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WOO HOO – IT’S ZOOBOO

Float into spooky season with our friends at the Indianapolis Zoo! ZooBoo is always a fun family experience for itty-bitty ghouls and goblins, as well as the bigger kids. October weather means active animals, colorful foliage and a new season to explore. Come enjoy Pumpkin Town, trick-or-treating and a live DJ all while sporting your best costumes now through October 31! The Bicentennial Pavilion is home to a whimsical village with adorable cats, fancy rats and Mayor Jack who keeps guests on their toes with his boo-worthy jokes! Professor Pumpkin leads mystifying science demonstrations for little witches and wizards at Pumpkin School. While snakes, rats and other not-so-scary creatures scurry in Jack’s Barn, you can also see Caretaker Kris’ collection of spooky skulls. Plus, the dance party is always going with Halloween hits from Patch Radio!Open from 2-9 p.m. Admission is included with regular zoo tickets. >MORE

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CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Round up the cowpokes and saddle up for a spook-tacular ride through the Frightful Frontier, The Children’s Museum Guild’s 57th Annual Haunted House. Chaos ensues once you board the last train to Tombtown, where goblins and monsters roam the Wicked West! Lights On hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays – Saturdays plus 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening.  Noon – 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $9 per person. Museum admission is not required.

  • 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 (protective face masks will be worn at all times).

Night frightening hours are 4-9 p.m. Thursday – Saturday. 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.

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THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN

When night falls, see the grounds of Conner Prairie transform into Conner Scairie. where fun-loving ghouls will be back to delight and entertain you with their silly antics. From corn mazes to haunted hayrides, this annual fall festival is full of activities, shows, and spooktacular family fun.

The 22,160-foot maze features three unique adventure paths to appeal to guests of all ages:

  • Puzzle Maze: Test your wits in our family-friendly puzzle maze. This maze may take up to an hour or more to complete. The Puzzle maze is closed during nighttime Headless Horseman events.
  • Kids’ Maze: Bring the little ones along on our shorter kids’ maze. This maze may take up to 30 minutes to complete.
  • Haunted Maze: Brave the spooky Haunted Maze after dark—inspired by ghost stories and legends of the region.

Be sure to ride the 1859 Balloon Voyage for a bird’s-eye view. >MORE

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