The Children’s Museum Guild Presents the 46th Annual Haunted House
Tomb of Doom: Quest for the Lost Mummy
October 16, 2009 – October 31, 2009
The “spook-tacular” event of the year will soon arrive at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. A maze of mummies awaits inside an eerie Egyptian labyrinth. Tomb of Doom: Quest for the Lost Mummy, the 46th annual Haunted House organized by The Indianapolis Children’s Museum Guild and presented by National City, now part of the PNC Financial Services Group, is sure to be the biggest haunted house event of the year.
The annual haunted house begins October 16 and continues through October 31. Costume-clad kids can navigate the Vile Nile, cross the Desert of Despair, and explore the Pyramids of Peril on a quest for the lost mummy. Along the way they should watch out for mummies and skeletons waiting to greet them.
Sarah Adams, co-chair of The Children’s Museum Guild’s Haunted House stresses that this year’s event will be fun for all ages.
General admission tickets go on sale September 1 and can be purchased at Marsh Supermarkets for $5.50; visitors can also save $2 on Haunted House and museum combo tickets. Tickets will also be available at AAA locations. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $6.50 beginning October 16.
For those seeking more activities around the Halloween holiday, parents can sign children up for a Feast with the Witches. Greater Indianapolis children enjoy a breakfast, lunch, or dinner “boo-ffet” with the witches in the Lilly Theater along with entertainment and tickets to the Tomb of Doom.
Creative kids will enjoy Trick or Treat Theater where they’ll be entertained by an interactive performance that will delight all adventure-seekers. After lunch, they’ll create crafts and take a lights-on tour of the Tomb of Doom. Also, kids with October birthdays can celebrate with their friends at Trick or Treat Theater.
Brave scouts can prepare for an overnight adventure at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for frightening Halloween fun. On varying nights, Junior Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can enjoy a lights-out tour of the Tomb of Doom and also explore the new Take Me There: Egypt exhibit. In addition, they’ll see Stars of the Pharaohs in the SpaceQuest® Planetarium. All scouts can tour the Tomb of Doom on several designated Scout Days and receive a free Tomb of Doom scout patch after taking the tour.
National City, a PNC Financial Services Group company, sponsors this dreadfully popular fundraiser for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. The Haunted House attracted nearly 56,000 people in 2008, and the 2009 haunted house is destined to be bone-chillingly cool! Order tickets for the 46th Annual Haunted House at Childrens Museum online from the Children’s Museum website, or call (800) 820-6214 to charge by phone.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit Indianapolis institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives of children and families and enhance Indianapolis education in general. The 472,900 square-foot facility houses 11 major galleries. Visitors can explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures, the arts, see how dinosaurs lived 65 million years ago in Dinosphere: Now You’re in Their World®, experience Dale Chihuly’s Fireworks of Glass and examine children’s impact in shaping history in The Power of Children: Making a Difference. The Children’s Museum, situated on 19 acres of land in Indianapolis, presents hundreds of programs and activities each year. For more information about The Children’s Museum in English and Spanish, visit the Children’s Museum website.
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