White River State Park Hosts Fall Events

White River State Park is the perfect place for Hoosiers to take in the fall season with activities planned throughout its world-class attractions.

“The change of the seasons means a change of experiences for our visitors at White River State Park. Pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating, costume contests, and more are occurring at the park throughout the fall,” said Jake Oakman, executive director of White River State Park.

Military Park

Yappy Hour at White River State Park is focused on bringing the community together while celebrating our favorite furry friends. The free outdoor event will take place in Military Park on October 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a dog costume contest, bobbing for tennis balls, and more.

Guests will receive validated parking in the White River State Park underground parking garage.

Learn more about Yappy Hour here.

Indianapolis Zoo

ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo started on October 5 and runs through October 31. This event is perfect for all ages and features Halloween activities like trick-or-treating and seeing the Zoo’s amazing animal exhibits.

ZooBoo is free for members and included with regular admission. Its hours are 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday and 2-9 pm. on Friday and Saturday.

Learn more about ZooBoo here.

Indiana State Museum

The Indiana State Museum is hosting Fright Night on October 7 at 6 p.m.

Guests will conduct experiments that look like magic, but are all science, see the science show, participate in the costume contest, and more.

Tickets are $12 per person with discounts for members, scouts, and Access Pass members.

Learn more about Fright Night here.

Eiteljorg Museum

Join the Eiteljorg Museum on Saturday, October 29 for their free Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Celebration.

There will be performances, vendors, and community groups to help make the whole day special.

Learn more about the Día de Muertos Community Celebration here.

Victory Field

Rowdie’s Pumpkin Patch is coming to Victory Field from Noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 23.

There will be 1,000 pumpkins spread across the outfield and a full slate of other Halloween activities ready for your family including hayrides, photos with Rowdie, and Trunk-or-Treat.

Tickets are $5 per person (children 2 and under are free) and benefit Indianapolis Indians Charities.

Learn more about Rowdie’s Pumpkin Patch here.

IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum

Halloween Ends will be playing at the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum from October 14-20.

The movie is rated R and tickets can be purchased here.

To learn more about White River State Park, visit WhiteRiverStatePark.org.

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