Today I was invited to walk through the Wicked Woods at The Children’s Museum Haunted House. I thought last year’s Cursed Castle was extremely thoughtful and well themed but this year’s Wicked Woods is frighteningly spooky.
Directly from The Children’s Museum:
After 54 years of haunting, the museum’s head witches have perfected their potion for all things spooky, and this year is no different! Starting October 7th, embark on a hike through the foreboding forest as you encounter campfires and caves, creatures and cabins, terrible tales and haunted trails. Grab your packs and get your gear ready!
The Haunted House offers IPL’s Lights-On Hours (for children who scare easily) and AAA Frightening Hours (with lights off, for children who dare to be scared). Tickets are $8 at the door. All tickets are available at The Children’s Museum Box Office or online.
- Members receive a 10% discount.
- Discount tickets are available at Indianapolis-area Old National Bank branches.
- Haunted House tickets are separate from museum admission. Museum admission not required.
- Children age 13 and under must be accompanied through the Haunted House by a paying adult.
- Children under the age of 2 are free.
My Thoughts on Wicked Woods at The Children’s Museum Haunted House
I scare easily so The Children’s Museum Haunted House is the only haunted house I will ever visit. I was not able to walk through the Wicked Woods on my own, despite the playful Halloween music they were playing. The details were seriously spooky. I tried picturing it with the lights out and scare-ers throughout and I was terrified. Thankfully The Children’s Museum offers both experiences because I know many people that like to be spooked. For the Lights-On experiences there are friendly witches that have treats and will tell jokes throughout the walk-through. There is also a sweet raccoon that you can find in each room to use as a scavenger hunt distraction.
If you’re interested in learning more about being a scare-er, check out The Children’s Museum Guild for more information. They are the ones who work tirelessly planning the next year’s Haunted House a day after this year closes. They work day and night starting in September to completely build and transform that exhibit space into the masterpiece it is for us to experience. Other events revolving around Wicked Woods: Black Hat Bash, Friendly Feast with the Witches and Black Hat Dash.
Let me know your favorite tradition when visiting The Children’s Museum Haunted House and be sure to tag #HauntedTCM and @TCMIndy or @childrensmuseum when you come to visit Wicked Woods!
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