It’s trick-or-treat time once again and Seattle has lots of fun opportunities to celebrate the season of spook. Here are just a few of our favorites:
October 26th and 27th
Grab you mini monsters and head to the Woodland Park Zoo for Pumpkin Bash! This family friendly event features trick-or-treating, plenty of freaky fun activities, plus pumpkins for the animals. Your kids will love watching the hippos, bears, tigers and lemurs smash pumpkins. Don’t worry, this fun and safe activity is part of the zoo excellence program to “mentally and physically stimulate” the animals as well as entertain zoo guests. Pumpkin Bash is free with paid admission and one child 12 years or under in costume is admitted free with a paid adult. Get more details here.
October 26th and 27th
Halloween is no longer just an “on land” celebration. Seattle Aquarium is taking spooky to the sea with underwater pumpkin carving in their Windows on the Washington exhibit. Visitors can also enjoy creepy games, face painting, on land pumpkin carving with master carver Russ Leno, ominous octopus feedings and more. Get tickets and see the line-up here.
Halloween at the Pacific Science Center
Don’t miss Laser Halloween light shows all month long at Pacific Science Center. Spooky soundtracks and trick-or-treat themed light shows are fun for kids of all ages. Check show times and get tickets here
Visit the Pacific Science after hours for Halloween-themed Family Science Night. Your scary scientists can create glow-in-the-dark slime, take an invisible ink spooky scavenger hunt, and try treats made by liquid nitrogen. Kids of all ages are welcome, though activities are targeted to Kindergarten through 5th grade. Get details and tickets here.
Museum of Pop Culture
Now in its 17th year, this 21 and over party is the self-proclaimed “largest and most anticipated Halloween bash” in Seattle. Join over 2,000 party-goers for a crazy Halloween bash featuring Seattle’s best DJs and a multiple room party. Dress to impress as the partier with the best costume wins the $1000 Grand prize! This event sells out every year, so get your tickets early here.