If you love Halloween, check out what Roberson Museum has planned for the month of October starting Friday, October 5. Explore the lore lying within our Gilded Age Mansion, what makes Halloween such an astronomical holiday, and much more.
Mad Science at the Museum
Friday, October 12 and 19 from 5:30 – 8pm
Families can enjoy a special October program: Mad Science at the Museum, where parents and kids engage in a special craft in our science lab (for grades 1 – 8).
Plus, explore the dark void of space this Halloween with a very special sky tour at 7 pm & 8 pm in our planetarium.
Halloween: Celestial Origins
The origins of Halloween intrigue anthropologists, historians, and astronomers.
Our seasonal planetarium show explores what makes Halloween such an astronomical holiday and how certain celestial events have influenced this occasion. Dive into its origins and the events that have shaped Halloween into what it is today.
Haunted Mansion Tours
Friday, October 19 and 26 from 6PM – 8PM (every half-hour)
Saturday, October 20 from 2:30 – 4PM (every half-hour)
Saturday, October 27 from 12:30pm – 4pm (every half-hour)
Roberson Mansion has seen many people come and go in its 100 years. Some of whom may still linger.
Come walk with us through the halls of our Gilded Age Mansion on this seasonal tour, and hear the lore hidden in the halls of this historic home. We even have a few tales, which pre-date the Mansion itself.
Tours typically last between 20 – 30 minutes.
We have now added reservations. We recommend purchasing a ticket in advance to reserve your spot.
Family Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, October 27 12pm – 4pm
Trick or treat through the Roberson galleries and historic halls in your cutest or spookiest costume.
Take a tour through our Mad Science Labs in the activity center from 12 – 4pm and see another side of science.
Planetarium shows of the night sky during this most spookiest of seasons, every half hour starting at 12:30pm, last showing is at 3:30pm.