The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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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.

Doing it for the 'Gram? At Museum by Moonlight, our adults-only event on Feb. 29,  there are so many places to capture m...
01/22/2020

Doing it for the 'Gram? At Museum by Moonlight, our adults-only event on Feb. 29, there are so many places to capture moments that turn into memories. Here are our Top 5 Favorite Spots for you to take the perfect picture: https://bit.ly/3aBrzt6

Because of our DINO-mite experiences, we’ve been nominated for the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best award for Best Children’s Museu...
01/22/2020

Because of our DINO-mite experiences, we’ve been nominated for the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best award for Best Children’s Museum!

Daily through Feb. 17, we need your vote! Let’s remind everyone that the world’s best children’s museum is right here in Indy! VOTE: https://bit.ly/3ayltcY

We know waiting is not easy, so we have a challenge for you while you wait for The Pigeon and Pals! A Mo Willems Art and...
01/21/2020

We know waiting is not easy, so we have a challenge for you while you wait for The Pigeon and Pals! A Mo Willems Art and Play Exhibit to open.

This week these pals will be leaving 25 books across central Indiana Little Free Library locations. Stay tuned for clues and how you can join in their adventure! Will you be able to find one of the books left behind?

The exhibit opens Feb. 8!
www.childrensmuseum.org/exhibits/pigeon-and-pals

Today we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with more than free admission. We learned from ext...
01/20/2020

Today we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with more than free admission. We learned from extraordinary community members like the Freetown Village Singers, storyteller Portia Jackson, and the Griot Drum Ensemble. Thank you to everyone who came out today!

Special thanks to our sponsors FedEx and Ice Miller LLP.

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day tomorrow, this Action Item is a great way to educate yourself and your family. Share the...
01/19/2020

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day tomorrow, this Action Item is a great way to educate yourself and your family.

Share the article or book you read this week on social media using #TakeActionTCM to join our Year of Action challenge. https://bit.ly/30wPhBX

Did you know that water skis, earmuffs, the popsicle and television were all invented by KIDS? Today we celebrate the cr...
01/17/2020

Did you know that water skis, earmuffs, the popsicle and television were all invented by KIDS? Today we celebrate the creative spirit of these young inventors on National Kid Inventors' Day! #PowerOfChildren

Happy birthday to A.J. Foyt! He's the first of only three drivers to have won the Indy 500 four times and is the only pe...
01/16/2020

Happy birthday to A.J. Foyt! He's the first of only three drivers to have won the Indy 500 four times and is the only person to have won the Indy 500, Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Legendary indeed!

Learn more about A.J. in the Old National Bank Sports Legends Avenue of Champions: https://bit.ly/2QYphLG

It's Museum Selfie Day! Share your best from The Children's Museum in the comments!
01/15/2020

It's Museum Selfie Day! Share your best from The Children's Museum in the comments!

Ready to get seriously silly? Surprises abound when your favorite book characters come to life Feb. 8! Learn more: https...
01/14/2020

Ready to get seriously silly? Surprises abound when your favorite book characters come to life Feb. 8! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Qw8Gj9

Thank you to our local presenting sponsor Riley Children's Health and local supporting sponsors Aquafina and Indianapolis Indians.

Friendly reminder! The museum is closed today, Monday, Jan. 13. This gives us some extra time to do bigger projects that...
01/13/2020

Friendly reminder! The museum is closed today, Monday, Jan. 13.

This gives us some extra time to do bigger projects that help keep the museum in tip-top shape for visiting families all year long! See our full listing of hours:
https://www.childrensmuseum.org/visit/hours

One small act can make a HUGE difference. That’s why we are launching A Year Of Action, inspired by the incredible kids ...
01/12/2020

One small act can make a HUGE difference. That’s why we are launching A Year Of Action, inspired by the incredible kids in our Power of Children exhibit. We challenge you and your family, as some of our biggest and best fans, to participate. Complete the weekly action item, then share on social media using #TakeActionTCM to encourage others to join.

