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Museum Note

Explore the Tomb of Doom if You Dare

Halloween Fun at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

October 01, 2009
The "spook-tacular" event of the year has arrived at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. An Egyptian labyrinth of fun and fright awaits you inside the Tomb of Doom: Quest for the Lost Mummy. The 46th annual Haunted House, organized by The Children's Museum Guild and presented by National City, now part of The PNC Financial Services Group, is sure to be the biggest Haunted House yet!

From October 16 through October 31, costume-clad kids can navigate the Vile Nile, cross the Desert of Despair, and explore the Pyramids of Peril on a quest for the lost mummy. Along the way, mummies wrapped in white cloth and bone-shaking skeletons await.

Children who frighten easily can enjoy a lights-on adventure in the Tomb of Doom. Bring the little ones in for an afternoon of friendly-hours fun inside the Haunted House, where they can collect treats as they explore the Mummy Maze, see skeletons in the Crypt, and venture through the Embalming Chamber.

If your kids dare to be scared, bring them for frightening hours fun when the lights are out, and let them wind their way through the Mummy Maze. But they must watch out! Mummies and skeletons await their arrival.

For more Halloween fun, the museum offers a host of haunted activities sure to get everyone in the Halloween spirit. Feast with the Witches is a delicious "booffet" of food and fun. Meet the witches in the Lilly Theater for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, enjoy entertainment by Ruditoonz, and receive tickets for the Tomb of Doom.

Children are also sure to enjoy Trick-or-Treat Theater, which offers live entertainment to delight all adventure seekers. After lunch, little ones will create crafts and take a lights-on tour of the Tomb of Doom. If your youngster is lucky enough to have a birthday during the month of October, bring a group and celebrate Halloween-style in Trick-or-Treat Theater.

Scouts can enjoy an overnight adventure like no other at The Children's Museum. Junior Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can spend the night and take a lights-out, behind-the-scenes tour of the Tomb of Doom. Afterward, the Tomb of Doom scout patch will be awarded to everyone. Scouts will also experience modern-day Egypt in the new Take Me There: Egypt exhibit, enjoy Stars of the Pharaohs in SpaceQuest® Planetarium, and engage in scream-building activities. The price includes pizza and breakfast the following morning.

All troops can enjoy Scout Days at the Haunted House on Oct. 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, and 30. All scouts will receive a free scout patch when they complete the tour.

Before taking your little ones trick-or-treating, explore the Tomb of Doom at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. But hurry, the mummies escape for a night of mischief at 3 p.m. on Oct. 31. For more information please visit www.childrensmuseum.org/hauntedhouse/.

Kimberly Clements is Public Relations Intern for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

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