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Children’s Museum Hosts Oldest Continuously Operated Haunted House in the Country

by Holly Riddle

Sep 5, 2023

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Destinations / North America

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis knows family-friendly haunted houses; the museum (the largest children’s museum in the world, by the way) hosts the oldest continuously operated haunted house in the country, and is set to welcome even more family travelers as it approaches its 60th season next year.


So, what can you expect if you visit the museum for this year’s spooks and scares?


The theme for the season is Booville, and it includes all your favorite classic Halloween characters, from witches to zombies to werewolves. If you’re a parent who was a fan of the 1998 Disney Channel classic Halloweentown, you’ll particularly love a visit with the kiddos to this year’s haunted house, as Booville gives you a similar look behind the scenes at where exactly the holiday’s monsters call home.


When booking tickets for you and the family, you have two options. For families with younger kids or those who’d just prefer to experience it all during daylight, a lights-on version of the haunted house features friendly greeters; upbeat music; and a more welcoming, light-hearted atmosphere. For families with older kids who want to scare themselves silly, the Frightening Hours experience includes jump scares; lower lighting; and an overall scary, spooky mood.


Tickets for the attraction go on sale Sept. 12.


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