Now that October has arrived and Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween has commenced, it's safe to say that “spooky season” is here. Luckily, Houston has turned itself into a freight fest, loaded with activities throughout the month of October everywhere you turn. 

The "Boo-you City" is creepin’ it real all month long with thrilling events. Create concoctions and slime during Grosstopia at the Houston Children’s Museumor visit a life-like Halloween Town full of thrills and chills at Sugar Land’s Constellation field. With all kido's in mind, there’s also a sensory-friendly Halloween Spooktacular hosted by Absolute Behavior Advancement

Read below for 10 family-friendly Howl-ween themed events throughout October.

Houston Zoo Zoo Boo


Visit the Houston Zoo for the month long Zoo Boo. Take a ride on the Scary Go Round, exhibit the Lantern Tunnel near the lions and, snap fab-boo-lous selfies around the zoo’s Instagram-worthy installations. Dying to have more fun? The Zoo Boo will begin to glow after-hours for one night only on Friday, Oct. 29.

Houston Zoo 6200 Hermann Park Drive. October 1-30. For more information, visit their website. 

River Oaks String Quartet Candlelight Halloween: A Haunted Evening of Classical Compositions

Enjoy a candlelight sing-a-long to instrumental haunted classics like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and  “This Is Halloween” from The Nightmare Before Christmas. 

Candelight Halloween at Sanman Studios, 1109 Providence St. Thursday, October 14. For tickets visit River Oaks String Quartet online. 

Children’s Museum Houston Grosstopia


Grab your lab coat and beakers for a slimey good time at Grosstopia. Every Saturday, the Houston Children’s Museum host a Halloween themed event where kids can create creepy concoctions, icky green slime and all-you-can-eat candy at the Halloween Bash.

Children’s Museum Houston, 1500 Binz Street. October 15-30. For more information, visit their website.

Kemah Boardwalk Boo On The Boardwalk


Celebrate with Kemah for the 20th anniversary of Boo On The Boardwalk. Sift through the Dungeon Of Doom and the Little Boo haunted house exhibit with some tricks every Freaky Friday, Scary Saturday and Spooky Sunday. 

Kemah Boardwalk , 215 Kipp Ave. Kemah, TX 77565. October 16. For more information visit their website.

Nature Discovery Center Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival


Give your family pumpkin to talk about with the Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival. Enjoy ghoulish games, live animals and photo-ops worthy of the hashtag #SquashGoals.

Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival, 7112 Newcastle Street. Saturday, October 16. For more information, visit Nature Discovery Center online. 

Herman Park Conservancy Urban Green’s Halloween Screen


Join Urban Green’s Halloween Screen for the viewing of the coveted Halloween classic, The Addams Family. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and empty bellies for an unlimited supply of scary bites throughout the film.

Urban Green, 1500 Hermann Drive. Thursday, October 28. For more information visit Herman Park Conservancy online. 

Fort Bend Museum Miss Ivy’s Spooktacular Halloween Party


The Fort Bend Children’s Museum will host the Miss Ivy’s Spooktacular Halloween Party on October 30. Visitors will tour the 1883 Moore Mansion, and trick-or-treat in their scary costumes.

Fort Bend Museum, 410 S. Houston Street. Saturday, October 30. For more information the website. 

Skeeters Constellation Field Halloween Town 2021


Ever wanted to visit Disney’s Halloween Town? Sugar Land’s Constellation Field turns your dream into reality. Enjoy thrilling rides, all you can eat sweets and an eek-citing costume contest.

Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive. Saturday, October 30. For more information visit the website. 

Discovery Green Scream On The Green: BeetleJuice


Get ready to Scream On The Green with BeetleJuice. Wear your scary costumes and batty blankets to the outside screening at Discovery Green.

Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street. Saturday, October 30. For more information, visit the website.

Absolute Behavior Advancement Halloween Spook-tacular: Autism/Sensory-Friendly


Absolute Behavior Advancement’s will host its first annual sensory-friendly Halloween Spook-tacular dedicated to children with disabilities. Crafting stations, activities and games will all be led by trained register technicians to ensure safety and fun for all. 

Halloween Sppok-tacular, 7751 Barker Cypress Rd. Sunday, October 31. For more information visit Absolute Behavior Advancement online.

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