The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Advance reservations are encouraged. We hope to see you soon! 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.

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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

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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

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Fiesta de la Familia FREE day is on Sunday! For those of you attending here are some of the crafts you'll take part in—a...
09/24/2021

Fiesta de la Familia FREE day is on Sunday! For those of you attending here are some of the crafts you'll take part in—and if you can't come in person you can still make them on your own:
🎨Panamanian Molas
🖍️Guatemalan Worry Doll
💐Paper flowers

For all the instructions and detailed videos:
https://bit.ly/39aM8x2

Tickets for Sunday are still available for now:
https://www.childrensmuseum.org/visit/calendar/event/134

🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾      Whether you’re a brand new tennis player or have a few years of experience, our tennis lessons are designed ...
09/24/2021

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Whether you’re a brand new tennis player or have a few years of experience, our tennis lessons are designed for you to have fun and learn the sport. Grab a racquet and sign up to join Coach Bill for an engaging private lesson filled with activities and games that build your skills.

For all tennis packages and skill levels:
https://bit.ly/3AyRRIY

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Whether you’re a brand new tennis player or have a few years of experience, our tennis lessons are designed for you to have fun and learn the sport. Grab a racquet and sign up to join Coach Bill for an engaging private lesson filled with activities and games that build your skills.

For all tennis packages and skill levels:
https://bit.ly/3AyRRIY

Do you have COVID questions? We have answers!  We’ve assembled a panel of Hoosier health experts to answer your question...
09/23/2021

Do you have COVID questions? We have answers!
We’ve assembled a panel of Hoosier health experts to answer your questions and get you the information you need to make decisions for your family. Join us for a virtual Q and A on Facebook LIVE, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. EDT. Questions can be asked during the event or commented on this post in advance. Details: https://bit.ly/39Avuah

🩺 The powerhouse of panelists includes:

Dr. Elaine Cox
Chief Medical Officer at Riley Children’s Health; Associate Professor of Medicine at IU School of Medicine, Infectious Disease Division

Dr. Virginia Caine
Director of the Marion County Public Health Department

Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH
Chair of Health Policy and Management Department of the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health; Scientist at the Regenstrief Institute

Do you have COVID questions? We have answers!
We’ve assembled a panel of Hoosier health experts to answer your questions and get you the information you need to make decisions for your family. Join us for a virtual Q and A on Facebook LIVE, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. EDT. Questions can be asked during the event or commented on this post in advance. Details: https://bit.ly/39Avuah

🩺 The powerhouse of panelists includes:

Dr. Elaine Cox
Chief Medical Officer at Riley Children’s Health; Associate Professor of Medicine at IU School of Medicine, Infectious Disease Division

Dr. Virginia Caine
Director of the Marion County Public Health Department

Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH
Chair of Health Policy and Management Department of the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health; Scientist at the Regenstrief Institute

The DC Universe will be leaving the museum this weekend! It's the last time you'll be able to race THE FLASH or help sav...
09/23/2021

The DC Universe will be leaving the museum this weekend! It's the last time you'll be able to race THE FLASH or help save Gotham City with BATMAN! Don't miss out on discovering your own superpowers, get your tickets today: https://bit.ly/3uTc75I

Thanks to Central Indiana Honda Dealers, Delta Dental of Indiana and OneAmerica.

The DC Universe will be leaving the museum this weekend! It's the last time you'll be able to race THE FLASH or help save Gotham City with BATMAN! Don't miss out on discovering your own superpowers, get your tickets today: https://bit.ly/3uTc75I

Thanks to Central Indiana Honda Dealers, Delta Dental of Indiana and OneAmerica.

Happy Fall! Bumblebee is getting into the Halloween spirit by morphing into an Autobot Vampire!
09/22/2021

Happy Fall! Bumblebee is getting into the Halloween spirit by morphing into an Autobot Vampire!

In honor of College Savings Month, we're giving away a $500 deposit toward your choice of CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plan...
09/22/2021

In honor of College Savings Month, we're giving away a $500 deposit toward your choice of CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans.

CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans is Indiana’s tax-advantaged way to save for you or your loved one’s education at any eligible school. In order to win the $500:
▶️Like this post!
▶️Comment with the name of someone you think is deserving!

