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Top 11 Halloween Events for Kids in Indianapolis 050in Indianapolis, IN
about Top 11 Halloween Events for Kids in Indianapolis :
9/26/09 - 10/31/09
Pumpkin Harvest Festival
The farm's annual autumn festival includes a haunted house, candle making, a giant "jumping pillow," gourd sling shots, a pumpkin train, hayrides, farm animals, face painting, pony rides, a blacksmith, and more.
Location: Stonycreek Farm
Cost: Activities vary; $1-$5
10/15/09 - 10/30/09
The Slightly Haunted Puppet Studio
Gertrud, the studio's wacky witch, introduces little ones to her ghoulish cast of traditional Halloween characters... a Juggling Scarecrow, Dancing Skeleton & Ghost, Alien, Kitchen Witch... all performing on a charming Halloween set. Order tickets in advance.
Location: Peewinkle's Puppet Studio
Cost: Show $10; Post-show Workshop $3
10/16/09 - 10/30/09
The Haunts of Hidden River Haunted Hayrides
One of the largest haunted events in Central Indiana features scary hayrides (and not-so-scary "hardly haunted" ones, from 6:30pm-7:30pm, too) through the deep, dark woods of Arbuckle Acres Park in Brownsburg! A costume contest for kids is scheduled on 10/30 at 8pm, and on the same night the Melchior Marionettes put on their Slightly Haunted Puppet Show at 7:30pm and 8:30pm.
Location: Arbuckle Acres Park
10/16/09 - 10/31/09
Tomb of Doom Haunted House
The museum's annual haunted house includes "friendly hours" - a lights-on and scare-free version of the Eerie Express - as well as "frightening hours" for older kids who can handle spookier scenes. Location: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
10/16/09 - 10/24/09
Ghost Tales of Indiana
Visit President Benjamin Harrison's home for a tour that includes tales that stir the imagination - and meet the spirits who have haunted Indiana. Each time slot is the start of a progressive play that lasts approximately 45-60 minutes. Reserve a spot in advance.
Location: President Benjamin Harrison Home
Cost: Adults $10; Children (6-17)
Fri, Sat, Sun 10/16/09 - 10/30/09
The zoo's annual Halloween bash features a hay maze, monster music, pumpkin bowling, animal shows, naturalists explaining animal artifacts, a haunted train ride, a roller ghoster, a backwards carousel, trick-or-treat stations, and more.
Location: Indianapolis Zoo and White River
Cost: Free with paid admission; fee for some activities
Tue 10/20/09 & 10/27/09
Feast with the Witches
Enjoy a dinner "boo-ffet" with the witches and Halloween entertainment by Ruditoonz in Lilly Theater. Then visit the Tomb of Doom Haunted House!
Location: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Daily 10/21/09 - 10/25/09
The prairie's annual Halloween event includes spooky hay rides, campfires with s'mores and cider, kids' crafts, face painting, puppet shows, storytelling, and more.
Location: Conner Prairie Living History Center
5th Annual Wizards' Academy
Harry Potter fans visit with magical creatures from the Indianapolis Zoo and explore the magical world of science through hands-on experiments. Parents are invited to attend a special presentation about encouraging early science education while their young wizards are in class. Allergy alert: latex balloons are used in one experiment! Advance registration is required; costumes are welcome.
Cost: Adults $4; Children $6
10/29/09 - 10/30/09
Put a costume and take part in a family-friendly Halloween celebration at Garfield Park! The Burrello Family Center hosts goblin games and treats, creepy crafts await at the Arts Center, and the Haunted Conservatory tour provides kid-sized thrills. Some activities require a fee. Location: Garfield Park
10/30/09 - 10/31/09
Christian Park celebrates Halloween with games of chance, food, arts and crafts, a haunted maze, and Hay Rides!
Location: Christian Park
Cost: Inexpensive; Fees vary with activity