Bonez and Booz

The spooktacular Halloween and Fall Festival returns Saturday, October 26, 2024 from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Natural History! Fire performances, magic shows, stilt walkers, carnival games, costume contests, food trucks, a beer garden, and more await you during Bonez & Booz! Costumes encouraged!

Stilt walkers from Miss Kitty's Society for Wayward Cosmonauts are set to return to this year's Bonez & Booz!Stilt walkers from Miss Kitty's Society for Wayward Cosmonauts will return to this year's Bonez & Booz!

What to Experience

  • Fire Performances
  • Magic Shows
  • Stilt Walkers
  • Carnival Games
  • Costume Contests
  • Exhibit Gallery Scavenger Hunt
  • Balloon Art
  • Caricature Art
  • Face Painting
  • Halloween Photo Booth
  • DJ
  • Food Truck Alley
  • Beer Garden
  • Spooky Scientific Specimens
  • Bonez & Booz Souvenirs
**All listed offerings are subject to change.**
Costume fun at Bonez and Booz!VMNH Herpetology showing off specimens during a previous Bonez & Booz!



  • $10/Ages 18-59
  • $5/Ages 3-17
  • $5/Seniors 60+
  • FREE for children under 3
  • FREE for VMNH Members
  • FREE for members of ASTC Passport participating institutions
  • FREE for EBT card holders who present their EBT card and official photo ID
  • Groupons accepted

Know Before You Go

  • Admission is available at the gate.
  • This is primarily an outdoor event.
  • Parking will be available off-site. A parking map will be provided closer to the event date.
  • The museum will be CLOSED this day during normal Saturday operating hours (which are 10am to 4pm) due to preparation for this event.
  • All listed offerings, activities, times and information may be subject to change.
  • All costumes must be family-friendly.
  • The museum is a tobacco and vape-free campus.

This event is made possible by:

Bassett Furniture Industries

Boxley Materials

map of Virginia and surrounding areas

Please Visit Us Soon


Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

We had a great time looking at the exhibits. There are a number of interactive things (not available during Covid, ...

Debbie G.

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