Choose Between Two Options
- $7.50 for haunted-house admission for one child ($15 value)
- $14 for haunted-house admission for two children ($30 value)
The house is open on October 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, and 30 to groups from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. with reservation only and from 4 p.m.–8 p.m. it will be open to the public for ages 4-12.
Fog Machines: Artificial Atmosphere
Artificial fog can enhance the effect of everything from the lights at a dance party to the ominous vibes of haunted houses. Read on to find out more about the mechanism behind the mist.
In meteorological terms, fog is defined as a low-hovering stratus cloud, typically fueled by moisture that has evaporated from a nearby body of water or patch of wet ground. Though it can be a menace to drivers, the hoary, visual impact of fog can also look pretty rad over a dance floor or add gritty atmosphere to a production of Mary Poppins. Some stagehands may still favor dry ice, but commercial fog machines provide a smaller, safer way to achieve the misty effect. Though their structure may vary in some cases, most fog machines use a type of fog solution comprised of glycols or clycerine and distilled water. This “fog juice” is held in a pressurized chamber and sent through a heated pump, which turns it into vapor and emits it into the air. The resultant fog should be at about room temperature, but many machines also have a space to place ice in order to cool the fog before it releases, thus making it heavier and creating a lower-hanging cloud.