2022 Museum of the Macabre

Thank you to the many community members who joined us for the 6th annual Museum of the Macabre! You can peruse photos from the event here.

Come in costume and imbibe cauldron-concocted cocktails while exploring the dark side of the sea. The sixth annual Museum of the Macabre delivers more than ever with freakish festivities and special exhibits outdoors and inside the Museum’s galleries. This year’s tricks and treats will explore maritime mysteries and monsters, featuring:

$20 Members | $30 General

21 and over event.
Admission includes one free drink.

Saturday, October 29, 2022
6-9 p.m.

Online sales have closed! Tickets will be available for sale at the door.


  • Dress on theme for a chance to win a costume prize! This year’s theme is Maritime Mysteries and Monsters.
  • Costumes should not be obstructive or offensive in nature.
  • Costumes should not contain sharp or pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike guests or exhibits.
  • Costumes should not contain any elements which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.

Accessibility and COVID Protocol

  • The event will occur at Tyrrell Park and inside the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.
  • Limited number of tickets available.
  • Please follow local guidelines for COVID safety at the time of the event.
  • The Museum and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Park festivities will be on both level and slanted grass.
  • Please leave your pets at home. Trained service animals are permitted.
  • Review more details on our Accessibility page.

Thank you to our partners!