Museum Continues “Boo on the Boat” Halloween Tradition

October 12, 2020 (Toledo, Ohio) – The National Museum of the Great Lakes will continue their Halloween Boo on the Boat tradition by extending the event from one day to one week. Beginning Saturday, October 24 and concluding on Saturday, October 31 the museum will encourage young “goblins and ghouls” to visit the museum in costume to trick-or-treat aboard two of Toledo’s most historic haunts, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and the Museum Tug Ohio.

“This year we are extending Boo on the Boat to better accommodate social distancing,” shares Ellen Kennedy, the museum’s Director of Education and Visitor Experience. “Trick-or-treat goodies will be distributed using pre-portioned, sealed bags at stations to help youth explore Great Lakes history and the museum ships in a fun age-appropriate way.”

This is the first year the museum will also include the Museum Tug Ohio in the event activities in order to expand its outside footprint. The museum has also put in place admission caps every hour to allow for proper physical distancing. Participants are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase tickets online to ensure their preferred admission time. Additionally, as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project, children with food allergies will have access to non-food treats. Click here to learn more and reserve your tickets.