Friday, October 21, 2011

Weekend's Best Bets

*FREE* Take your family to the Indiana History Center for free on Saturday, October 22. It's the Free Steamboat Bicentennial Family Day. Enjoy free admission to the Indiana Experience, river and steamboat-related activities along the canal, musical performances, storytelling and games.

Take your kids to Vampire Vacation at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. This kid friendly Haunted House is recognized by Rand McNally as one of the Top Ten Haunted Houses in the nation. If you don't want to get too scared, go during the friendly lights on hours.
Friendly Hours:
Tuesdays–Saturdays: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tuesdays: 3:30–9 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Halloween*: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.(*only the Haunted House will be open on Halloween. Museum closed.)
Frightening Hours:
Wednesdays, Thursdays: 3:30–9 p.m.
Fridays, Saturdays: 3:30–9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $6 for members; $6.50 for non members. Children under 2 are free.

Go trick or treating with the animals. Halloween Zoo Boo at the Indianapolis Zoo is October 21-23 and 28-30 from 2-7pm. It is free for members and included with zoo admission. Kids can also enjoy activities in two pavilions, a new obstacle course and costume parade, and the rides feature a Halloween twist.

Spend a spooky evening with your family at the Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie. Take a hayride and watch as the Headless Horseman rides again. It's October  20-23, 27-29.
Thurs. & Sun. tickets: $9 presale/$11 at the gate
Fri. & Sat. tickets: $13 presale/$15 at the gate
Presale tickets are available at Central Indiana Marsh, MainStreet and O'Malia's locations.
*Admission is free for Plus Level members and above each night.
*Admission is free for all other membership levels on Thurs. and Sun. nights only

Learn more about fossils, gems and minerals. The Indiana State Museum is hosting Geofest October 21-23. GeoFest is included with museum admission. Tickets to the museum are $7 adults, $4 children (ages 3-12) and $6.50 for seniors (age 60 and older).

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