Take this first step with us.
https://www.childrensmuseum.org/exhibits/power-of-children/year-of-action

Are you a coach looking to take your career to the next level? We have an opportunity that'll turn your world upside dow...
01/10/2020

Are you a coach looking to take your career to the next level? We have an opportunity that'll turn your world upside down! We’re hiring seasonal coaches for the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends ExperienceⓇ, right here at The Children’s Museum.

🥇Make an IMPACT by helping transform the lives of children and families
🥇Become a BETTER COACH through Positive Coaching Alliance Certifications
🥇Join a TEAM in an environment that works hard and celebrates success

Apply today and jump into a life-changing opportunity:
https://www.childrensmuseum.org/about/join-our-team/employment

The Children's Museum is incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of golf legend Pete Dye. He was so generous with hi...
01/10/2020

The Children's Museum is incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of golf legend Pete Dye. He was so generous with his time, creativity, and uplifting spirit as he designed his last course here at The Children's Museum alongside his late wife, Alice.

Thank you so much, Pete, for leaving a bit of your legacy with us for children and families to enjoy.

“Choo-Choo! Pigeon express, comin’ through!”All Aboard! The Pigeon is making his way around the museum trying out all th...
01/09/2020

“Choo-Choo! Pigeon express, comin’ through!”

All Aboard! The Pigeon is making his way around the museum trying out all the things that go! He can’t wait for his pals to arrive and to meet all of you!

The Pigeon and Pals! A Mo Willems Art and Play Exhibit opens Feb. 8! https://bit.ly/2Qw8Gj9

01/08/2020
#TakeActionTCM

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. Join us in the Year of Action Challenge. Each week we’ll share a new Action Item using #TakeActionTCM. Through these small acts of kindness, together we can all bring WAVEs of change to our communities.

We are extremely excited to add Malala Yousafzai as the 4th child in The Power of Children exhibit. Opening next year, t...
01/08/2020

We are extremely excited to add Malala Yousafzai as the 4th child in The Power of Children exhibit. Opening next year, this will be the ONLY permanent exhibit featuring Malala Yousafzai in the world! Malala is a Pakistani activist for female education and became the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Prize. Learn more about Malala and our Year of Action leading up to the new exhibit opening: https://www.childrensmuseum.org/exhibits/power-of-children/year-of-action

01/08/2020

We are excited to announce that there will be a 4th child added to The Power of Children exhibit. Watch live to see who will join Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White in this powerful exhibit that explores issues of intolerance, fear, and prejudice.

UPDATE: We are extremely excited to add Malala Yousafzai as the 4th child in The Power of Children exhibit! Learn more a...
01/08/2020

UPDATE: We are extremely excited to add Malala Yousafzai as the 4th child in The Power of Children exhibit! Learn more about Malala and our Year of Action leading up to the new addition: https://www.childrensmuseum.org/exhibits/power-of-children/year-of-action
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Join us tomorrow morning for an announcement on Facebook Live to hear who will be added as a 4th child to our Power of Children exhibit!

In honor of National Bobblehead Day, we're showing off The Beatles from our museum collection. Who was your favorite fro...
01/07/2020

In honor of National Bobblehead Day, we're showing off The Beatles from our museum collection. Who was your favorite from the band?

Frigid temperatures don't have to stop your holiday joy. The Children's Museum was just named by MSN as one of the best ...
01/07/2020

Frigid temperatures don't have to stop your holiday joy. The Children's Museum was just named by MSN as one of the best indoor places to have fun—no coats or gloves necessary! https://bit.ly/2Sx86Dk

A little behind-the-scenes look at what goes on while we are closed on Mondays. Something as simple as changing a light ...
01/06/2020

A little behind-the-scenes look at what goes on while we are closed on Mondays. Something as simple as changing a light bulb isn't always so simple!

We can't wait for you to see what's in store for 2020. For museum hours and tickets see here: https://www.childrensmuseum.org/visit/buy-tickets

We are closed tomorrow (Jan. 6) and next Monday (Jan. 13) so that we can work on bigger and better museum projects for 2...
01/06/2020

We are closed tomorrow (Jan. 6) and next Monday (Jan. 13) so that we can work on bigger and better museum projects for 2020! For a full list of upcoming hours see here: https://bit.ly/2Q3y0gd

Friendly reminder that today marks the final time for you to visit Ancient Greece, Jolly Days, the Yule Slide, and the U...
01/05/2020

Friendly reminder that today marks the final time for you to visit Ancient Greece, Jolly Days, the Yule Slide, and the Unicorn Pop-Up Shop! Come say goodbye and make extraordinary memories.

