The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Welcome to the world's biggest and best children's museum! Have a question? We're happy to help! You're talking to Jenny and Lori.

With 472,900-square feet, more than 120,000 artifacts, and over 1 million visitors each year, we are the largest children’s museum in the world. Sign up for e-news to stay in the loop about upcoming exhibits, events, and discounts: http://bit.ly/enewsfb Since it was first established in 1925, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has expanded to become one of the top-ranked, most-respected children’s museums in the nation, providing one-of-a-kind experiences that range from our immersive Dinosphere© to the exquisite, five-story Fireworks of Glass sculpture by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. The Children’s Museum is at the forefront of creating learning experiences with the power to transform the lives of children and families.

Wouldn't it be a dream to work on a real dinosaur dig site with countless fossils alongside an international team of ren...
07/09/2019

Wouldn't it be a dream to work on a real dinosaur dig site with countless fossils alongside an international team of renowned paleontologists!?🦴💭🦕For these undergrads, Masters, and PhD students...the dream is real. Meet them in our latest #MissionJurassic blog, and see what fun they've been getting into: http://bit.ly/2G6tmbT

We stand with our colleagues in the children's museum field in our belief that all children are valued citizens. The Ass...
07/09/2019
ACM Statement on the Humane Treatment of Immigrant Children in Detention

We stand with our colleagues in the children's museum field in our belief that all children are valued citizens. The Association of Children's Museums calls for a more permanent policy effort to ensure the immediate, humane treatment of immigrant and refugee children and families in detention. Read the full statement: www.childrensmuseums.org/about/acm-in-the-news/273-acm-statement-humane-treatment-immigrant-children

ACM Statement on the Humane Treatment of Immigrant Children in Detention July 5, 2019 (ARLINGTON, VA)--The children’s museum field believes that all children are valued citizens, and our daily work reflects our commitment to this ideal. Children’s museums support the United Nation’s Declaratio...

We are excited to announce that Indiana artist Rita Spalding will be the second featured artist to participate in our Vi...
07/09/2019

We are excited to announce that Indiana artist Rita Spalding will be the second featured artist to participate in our Visiting Artist Program, showcasing her works of "dreamy realism." Your family will have the chance to join Rita throughout the museum for hands-on art experiences.

Learn more about Rita Spalding and the Visiting Artist Program: http://bit.ly/2xB6a0D

The Visiting Artist Program is a project of the Lechleiter Indiana Visiting Artist Fund with support provided by The White Oak Foundation, Sarah and John Lechleiter.

In Athens, volunteers with the Greek organization ARCHELON help to protect endangered loggerhead sea turtles at their Tu...
07/08/2019

In Athens, volunteers with the Greek organization ARCHELON help to protect endangered loggerhead sea turtles at their Turtle Rescue Center. In this blog post, learn about all that you can see and do in our recreated Turtle Rescue Center in Take Me There: Greece: http://bit.ly/2XRXuSv

Thanks to our friends at ΑΡΧΕΛΩΝ-Archelon, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece

07/07/2019
Treasures of Ancient Greece Commercial

If you haven't visited the Treasures of Ancient Greece exhibit yet, run—don't walk—to experience it today! Take a peek at the commercial to see how we're bringing the wonder of ancient Greece to Indy in ways only The Children's Museum can.

This extraordinary exhibit requires a small additional fee. Buy tickets: http://bit.ly/2YD82lr
Presented by OneAmerica. Supported by Ice Miller LLP.

The official fireworks show may be over, but you can keep the celebration going with this Saturday Science experiment th...
07/06/2019

The official fireworks show may be over, but you can keep the celebration going with this Saturday Science experiment that allows you to make super-safe fireworks in a jar. 🎆🎇 Check it out: http://bit.ly/2NCEmnJ

Allow us to introduce you to "Hank," the micro-vertebrate sieving machine!In order for our Mission Jurassic team to lear...
07/05/2019

Allow us to introduce you to "Hank," the micro-vertebrate sieving machine!
In order for our Mission Jurassic team to learn about the life surrounding our giant sauropods🦕, we must study the tiniest of fossils...called micro-vertebrates. We find these with the help of "Hank!"
Learn more in our latest blog from paleontologist Prof. Phil Manning:
http://bit.ly/2xyW4xk

Be the cool, smart parent tonight when your kids are looking up in awe at the sky. Be ready to tell them how fireworks.....
07/04/2019

Be the cool, smart parent tonight when your kids are looking up in awe at the sky. Be ready to tell them how fireworks...WORK! 💥

http://bit.ly/2xrk5GK

We are OPEN today—July 4—with your favorite indoor “Fireworks”🎆Museum: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sports experience: 10...
07/04/2019

We are OPEN today—July 4—with your favorite indoor “Fireworks”🎆
Museum: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sports experience: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

http://bit.ly/2XloO7b

07/03/2019

The museum is OPEN July 4 with your favorite indoor “fireworks!" Every day is like the Fourth of July at The Children’s Museum thanks to Dale Chihuly’s monumental sculpture Fireworks of Glass!
Here are 10 facts about this extraordinary work of art: http://bit.ly/2Nwaut8

The museum is open normal hours—10 a.m.–5 p.m., with the sports experience remaining open until 7 p.m.

🚀Save the date—July 20!🌕Come dressed in your best space gear and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moo...
07/03/2019

🚀Save the date—July 20!🌕
Come dressed in your best space gear and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with us! We'll have special activities like robotics demos and telescopes with the Indiana Astronomical Society.

A 50th anniversary only happens once. Don't miss it! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2J6f1xY

07/02/2019
Take Me There: Greece—The Plateia

The origin of the English word "plaza"—the Greek "plateia" is a very important part of communities in Greece as a gathering place to shop, socialize, and even to join in celebrations, feasts, and meetings. See how our exhibit designers were inspired by the real thing when creating our own plateia in Take Me There: Greece!

Learn more about the exhibit: http://bit.ly/328wr4O

July 2, 1937:  Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to m...
07/02/2019

July 2, 1937: Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight at the equator.✈️🌍See these 10 facts about Amelia Earhart: http://bit.ly/2KSDfxN

Who's looking for a summer deal?🙋‍♀️ REMINDER—First Thursday Night is coming up, but due to the holiday "Firs...
07/01/2019

Who's looking for a summer deal?🙋‍♀️
REMINDER—First Thursday Night is coming up, but due to the holiday "First" Thursday will be the "Second" Thursday of the month. 📅First Thursday Night takes place on July 11 and NOT on July 4!📅 http://bit.ly/2RODRVP

On this night, each person in your family can enjoy the museum OR the sports experience for just $5 from 4–8 p.m.! Or tackle both for $7! On this night, you can also see the Treasures of Ancient Greece exhibit for just $2/person with admission.

GOAL! On June 29, 1958, Brazil defeats host nation Sweden 5-2 to win its first World Cup: http://bit.ly/2xiLPNL
06/29/2019

GOAL! On June 29, 1958, Brazil defeats host nation Sweden 5-2 to win its first World Cup: http://bit.ly/2xiLPNL

This week's Saturday Science experiment is the easiest trick to teach your kids why sunscreen is important—you're welc...
06/29/2019

This week's Saturday Science experiment is the easiest trick to teach your kids why sunscreen is important—you're welcome! http://bit.ly/2IX1xo6

06/28/2019
Take Me There: Greece—The Parthenon

Who hasn't been stopped in their tracks when they first lay eyes on the ancient Acropolis in Athens? Our exhibit designers were no different, so they re-created it in Take Me There: Greece! Snap a family photo in front of the iconic “Parthenon” before beginning your exhibit adventure. http://bit.ly/2xhvXLd 🏛️

In Treasures of Ancient Greece, learn about the mythological goddess—Athena—and her extraordinary birth. Try on her ...
06/28/2019

In Treasures of Ancient Greece, learn about the mythological goddess—Athena—and her extraordinary birth. Try on her symbolic pieces of armor and capture the moment of your newfound heroism at our photo op!

This exhibit requires a small additional fee. Learn more about how to get tickets: http://bit.ly/2xi8I3V

Did you know our Old National Bank Mid-North Promise Program, a cradle-to-career support initiative, helps dozens of fam...
06/28/2019

Did you know our Old National Bank Mid-North Promise Program, a cradle-to-career support initiative, helps dozens of families each year through its career and academic support? Tonight we’re celebrating the program’s successes, congratulating our graduates and scholarship recipients, and hearing from the families we serve who live in the six neighboring areas surrounding The Children’s Museum. Head to our Story for more. Special thanks to the program’s presenting sponsor, Old National Bank, for their guidance and support.

06/27/2019
Take Me There: Greece—Fishing Village

You can't think of Greece without thinking of the sea! "See" how our exhibit designers were inspired by this Greek economic staple as they developed our replica Fishing Village and Marketplace in Take Me There: Greece!

