Time Warp Haunted House at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Every year, I am amazed by the Children’s Museum haunted house, but this year they have truly outdone themselves. In celebration of the 50th Children’s Museum Guild haunted house, the Time Warp theme takes you on a journey through each decade. It starts with the upside down room originally featured in the very first haunted house in 1964 and ends with a 50th birthday celebration of witches.

This year there are two spinning vortexes — a tunnel to enter the haunted house and a 3D tunnel to end it. For those who get a little too dizzy, there is an alternate route for both. In between, you’ll find a room straight out of That 70s Show, a creepy Star Wars cantina, a 1980s game room in spectacular 3D, The 90s world web web (including the horrifying sound of a modem connection!), Y2K scares, and the spooktacular future from the imagination of the witches.

I took tons of pictures and even put together a creepy preview trailer from my visit. I can’t wait to take the kids — they’re going to love every minute of it! But they’re on their own if they want to go for lights out — that’s a little more than I can handle without peeing myself.

Awesome Advice: There is an escape route in every room for kids who have a real issue during the event. There is also a hidden Dr. Timestein cartoon in each room, to keep younger children engaged and focused away from the fear when necessary. Be sure to check out the fun facts in each room during Lights On hours, too!

Montessori Moment: With three levels of fear, you can choose the right time to attend the Haunted House with all ages. Lights On hours provide a spooky but not too scary event for younger children, with full lights, no scarers, and fun prizes in each room. For those ready to be a little more scared, Frightening Hours feature black lights, hidden spookers, and a little more fear.

New this year is Xtreme Scream, on Friday nights from 9-11pm. It’s not just a lot scarier but it is a choreographed storyline designed to terrify teens who think they can handle it. Xtreme Scream is $12 and includes a look at Hollywood Haunts inside the museum.

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Children’s Museum Haunted House Details

Admission: $7 for Friendly & Frightening Hours; $12 for Xtreme Scream (includes Hollywood Haunts); Museum/Haunted House combo tickets: Adult $23.50, Child $18.50
Friendly Hours: Wednesday–Saturday: 10am–3pm; Wednesdays, Oct. 16 & 23: 10am–8:30pm; Sunday: 11am–5pm; Halloween: 10am-8:30pm (extended!)
Frightening Hours: Thursdays and Fridays: 3:30–8:30pm; Wednesday, Oct. 30: 3:30–8:30pm; Saturdays: 3:30–9:30pm
Xtreme Scream Hours: Fridays 9-11pm
ChildrensMuseum.org @TCMindy Facebook
3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716

See our Children’s Museum of Indianapolis info page for more events at this location.

I was invited to a media preview day at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to facilitate this post, but all opinions are 100% mine.