Everyone who likes and comments will be entered to win. We’ll randomly select a winner on Friday, Sept. 24. Check your direct messages to see if you’ve won. For more information about CollegeChoice 529 visit:
https://bit.ly/3v2Udgu
For contest rules: https://bit.ly/3lwYOnr

In honor of College Savings Month, we're giving away a $500 deposit toward your choice of CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans.

CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans is Indiana’s tax-advantaged way to save for you or your loved one’s education at any eligible school. In order to win the $500:
▶️Like this post!
▶️Comment with the name of someone you think is deserving!

Everyone who likes and comments will be entered to win. We’ll randomly select a winner on Friday, Sept. 24. Check your direct messages to see if you’ve won. For more information about CollegeChoice 529 visit:
https://bit.ly/3v2Udgu
For contest rules: https://bit.ly/3lwYOnr

In honor of National Mini Golf Day, check out this aerial view of our Camferdam Golf Experience. Come take a swing at an...
09/21/2021

In honor of National Mini Golf Day, check out this aerial view of our Camferdam Golf Experience. Come take a swing at any of the 36 holes, with challenges for beginners to mini-golf pros.

The two signature courses, designed by golf legends Pete and Alice Dye, feature holes that are replicas of their most-famous designs from around the world! ⛳

In honor of National Mini Golf Day, check out this aerial view of our Camferdam Golf Experience. Come take a swing at any of the 36 holes, with challenges for beginners to mini-golf pros.

The two signature courses, designed by golf legends Pete and Alice Dye, feature holes that are replicas of their most-famous designs from around the world! ⛳

*Overwhelmingly - Indiana Bones is the winner!So many of you had such great suggestions for naming our Frightful Frontie...
09/20/2021

*Overwhelmingly - Indiana Bones is the winner!

So many of you had such great suggestions for naming our Frightful Frontier Haunted House skeleton mascot. We've narrowed it down to just TWO!
💀Vote for your favorite:
"LIKE" this post to vote for—Indiana Bones
"LOVE" this post to vote for—Captain Jack Marrow

The contest will end on Sept. 22, with the winner being the one with the most reactions.

You don't want to miss out on visiting our Frightful Frontier Haunted House starting Oct. 9, secure your tickets today: https://bit.ly/3wxvLDL.
Presented by Old National Bank

*Overwhelmingly - Indiana Bones is the winner!

So many of you had such great suggestions for naming our Frightful Frontier Haunted House skeleton mascot. We've narrowed it down to just TWO!
💀Vote for your favorite:
"LIKE" this post to vote for—Indiana Bones
"LOVE" this post to vote for—Captain Jack Marrow

The contest will end on Sept. 22, with the winner being the one with the most reactions.

You don't want to miss out on visiting our Frightful Frontier Haunted House starting Oct. 9, secure your tickets today: https://bit.ly/3wxvLDL.
Presented by Old National Bank

MALALAKnown around the world by just one name, she’s often called “the girl who got shot by the Taliban.” But she wants ...
09/19/2021

MALALA
Known around the world by just one name, she’s often called “the girl who got shot by the Taliban.” But she wants to be known as “the girl who fought for education.” She was determined to finish her education and speak up for girls’ rights despite the dangers she and her family faced.

Now, Malala joins the ranks of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White as the fourth child represented in The Power of Children exhibit. https://bit.ly/2VdLvPv

09/18/2021
BATMAN

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA BATMAN! Members of the Justice League, unite! Today is National Batman Day. Check out some of the items on display and the items we have in our behind-the-scenes collections.

