Skeletown! The 47th Annual Haunted House


The “spook-tacular” event of the year has arrived  at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. A maze of skeletons awaits inside the creepy city streets of Skeletown. The 47th annual Haunted House organized by The Children’s Museum Guild and presented by PNC Bank is sure to be the biggest Indianapolis haunted house event of the year.

Skeletown opened Oct. 16 and continues through Oct. 31. Costume-clad kids can hop on an imaginary IndyGo bus ride and navigate through the Bone-Crusher Stadium, the Art-trocious Museum, the Heartless Hotel, the Indiana State Scaregrounds, the Zombie Zoo, the Spine-Chilling Speedway and much more as they explore the city of Skeletown, modeled after our hometown of Indianapolis.

This year’s event offers fun for greater Indianapolis children of all ages. Those who scare easily can enjoy Skeletown during fun and friendly Lights On Hours in the afternoons, sponsored by IPL. Those who dare to be scared can come in the evenings when the skeletons lie in the darkness or hide behind a curtain, ready to jump out and scare the visitors. General admission tickets 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 Oct. 16.

Additional activities around the Halloween holiday are available at The Children’s Museum. Parents can register children for a Feast with the Witches. Children enjoy a breakfast, lunch or dinner “boo-ffet” with the witches in Lilly Theater along with tickets to Skeletown.

Brave scouts can prepare for a late night adventure at The Children’s Museum for frightening Halloween fun. On varying nights, Junior Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can enjoy a lights-out tour of Skeletown and also explore the new Polar Bears to Penguins exhibit. In addition, they’ll see Stars of the Pharaohs in the SpaceQuest® Planetarium. All scouts can tour Skeletown any day and receive a free Skeletown scout patch after taking the tour.

Families who dare to be scared can attend the Late Night Adventure at Skeletown — an evening family event which includes dinner, a lights-out tour of Skeletown, exploration of the new Polar Bears to Penguins exhibit and a Planetarium show.

PNC Bank sponsors this dreadfully popular fundraiser for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. The Haunted House attracted nearly 55,000 people in 2009, and the 2010 haunted house is destined to be bone-chillingly cool! Order tickets online, or call 800-820-6214 to charge by phone.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is an Indianapolis nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. The 472,900-square-foot facility houses 11 major galleries. Visitors can explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and 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 on shaping history in The Power of Children: Making a Difference. The Children’s Museum, located in Central Indiana on 19 acres of land in the downtown Indianapolis area, presents hundreds of programs and activities each year.

Skeletown! The 47th Annual Haunted House
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Through October 31, 2010

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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