Family Event | Scritch Scratch: A CHM Halloween

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Sunday October 31

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1:00 PM  –  3:00 PM


Scritch, scratch. What’s that sound? Is the Museum haunted?!

Spend a spooky afternoon at the Chicago History Museum as author Lindsay Currie shares about her newest book, Scritch Scratch: A Ghost Story. Hear about Claire, a young girl who has absolutely no interest in the paranormal. She's a scientist, and she can't think of anything worse than having to help her dad on one of his ghost-themed Chicago bus tours. Claire thinks she's made it through but then sees a boy with a sad face and dark eyes at the back of the bus . . .

See the story come to life! Put on your costumes and join us at the Museum to meet the author,* go on a spooky scavenger hunt in our galleries, and find out what creepy objects are in the Museum’s collection.


Event is FREE with general admission.

*Registration is required for meet-and-greet with Lindsay Currie.

Admission tickets are good for the full day and include all exhibitions. If you arrive earlier than the 1pm program, show this ticket to the front desk for admission to the museum.

Members, Remember to sign-in to your account or register for an account if you haven't already done so. After signing in at the upper right, select your desired tickets, and then click Add to cart. You will see your member discounts applied at the basket.

There will be signage at the Museum to guide you, but we highly recommend reading our updated safety guidelines prior to your visit. Although the city of Chicago has moved into Phase 5 of its reopening plan and the CDC has updated guidance regarding mask mandates for fully vaccinated people, CHM will continue to require all visitors over age 2 and staff to wear a mask while inside the Museum. As vaccinations continue, we will evaluate and update policies.

If you are an IL resident aged 18, you may register an account (see upper right corner). Then when logged in, you may reserve a maximum of two student tickets. Please have ID ready upon arrival.

If you are a resident of the City of Chicago and want to redeem your $2 discount, you may register an account (see upper right corner). Then when logged in, you may reserve a maximum of four tickets. Please have ID ready upon arrival.