Halloween Events in Miami 2015: Family fun guide

House of Horror Amusement Park

This total creep out at Miami International Mall returns with thrilling rides, a giant haunted house, concerts and all kinds of Halloween fun for young and old. 

Details: Open 6-11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 5 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 1 at Miami International Mall, 1455 NW 107th Ave., Miami; $30 for adults, $15 for children (ages 6 and under).  Ticket includes unlimited rides, special attractions, concerts, and one entry into the Haunted House (except for children ages 6 and under).

The Rocking Dead: A Zombie Musical

After suffering an embarrassment on national television, the most popular band in the world, The Rocking Dead, retreats to a cabin in the woods for some soul searching and reflection. However, instead of rest and relaxation, the band and their manager are terrified to find the dawn of the zombie apocalypse outside their door. See how the band survives in this hilarious musical.

Details: 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Pompano Beach; www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; Tickets start at $39.22.

Pumpkin Patch at Pinto’s Farm

Enjoy an old-fashioned day at the farm with pumpkin decorating, face-painting, go-kart rides, paddle-boat rides, hay rides, a petting zoo, plus tasty snacks including empanadas, shakes, smoothies, arepas, cachitos and churros.

Details: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; through Oct. 31; at Pinto’s Farm, 14890 SW 216th St., Miami; www.pintofarm.com; $9 general admission, $15 unlimited rides, kids under 2 free.

 

ZOO MIAMI EVENTS

Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House

A full-scale haunted house with horror scenes depicting scary creatures and characters with live actors. Open Friday through Sunday Oct. 16-31. Admission is $3, along with regular zoo admission. 

Spooky Zoo Nights

Brave souls can wander through Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House and get stalked by zombies on the tram while the little ones enjoy the ghoulish carousel rides, creepy crawlies and candy stations at the Children’s Zoo. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 30-31; admission is $10.95 ($9.95 for Zoo members). 

Details: Zoo Miami, 1 Zoo Blvd., Miami; www.zoomiami.org; Admission $19.95, $15.95 children 3-12, free for children 2 and under, members. 

Monster Splash Daytime Bash

Little ghosts and goblins can head to the Miami Seaquarium for trick-or-treating at Sharky’s Sweet Tooth Stations, kiddie rides and bounce houses at the Little Monsters Play Area, the Monsters in the Mangrove Haunted Walk, Flipper’s Dance Party and Halloween themed marine animal shows.  

Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 30–31 at Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne; www.seaquarium.com; Admission $42.99, $33.99 for children (ages 3-9) plus tax.

Bay Skate Miami 

Get all ghouled up, grab your roller skates or blades and head to Bayfront Park for a throwback party like none other with a pop-up roller skating rink surrounding the fountain, music, food trucks and fun for the whole family. 

Details: 5 p.m. Oct. 30 at Bayfront Park 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami; free, skate rental available for $10. 

Halloween Track or Treat

The Town of Cutler Bay Parks and Recreation hosts its annual Halloween event with a haunted house, costume contest, treats, candy spider egg hunt and more.

Details: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200 St., Miami; free. 

Is It Haunted? Tour by The Old Davie Historical Museum

Guided only by the light of your flashlight, thrill-seekers can explore the 1918 Davie School and the 1912 Viele House & Pioneer Home before roasting marshmallows and swapping scare stories around a campfire. 

Details: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at The Old Davie Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Road, Davie; $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and children under 12 (available here). There is a $25 food and beverage minimum for General Admission tickets.

Young at Art Halloween Party 

Celebrate Halloween a day early and trick-or-treat in your favorite costumes; plus create Halloween decorations, accessories and trick-or-treat bags; dance to Halloween-themed music; participate in the costume parade and contest; take a pumpkin painting workshop; and much more.

Details: 3-8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie; 954-424-0085 or www.youngatartmuseum.org; $14; $12 for Broward County residents, seniors and children over age 1; and $11 for military members and their immediate families.

Michimu’s Halloween 

Come in costume for trick-or-treating, plus walk through the haunted house, create creepy crafts, and partake in ghostly games and spooky science experiments.

Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $18, $14 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.

Halloween on the Mile  

This 18th-annual event features family-friendly events such as trick-or-treating and costume contests along Miracle Mile, plus various activities at shops along the route including a Reading Circle (Books & Books), a Doggie Costume Contest (Coral Gables Museum), a Halloween Fun Photobooth (Leica Store Miami), selections from Disney’s “Aladdin” and “Tarzan” (Actors’ Playhouse) and balloon artists and face-painting (Nini & Loli).

Details: 2 p.m. Oct. 31 along Miracle Mile and adjacent streets in Downtown Coral Gables (Giralda and Andalusia avenues); 305-569-0311 or www.shopcoralgables.com; free.

Knock! Knock! Halloween at Jungle Island

Jungle Island calls all princesses, goblins and superheroes for a day full of trick-or-treating through the jungle, Halloween-themed arts & crafts, scarecrows and animal shows with cool creepy creatures and a costume contest. 

Details: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Tr., Miami; www.jungleisland.com; General admission tickets start at $26.95. As part of Miami Attractions Month, general park admission is buy one, get one free. 

 

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