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By Shannon Connellan
October 25, 2015

Jurassic Lounge: Halloween

Your favourite after-hours museum party is back — with zombies.
By Shannon Connellan
October 25, 2015

Extinction isn’t permanent, apparently. Sydney’s Night at the Museum-like party, Jurassic Lounge is being resurrected for a one-off after-hours event to celebrate Halloween. Returning to the Australian Museum for one night only, following their last Halloween Dia de los Muertos event and highly successful Mardi Gras party, The Festivalists’ beloved after-hours event will once again take over the entire museum on Friday, October 30.

Creating a playground for grown-ups in the hallowed museum halls, Jurassic Lounge’s Halloween edition plans to transform the Australian Museum into the freaky, freaky establishment we always knew it could be. The one-night-only resurrection of Jurassic Lounge is most excellent news from The Festivalists, the Sydney-based, non-profit company who just took over Madame Tussauds again with their after-hours night, Hijinks.

On Halloween night, there'll be plenty of creepy critters scuttling around the Australian Museum, with live taxidermy (oh god), big old bats at the specimen table, live reptiles, and Creepy Crawlies micro-talks by Australian Museum scientists. Between beers, avoid zombies in the Surviving Australia gallery, curse your enemies at the Misfortune Cookie crafts table, DIY gashes and wounds with The Makeup Wardrobe, watch comedians recreate cult horror films from memory, then learn how to actually do the Monster Mash with Diesel Darling's giant dance lesson.

Of course, the ever-popular Jurassic Lounge staple Silent Disco will be there for all your scarily quiet shuffling. But in true Festivalists style, there’s sure to be plenty of happenings and Easter Eggs planned for the night. Just be careful if you're thinking of unlocking the secret Trick or Treat room. Be warned.

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