Boo on the Boat

“Boo on the Boat” Halloween Tradition Continues

October 14, 2021 (Toledo, Ohio) Beginning Friday, October 29 through Halloween Day, the National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) invites visitors to trick-or-treat aboard two of Toledo’s most historic haunts—the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and the Museum Tug Ohio

“Boo on the Boat has become a fun tradition for so many,” shares Ellen Kennedy, the museum’s Director of Education and Visitor Experience. “This year, instead of just being a single-day event, we’ve decided to host the family-friendly fun over the course of the entire extended Halloween weekend.”

Young “goblins and ghouls” can trick-or-treat in costume from the pilot houses to the galleys and everywhere in between while on a scavenger hunt for goodies. Treats will be distributed using pre-portioned, sealed bags at stations to help youth explore Great Lakes history in a fun, age-appropriate way. Additionally, on Saturday, October 30, NMGL will welcome back artist Don Lee to draw free caricatures. Children with food allergies will have access to non-food treats in alignment with the Teal Pumpkin Project. 

Boo on the Boat activities are included with the price of general museum and ship admission. The event is free for members. Guests may consider additional savings and access to the museum year-round by purchasing a membership. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 419-214-5000, visit our event page here.