Boo on the Boat returning to National Museum of the Great Lakes

Press Staff Writer

        The National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) invites visitors to trick-or-treat aboard two of Toledo’s most haunted historic vessels – the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and the Museum Tug Ohio, during Boo on the Boat, set for Friday, Oct. 27 through Sunday Oct. 29.
        “Boo on the Boat has become a National Museum of the Great Lakes’ tradition that is both fun and educational,” said Ellen Kennedy, the museum’s Director of Education and Visitor Experience. “The event takes place over multiple days just prior to Halloween – providing flexibility to fit trick-or-treating into your schedule on a weekday or weekend.”
        Young “goblins and ghouls” can trick-or-treat in costume from the museum vessels’ pilothouses 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 youths explore Great Lakes history in a fun and age-appropriate way. Children with food allergies will have access to non-food treats in alignment with the Teal Pumpkin Project.
        Non-member admission (museum and ship) is $17 for adults (18-64), $16 for seniors 65+ and $14 for youths ages 6-17. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free.
         The program is available for free to individuals who qualify for Museums For All, a new access program at NMGL where those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission using their SNAP EBT card. Museum members can also enjoy Boo on the Boat activities for free.
        All children must be accompanied to the event by an adult.
        Boo on the Boat hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28 and 12-4 p.m. Oct. 29. The museum is located at 1701 Front St., Toledo.
        To learn more and reserve tickets, visit             


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