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Because the witches of The Children’s Museum Guild celebrate Halloween all year long, in 2008 guild witch Sarah Adams came up with an idea to make hip, trendy Halloween shirts that Guild fashionistas could wear all year. These custom-made, Halloween appliqué t-shirts have become a Children’s Museum Guild Haunted House wardrobe staple and now Sarah is going to share her secrets to making this adorable addition to your wardrobe.
Did you know, Halloween isn't the ONLY time you can see mummies around The Children's Museum of Indianapolis! In This Week's WOW, Josh and Claire take you down to National Geographic Treasures of the Earth where Claire finds a very peculiar type of mummy. Check it out:
And if you're just looking for some good ol' fashion Halloween mummies, you can check out Wicked Workshop, the museum's Haunted House, now through Oct. 31. It's perfect Halloween fun for kids and families! Happy Halloween!
Note: This blog was originally posted in 2012 and is now updated for the 2013 Haunted House season!
It's that time of year again! The Children's Museum Guild, a group of amazing women, have volunteered THOUSANDS of hours to making this year's Haunted House Fa-BOO-lous for you and your family. This is the museum's largest annual fundraiser and goes to help fund initiatives for families and the community throughout the year.
One thing that makes our Haunted House unique is that we offer a variety of scare levels for you and your family, including IPL's Lights On Hours (for kids who scare easily), Defender Direct's Frightening Hours (for kids who dare to be scared), and William's Comfort Air's XTREME SCREAM Fridays (recommended for super brave visitors).
Every year parents ask us which we recommend for their family. This is a difficult question! Although each child is different and there is no right or wrong answer, we do have some tips for you. Here are some details to help you in your decision. And don't miss this handy infographic that will help you choose your scare level!
XTREME SCREAM ($12)
If you're better with visuals, check out this 2012 episode of This Week's WOW to see how the haunters prepare for Frightening Hours. It's a great way to show little ones that the witches are really just playing dress up.
If you are still questioning which version of the Haunted House to bring your child to, consider how they handle scary books, movies and TV shows. If they are often afraid of spooky things outside of Halloween, they might prefer a lights-on experience for at least another year. Learn more and buy tickets!
(Recommended for younger children who scare easily.)
Tuesdays–Saturdays: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tuesdays: 3:30–9 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Halloween*: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
(*only the Haunted House will be open on Halloween. Museum closed.)
(Lights out for older children who dare to be scared.)
Wednesdays, Thursdays: 3:30–9 p.m.
Fridays, Saturdays: 3:30–9:30 p.m.