The Haunted House at the Children’s Museum – Game Night Fright – Opens Oct. 12

Gather your games (or break out your boards) and deal out the deck because you’re invited to The Children’s Museum Guild’s 58th Annual Haunted House at the Children’s Museum of IndianapolisGame Night Fright! A wacky and twisted world of games awaits—this may be the one time you WANT to be the first player out!

The Children’s Museum Guild’s Haunted House: Game Night Fright

When does the haunted house at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis open?

This year’s haunted house opens on October 12 and runs through October 30. The haunted house is open Tuesday-Sunday. Continue reading to find light-on and light off hours. 

2022 Haunted House: Game Night Fright

If you dare to enter the Witch’s Creepy House of Games you’ll quickly find that NOTHING is as it seems! Make your way through ginormous game pieces blocking your route, and navigate through the Delusional Dominoes just to battle the Wretched Rooks! If after all of that you start to feel a little hungry, perhaps you’ll enjoy a visit through Corrupt Confections. Beware of every bite—who knows what creatures are also snacking there! The next challenge that awaits is the Twisted Turnaround, and make sure you don’t veer off the path in the Clueless Corridor or it’s sure to be GAME OVER for you!

The Children’s Museum Guild’s Haunted House: Game Night Fright
The Children’s Museum Guild’s Haunted House: Game Night Fright

The Haunted House offers AES Indiana’s Lights-on Hours (for those who scare easily) and AAA’s Frightening Hours (lights off—for those who dare to be scared).

Organized by The Children’s Museum Guild, the 58th Annual Haunted House, Game Night Fright, is presented by Old National Bank.

AES Indiana’s Lights-on Hours ($9)

Lights-on: for those who scare easily


Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sundays: Noon–5 p.m.

  • Includes fun, upbeat music with all lights turned up.
  • The same scary objects are in the house so can still be frightening for some children.
  • Friendly-faced greeters without Halloween masks are in each room of the house passing out treats to visitors similar to trick-or-treating.
  • Children can play seek-and-find with pictures of the annual Haunted House mascot as they move through the rooms of the house to help play up the fun of each room.
  • Each room also features a Halloween-related fun fact to ask your child such as “how many bones are in the human body?” (Answer: 206!)

Halloween Fun at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis

AAA’s Frightening Hours ($9)

Lights off: for those who dare to be scared


Thursday–Saturday: 4–9 p.m.

  • Includes eerie music and minimal lighting.
  • Haunters hide throughout the house to jump out and scare unsuspecting visitors.
  • Although visual effects are used to maximize the scare experience, the frightening factor of the Haunted House focuses more on the “startle” rather than gore.
  • Many visitors will scream with surprise or fear as they move throughout the house.

the 2022 haunted house at the children's museum

Children’s Museum Haunted House Tickets

Tickets are $9 per person—museum general admission is not required. Children’s Museum members receive a discount. Find more ticket info here. 

2022 haunted house children's museum

202212oct(oct 12)6:00 am30(oct 30)6:00 amGame Night Fright6:00 am - 6:00 am (30) The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 North Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208CategoryFall Fun,Museum/Zoo EventSeasonalHalloween,Trick-or-Treat

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