Released September 27, 2019

Family-friendly Fright Night returns to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 27, 2019) – On Oct. 11, families can enjoy spooky fun and jumpstart the Halloween season with Family Night Out: Family Fright Night at the Indiana State Museum.

WHAT: Families are invited to dress in their Halloween best for a night of spooktacular fun. Attendees can help a mad scientist conduct experiments, learn about monsters that may call Indiana home, create light-up ghosts, enjoy a “spiderpult” catapult and more. Activities will take place in the Great Hall and on the third floor.

The museum’s newest exhibit, A•MAZE•D: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips, will feature a spookified cardboard maze and spooky stories. A costume contest will also take place, with prizes awarded for spookiest costume, best homemade costume and best Indiana connection costume.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at or by calling (317) 232-1637, or at the door.

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 11

WHERE: Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis

PRICE: $5/members, $10/non-members, $7/Girl Scouts with ID, free for children younger than age 3

For photos of previous Fright Nights, go here:

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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage.