St. Louis — Its time for Fright at the Museum, City Museum’s fearfully fun Halloween season events now through October 29, 2023.
Step into a world of spine-tingling wonder at this one-of-a-kind event: Fright at the Museum will amaze, mystify, and thoroughly entertain as guests embark on a journey through a realm of oddities and curiosities that will leave them both thrilled and captivated.
Heart-pounding performances will push the boundaries of possibility. Visitors will witness the breathtaking artistry of contortionists as they twist their bodies into unimaginable shapes, blurring the lines between human capability and artistic expression. A mesmerizing display of fire manipulation will leave audiences spellbound as a skilled performer dances with flames in a symphony of light and heat.
Entertainment features: Theater of the Oddities, Doc Terminus’ Odditorium and
Mythical Shift: A Howling Transformation.
Special exhibits throughout the museum provide an immersive experience like never before. Dare to venture into the unknown and explore carefully curated exhibits of the bizarre, the enigmatic, and the extraordinary. From artifacts that defy explanation to peculiar specimens that challenge the limits of imagination, Fright at the Museum promises an unforgettable encounter with the unconventional. These special exhibits feature:
Mingo Monster Mash
Unfaithful Friends Cemetary
Portrait Passage: Faces of Terror
Lights, Camera, No Action: A Mouse Taxidermy Display
MURDER MYSTERY DINNERS
Dinner Detectives will host murder mystery diners on select Fridays during the season. Guests will solve a hilarious mystery while feasting on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and guests may find themselves as a Prime Suspect before they know it!
Diners will become sleuths, setting their metaphorical magnifying glasses to the trail of a calculated mystery committed by someone in the room. But beware, as one of the guests will meet an unexpected demise. The creative team will set the stage for an exciting evening of crime investigation, where everyone is a suspect and anyone can be the killer.
Each ticket includes an award-winning murder mystery dinner theatre show, along with buffet style dining, waitstaff gratuity and plenty of surprises in the historic Vault Room.
Dates: Fridays 10/6, 10/27, 11/3 and Saturday 11/18 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets includes general admission to the Museum on the day of the event.
FEARSOME FOOD & DRINK
Guests can step into the shadows and immerse themselves in the allure of the night where darkness and decadence intertwine. In the Vampire Bar, they can indulge in the mystique of vampire lore in a realm of intoxicating ambiance and tantalizing flavors. Unearth the extraordinary with City Museum’s signature blood bag cocktails, meticulously crafted to satiate the senses. Sip on rich, crimson elixirs that transport celebrants to a world where mortals and immortals coexist.
Coven & Cauldron
Magic, mystery, and a dash of the macabre come to life at Coven & Cauldron – the ultimate witches’ pub experience. From enchanting concoctions to brews, this is where the supernatural and the extraordinary converge. Step into this dimly lit pub and embrace the mystic energy for everyone from curious mortals or a practicing witches.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Grab Your Garters — It’s time for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, October 21 , 7 to 11 p.m.. This spooky season, join Flustered Mustard for an evening screening and shadow cast performance of the world’s favorite interactive movie. The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania,” Dr. Frank N. Furter and
Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests. The show will take place on the Rooftop, under the dome. Drinks and food will be available for purchase. Doors open at 7 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis and guests can bring their own chairs. The event is 18+ and member passes are not accepted at this event. Ticket includes admission to City Museum, access to the Rocky Horror event and a prop bag for extra fun during the screening.
ABOUT CITY MUSEUM
Explore the unexpected. City Museum is a 100-year-old warehouse in downtown St. Louis in which artists have repurposed the pieces of old cities to build miles of tunnels, slides, climbers, bridges, and castles. There are secret passages and grand galleries. Playgrounds and ball pits. A circus and a train. A rooftop school bus and a Ferris wheel. City Museum is an ever-evolving, always-thrilling, artist-built playground.
WHEN YOU VISIT
City Museum is located at 750 N. 16th St., St. Louis, MO 63103. City Museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during October except for Monday, October 9, Indigenous Peoples Day. The attraction is open at 10 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. CIty Museum stays open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays during October.
www.citymuseum.org; 314-231-2489; @citymuseum