Some people like nothing better than to get good and scared during Halloween time. Luckily, the Houston area has plenty of options of places you can go to get your scare on! Here is a listing of Houston-area haunted houses (please note age restrictions on this list), followed by a list of kid/family-friendly Halloween events around town.
FOR ADULTS AND OLDER KIDS/TEENS:
NIGHTMARE ON THE BAYOU
Nightmare on the Bayou is located at I-10 & Studemont near the Heights in the shadow of downtown Houston and offers over 15,000 sq. feet of Hauntedness. And when we say “Next to the Graveyard,” we mean it! Nightmare on the Bayou is located directly next to Houston’s oldest graveyard. It is Houston’s only haunted house that claims to be really haunted. Caretakers of Nightmare on the Bayou say that actual hauntings abound in and around the multiple haunted attractions and property.
There are two extreme Haunts this year: Ghost House and Bayou Cemetery
Buy one Combo Haunted House pass and get one free through October 14th.
- Single Haunt Pass (Your choice) $22 (includes tax)
• Combo Haunt Pass (both haunts) $38 (includes tax)
• SPEED Combo Haunt Pass (gets you to the front of the line of both haunts) $45 (includes tax)
- SPEED Single Haunt Pass (gets you to the front of the line of both haunts) $30 (includes tax)
- Active Duty Police and Fireman – $28 for Combo Haunt pass (includes tax)
- Thursdays and Sundays are $28 (includes tax) – Not valid on Thursday, October 26th or Sunday, the 30th. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
$28 (includes tax)
TICKET BOOTH OPEN AT 6:30pm. DOORS OPEN AT 7pm
PHOBIA HAUNTED HOUSES
Houston’s mega-scream park returns for the 2017 season! Located on Beltway 8 South, between 288 and I-45, Phobia operates multiple great haunted houses. Experience psycho clowns, chilling chainsaws, depraved robots, staggering zombies, manic mental patients, eerie woods, and much more. A massive collection of diverse terror!
Tickets: One house, $15; two houses $25; three houses, $35
The “Exile” (3 linked attractions) is $30
There are discounts for group tickets! Cash only payment and they do have an ATM on site if you need it.
Location: 5250 S Sam Houston Parkway E. Houston, TX 77048
This place is packed with 10 attractions all at one price. They now call it a “festival” instead of just a haunted house experience. You can shoot at the walking dead zombies in a zombie maze with paintball markers. They will also have live concerts from different bands on stage each night. Visit “Club Blood” and dance under the lights to music spinning from a live DJ and enjoy adult beverages at the bar. Or get the fright scare out of you at one of the 8 haunted houses.
General Admission $40 per person, weekend park pass $50 per person. (all includes Zombie Paintball shoot)
First Responders and Military get into the festival for FREE. You must show credentials at the door.
Ladies get in free on Ladies Night, October 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd, 26th, and the 29th
October 5th – October 31st, hours vary. Click here for exact times.
1500 Elton St Houston, TX 77034 (713) 819-2904
Five haunted attractions…1 price. Screamworld at Woodlands has just about everything you would love—a haunted hotel, haunted houses and the fear factory. The haunted hotel is considered the most hi-tech in the city for its various animatronics. The Edge of Darkness has the traditional hauntings with twisted paths, more ghostly apparitions and classic scare tactics. You will also find movie monsters in 3D, a cemetery and a maze of maniacs. This is the longest running haunted attraction and has been selected by America’s Best Haunts as one of the best haunted attractions in the USA.
Children below ten may be refused entry.
Open September 22nd thru November 4th
Sun – Thurs: 7:30 – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 8pm – 12am
Discount Nights are September 24, October 1st, 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 19th, and 22nd
Popular Nights are October 21st, 27th, 28th, and 31st
Tickets prices: (Add $5.00 for each ticket purchased at the door):
Regular Night: $27 per person, $37 VIP Fast Pass, $37 All You Can Scream
Discount Night Prices: $17 per person, $27 VIP Fast Pass, $27 All You Can Scream
Popular Night: $32 per person, $42.00 VIP Fast Pass
2225 N Sam Houston Pkwy W Houston, 77038
REDRUM HAUNTED HOUSE (Open for 2017?)
