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Things to Do for Halloween 2019 in Miami

Headed to sunny South Beach this fall? You may be looking for a way to celebrate Halloween 2019 in Miami. (Especially if you’re trying to entertain kids, too!) To help you out, we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite things to do for Halloween in Miami, including...

  • Zoo Boo at Zoo Miami
  • Knock! Knock! at Halloween Jungle Island
  • Monster Splash Daytime Bash at Miami Seaquarium
  • Halloween Sundowner
  • Howl-O-Ween
  • and more!

Several of these seasonal attractions are even included with the all-inclusive Go Miami® pass, which provides discounted admission to dozens of great area tours, museums, cruises, and more. Image of Food, Produce, Pumpkin, Squash,

Zoo Boo at Zoo Miami

One of South Florida’s premier Halloween events where there’s something for everyone. Families and kids ages 12 and under are can trick-or-treat in costumes, participate in costume contests, watch special performances and much more! Plus, watch and enjoy as the zoo's wild animals get a special Halloween treat of their own! There will be music and games with fun prizes. Don’t forget to watch as some of the animals tear into their Halloween treats. Wild animals spend a large portion of their time searching for and consuming food. Here at the zoo, their diets are provided and easily accessible. Therefore, keepers use enrichment like the paper maché items, pumpkins, treat bags, etc. to promote natural foraging behaviors. Getting In: Admission to Zoo Miami and Zoo Boo is included with the Go Miami® pass.

Knock! Knock! Halloween at Jungle Island

This quirky little Halloween event combines some classic scares with the fun and festive concept of seasonal knock-knock jokes. Kids can enjoy a special jungle trick-or-treating experience, holiday arts and crafts, and more. Keep an eye out for animal shows featuring especially creepy creatures, too! Getting In: Admission to Knock! Knock! Halloween (and general admission to Jungle Island) is included with the Go Miami® pass.

Monster Splash Daytime Bash at Miami Seaquarium

Enjoy a full day of festive Halloween fun at the Miami Seaquarium’s wonderful seasonal event. Everything transforms into a monstrous experience – from trick-or-treating at Sharky’s Sweet Tooth Stations to rides in the Little Monsters Play Area. Don’t miss the Mangrove Haunted Walk, plus plenty of Halloween-themed animal performances. Getting In: Admission to the Monster Splash Daytime Bash (and general admission to the Miami Seaquarium) is included with the Go Miami® pass. Image of Carnival, Adult, Female, Person, Woman, Face, Head,

Halloween Festivities at Miami Children's Museum

This event is just one of many festive Halloween events during October at the Miami Children’s Museum. But their Halloween celebration is the perfect capstone to a wonderful month. Come to the MiChMu’s Halloween festivities to trick-or-treat or explore a haunted house. Plus, you can craft eerie art projects and participate in seasonal science experiments. Come in costume! Getting In: Admission to many Halloween events (and general admission to the Miami Children's Museum) is included with the Go Miami® pass. Select events require separate ticket purchase; consult the website for details.

Halloween Sundowner

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

This is one of Miami's most elegant parties. Spend the evening dancing to live music in themed costumes and enjoy sipping on cocktails. Imagine living in the glamorous era of Vizcaya's early days! The Halloween Sundowner is an adults-only event. Getting In: Admission to the Halloween Sundowner is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Miami® pass. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the event website. General admission to the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is included with the Go Miami® pass.


Pinecrest Gardens Beginning at noon on Halloween day, the Howl-O-Ween at Miami’s Pinecrest Gardens starts with the kid-friendly fare. But it transitions into adults-only in the evening. From charming trick-or-treating opportunities along some of Miami’s most popular storefronts to arts & crafts and face painting, the kids will love every minute. There are also several costume contests (including one for dogs!). At 8 pm, the adult part begins. Getting In: Admission is separately priced and is not included with the Go Miami® pass. Tickets can be purchased at the event.

House of Horror: Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall Looking for something truly scary this Halloween season? The House of Horror at the Miami International Mall fits the bill. It's one of the city's best haunted houses. It has special effects, costumed performers, and a creepy setting. You'll also find rides and other fun park attractions to enjoy – all with a spooky spin, of course. Getting In: Admission to House of Horror festivities is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Miami® pass. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the event website.

Remember to Save on Attraction Admission

So there you have it. Our list of some festive and spooky things to do for Halloween in Miami this year. Remember, a couple of these options are included on the Go Miami® pass, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs. paying at the gate. Please note, the Halloween events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed. They may not be included with the Go Miami® pass. Consider adding a few of these fun options to your mid-fall getaway itinerary.

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