Los Angeles Halloween Museum Exhibitions, Art Galleries & Haunted Tours
Here you will find an eclectic list of high-culture and historical Halloween events in Los Angeles: night galleries devoted to macabre painting, photographs, and carvings; museums revealing secrets of death, dying, and spiritualism; historical tours emphasizing the sordid and the supernatural; and midnight ramblings among gravestones in real cemeteries. Whether you enjoy the subtle shivers of wandering through allegedly haunted locations or the refined pleasures of appreciating macabre art, this is the place for you.
The fright factor of these Los Angeles Halloween art galleries, museum exhibitions, and cemetery tours varies widely. Museums use the season to generate interest in customs related to Halloween and beliefs in the afterlife. Cemetery tours tend to be educational in nature, emphasizing history rather than horror. Art galleries may be eerie but seldom frightful, and outdoor art shows of lighted pumpkins can be outright festive.
On this page, you will find:
- Updates: the latest news about Halloween Museums, Galleries & Tours
- Best Museums, Galleries & Tours: our recommendations
- Alphabetical List: established Halloween exhibitions and excursions that return on an annual basis. These link to pages dedicated to events, containing video, photos, and reviews too unwieldy to squeeze onto this page.
- Year-Round Venues: Museums and Galleries that exhibit horror-themed art year round, making them especially appropriate during the Halloween season.
One-Shots and Recent Additions: Information on interesting Halloween displays and tours that have yet to establish themselves as perennials.
Los Angeles Halloween Museums, Galleries & Tours: Updates
Get the latest news about Halloween Art Displays and Tours:
Best Halloween Museums, Galleries & Tours
Here are the Halloween Museums, Galleries & Tours we recommend. Included are returning events with an established reputation and new ones we have reviewed..
Halloween Museums, Galleries & Tours: Alphabetical List
The Museum Exhibitions, Art Galleries & Haunted Tours listed here are predominantly ones that return every Halloween.
Los Angeles Halloween Museums, Galleries & Tours: Year-Round Events
Year-round Los Angeles museums and galleries such the Dungeon of Doom in the Hollywood Museum and SugarMynt Gallery (listed above) offer special presentations for Halloween. Also of interest is the Chamber of Horrors in the Hollywood Wax Museum.
Los Angeles Halloween Art, Exhibits & Tours Not (Yet) On Our Permanent List
The following Halloween Museum Exhibitions, Art Galleries & Haunted Tours were added to our listings in 2019. If they return, we may upgrade them to the main list at a later date.
1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
2020 Update: Carved is on hiatus until 2021. Instead, Halloween at Descanso takes place all October, with pumpkin-themed displays and seasonal snacks during regular business hours.
Grier Musser Museum
403 S Bonnie Brae Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
2020 Date & Hours: Haunted House Tours on Sunday October 25, 1-4pm; display from September 16 through October 31;
Tickets: tours are $6-12; regular admission is $5-10.
The Grier Musser Museum’s annual Halloween Haunted House Tour decks out the museum’s 1898 Queen Anne Victorian house with historical Halloween decorations. Refreshments are provided. Tours are available at 1pm & 2:30pm on Sunday, October 25. Halloween memorabilia remains on display from September 16 through October 31.
1101 W. McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
2020 Dates & Hours: None. The official website has not been updated for this Halloween. The event’s location, Pomona Fairplex is closed due to Covid-19.
Like Carved and Nights of the Jack, Pumpkin Nights offers an outdoor tour through displays of artfully carved Jack O’Lanterns. Check out our review…