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Grab your costume and experience the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center like never seen before. Grab a brew and tour the haunted house, hit the dance floor, and compete to win prizes during the costume contest. A cash bar will feature Austin Brothers draft beer, other craft and domestic beers and a selection of wines. 

Tickets are $20 and include a complimentary pint or wine glass. Tickets can be purchased online using the link below, or at the Sanctuary Store before or during the event. All proceeds help support sanctuary education and outreach programs!

Volunteers and staff are going full throttle to make this the spookiest, fun, must-attend Halloween event in northeast Michigan. You won't want to miss this one. 21 and over only please.



Link to pdf of poster here


Link to more details about event here


Link to buy tickets here





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after-school programs, campers, etc.)




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Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, with your help, is making things happen!

Established in October, 2010, the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary support the mission of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary – to identify, protect, conserve, and enhance the natural and maritime heritage resources, values, and qualities of the National Marine Sanctuary System for this and future generations throughout the nation.

Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is supported by generous donations from individual, corporate, and foundation donors as well as earned income from Sanctuary Store sales, special programs, and other fee-for-service initiatives. Gifts are managed by the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan.





Download our "Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary" brochure here.