S&T’s Haunted Mine opens Oct. 20

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On October 9, 2023

S&T hosts its annual Haunted Mine fundraiser. Noah Richardson/Missouri S&T

A group of mining engineering students have put together a collection of nightmarish thrills for this year’s Haunted Mine, opening Friday, Oct. 20, at Missouri S&T’s Experimental Mine.

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 2023 Haunted Mine will be open 6-11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20; Saturday, Oct. 21; Friday, Oct. 27; Saturday, Oct. 28; and Tuesday, Oct. 31. This year’s Haunted Mine will include strobe lights and fog machines. Visitors who find the mine too scary can inform an actor at any time and be escorted to the nearest exit. Closed-toe shoes are required, and flat-bottomed shoes are recommended.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for children under 10, Missouri S&T students and members of the military 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 open night before Halloween, groups with small children can 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. For more information, contact Stephen Casey at 573-341-6303 or caseysc@mst.edu.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students located in Rolla, Missouri. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T offers over 100 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top public universities for salary impact, according to the Wall Street Journal. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu

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