*Disclosure* – I toured the new Haunted House exhibit with my children for free and was given four complimentary tickets from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. All opinions are my own and this post and giveaway were not required by the Museum.
I haven’t been to a haunted house in quiet a few years. But, I loved going to Haunted Houses as a teenager. I went with my older siblings and their friends, my friends, and college roommates. I even went to one with my husband shortly before we were married. I enjoy being scared, and enjoy scary movies and books, sometimes. That’s why I think it’s awesome that the Children’s Museum Haunted House has a special older scary session for teenagers (and adults!) called the XTREME SCREAM on Fridays from 9-11pm.
But, I really love that children of all ages can travel through time with this year’s Time Warp themed Children’s Museum Haunted House. I never went to a Haunted House as a very young kid, but have very vivid memories of an awesome house in my hometown that put on quiet the Halloween display and production each year in their gated front lawn. I always wanted to stop by that house and get spooked!
So, I am so glad I got the chance to take my children to a Haunted House at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. They said they liked it immediately after we were done, but changed their minds about it later.
This year’s Children’s Museum Haunted House theme is “Time Warp: 50 Years of Fear.”
There are decade themed rooms this year, complete with spooky twists. You begin in the 1960s in an upside down room, then the moon. In the 70s we are greeted with iconic retro 70s memorabilia and then the Star Wars Cantina. In the 80s you enter a Gruesome Game room, travel through a pinball machine, and then enter into the iconic 1983 Michael Jackson Thriller video. In the 90s you check out the Wicked World Web and the Y2K room.
The awesome part of this year’s haunted house the the psychedelic 3-D nature as you wear glasses. It totally makes going through the two spinning tunnels completely disorienting, and everything overall more creepy and thrilling.
This year’s Children’s Museums Haunted House runs October 10-31, 2013.
There are three levels of fear – The IPL’s Lights-on Hours, Defender Direct’s Frightening Hours, and William’s Comfort Air’s Xtreme Scream!
Lights-On hours are Wednesday-Saturdays 10am-3pm; Wednesday, Oct 16 & 23 3:3–8:30pm; Sundays 11am-5pm; 10am-3pm on Halloween.
Defender Direct’s Frightening Hours are Thursdays and Friday 3:30-8:30pm; Wednesday Oct 30 3:30-8:30pm; and Saturdays 3:30-9:30pm (none on Halloween).
XTREME SCREAM is on Fridays from 9-11pm only, and for an extra fee.
This year the Children’s Museum is running some special events for Halloween:
From Oct 1-14 you can enter to win one of 50 Golden Tickets. There are daily prizes and the grand prize is a custom arcade game console from DreamAuthentics! Enter at childrensmuseum.org/goldenticket
A Costume Contest runs from Oct 1-31. Submit your photo and you could win a family museum membership! Enter at https://bit.ly/1arlCJu
The Children’s Museum is also running a special Hollywood Haunts exhibit featuring iconic movie monsters, costumes, and props. It runs Oct 5- Nov 24 with admission to the museum.
General Admission Tickets are $6 at March Supermarkets, $7 at the Box Office or online. Children under 2 are free. The XTREME SCREAM costs $12 at the Box Office or online. You can also buy group tickets online at childrensmuseum.org/hauntedhouse. It is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Enter to win 4 Complimentary Children’s Museum Haunted House Admissions from my Giveaway!
Since the Haunted House opens today and only for a limited time, I’m going to only have this giveaway only run until Saturday, October 12th night at midnight! Good luck!
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For additional chances to win, head over to the following:
- a Latte’ with Ott, A (ends 10/10)
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- Just Like the Number (ends 10/12)
- IndyWithKids (ends 10/13)
- Katie (un)scripted (ends Oct 13)
- Hoosier Party Girl (ends 10/14)
- Redefining Perfect (ends 10/14)
Have a Happy Halloween and Good Luck!!