Cool mornings, hot days, rain, hail, lightning, and...SNOW!? ⚡☂️❄️Nope, we're not talking about Indiana weathe...
06/27/2019

Cool mornings, hot days, rain, hail, lightning, and...SNOW!? ⚡☂️❄️
Nope, we're not talking about Indiana weather. (Though some days sound like it!) This is what our #MissionJurassic team is experiencing at the dinosaur dig in Wyoming! 🌈🦕
Catch up with the latest blog from Paleontologist, Prof. Phil Manning: http://bit.ly/2xfwptt

06/26/2019
Take Me There: Greece—Merisotis Cultural Center

The mini "Merisotis Cultural Center" in Take Me There: Greece is representative of the rich cultural history that can be found in museums across modern Greece today. Watch the video to see how our exhibit designers were inspired to create this area of the exhibit.

In the Treasures of Ancient Greece, family members tall and small can learn how Athens got its name through an interacti...
06/26/2019

In the Treasures of Ancient Greece, family members tall and small can learn how Athens got its name through an interactive animation. Which god will be the city's protector, Athena or Poseidon? You won't find out until you first make your choice by inserting Athena's spear or Poseidon's trident into the rocky terrain.

This exhibit requires a small additional fee. Learn more about how to get tickets: http://bit.ly/2LmfsWH

Have your moment in the Central Indiana Honda Dealers' Winner's Circle in our new and improved photo op! Have you had a ...
06/25/2019

Have your moment in the Central Indiana Honda Dealers' Winner's Circle in our new and improved photo op! Have you had a chance to stop by and see our kid-sized IndyCar?

Find it in the shadow of our miniature Indianapolis Motor Speedway pagoda within the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience! http://bit.ly/2RBXErn

The Children's Museum Preschoolers went on a learning adventure inspired by Take Me There: Greece! After learning all ab...
06/25/2019

The Children's Museum Preschoolers went on a learning adventure inspired by Take Me There: Greece! After learning all about the olive oil production process, they had an olive oil taste test in their classroom. The result? Thumbs up! 👍🇬🇷

06/24/2019
Take Me There: Greece—The Bakery

Yum! Do we smell baklava!?
Our exhibit designers brought all that's great about a 🍞Greek bakery🍞—except the ability to EAT the food—right here to The Children's Museum's bakery in Take Me There: Greece! Watch this video for more...

📆Save the date!📆Jeanne White-Ginder—Ryan White's mother—is coming to The Children's Museum July 2, 3, 5, and 6...
06/24/2019

📆Save the date!📆
Jeanne White-Ginder—Ryan White's mother—is coming to The Children's Museum July 2, 3, 5, and 6. You don't want to miss this opportunity to hear the firsthand account of Ryan's powerful story. Learn more about Ryan: http://bit.ly/2RyeIPm

Sports Legend Wilma Rudolph would have turned 79 today. She faced many challenges growing up, including a battle with po...
06/23/2019

Sports Legend Wilma Rudolph would have turned 79 today. She faced many challenges growing up, including a battle with polio. Doctors thought she would never walk again. She proved them wrong. By the time she retired from track, she had won three gold medals and a bronze in the Olympics! 🥇🥇🥇🥉

In 1987, she lit the cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Pan Am Games in Indianapolis.

Wilma Rudolph overcame many obstacles to become the fastest woman in the world. Her story continues to challenge and inspire us.

You can learn more about Wilma Rudolph's legendary track career at the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience®. http://bit.ly/2Rsjcqq

💙Calling all kids at heart!💙 After Dark is back and better than ever! Join us for Athens After Dark on July 19 and...
06/22/2019

💙Calling all kids at heart!💙 After Dark is back and better than ever! Join us for Athens After Dark on July 19 and explore TWO Greece-inspired exhibits.
🔱 Wonder at the Golden Age of heroes, myths, and ideas in Treasures of Ancient Greece
✈️ Explore modern Greece in Take Me There®: Greece

Don't miss this opportunity to party with the gods and explore these exhibits after hours—without the kids! Tickets are on sale now for adults 21+. http://bit.ly/2KxFVRm

Do you know how deep paleontologists must dig to make a dino-mite discovery? Make a delicious dino parfait in this Satur...
06/22/2019

Do you know how deep paleontologists must dig to make a dino-mite discovery? Make a delicious dino parfait in this Saturday Science experiment and celebrate the beginning of dig season: http://bit.ly/2x6UXVv

06/21/2019
Olive Oil Production—Take Me There: Greece

Who knew olive oil production was so extraordinary?!⚙️💧
See how our exhibits team was inspired by the real-life olive oil production process in Greece when designing the incredible hands-on interactive in the Take Me There: Greece exhibit...

Fossil fish. Rainbows. Sauropod tracks. Chipmunks. Dinosaur jackets. These are just a few of the things to be found on o...
06/21/2019

Fossil fish. Rainbows. Sauropod tracks. Chipmunks. Dinosaur jackets.
These are just a few of the things to be found on our #MissionJurassic Twitter Stream! http://bit.ly/2xdW1Xv

Get caught up on all of the excitement in Wyoming as our dig season continues with our partners from the Natural History Museum, London, the University of Manchester, and the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden.

