Boney Island | Natural History Museum | Family Friendly Halloween | Los Angeles

By theFUNnelCakeBlog | Sep 30, 2023

Boney Island at Natural History Museum Los Angeles is an interactive Halloween light-up experience, taking place SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 31, 2023.

$25 per person; $20 for Members

Thursday–Sunday, plus October 30 and 31

Entry Times: 6–8 pm and 8–10 pm

Event hours may vary by date

Get ready for a bonechilling adventure like no other! This Halloween season, join us for Boney Island, an interactive lightup experience at the Natural History Museum. On select dates beginning September 28 through Halloween, NHM’s Nature Gardens transform into an illuminated wonderland of fun and frights. Explore ghoulishly glowing exhibits, fascinating creatures of the night and prehistoric past, and lots of thrilling surprises!


Festively fiendish animals celebrating Halloween in the Deadwood Forest

Talking and singing plants in the Hauntington Gardens

Prehistoric creatures in the Prime Evil Pass

Haunted Hallowe’en Light Trail

Skeleton orchestra

Haunted-mansion cauldron water show

*Magic Theater performances, surprise demonstrations from NHM’s Live Animals team, Museum Collection showcases, and more!

Plus, Food trucks, Hot chocolate and cider bar, Family-friendly photo ops, and Limited edition Boney Island merchandise.

* Schedule of performances, demonstrations, and showcases vary by night and are subject to change.


Boney Island was created by The Simpsons producer, Rick Polizzi, for his family more than 20 years ago. A play on Brooklyn’s iconic Coney Island, it grew from a front yard display to a huge affair in Griffith Park with a cultlike following of Halloween lovers of all ages. The attraction closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, after a three-year hiatus, NHM is excited to partner with Boney Island to bring back the crowdpleasing event.<i>islandnhm

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