Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Experimental Mine will be haunted once again this October.
The tradition of haunting the mine began in 1997 as a way for Missouri S&T students in mining and explosives engineering to raise funds to participate in competitions and attend conferences throughout the year. The event was cancelled for the first time last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 Haunted Mine will be open 6-11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22; Saturday, Oct. 23; Friday, Oct. 29; Saturday, Oct. 30; and Sunday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for children under 10, Missouri S&T students and members of the military with with valid IDs. Guests can get a discount of up to $3 per person by bringing canned goods to donate to Russell House ($1 per item).
On any of the nights before Halloween, groups with small children will be able to walk through the mine with the lights on from 5-6 p.m. for $5 per child.
The Experimental Mine is located at 12350 Private Drive 7002 in Rolla, just off Bridge School Road.