Even though it was dry on Halloween last year, we know Seattle weather can be iffy in October. And since we don’t want the cold weather and rain to put a damper on your Halloween festivities, we’ve compiled a list of 17 indoor Halloween events and trick-or-treating options happening on the days leading up to Halloween and on the 31st. Have a happy, safe (and dry!) Halloween from all of us at Red Tricycle.

Great Wolf Lodge Howl-o-Ween 2015

 photo: Kristina Moy

1. Howl-O-Ween. Every night in October, little ghosts and goblins can hit the Trick-or-Treat Trail at Great Wolf Lodge. Starting at 6 p.m., costumed kiddos can pick up their goodie bags at the Howl-O-Ween House and collect ghostly treats throughout the hotel. In addition to trick-or-treating, kids can enjoy face painting, a spooktacular story time at the Great Clock Tower, a Peeps scavenger hunt and a Monster Bash Dance Party (on Fridays and Saturdays). Psst! Book your stay midweek and avoid the crowds.

Great Wolf Lodge
20500 Old Highway 99 S.W.
Grand Mound, Wa 98531

When: Oct. 1-31, 2015 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. dance party from 9 p.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: Free with stays from 10/01/15 through 10/31/15. Use promo code HOWL for special discounts.

2. Halloween Fun at the Seattle Aquarium. Underwater pumpkin carving demonstrations? Check. Spooky Halloween activities and games? Check. Treats and games throughout the aquarium? Check. Do we really need to convince you more? This under the sea celebration of Halloween goes on all weekend too, so your kids can get even more mileage out of their costumes.

Seattle Aquarium
Pier 59 -1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Wa 98101

When: Oct. 23-25, 2015 from 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission or membership

3. SpookFest 2015. At this annual Halloween extravaganza, get your engines er pumpkins ready for The 5th Annual Great SBCC Pumpkin Race (think Pinewood Derby with a Halloween twist). Plus, enjoy a mini carnival with games, arts and crafts, treats and a marketplace to buy Halloween goodies. Psst! Older kids can experience SpookFest Zip Scare featuring a suspension bridge and three zip lines in the dark!

South Bellevue Community Center
14509 S.E. Newport Way
Bellevue, Wa 98006

When: Oct. 24, 2015 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: Activity fees vary

halloween twister

photo: USAG Vicenza via flickr

4. Howl-O-Ween at EMP
Kiddos can wear their costumes to EMP for this family-friendly trick-or-treating extravaganza. Stay warm while your little ninja warriors, witches and fairies collect treats at stations throughout the Museum. In addition to treats, everyone will enjoy a spooky (non-scary) film and Halloween-themed activities and games.

EMP Museum – Sky Church
325 5th Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

When: Oct. 24, 2015 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: 12 & under Free; $5 off admission for guests in costume

5. BAM-O-WEEN Take your crew to the Bellevue Arts Museum for a super-fun afternoon filled with fall-themed art projects, thrilling activities and artist demonstrations celebrating Halloween. Psst! There will be face painting, Halloween Bingo, and tattoos, too.

Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98004

When: Oct. 24, 2015 from noon-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

6. Boo Bash at Hands On Children’s Museum
Calling all ghosts and goblins! Put on your Halloween costume and enjoy fall-inspired art and science activities, crafts, face painting, carnival games, a scavenger hunt, mad science lab and treats at this annual Halloween costume party.

414 Jefferson St. N.E.
Olympia, Wa 98501

When: Oct. 24, 2015 from noon-5 p.m.
Cost: $4 to $10; adult members Free (pre-registration strongly encouraged—this ones sells out!)

Your Favorite Fall Costume Party! Tickets Now on Sale Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 12-5pm Don't miss out on our annual costume party! Don your favorite costume, enjoy art and STEM activities and, of course, treats! We are planning a dozen fun fall-inspired activities including: Face painting Door Prizes Sweet Treats More to come! Register today! Member child: $8 Non-Member child: $10 Member Adult: FREE Non-Member Adult: $4 Call us for more information or to register! 360-956-0818 ext. 0.

photo: Hands On Children’s Museum 

7. The Museum of Fright. Ghosts, witches, and bats take to the skies at the Museum of Flight’s annual Halloween celebration. Make your very own ghostly creature that floats through the air and have lots of spooky fun in the Museum’s galleries. Plus, get festive with face painting, ghost stories, monster bowling and spooky flight simulator rides.

