Looking for some spooky Halloween fun with a mad scientist twist? The Leonardo’s Basement Haunted House is just your thing!
From 5:30 to 7:00 tonight, October 29, the haunted house will be open to the public. It’s an art and science project that kids who take Leonardo’s Basement classes have been building, and it’s sure to be an inspiration for your own Halloween undertakings. Tonight’s haunted house is the “lights out” version, and is recommended for visitors 10 and older.
A “lights on” version is happening tomorrow, October 30, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Admission is $5 per person (free for kids 3 and under), which helps to fund the Leondardo’s Basement scholarship program. The haunted house is located at 4301 Nicollet Avenue South in Minneapolis.
I should also make a quick plug for a less elaborate, though no less enthusiastically-constructed, haunted house tomorrow, October 30, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4120 17th Avenue South in Minneapolis. The Cub Scouts of Pack 120 are putting on their community Halloween party, which includes games of skill and luck, a mad scientist lab, and the Tunnel of Terror, a cardboard maze that is the responsibility of the senior Webelos Scouts to design and build. And I may be a bit biased, since the Webelos are my guys this year, but I think this may be the scariest Tunnel of Terror yet. The party is free and open to the public, though you’re invited to buy some Boy Scout popcorn or a hot dog to fund the Lake Nokomis Lutheran youth programs.
Do you know of any other community Halloween events in the Twin Cities, especially do-it-yourself, kid-run thrills and chills? Feel free to leave a comment or drop a line for a plug!