Goblin Jamboree 2013

Thank you for making this year's Goblin Jamboree a SPOOKtacular success.

Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

New this year! Zoom by the entry line and get access to the festival via our special “Fly-by Lane” when you pre-buy your tickets online. 

“This was better than Disneyland. It is down-to-earth, accessible and you really get your money’s worth. Everyone gets turns riding rides and playing games. It’s just a wonderful experience.” - Parent comment October 14, 2012

Children and their families are invited to come in costume and explore the Bay Area Discovery Museum, transformed into a haunted wonderland complete with games, attractions and live entertainment. Enroll in the witches’ school, take a train or pony ride, visit the petting zoo and enjoy a full brew of games, activities and live entertainment. 

We accept cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard. All activities are included. Event takes place rain or shine. Look for our Fly-by Lane for fast entry access with your Eventbrite ticket. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Gentle reminder: No passes, daily deals, library passes or discounts accepted for Goblin Jamboree. No refunds on pre-purchased tickets after October 1, 2013.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, Oct 19     

Sunday, Oct 20     

10:30 a.m.

Snail People

Jimbo Trout

12 p.m. 

Miss Kitty

Enzo Garcia

1:30 p.m.


Andy Z

Sponsor Breakfast – Get Early Access!


Saturday & Sunday
October 19 & 20
8 & 9 a.m.

This year we offer two days of early access due to the popularity of our sold-out Sponsor Breakfast Fundraiser. Prepare for a day of fun with a delicious breakfast and get early access to Goblin Jamboree on either Saturday or Sunday. Sponsor Breakfast includes a delicious buffet courtesy of Paradise Foods and Philz Coffee, live entertainment, face painting, family portraits and a faboolous Pottery Barn goodie bag for each child.
Come early and enjoy a pony ride before the crowds arrive!

All Goblin Jamboree activities open at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast guests and at 10 a.m. for the general public. 

Be a Goblin Jamboree Volunteer

Ghoulish Grins and Helping Hands Wanted!

Help out your favorite children’s museum by becoming a Goblin Jamboree Volunteer. Volunteers receive a lunch voucher, a certificate of participation and an opportunity to join the fun either before or after their shift.

To volunteer, please send an email to goblinvolunteers(at)yahoo.com. All you need is a ghoulish grin to lend a hand.

Event Sponsors

Proceeds from the Goblin Jamboree Fundraiser support the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s mission to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children. Thank you for your generosity and participation.

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