TWISTED CIRCUS 3D, DEADWOOD ASYLUM, AND CINEGORE
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls. Redrum presents the most adrenaline pumping, death defying, demented show on earth! First stop, CarnEvil! Oh how the name speaks for itself! Carnies and freaks of nature are awaiting your arrival. They have a few games to play, so be wise for you may become the deadly prize!! You will never look at a carnival the same! Lucky enough to have made it through, Redrum has something extra special. Your favorite childhood memories await to be shattered in Twisted Circus 3D. Think you can handle a clown or two? This twisted 3D circus will scare the yell out of you!
Oct. 2 – Nov. 1
Friday & Saturdays open 7pm – Midnight
Sundays: 7pm – 11pm
Tickets: General Admission: $30/$35 @ the door.
Speed Freak Admission & VIP Fast Pass: $45/$50 at the door per ticket
Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended group size is 5 or under.
1800 E. Hwy 90A, Richmond, TX 77406
Houston Terror Dome is a safe Houston haunted house designed to scare the DAYLIGHTS out of you. Think you can handle it? At Houston Terror Dome most of the budget is put into building the most elaborate haunted house legally possible. Everything in Houston Terror Dome is a Hollywood- quality prop that is designed to look and sound like the real thing. In its opening year of 2008, The Houston Chronicle billed the Terror Dome the “Scariest Haunted House in Houston.” The Houston Terror Dome is intense enough to satisfy the most demanding scaremonger. New for 2017, “The Sacrifice” and “Sicko and Freako’s 3D Fun House.”
Click here for dates and times.
Tickets – Click here for pricing and discount information.
Houston Terror Dome Haunted House
16030 East Freeway
Channelview, TX 77530
The Dungeon of Doom in Kemah, where you take a stroll through the dark side of reality.
Tickets: $15, $20 Fast Pass
Scream Combo Pass: $35 (Boardwalk All Day Ride Pass and Dungeon of Doom Ticket- valid for unlimited trips through the Haunted House and unlimited rides day of visit!
Student Ticket: $10 with student ID
Landry’s Select Club Members: $12
Group Rates: $12 for 10 or more people
Hours vary each week and day. Click here to check out the calendar.
#8 Kemah Boardwalk
Kemah, TX 77565
Featured on the Travel Channel’s Halloween’s Craziest in 2013, Fearshire Farms has several haunt attractions to choose from, working hard to give new experiences in all three main attractions. Check out the newest attraction, “Unhinged,” deep within the Fearson’s barn, where your darkest nightmares come to life! Walking up to Fearson’s Farm House you notice the 1900′s decor, a white picket fence, and a creepy corn field in the back. it screams Fritz Kiesrsch’s 1984 masterpiece, “Children of the Corn.” The house is a personal favorite of visitors, because anyone can recreate an old house, but you can’t recreate the creaking floors, deteriorating exterior, and bone chilling feel of the home. Making your way out of the house, you will be led through to the Dead-End Corn Maze. The corn maze stands eight-feet tall and is difficult knowing what, where, and when something will terrorize you. Once you make your way through an abandoned school bus, a crazy old man, and shredded limbs, brace yourself for the chainsaw frenzy.
Tickets range from $7 – $35. Click here for prices, age requirements, and hours of operation.
Free Admission for: Active Military, Police, Fire, and EMS with proper ID
1100 South Walker, Angleton, TX 77515
Voted scariest in Texas, attractions include:
The 288 Scare Factory: A mobile viral genetic research facility of Nouveau Genesis Corporation gone awry.
Dark Woods: The Dark Woods is a area of dense forest located behind the Nouveau Genesis Corporation. Over the years The Caretaker for the factory had the job of disposing of the factories waste. He figured he would pocket the money from the disposal fees and just dump the waste in the woods.
Pitch Black: As with any research, sometimes the results simply are not stable and must be contained. Pitch Black is a holding facility adjacent to Nouveau Genesis located at Creepy Hollow. Once the factory started experimenting on humans, strange and uncontrollable side-affects started to appear with some of the subjects. They became insane, freakish, and began to get aggressive.
Tickets are $30 for all attractions and $10 for a speed pass to get you to the front of the lines.
Active duty military and police officers always get in for free. Also, a portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales are given to local charities.
Hours of Operation:
September 22 through November 4th
Friday & Saturday nights: 7pm-midnight
Sunday, October 22 and 29: 7pm-10pm
Halloween Night: 7pm-midnight
12872 Valley Vista Drive, Rosharon, TX 77584
FOR KIDS 12 AND UNDER….