Nobel Prize winner. Human rights activist. Positive role model. Malala Yousafzai—joins The Power of Children exhibit tom...
09/17/2021

Nobel Prize winner. Human rights activist. Positive role model. Malala Yousafzai—joins The Power of Children exhibit tomorrow. Learn more:
https://bit.ly/2VdLvPv

Nobel Prize winner. Human rights activist. Positive role model. Malala Yousafzai—joins The Power of Children exhibit tomorrow. Learn more:
https://bit.ly/2VdLvPv

On Saturday, the ONLY permanent exhibit in the world featuring Malala Yousafzai opens! She’ll be the fourth child added ...
09/16/2021

On Saturday, the ONLY permanent exhibit in the world featuring Malala Yousafzai opens! She’ll be the fourth child added to The Power of Children exhibit. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2VdLvPv

On Saturday, the ONLY permanent exhibit in the world featuring Malala Yousafzai opens! She’ll be the fourth child added to The Power of Children exhibit. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2VdLvPv

We are celebrating Fiesta de la Familia on Sunday, Sept. 26🎉 with FREE museum admission (advance reservation required)! ...
09/16/2021

We are celebrating Fiesta de la Familia on Sunday, Sept. 26🎉 with FREE museum admission (advance reservation required)! The festivities will honor children and celebrate Latinx culture.
🎶Dance to LIVE cultural music
🌺Make a traditional paper flower
💤Create your own worry doll
🧣Be inspired by Mexican folk art
Reserve your free tickets today:
https://bit.ly/35onPLp
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Corteva Agriscience
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¡Celebramos la Fiesta de la Familia el domingo 26 de septiembre 🎉 con entrada GRATUITA al museo (se requieren mascarillas y entradas anticipadas)! Las festividades honrarán a los niños y celebrarán la cultura latina.
🎶 Baile a música cultural en vivo
🌺 Haga una flor de papel tradicional.
💤 Cree su propia muñeca quitapenas.
🧣 Se inspirado por el arte popular mexicano.
Reserven sus entradas gratis hoy:
https://bit.ly/35onPLp

We are celebrating Fiesta de la Familia on Sunday, Sept. 26🎉 with FREE museum admission (advance reservation required)! The festivities will honor children and celebrate Latinx culture.
🎶Dance to LIVE cultural music
🌺Make a traditional paper flower
💤Create your own worry doll
🧣Be inspired by Mexican folk art
Reserve your free tickets today:
https://bit.ly/35onPLp
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Corteva Agriscience
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¡Celebramos la Fiesta de la Familia el domingo 26 de septiembre 🎉 con entrada GRATUITA al museo (se requieren mascarillas y entradas anticipadas)! Las festividades honrarán a los niños y celebrarán la cultura latina.
🎶 Baile a música cultural en vivo
🌺 Haga una flor de papel tradicional.
💤 Cree su propia muñeca quitapenas.
🧣 Se inspirado por el arte popular mexicano.
Reserven sus entradas gratis hoy:
https://bit.ly/35onPLp

👻CONTEST ALERT! 👻Name our Frightful Frontier skeleton, and win a 4-pack of tickets to either our Sports Spooktacular eve...
09/15/2021

👻CONTEST ALERT! 👻
Name our Frightful Frontier skeleton, and win a 4-pack of tickets to either our Sports Spooktacular event or to Feast with the Witches! Think of a creative name you think would fit this ole bag of bones to win.

💀 To enter, comment with what you think should be the name of our skeleton! (kid appropriate)

The contest will end on Sept. 19 and on Sept. 20 the top 2 names chosen by our digital team will then be voted on by our Facebook followers to determine the final winner. The winner will get to choose which event to get tickets to as well as have their name proudly displayed at this year’s Haunted House entrance.

You don't want to miss out on visiting our Frightful Frontier Haunted House starting Oct. 9, secure your tickets today: https://www.childrensmuseum.org/exhibits/haunted-house. Presented by Old National Bank.

👻CONTEST ALERT! 👻
Name our Frightful Frontier skeleton, and win a 4-pack of tickets to either our Sports Spooktacular event or to Feast with the Witches! Think of a creative name you think would fit this ole bag of bones to win.

💀 To enter, comment with what you think should be the name of our skeleton! (kid appropriate)

The contest will end on Sept. 19 and on Sept. 20 the top 2 names chosen by our digital team will then be voted on by our Facebook followers to determine the final winner. The winner will get to choose which event to get tickets to as well as have their name proudly displayed at this year’s Haunted House entrance.

You don't want to miss out on visiting our Frightful Frontier Haunted House starting Oct. 9, secure your tickets today: https://www.childrensmuseum.org/exhibits/haunted-house. Presented by Old National Bank.