Museum of Flight
9404 E. Marginal Way S.
Seattle, Wa 98108

When:  Oct. 25, 2015 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $5 to $10 (under 17 in costume Free)

8. KidsQuest Halloween Spooktacular. Play mad scientists at this Halloween event with kooky and spooky experiments that will give your kiddos thrills and chills. Play games for sweet treats, show off your wild, crazy or cute costumes, cruise the cake walk, marvel at the illusions of magician AlakaSam and leave with loads of ghoulish goodies!

KidsQuest Children’s Museum
4091 Factoria Mall S.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98006

When: Oct. 26, 2015 from 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Cost: $7 to $12 (pre-registration required by 4 p.m. on the day of the event)

9. Pee Wee Monster Bash. For little ones looking for a not-too-spooky time, the North Kirkland Community Center is throwing their annual carnival style bash where little ones can wear their costumes and participate in a cookie walk, monster mash, swamp fishing, crafts and more. Pre-register early to guarantee your spot; this event always sells out!

North Kirkland Community Center
12421 103rd Ave. N.E.
Kirkland, Wa 98034

When: Oct. 30, 2015 from 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $10.95 to $13.14


photo: USAG-Humphreys via flickr

10. Tricks, Treats & Science Feats. The Pacific Science Center’s biggest and best family Halloween celebration returns for a frightful two days. At this ghastly gathering, walk the haunted halls of the Science Center and experience bloodcurdling, spooky science fun with the whole fam. Creepy critters, fake blood, glow in the dark concoctions and ghost stories under the cloak of darkness in the Willard Smith Planetarium will make your hair stand on end. With treat stations, Halloween-themed planetarium and laser shows, it’s sure to be a spooktacular time.

Pacific Science Center
200 Second Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98109

When: Oct. 30-31, 2015 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission or membership

11. MIPA Halloween Party. This super-fun, non-spooky Halloween party will have tons of Halloween activities for partygoers ages 1-6. Try your hand at some spooktacular crafts, play Halloween-themed games and enjoy some tricks and treats. Psst! Be sure to wear your costume for the Halloween costume show.

Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th St.
Mercer Island, Wa 98040

When: Oct. 31, 2015 from 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $3/child for MIPA members; $5/non-members

12. Halloween Boo Bash. Lil’ ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses are going to have a frightfully good time at this annual Halloween bash at Northgate Mall. Come in costume and enjoy games, treats and a bounce house.

Northgate Mall
401 N.E. Northgate Way
Seattle, Wa 98125

When: Oct. 31, 2015 from 3 p.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: Free

13. Halloween Party & Trick ‘r Treat. Put on your costume and head over to the Marketplace @ Factoria for this annual trick-or-treating event. In addition to loads of goodies, there will be spooktacular music, games and prizes with Warm 106.9.

Marketplace @ Factoria
4055 Factoria Square Mall S.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98006

When:  Oct. 31, 2015 from 3 p.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: Free

14. Westfield Family Spooktacular. Take your costumed kiddos to Westfield Southcenter for a safe and dry Halloween experience. Starting at 4 p.m., kids can trick-or-treat at participating businesses, while supplies last.

Westfield Southcenter
2800 Southcenter Mall
Seattle, Wa 98188

When: Oct. 31, 2015 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: Free

Halloween trick or treat

photo: Kristina Moy

15. Tricks and Treats. Put on your Halloween costume, grab your lil’ ghosts and goblins and fly over to Redmond Town Center for this spooktacular Halloween event. In addition to trick-or-treating at RTC merchants, there will be games and prizes, a synthetic skating rink, a DJ playing your favorite Halloween jams and Halloween merchant specials.

Redmond Town Center
7525 166th Ave. N.E.
Redmond, Wa 98052

When: Oct. 31 from 2 p.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: Free

16Springfree Trampoline Halloween Party. On the 31st, head over to the Springfree Trampoline store in Issaquah for lots of high-flying Halloween fun. Kids can trick or treat in a fun, safe dry place and enjoy light snacks, jumping on the world’s safest trampolines and a show with Seattle’s favorite Reptile Man. Leapin’ lizards!

Issaquah Springfree Store
1875 N.W. Poplar Way
Issaquah, Wa 98027

Date: Oct. 31, 2015 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

17. Costume Carnival at the Museum. For a truly weatherproof night of trick or treating, head to the Seattle Children’s Museum where costumed kiddos (10 and under) can wander the halls looking for treats from various vendors. Little ones can also visit the not-so-scary haunted mountain and the mad scientist lab and go on a scavenger hunt.

Seattle Children’s Museum
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, Wa 98109

When: Oct. 31, 2015 from 4 p.m.–8 p.m.
Cost: Free

How do you plan to stay warm and dry on Halloween? Do you have a favorite indoor Halloween activity that isn’t on our list? Tell us in the Comments below!

— Kristina Moy