What Lurks Beneath: A Halloween Experience

October 28, 29* |  6 – 8:30 pm
Please note that the What Lurks Beneath event scheduled for 10/29 has been canceled due to the anticipated inclement weather. Guests that pre-purchased tickets for tomorrow can use them tonight or contact us to request a refund.

Do you believe in sea monsters? This Halloween, discover “what lurks beneath” at Mystic Seaport Museum! Explore our indoor and outdoor spaces as the mysteries of the ocean come out to play: see incredible Kraken-inspired tentacles climbing the rigging of the Charles W. Morgan whaleship, take a spooky guided tour to hear about the creatures of the deep from the sailors that encountered them, view fascinating and creepy marine specimens from our collection, and check out our newest exhibit of glass invertebrates in Spineless.

In addition, enjoy hands-on activities for the whole family: create your own sea monster or mermaid craft, print a card with historic sea monster illustrations, and engage your imagination at the children’s mini-ship playscape, decked out with ghostly lighting.

Halloween-themed food and beverages will be available at Spouter Tavern as you investigate the unknown, and decide for yourself whether you believe in monsters of the deep!

Adult Member – $18

Youth Member – $13

Adult Non-Member – $22

Youth Non-Member – $17

Schedule of Events

What Lurks Beneath Activity Calendar
Halloween Costume Parade at Mystic Seaport Museum

Community Trick or Treat, October 31
3 – 6 p.m.

On Monday, October 31, kids of all ages (and their families!) are invited to participate in our free Community Trick or Treat event! Little ghosts, wizards, sailors, and super heroes can trick or treat through our historic Shipbuilding Village. Please park in our North Lot and enter through the North Laneway (there will be costumed staff to welcome you). No registration required!

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Become a member and enjoy exclusive discounts to special events like these! Your membership also comes with free general admission, exclusive access to virtual and in person events, plus store, dock, and restaurant discounts!