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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis 5 Floors of fun!
7.5 Acres of outdoor sports! All ages welcome!

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 child

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 child

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Kick-off  at the museum tomorrow Feb. 2, 4-8 p.m. for just $6 per person. Explore 5 floors of fun, plus special programm...
02/01/2023

Kick-off at the museum tomorrow Feb. 2, 4-8 p.m. for just $6 per person.

Explore 5 floors of fun, plus special programming celebrating Black achievements in history, science, art, music, and sports.

For tickets and details: https://t.co/6CPLAqvKlo

This Black History Month be sure to come experience Stories from Our Community: The Art of Protest! Discover how artists...
02/01/2023

This Black History Month be sure to come experience Stories from Our Community: The Art of Protest!

Discover how artists’ creations can evoke empathy and understanding of others’ experiences by communicating stories, messages, and emotions that words alone cannot always express.

Learn more about this exhibit: https://bit.ly/2Warytv

Celebrate Black History Month at The Children's Museum! Tomorrow marks the start of Black History Month, a celebration o...
01/31/2023

Celebrate Black History Month at The Children's Museum! Tomorrow marks the start of Black History Month, a celebration of the contributions the Black community has made to this country and a time to reflect on the continued struggle for racial justice.
❤️ Digital Activity Bundle with resources you can use at home
💚 Join in on special programs and events
💛 Explore objects from around the museum

For all the details and more information: https://bit.ly/3pEdZfE

Calling all "scientists" ages 21 & up! Grab your white coats and goggles and come out to play for a night at our Weird S...
01/30/2023

Calling all "scientists" ages 21 & up! Grab your white coats and goggles and come out to play for a night at our Weird Science After Dark event on Feb. 24!🔬👩‍🔬

Explore Corteva Agriscience ScienceWorks and our interactive STEMLab. Discover ancient mysteries in Treasures of the Earth. Uncover prehistoric fossils in Dinosphere. Feel out of this world in Beyond Spaceship Earth.
🎟️Tickets are on sale now: https://bit.ly/3jTBtzd

Endermen, mobs, creepers—oh my! Get ready to step inside the world of Minecraft, the best-selling video game of all time...
01/30/2023

Endermen, mobs, creepers—oh my! Get ready to step inside the world of Minecraft, the best-selling video game of all time! On March 11, Minecraft: The Exhibition will open right here at the museum. