Boo! Happy Halloween at the Museum!

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Head to the Museum this weekend for an afternoon of trick or treating on Saturday, but don’t be too spooked by the Museum’s spiders, vampire squid, and dinosaur mummy!

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First visit more than 20 different species of creepy crawlies in the Spiders Alive! exhibition. From the giant vinegaroon, which shoots a foul smelling spray if disturbed, to the Goliath birdeater, a huge spider that preys on snakes, mice, birds and frogs, these arachnids are sure to send shivers down your spine. 


As you trick-or-treat through the Museum halls, don’t be frightened by fearsome vampire squid in the Opulent Oceans exhibition or the dinosaur mummy, a fossilized imprint of the carcass of a duck-billed dinosaur Edmontosaurus in Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Mummy

The Museum’s dinosaur mummy is a fossilized imprint of the carcass of a duck-billed dinosaur.

©AMNH/D.Finnin


Please note access to the Museum’s special exhibitions and many halls in the Museum will be limited during the Halloween event. Purchase tickets to the Halloween event here.