Check out "Science of Alcohol" mixology sessions, go 'round and 'round on the Carousel, walk the red carpet, and much mo...
01/04/2020

Check out "Science of Alcohol" mixology sessions, go 'round and 'round on the Carousel, walk the red carpet, and much more. Celebrate Leap Day in style at Museum by Moonlight on Feb. 29.

The museum's BIGGEST and BEST party of 2020. Early bird tickets are still available—buy today and save!
https://bit.ly/2SKKCL4

First Saturday Science of the decade! Create a frozen bubble in your own home. What will it look like? How will it feel?...
01/04/2020

First Saturday Science of the decade! Create a frozen bubble in your own home. What will it look like? How will it feel? Try it with your family and find out.
https://bit.ly/35dCkhj

Got cabin fever? Get out of the house and visit the museum! This is the last weekend for Jolly Days and the Yule Slide—a...
01/03/2020

Got cabin fever? Get out of the house and visit the museum! This is the last weekend for Jolly Days and the Yule Slide—and you don't want to miss out. https://bit.ly/2Q3y0gd

Who's got that Friday Feeling?! Cheesing our way into the weekend.
01/03/2020

Who's got that Friday Feeling?! Cheesing our way into the weekend.

George Takei is the voice of “The Future is Here—How Sci-Fi Becomes Reality" our immersive show located in the Schaefer ...
01/02/2020

George Takei is the voice of “The Future is Here—How Sci-Fi Becomes Reality" our immersive show located in the Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater.

This multimedia experience is a can’t-miss for Sci-Fi fans!🖖 #NationalSciFiDay

It's First Thursday! Which means you can experience all five floors of the museum (including Jolly Days) from 4–8 p.m. f...
01/02/2020

It's First Thursday! Which means you can experience all five floors of the museum (including Jolly Days) from 4–8 p.m. for just $5! Buy your tickets now to save time: https://bit.ly/2Q3y0gd

This is also your last chance to see Ancient Greece for just $2 before it leaves on Sunday.

One decade. Ten years of museum memories. Take a look back with us as we highlight ten of the most extraordinary things ...
01/01/2020

One decade. Ten years of museum memories. Take a look back with us as we highlight ten of the most extraordinary things to happen at The Children's Museum!
https://bit.ly/37riu3D

Happy New Year! We kicked off 2020 with our Countdown to Noon yesterday. Thanks to all who helped us celebrate the end o...
01/01/2020

Happy New Year! We kicked off 2020 with our Countdown to Noon yesterday. Thanks to all who helped us celebrate the end of a decade.

Supported by Donatos Pizza and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.

12/31/2019
Countdown to Noon

We hope you all have a Happy New Year! We are OPEN tomorrow, so start the year off with extraordinary experiences at The Children's Museum.

12/31/2019

5...4...3...2...1(pm)! Happy New Year🎉🎊! We hope everyone has a fantastic 2020, and we’re looking forward to having you enjoy our next decade of extraordinary experiences.

The past 10 years have been extraordinary, and we want to hear from you!
12/31/2019

The past 10 years have been extraordinary, and we want to hear from you!

Help us ring in the New Year (and new decade) tomorrow! Tucker out the kids 😴 way before midnight—at Countdown to Noon! ...
12/30/2019

Help us ring in the New Year (and new decade) tomorrow! Tucker out the kids 😴 way before midnight—at Countdown to Noon! Join a grand countdown at noon OR 1 p.m.

Both countdowns will have:
🎊 A confetti grand finale
🕺 Music from Grammy-nominated children’s musician Zak Morgan
🎈 Special activities

Countdown to Noon is included with museum admission and is supported by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance and Donatos Pizza. See here for details:
http://bit.ly/2Q8HZ3Y

On this day in 1981, Wayne Gretzky shattered a 50-goal record in just 39 games! 🏒🥅
12/30/2019

On this day in 1981, Wayne Gretzky shattered a 50-goal record in just 39 games! 🏒🥅

Join us in wishing sports legend Pete Dye a happy birthday today!🎂 Pete and his wife Alice designed the golf experience ...
12/29/2019

Join us in wishing sports legend Pete Dye a happy birthday today!🎂 Pete and his wife Alice designed the golf experience for the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience. He is one of the most influential golf course designers in the world—and here at home.