06/20/2019
Take Me There: Greece—Turtle Rescue Center

The Turtle Rescue Center in Take Me There: Greece was recreated by a real-life place in Athens! The ARCHELON Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece operates the Sea Turtle Rescue Center on the coast—your family can learn about some of the things these real volunteers do to help save the turtles when you role play in our exhibit right here in Indianapolis.

http://bit.ly/2WXnGGZ

ΑΡΧΕΛΩΝ-Archelon, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece

06/19/2019
Tour of Treasures of Ancient Greece

We went LIVE in our brand new exhibit Treasures of Ancient Greece for a tour with Ashley—archaeology curator—and Melissa—exhibit developer— from our extraordinary exhibits team! See why everyone is saying this exhibit is SO.WORTH.IT.

Learn more about how to get tickets: www.childrensmuseum.org/greece

At The Children's Museum, don't just go to Greece...experience it! We have immersive and hands-on programs with staff in...
06/18/2019

At The Children's Museum, don't just go to Greece...experience it!
We have immersive and hands-on programs with staff in BOTH Greek-inspired exhibits. In one Take Me There: Greece program, sail away "Beyond the Mainland" in an island excursion where you can explore the sights, sounds, and smells of one of the 6,000 Greek islands. Learn what makes a specific Greek island unique before heading back to the nearby "fishing village"!

She's out of this world!🚀  On this day, in 1983, astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.🛰
06/18/2019

She's out of this world!🚀 On this day, in 1983, astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.🛰

06/17/2019
Take Me There: Greece—Genetos Taverna

Did you know that our exhibits team is inspired by REAL locations in Greece when designing Take Me There: Greece? Watch this video to see the inspiration behind our own Genetos Taverna, now open for your family to "cook" in and enjoy!

Lace up your winged sandals and race in to see our latest Lilly Theater production—Tales of Olympus starts TOMORROW! T...
06/17/2019

Lace up your winged sandals and race in to see our latest Lilly Theater production—Tales of Olympus starts TOMORROW!

The ancient Greek gods see a fast-paced, modern world filled with high-tech distractions. Who has the time to remember their stories? Calliope, the goddess of epic poetry, descends from the mountaintop to enlist the help of Jason, an 11-year-old mortal. But does Jason have the guts to overcome his stage fright and become the next bard?

Shows are Tuesday through Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Are you ready to experience Greece for a day? We hope so, because Take Me There®: Greece is now open! 🇬🇷 "Fly" to...
06/16/2019

Are you ready to experience Greece for a day? We hope so, because Take Me There®: Greece is now open! 🇬🇷 "Fly" to one of the most culturally rich countries in the world—without leaving Indiana! ✈️ From exploring and playing in a Greek marketplace to rescuing endangered sea turtles, discover what life in Greece is really like!

Special thanks to presenting sponsor Ice Miller LLP for making Take Me There: Greece possible.

Learn more about our extraordinary Greece exhibits: http://bit.ly/31LWdLY

Get ready for ancient Greece with a twist of modern fun. Treasures of Ancient Greece is now open! 🔱Journey to a Golde...
06/16/2019

Get ready for ancient Greece with a twist of modern fun. Treasures of Ancient Greece is now open! 🔱Journey to a Golden Age, an age of heroes, myths, and ideas and discover how the ancient Greeks influence sports, government, entertainment, and beauty—even today!

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor OneAmerica and supporting sponsor Ice Miller LLP for making this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit possible!

🎟️Treasures of Ancient Greece requires the purchase of an additional ticket. Learn more about this extraordinary exhibit and how to purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/2XgnruG

06/16/2019
Happy Father's Day

This Father's Day, make sure dad has a chance to let his inner child out to play.

From all of us at The Children's Museum to all dads everywhere—happy Father's Day!

Today we celebrated the opening of not one but TWO extraordinary new Greek-inspired exhibits—Take Me There: Greece and...
06/15/2019

Today we celebrated the opening of not one but TWO extraordinary new Greek-inspired exhibits—Take Me There: Greece and Treasures of Ancient Greece. Take a look at some of our favorite moments from today, then head to our Stories for more!

www.childrensmuseum.org/Greece

Today you can get a glimpse of history in our new Treasures of Ancient Greece exhibit. To start your journey, grab a pen...
06/15/2019

Today you can get a glimpse of history in our new Treasures of Ancient Greece exhibit. To start your journey, grab a penny to uncover the past.💰 Shine up your coins in this Saturday Science experiment: http://bit.ly/2ZsCcYQ

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