Frequently Asked Questions


What should I wear?

Bonza Bash Halloween 2011 is a Masquerade Costume Ball, so you’re equally welcome in Classic Masquerade (ie: suit or tux for the guys, cocktail dress or ball gown for the ladies, plus the mask of course) or Delicious Costume (think fun, sexy, interesting). At the Bonza Bash, dress code is strictly enforced. You must be dressed in either masquerade OR a costume to gain entry to the party. If not, security will kindly ask you to go home and change your attire. There will be no entry for guests wearing jeans/sneakers on the basis of “this is my costume”. Yes, someone tries this EVERY year. Yes, the result for those guests will still be the same!

This is a rare opportunity in Seattle to dress to impress. Dare to be dapper, debonair and chic!

Can I wear jeans?

No. If jeans are part of your intended costume, you should pick another costume.


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Group Discounts and Bookings

Do you have a large group of 10 or more people wanting to come to the Bonza Bash? Contact us for information on group discounts.


Will the entire facility be open?

Yes, the entire museum facility will be open for your enjoyment throughout the night. Guests may be required to remove masks in order to gain entry to the museum galleries.

Will my costume accessories be permitted?

For the safety of all guests and the security of the museum collection, all accessories to costumes (swords, guns, staves, wands, etc…) will be inspected and marked approved by EMP security staff. This is not optional, and will be required for entry.

Do I need to bring ID? What if I’m really, really over 21?

All guests – regardless of age or appearance will be required to present government accredited ID at arrival. No guest – regardless of age or appearance will be granted entry into the venue without ID. These checks will be conducted by EMP Security, and we understand they’re VERY passionate about this. Please don’t disappoint your party by being the only one absent any ID – even if you look comfortably over 21.

If you are under 21, this is the wrong event for you. No patrons – regardless of ticket holder status – will be granted entry if under the age of 21.

Is re-entry permitted?

Yes, you may exit the venue and re-enter at a later time.

Food and Beverage

Will you be serving alcohol at the event? How many bars will there be?

Yes, we will have plenty of full bars at the event to ensure people can get drinks in a timely manner. Making sure the bars run smoothly is a high-priority.

Will bars take cash only, or credit cards as well?

Bars will take cash only, so please plan accordingly. There will an ATMs on the premises, but we highly recommend you bring cash with you.

Will food be available at the event?

In the spirit of Halloween, you’ll have the opportunity to go trick or treating with an abounding volume of candy available throughout the venue. Food will be available for purchase downstairs at the venue, for those seeking a more substantial option.

For our VIP ticket holders, we’ll be offering an exclusive selection of hors d’oeuvres catered by Wolfgang Puck.