Thank you, Pete, for creating a legacy with us!

What do unicorns, Greek gods, and the Yule Slide have in common? Sadly, their last day is Sunday, Jan. 5. Be sure to inc...
12/29/2019

What do unicorns, Greek gods, and the Yule Slide have in common? Sadly, their last day is Sunday, Jan. 5. Be sure to include a trip to The Children's Museum in your plans this week so you don't miss out!

Tickets:
http://bit.ly/34ZWwDe

It's your last chance to travel back to the Golden Age—Treasures of Ancient Greece closes next Sunday, Jan. 5. Featuring...
12/28/2019

It's your last chance to travel back to the Golden Age—Treasures of Ancient Greece closes next Sunday, Jan. 5. Featuring more than 150 objects including scientific inventions, sculptures, jewelry, armor, vases, and more, in this special exhibit you can explore the history and mythology of the ancient Greeks.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity right here in Indianapolis! http://bit.ly/2rCpF9Z

Grab your salt & pepper shakers, then get ready to create some electricity! Learn more about static in this week’s Satur...
12/28/2019

Grab your salt & pepper shakers, then get ready to create some electricity! Learn more about static in this week’s Saturday Science: http://bit.ly/2Zwl0me

Adults, who wants to ride the Carousel? 🙋‍You can ride as many times as you want at Museum by Moonlight, Feb. 29! Get yo...
12/27/2019

Adults, who wants to ride the Carousel? 🙋‍

You can ride as many times as you want at Museum by Moonlight, Feb. 29! Get your group text going and buy tickets today for the BIGGEST & BEST party of 2020!

You can save $10 today: http://bit.ly/2sixXnQ

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12/27/2019

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Put some theatre back into the classroom or museum. Buy for Teachers, Directors, Sunday School, Home schoolers! Great teacher gift idea! Used all over the world. FREE SHIPPING!
If I have a Cincinnati Museum Center premium family membership, can I get into the Children's Museum of Indianapolis free, or is there a discount?
Great day!
Had a great time. See our adventures below.
Very disappointed today. In the Greek exhibition, we noticed that time references that used to be BC and AD were replaced by BCE (Before Common Era replacing Before Christ) and CE (Common Era replacing Anno Dominate)! Christ is being eliminated from everything! Shame on you Children’s Museum!
Possible Dino Spike My grandson and I found this in a local S. Indiana creek. It is three sided with three bones coming to a point on top. 5" long, 3" wide, 2" tall, solid. Bottom looks to be broken or crudely cut off. Color is brownish & green. I am aware no Dino fossils have been found in Indiana, but this has me puzzled. SSG Schuler (ret)
Can you bring in a backpack to the museum
Shout out to our fave chefs! The most fun you can have not baking Greek Christmas bread is at Taste of Greece!
I have been taking my class here for 8 years and it might be my last. I am an advocate for my special needs class and below is what happened: I have a special needs life skills class that requires 1 teacher to every 2 students for health reasons, restrooming, physical abilities, safety reasons and for their overall cognitive ability.These needs are in their individualized education plan. My class ratio is 9 students to 4 adults. I had to pay for the 3 additional teachers and I do not believe this is right especially if it is for the high needs of the students. The money used to fund the teachers came directly out of my classroom account which is to buy supplies for the students. They should be granted the accommodations that they need and that are in their education plans without having to pay extra. They should be given the same experience as typical peers. Typical peer needs are 1 adult 10 kids, but their needs are 1 adult to every 2-3 students. These are their rights and for the museum to make the 3 much needed teachers pay is ridiculous. I hope something with this policy can be changed soon.
We loved #ChemistryDay today at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis! It was great to see so much community involvement as well! Just wish Purdue University would have been represented!
When is the next adult "lights out" party?