Spooky festivities are back at the Britannia Mine Museum for two “Bad to the Bone” Halloween weekends.
The activities will take place on October 23 and 24, and October 30 and 31 from 10 am to 3:30 pm.
Family-friendly chills and thrills will run over four days with spell-binding adventures including a lost pirate journal deep in the Underground mine tunnel, a Witches’ Lair and Wall of Wonders in the Bone Yard with skeletons of creatures both real and mythical.
There will also be a Spooky Skeleton Science Shows with petrifying wizardry, and the “Terror” Lab with a real Orca whale skeleton.
“Halloween is the perfect time for the Museum to be ‘bad to the bone’ and have some ghoulish yet family-friendly fun,” says Derek Jang, Master Grim Reaper at the Britannia Mine Museum, aka Manager of Interpretive Delivery.
“We like to spread out the creepy entertainment over two weekends so families young and old can come enjoy some spine-chilling yet educational, adventures. They might just leave finding some blood-curdling gemstones left behind by some evil pirates of old. Muhahahaha…”
Special this year for the month of October is the Museum’s new temporary exhibit inside the “Terror” Lab STEAM learning space, “Ore and Orcas: The Remediation of Howe Sound”.
The dynamic visual exhibit showcases the O120 Orca bone display and other marine specimens, to shine the light on the remediation of the Howe Sound marine ecosystem.
The “Ore and Orcas” exhibit was made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Briar Sexton and Mr. Craig Gauld, and an educational partnership with the Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society (SIMRS), the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the Porpoise Conservation Society.
The exhibit will educate visitors on the mine’s history — including the impacts of pollution and subsequent remediation, recovery and protection with the EPCOR Water Treatment Plant — through the lens of its impact on the Howe Sound food chain.
The Britannia Mine Museum provides unique and memorable experiences that engage visitors of all ages.
The Halloween “special event” rate is $20 for adults and $15 for kids ages five to twelve, which includes the Halloween activities, museum exhibits, gold panning and the “lost pirate journal” underground train ride.
The Museum is still offering the traditional guided underground tours and BOOM! Mill show via regular admissions. Advanced ticket purchase and reservation is recommended as special events are often sold out.