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Event DateOctober 31, 2015Event Starts8:00 pm
Event Ends12:00 am 


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This Halloween join us for an interactive evening inspired by all the things that go bump in the night. From the creepy-crawly to the downright terrifying, Nightmare at the Museum will show you a side of the Royal BC Museum you’ve never seen before. Join us as the Royal BC Museum comes alive with dancing, delicious drinks and bites, live local music, spooky ghost tours, haunted forests and diabolical decorations. This is a night you won’t soon forget…even if you want to.

Featuring music from Bučan Bučan, DJ Murge & DJ Boitano.


Find outfit inspirations from our Night Shift partner The Bay Centre*.

8:00 pmWelcome to your Nightmare!
8:00 - 10:00 pmDJ BoitanoFirst Floor
8:15 pmDark History Tours (every 15 min)Leaves from the Farm 3rd Floor
8:30 – 9:00 pmMad ScientistOcean Station 2nd Floor
9:00 pmDance Floor OpensFirst Floor
9:00 – 9:03 pmZombie Dance PerformanceFirst Floor
9:05 pmFirst Peoples Gallery Closes3rd Floor
9:10 pmGold Rush! Gallery Closes2nd Floor
9:30 – 10:00 pmMad ScientistOcean Station 2nd Floor
9:15 pmDark History Tours (every 15 min)Leaves from the Farm 3rd Floor
9:45 – 9:48 pmDoll Dance PerformanceForest 2nd floor
10:00 – 10:45 pmBucan BucanOld Town 3rd Floor
10:00 – 12:00 amDJ MurgeFirst Floor
10:15 pmDark History Tours (every 15 min)Leaves from the Farm 3rd Floor
10:30 – 10:33 pmVampire Dance PerformanceOur Living Languages 3rd Floor
11:15 pmCostume ContestOur Living Languages: 3rd Floor
11:30 pmFinal Dark History TourLeaves from the Farm 3rd Floor
11:30 pmLast CallAll Floors
12:00 amEvent Ends
Ouija BoardsOld Town Mezzanine: 3rd Floor
The Bay Centre Photo BoothGold Rush entrance: 2nd Floor
Owl Pellet dissection Climate Change: 2nd Floor
Good Luck CharmsCentury Hall: 3rd Floor
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde filmMajestic Theatre: 3rd Floor
Scavenger HuntMuseum-wide
What’s your nightmare?Delta Diorama: 2nd Floor
LoungeFirst Floor Lobby
Dance performances by Passion and Performance.
Please note that most of our event venues are intimate spaces with limited capacity. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan your evening accordingly.

Food & Drinks
Food Trucks open from 6 – 8 pm
Truffles Catering bars and food located on each floor. Last call at 11:30 pm
Food and drink not allowed on elevators or escalators.

This is a 19+ only event. Valid photo ID is required for entry. To ensure the safety of our guests and museum collections alike, Security will conduct ID, bag and spot checks at the entrance. Prohibited items include any controlled substance, alcohol (not purchased at the event), dangerous items, replica weapons, live animals, full-face masks or face paint that completely obscures your features (a partial mask or light face paint is acceptable, but your identity must be readily recognizable, based on your photo ID). Any items not permitted at the event will be collected at the door prior to entry. The Royal BC Museum will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
If Security assesses that a guest is intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance, they will deny the guest entry to the event. This decision will be made to ensure the safety and security of other guests and the Royal BC Museum.
Please be advised we will be taking photographs at this event for use in materials in support of the Royal BC Museum’s mandate.
Please be advised that a haze machine and dry ice will be used during this event.

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