptly begins at 7:30 p.m. Ages 3-12, FREE
(Event will be held inside the rec center in the event of rain.)


HALLOWEEN FLASHLIGHT SCAVENGER HUNT

  • When: October 22, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: South County Recreation Center, 13800 S. Peoria Ave., Bixby
Bring your flashlight and hunt for Halloween goodies! Meet on the spooky soccer fields behind the recreation center. Hunt promptly begins at 7:30pm. FREE Four age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 (Event will be held inside the rec center in the event of rain.)

HAUNTED HISTORY ON THE HILL

  • When: October 23, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St.

Haunted History on the Hill at Chandler Park!

  • Halloween crafts
  • Haunted history stories
  • Flashlight candy hunt for ages 0-12; four age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12

$1.00/person
Meet at the community center promptly at 6:00 p.m. Bring your own flashlight and candy bag.
(Event will be held inside the center in the event of rain.)


HALLOWEEN MAKEUP TUTORIAL: WOUNDS

  • When: October 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Virtual. Pick up kits at Brookside Library, 1207 E. 45th Pl.

Need help creating perfect scars, bruises and wounds for your costume? Pick up your kit at Brookside Library, and then join us on Zoom and learn how to perfect your Halloween makeup. Register at www.tulsalibrary.org/events to receive Zoom link. For ages 10-18.


PUMPKIN DECORATING

  • When: October 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Pre-register by October 22
  • Where: Reed Park Community Center, 4233 S. Yukon Ave.

You can carve, paint or just embellish your Halloween Jacko-Lanterns with our supplies. Please note, you must bring your own pumpkin. Ages: 6 and up Cost: $2


MOVIE IN THE PARK: BEETLEJUICE

  • When: October 28, 7-10 p.m.
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. Reconciliation Way

Movie nights are back at Guthrie Green from 7-10 p.m.! Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket for an outdoor screening of some of the most popular films in Hollywood along with popcorn and dinner options from some of Tulsa’s best food trucks!


WHITESIDE PARK & COMMUNITY CENTER HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

  • When: October 29, 6-8 p.m.
  • Where: Whiteside Park, 4009 S. Pittsburg Ave.

Meet at the Whiteside tennis courts for a spooky walk-through, carnival games, costume contest and inflatables! Free admission.


HOWL-O-WEEN

  • When: October 30, 10-11 a.m.
  • Where: Whiteside Park & Community Center, 4009 S. Pittsburg Ave.

It’s a Halloween event for dogs! Bring your furry family member to enjoy a scavenger hunt for treats, costume contest and raffle prizes. Donations will be accepted.


Trunk or Treat at Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium

  • When: October 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium, 3624 N. 74th E. Ave.

2021 Trunk or Treat at TASM is officially here- this year with the much anticipated return of the Casi Chili Cookoff! Sponsored by Riverside Ford of Tulsa.

This year will be just as exciting as last! TASM’s exhibit hall will be decorated for Halloween celebrations, with creepy crafts and spooky science tables, the official Casi Chili Cookoff, and trick or treating under the MD-80.  Bring the little ones in costume to take full part of the festivities and get as much candy as you can!

Details on the costume contest to come.

Our Bertelsmeyer Planetarium will be decked out in Halloween gear, and will even be playing a surprise showing of a Halloween episode before every Planetarium show!

Tickets:

Chili tasting kits will be available for purchase on-site only.

Museum Only:

  • Adult: $8
  • Active Military, Veteran, Senior: $7
  • Student, Youth: $5

Museum + Planetarium:

  • Adult: $15
  • Active Military, Veteran, Senior: $12
  • Student, Youth: $10

Purchase tickets here.


HALLOWEEN TRAIN 

  • When: October 30-31 (CLICK HERE for schedule)
  • Where: Oklahoma Railway Museum, 3400 NE Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City

Looking for some Halloween fun? Join us on Oct. 30th and 31st for the Halloween Train. Ride the train decked out with Halloween decorations and get a candy giftbag. Enter our 2nd Annual Halloween Costume Contest. Play mini golf and other fun games, and explore the museum with a Halloween scavenger hunt!


MUMMY & ME HALLOWEEN DANCE

  • When: October 30, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Bixby Community Center, 211 N. Cabaniss Ave., Bixby

Mummies of all ages! Bring your goblins, witches, and super heroes to a spook-filled Halloween dance.

  • Costume contest
  • Refreshments

$5/person (check or cash)
Music by D. J. Connection


SWEETS & TREATS ON SPOOKY STREET

  • When: October 30-31, 2021
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr.

No tricks, just treats! Gathering Place is casting a spell for all not-so-scary ghosts and ghouls to make their way to the Park for Sweets and Treats on Spooky Street presented by U.S. Cellular! Don’t miss a kid-friendly, family trick-or-treating experience that’s a real scream. With fun games, costume contests, live entertainment and so much more, this all hallows celebration will be a monster mash of memories!


MOVIE NIGHT: NOSFERATU

  • When: October 29, doors open at 6:30; Movie starts at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore

Join the Will Rogers Memorial Museum for Movie Night in the newly renovated Will Rogers Theatre for a fun night of classic movies. This month’s feature is “Nosferatu.” Admission is FREE and there is FREE Popcorn and water thank to the Bank of Commerce. The Shindig – Live Music and family games on the Porch from 6-9 p.m.


HALLOWEEN NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

  • When: October 30, 2021 6-8 p.m.
  • Where: Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore

Want a fun and safe place to Trick or Treat?  The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will be open from 6-8 p.m. for trick-or-treaters of all ages.  www.willrogers.com


 

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