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Spooky sights and thrills await you during Fright at the Museum.

Stop by for mayhem, myrth, oddities, and spooky eats and drinks!


Become a Member!

Purchase a Member pass and get unlimited visits to the mayhem of Fright at the Museum! Plus Gold Member passholders get Rooftop access during the season!

Enjoy Fright at the Museum like a pro!

Buy the Fright at the Museum combo and get everything you need to prepare for scares.

USA Today 10 Best Winner!

We’re a winner in the category of Best Immersive Art Experience.

Bundle & Save with Pinball Hall

Love a good vintage pinball machine? Add it to your online ticket for just $4!

City Museum is an ever-evolving, always-thrilling, artist-built playground with installations you can

Kids on Monstro City outsideTickets & Passes

Ready for the best day or year ever?

Slide, jump, climb and play the City Museum way. Grab your tickets or a Member Pass and get ready to get lost (in a good way)!


City Museum events are serious fun!

Check out our many events from holiday celebrations to specialty events such as Dinner Detectives and Rocky Horror Screenings – there is something for everyone throughout the year.

Slides in the CavesExplore

Slides, caves, climbers, a bus, a praying mantis?

Housed in an old shoe factory, City Museum is an indoor, outdoor, and underground playground for adventurous visitors!

I just love the Ferris Wheel. Seeing the city from the vantage point is unreal.

Katie P. – Yelp review

I wish every museum were as interactive as this one. It’s like a historical amusement park.

V. Yee – Google review

The 10-story spiral slide should be on everyone’s bucket list!

Lora K. – Google review

The building is a kid’s fantasy – an entire building of caves, tunnels, slides, and secret passages.

Celia G. – Tripadvisor review

Guess what’s coming this Friday? 💀

#frightatthemuseum #citymuseum #myrthandmayhem #momo
Don't miss your chance to experience the rooftop this year! 😄 

Open through October, this weird rooftop has a giant school bus hanging off the side, a giant Praying Mantis, tons of slides and things to climb, and Big Eli Ferris Wheel! 🎡 🚌
Today, 125 years after it was first installed, this Louis Sullivan cartouche has been installed again on the 4th floor at City Museum. 

This piece was originally created for the Gage Building in Chicago, IL. Built: 1898-1899 Removed: 2015 (Building is still there. Cartouche removed because it was deemed in poor shape.) It took the scenic route getting here, but we're thrilled it made it!

What is a cartouche? So glad you asked: It is an ornate or ornamental frame, also an oval or oblong figure (as on Egyptian monuments) enclosing a sovereign's name. 

🌈 The more you know 🎶
A mystery egg sack filled with spiders has popped up in the stairwell. 

We'll keep you posted as things develop 👀

#Halloween #citymuseum #spiders #spidersackeggs #spooky #FrightAtTheMuseum
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