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October 10, 2013

Indy children’s museum celebrates holiday now through Oct. 31 with ‘Time Warp’

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will celebrate 50 Years of Fear this month when the nation’s longest-running haunted house opens its doors.

This year’s haunted house will offer a special level of celebration and 3D excitement as it marks its 50th Anniversary. Once inside “Time Warp: 50 Years of Fear Haunted House,” visitors will travel back in time as Ghoulish Guide Dr. Timestein ushers visitors through five “deadcades” of fear and petrifying pop culture.

Fearfully featured will be music, movies, television and history as families take a ride through a terrifying time warp.

The Children’s Museum Guild, the museum’s largest annual donor, is the creative brain behind the haunted house. The entire haunted house is imagined, designed, built, decorated, organized and staffed by Guild volunteers. Each year, the 100 women of the Guild donate more than 35,000 hours to the Haunted House.

“Time Warp” is open starting today through Oct. 31 (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). Children are encouraged to wear costumes.

In addition to the haunted house, “Time Warp” offers special events such as “Feast with the Witches,” “Scout Late Night Adventure” and “Xtreme Scream” — a late-night extreme haunt experience.

General Admission tickets are $6 at Marsh Supermarkets and $7 at the museum box office. Combination museum admission and Haunted House tickets are $23.50 for adults and $18.50 for youth. Xtreme Scream (Fridays only from 9 to 11 p.m.) tickets are $12 .

For more information call The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis at 317-334-3322.

More specific events include:

• “Lights-On!” (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays).

“Lights On!” is recommended for visitors who scare easily. It offers friendly music, characters with costumes but no make-up or masks, and all lights on.

• “Frightening Hours” (3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays).

This experience is recommended for visitors who dare to be scared (older, braver children).

• “Xtreme Scream!” (9 to 11 p.m. Fridays).

This fright sensory overload is recommended for super brave visitors. “Xtreme Scream” hours take fright to the next level through an extreme mind/body fright experience.

• “Feast with the Witches” (Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 19, 24, 26, and 27)

The friendly witches of the Children’s Museum Guild host families and groups for a breakfast or lunch “BOO-fet,” crafts, an interactive music program, pictures with the friendly witches, a stage show in the museum’s Lilly Theater and a trip through the “friendly” “Time Warp: 50 Years of Fear Haunted House.” Each child leaves the event with a goody bag full of fun treats and toys.

Tickets are $20 per person. Feast price does not include museum admission and capacity is limited so reservations are required.

• “Bat Encounter” (Oct. 17-19)

Step into the world of bats and meet them face-to-face. Encounter a variety of live bats from around the world, observe their behaviors and hear their high-pitched echolocation with a bat detector. This show will feature live rescued bats. “Bat Encounter” is recommended for families with children ages 4 and up and is open to the public.

“Bat Encounter” will take place in the Lilly Theater of The Children’s Museum at 11 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 18. There will also be shows at 1:30 and 3 p.m. on Oct. 19.

“Bat Encounter” is free with the cost of admission but visitors are encouraged to reserve a ticket first thing in the morning due to limited capacity. To do this, go to the Lower Level ticket desk.

• “Scout Late Night Adventures” (6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 19 and 26)

“Scout Late Night Adventures” take place on Saturdays and preregistration is required. The official Time Warp Scout patch will be awarded to all brave adventure-seekers. Capacity is limited.

Cost is $25 per Scout, $25 per chaperone (two adult chaperones per eight children required). This event is open to Girl and Boy Scout troops by reservation only.

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