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Boney Island

An interactive Halloween light-up experience
October 3–31, 2024

Visitors standing by an installation of dinosaur skeletons by a small pond, with pink, purple, and green lighting and visitors walking on a dirt path on the right-hand side of the picture frame

General Info

- Select dates
6–10 pm
Tickets on sale September 3

This Halloween season, don’t miss Boney Island’s immersive, interactive, and illuminated experience in the Natural History Museum’s beautiful Nature Gardens, which will be transformed into a whimsical land of spooky fun for guests of all ages! Explore ghoulishly glowing exhibits, fascinating creatures of the night, and our prehistoric past, along with thrilling surprises at every turn! 

Nature Gardens Transformed

A nighttime scene with pink, blue, purple and green lighting, with a replica white dinosaur skeleton seen from behind on the left side of the frame, with a tree and gray wood bridge in the middle of the frame, and a small pond on the right side of the frame

Prehistoric creatures in the Prime Evil Pass

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Talking and singing plants in the Hauntington Gardens

Green water spraying up in front of houses with jack-o-lanterns in the windows

Maestro Maxilla's Water Show

Blue and purple lit replica dinosaur and egg skeletons

Festively fiendish animals celebrating Halloween in the Deadwood Forest

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Prehistoric creatures in the Prime Evil Pass

Talking and singing plants in the Hauntington Gardens

Maestro Maxilla's Water Show

Festively fiendish animals celebrating Halloween in the Deadwood Forest

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ABOUT BONEY ISLAND

Boney Island was created by The Simpsons producer, Rick Polizzi, for his family more than 20 years ago. A play on Brooklyn’s iconic Coney Island, it grew from a front yard display to a huge affair in Griffith Park with a cult-like following of Halloween lovers of all ages. The attraction closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After a three-year hiatus, NHM was excited to partner with Boney Island, now in its second year at NHM, to bring back the crowd-pleasing event in 2023.