Mansion Mayhem

Exhibit at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

  • February 12, 2023-April 9, 2023
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Location: The Gallery by General Motors

Free for members or with museum admission

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Presenting Sponsor:
Key Bank

For over five decades, the members of Mystery Inc. have shown that through courage, teamwork, and ingenuity, even the toughest mysteries can be solved. They have another mystery on their hands in Scooby-Doo!™ Mansion Mayhem! A jewel-thieving ghost has dodged the police and was last seen in this spooky mansion. Can you meddling kids (and grown-ups, too!) help the gang solve the mystery in this immersive exhibit?

Enter the Graveyard

Observe, ask questions, and interpret clues to help the Mystery Inc. gang crack the case!

Search the Hall of Portraits

Join Daphne in combing through paintings for clues. “Jeepers!” The Hall of Portraits is a little eerie. Can you be brave like Daphne?

Explore the Library and Music Room

“Jinkies!” Velma lost her glasses and could really use your help! Can you find all of the details like Velma?

Find the Villain's Tinkering Workshop

“Looks like we’ve got a mystery on our hands!” Fred’s waiting for you in the villain’s secret workshop! Can you be calm, cool, and collected like Fred?

Check the Kitchen

“Ruh-roh!” In a surprise to absolutely no one, Shaggy and SCOOBY-DOO™ made a beeline to their favorite part of any house—the Kitchen! “Zoinks!” You’ll need to think with your stomach—just like Shaggy and Scooby—to complete these challenges!

Case Closed!

Close the case of the jewel-thieving ghost with Mystery Inc. and snap a selfie with the whole gang while you unmask the villain. They would’ve gotten away with it, too—if it weren’t for you meddling kids!

Featured Programs and Guests

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
February 11-April 9
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Location: Museum Plaza

Strange and Mysterious 30-Minute Tour

Every object has a story, and some of those stories are just plain weird! Learn about some of the odd objects in our collections that are shrouded in mystery or downright strange.
March 11-12
Demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Location: Outside The Gallery by General Motors

Dogs on the Case

Meet real-life dog, Loki, and learn about his work with the Dearborn Police Department. 
March 25-
April 2 
10 a.m-4 p.m.

Location: Outside The Gallery by General Motors

Museum Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Follow signage to join a quest to find the mystery innovators of The Henry Ford. Use spy technology and our collection to make connections and unmask the mystery.

Become a Member and Save

Become a member for free admission to SCOOBY-DOO!™ Mansion Mayhem.

Then use your membership for a full year of free admission to the museum and village, plus free parking and exclusive savings on ticketed events.

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SCOOBY-DOO™ Films at Giant Screen Experience 

March 10 at 7:00 p.m.

March 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Scooby-Doo (2002)
Sensory Friendly Screening

March 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Scooby-Doo (2002)
Open Captions. On-screen subtitles displayed for everyone to see.

April 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) 

April 8 at 11:00 a.m.

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) 
Sensory Friendly Screening 

April 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) 
Open Captions. On-screen subtitles displayed for everyone to see.


What mystery will we be solving?
Mystery Inc. needs the help of museum visitors to investigate the haunted mansion and help solve the mystery of the jewel thieving ghost. As families work their way through the mansion they will meet the members of Mystery Inc. in various rooms and analyze clues the jewel thief left behind.
What are the different rooms in the mansion?
To solve the mystery, visitors will explore four rooms in the mansion. The kitchen, the library and music room, the villain’s tinkering workshop, and the hall of portraits.

  • There is no order to the rooms, so guests can explore freely and each room has a character guide.
  • Shaggy and Scooby will be in the kitchen, Velma will be in the Library and Music Room, Fred is in the Villain’s Tinkering Workshop, and Daphne will be in the Hall of Portraits.
  • Each room has unique interactives for families to enjoy and will uncover more clues to help solve the mystery.
Will this exhibit be too scary for younger children?
Although some mysteries can be spooky for younger kids we feel like the Scooby-Doo exhibit is suitable for children of all ages. In this exhibit we really want kids and grownups to learn about team work and that when we tackle spooky or challenging tasks as a team, we can give each other courage.

What happens if we don’t solve the mystery?
If you and your team do not solve the mystery it is okay! Having the courage to take on this spooky challenge, asking questions, and most importantly creating new memories with your team is what matters most. There is no winner or loser here
What can children learn from this exhibit?
There is a lot that can be learned from Scooby and the gang. The importance of team work, problem solving, and critical thinking are some key skills that can be learned from this experience.
What is Velma’s Clue Analyzer and how does that work?
In the Library and Music Room families can use Velma’s clue analyzer to try and get a visual of the Villain. This fun interactive allows families to analyze clues that Velma has found around the library and music room. In this interactives families will turn a physical turntable to select clues and then use a touchscreen to analyze and save important information about each clue. The clue analyzer interactive is a key part of solving the mystery of the missing jewels, but there is plenty more for families discover in all the areas of the mansion if they choose not to complete this interactive!

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $32.50
General Admission (12-61) Free $36.00
Youth (5-11) Free $27.00
Children (4 & Under) Free Free

* Seasonal pricing will be in effect throughout the year. The pricing chart reflects the online discount price. There is an additional charge per ticket for purchases made on-site.

SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements © & ™ Hanna-Barbera. (s23). SCOOBY-DOO! Mansion Mayhem was produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Event brought to you by our Sponsors:

Ford Motor Company Fund