09/14/2021
Malala making WAVES

Anne used WORDS | Ruby used ACTION | Ryan used VOICE | Malala used EDUCATION

These extraordinary children in history still inspire children today to fight discrimination and intolerance and make a positive difference in the world. Through acts of kindness, together we can all bring WAVEs of change to our communities.

We are proud to be adding Malala’s story to the Power of Children exhibit this Saturday, Sept. 18. https://bit.ly/2VdLvPv

Round up the cowpokes—tickets are NOW on sale for the Frightful Frontier Haunted House and all of our Halloween events.🤠...
09/13/2021

Round up the cowpokes—tickets are NOW on sale for the Frightful Frontier Haunted House and all of our Halloween events.🤠Starting Saturday, Oct. 9, saddle on up to come to The Children’s Museum Guild’s 57th Annual Haunted House as the Wild West🌵 takes over the museum!
🎟️Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/319UgrR

Thanks to our fa-BOO-lous sponsor Old National Bank

Round up the cowpokes—tickets are NOW on sale for the Frightful Frontier Haunted House and all of our Halloween events.🤠Starting Saturday, Oct. 9, saddle on up to come to The Children’s Museum Guild’s 57th Annual Haunted House as the Wild West🌵 takes over the museum!
🎟️Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/319UgrR

Thanks to our fa-BOO-lous sponsor Old National Bank

Dinos A-Z!🦖 🦕 We're continuing to take you on an alphabetized adventure as we share dinosaurs from all around the world!...
09/13/2021

Dinos A-Z!🦖 🦕
We're continuing to take you on an alphabetized adventure as we share dinosaurs from all around the world! Today is the letter K is for Kentrosaurus. They're known for their large plates along their back and spikes at the end of their tails

Thanks to our sponsor Corteva Agriscience.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3dG8BVP

Dinos A-Z!🦖 🦕
We're continuing to take you on an alphabetized adventure as we share dinosaurs from all around the world! Today is the letter K is for Kentrosaurus. They're known for their large plates along their back and spikes at the end of their tails

Thanks to our sponsor Corteva Agriscience.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3dG8BVP

Next weekend we're reopening The Power of Children exhibit with the addition of a fourth child—Malala Yousafzai.In recog...
09/12/2021

Next weekend we're reopening The Power of Children exhibit with the addition of a fourth child—Malala Yousafzai.

In recognition of her powerful story, we’re challenging you to follow her example and make a difference in your home, your neighborhood, and around the world by standing up for education. When we stand together, we make WAVEs that will have a lasting impact.

Read more about how Malala stands up for education and how you can contribute: https://bit.ly/3mUe3t9

Next weekend we're reopening The Power of Children exhibit with the addition of a fourth child—Malala Yousafzai.

In recognition of her powerful story, we’re challenging you to follow her example and make a difference in your home, your neighborhood, and around the world by standing up for education. When we stand together, we make WAVEs that will have a lasting impact.

Read more about how Malala stands up for education and how you can contribute: https://bit.ly/3mUe3t9

We would like to celebrate the following sponsors who have achieved concurrent years of giving to the museum and have re...
09/10/2021

We would like to celebrate the following sponsors who have achieved concurrent years of giving to the museum and have reached a special milestone in those giving years toward our mission. A BIG thank you goes out to our corporate partners who have supported our museum with long-term giving:
-Indiana Farm Bureau: 40 Years
-Indianapolis Colts: 10 years
-Delta Dental of Indiana: 5 years
-Indy Fuel: 5 years
-Koorsen Fire & Security: 5 years
-Price Waterhouse Coopers: 25 years
-Indiana Education Savings Authority: 5 years
-Republic National Distributing Company: 5 years
IU Health: Volunteer Award

Here are just a few of the moments that were made possible thanks to these generous donors.