All month long you can get into the Halloween spirit and be “scared to death” at their family-friendly haunted house. Explore different scenes designed to give goose bumps to young and old alike while taking a light-hearted view of a usually very serious subject. The house is rated PG-13 and is recommended for children ages 12 and up. Children under 12 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Parents are encouraged to go through the haunted house in advance of the rest of the family to make sure it is suitable for their youngsters. Admission to the haunted house is half off when you purchase admission to the Museum. Bring the whole family and make a day of it!
Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturdays: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
$5 Adults; $3 Kids 11 and under; Tickets are HALF PRICE when purchased with Museum admission
Tickets: Adults: $10
Seniors 55+/Veterans: $9
415 Barren Springs Drive
Houston, TX 77090
HOUSTON ZOO BOO
Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event is back and better than ever, with activities that are fun for the whole family. Kids are encouraged to come dressed in their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costume! They’ll love to show off their costume in our Costume Parade and dance to the “thrilling” music with the children’s DJ. Zoo Boo will also once again feature the Fiesta Mart Pumpkin Patch. Kids can pick out their very own child-sized pumpkin and paint it into a Halloween jack-o-lantern! Overflowing with pumpkins, this is also the perfect spot for photographs.
Tickets: All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members!
There are nine days of Zoo Boo fun this year!
Fridays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (October 13, 20 and 27)
Saturdays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29)
NEW Halloween Zoovie Nights: Evening activities and outdoor showing of spooky film favorites!
October 13 and 21 from 5 – 9 p.m.
This annual citywide Halloween celebration and costume contest is THE Halloween party for the whole family. Ghouls and ghosts will be lurking around downtown on Halloween at Discovery Green. Everyone will have a spooky good time at Houston’s citywide costume contest and Halloween celebration! There will be prizes, Halloween spectacle, a movie, music and more! Visitors can win candy and prizes playing our FREE games! There will also be a performance by Fairytale Headquarters and dance performances by ADC Studios of Houston.
Screen on the Green presented by Bank of America®: Enjoy watching Hotel Transylvania 2 on the big screen on the Sarofim Picnic Lawn. Movie will begin at 7:30pm.
Costume Contest: Prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category: Infant-8 years, 9-17 years, Best Male 18+, Best Female 18+, Best Family, and Best Dog. Please check website for contest and registration times, rules and entry form.
Friday, Oct. 27: 6 – 10 pm
2217 Welch Houston, TX
Magic, mystery and… MONSTERS! Have taken over the Children’s Museum of Houston as pandemonium is unleashed for three weeks during the “Halloween Monster Mayhem.” From October 10 to 31, 2017 we invite you to have a spine-tingling experience trick-or-treating, experimenting with monstrous matters, or participating in spirit-lifting activities. Guided by the dim lights of gaudy candelabras, wander through nerve-wracking havoc in search of goblin goodies, terrifying trinkets and more!
Trick-or-treat monster hunt! 4 – 6 pm weekdays, 4 – 8 pm. Thursdays, and all day weekends through Halloween Night!
Get slime-soaked during our first open-to-the-public Slime-Off! on Oct. 28.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH BASH AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Howl at the moon while you bask in Houston’s ultimate Halloween party for kids. Let the ghoul times roll as you boogie to the hauntingly hip tunes of a wicked DJ along with monstrous characters during the Monster Mashup at 4:30 p.m. Move your bones in the Thriller Dance Party at 5 p.m. Encapsulate Glow in The Dark Monster Slime. Then, trick-or-treat the night away. Be sure to come dressed in your most boo-tiful or frightfully freaky costume! Event time: Oct. 31 from 3 – 8 p.m. all throughout the Museum.
Hustletown Hoopers, Frightening Fashion Show, are among the many activities, not to mention for spectacular Wonderweeks in keeping with the season! Check out the Children’s Museum website for dates and times.
Tickets ranging from $10-$20 are available for purchase on the Children’s Museum website.
1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004
GHOSTLY GARDENS AT MOODY GARDENS
Spooktacular fun will include free trick-or-treating at various locations throughout the complex, Creepy Crafts, face-painting and a costume contest for guests in the Garden Lobby with prizes for the best costume. Families with at a member in a Halloween costume will receive a special discount and pay just $5 per attraction per person to Moody Gardens attractions.
Oct. 31, 2-4 p.m.
7 Hope Blvd., Galveston
Please check all vendor websites for rules, dress code, age requirements and to confirm hours of operation, which are subject to change.
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