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Saturday marks the opening of the annual Haunted House at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. This year the theme is Vampire Vacation and your family will have a “vonderful” time as you hit up vacation spots with the resident vampires. You’ll travel from Count Rushmore to the Ghoulish Gate Bridge and on to San Fang-cisco and who could forget New Gore-leans. Make sure you keep an eye out for “Justin Bleeder” as you tour the best locations in Horrorwood.
Lulu and I spent some time at the “lights on” Haunted House where we met face to face with some friendly witches and creatures. We giggled at the scary things and of course in toddler fashion, anything with fur was a “puppy” to Lulu. She said “Hi” to anything with eyes and really enjoyed some moments on the beach. I don’t want to spoil too much for you so I’ll tell you this: you’ll have a “vantastic adventure”.
Voted one of the top 10 Haunted Houses in the nation, you can’t beat the price!! For just $6.50 each (kids under 2 are free) or $5.50 if you buy your tickets at Marsh Super Markets, your family will enjoy every moment, including any standing in line that you might have to do. There are beautiful children’s drawings in the hallway, games to play on your smartphone.
IPL’s Lights-On Hours (Recommended for younger children who scare easily.) Tuesdays–Saturdays: 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Tuesdays: 3:30–9 p.m., Sundays: 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Halloween*: 10 a.m.–3 p.m., (*only the Haunted House will be open on Halloween. Museum closed.)
Defender Direct’s Frightening Hours (Lights out for older children who dare to be scared.) Wednesdays, Thursdays: 3:30–9 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays: 3:30–9:30 p.m. If you come on Saturday, there is a costume contest at 2pm. Other Halloween Activities at the museum include Friendly Feast With the Witches, Haunted House Family Late Night Adventure and a Spook-tacular Car Seat Check.