*Museum Mask Policy*Due to the rapid increase in COVID cases in Indiana, the stress on our local medical resources and s...
09/09/2021

*Museum Mask Policy*
Due to the rapid increase in COVID cases in Indiana, the stress on our local medical resources and staff, and the challenges schools face to continue in-person education, we have updated our mask policy:
•Face masks that cover the nose and mouth are required indoors for all visitors ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status.
•Masks are not required in the outdoor areas of the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience.
•Visitors who do not comply will be asked to leave and refunds will not be issued for already scanned tickets.
If you plan to visit the museum, please be respectful of other visitors as well as our incredible staff and volunteers who show up each day to make your experience extraordinary.
https://bit.ly/2S8XNaE

*Museum Mask Policy*
Due to the rapid increase in COVID cases in Indiana, the stress on our local medical resources and staff, and the challenges schools face to continue in-person education, we have updated our mask policy:
•Face masks that cover the nose and mouth are required indoors for all visitors ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status.
•Masks are not required in the outdoor areas of the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience.
•Visitors who do not comply will be asked to leave and refunds will not be issued for already scanned tickets.
If you plan to visit the museum, please be respectful of other visitors as well as our incredible staff and volunteers who show up each day to make your experience extraordinary.
https://bit.ly/2S8XNaE

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Aiden and bunny had a safe and socially distanced visit at the The Children's Museum of Indianapolis today! #MasksAtTCM #MaskUpHoosiers
Thanks for a great MLK day!
I am very disappointed. I ordered tickets for a Christmas Present for daughter's family early Dec. & was told today Dec. 31, that because of the way they choose to mail things it might be here after New Years Day!!! Never again Live & Learn😡
Good morning is your Barbie exhibit still open ? I really would like to take my daughter soon
My grands love pretending to be newscasters at the Children's Museum. They have hand sanitizer and sani- wipes to clean before and after we play to keep us safe throughout all the exhibits.
Do not bother going to the Donor night event. Complete waste of time. Especially when you pay $285 and higher for a membership. The staff all huddled together talking all night and leaving their posts. There was suppose to be family fort building every 20 mins but all they were doing is having kids play soccer. The pedal cars are only for children 42” and taller therefore the littles can’t enjoy. Therefore my 3 year old started crying and that went on for about 15 mins. And people were having to stand in line to wait to ride yet the event was suppose to be limited so people could maintain social distancing. The hot chocolate was just watered down powdered mix but yet cost $4. But the sodas and water were free But they only had access to bottled water. And let’s face it people want hot beverages in a cold night. The treehouse was closed except for two slides. ( children running and playing up and down a huge tree with masks on were likely not going to get Covid, having them cram together to go down two slides was actually causing more of an issue because kids do not socially distance and were piling on top of each other and shoving other kids to get up and down the slides) They were only letting one family at a time do the football kick yet the field could have allowed for more than that to be going at a time. Therefore families had to wait outside the field or in line to even try to do it. The gentlemen taking pictures said we had to keep our masks on for the picture but was letting other families take their masks off. There were no musical performances being done and the holiday cannon blast was not around either. The idea was novel but whom ever planned this event apparently had never planned an event in their life. Why don’t you ask the parents and children what they think would be fun? I could have come up with a million better ideas. We pay so much for these memberships and I realize you do not have to do anything but if you are make sure it is something everyone can enjoy. You allow so many people that you deem need help to come for a $1 to the museum and yet you don’t even give a military discount. One free day a year for the military is kind of a slap in the face. As someone that has dealt with deployment and having a spouse gone all the time for the military a safe, fun place to go and visit to take stress off of the spouse at home and would be nice to have it be more affordable. Why not take that amount and subtract it off the membership and offer it discounted. The only reason we even do the donor membership is because it allows my mom to bring my children as a caregiver. You used to include that on the membership but got greedy. I am seriously questioning continuing my membership. My husband was deployed all last year and I barely got to take my children since I was a single parent for a year and then of course Covid hit and now half the exhibits have been shut down so until we can return to normal I’m not sure it is worth the money to renew. Even with having the membership extended 3 months it just seems like a waste.
Will Santa be coming this year?
This is where the dracorex came from
Just went their today. Nothing was open for their for my kids to play. Very much a waste of money to go.
Thank you so much for letting us borrow the noise cancelling headphones. My daughter was ready to leave the museum 10 minutes in because of the dinosaur noises. A staff member got the headphones for us and we were able to stay until close. This small thing made the day a positive experience for our family.
Help! If you were at the The Children's Museum of Indianapolis on Sunday 10/4 and might have found this bunny please let me know! My son lost his lovey!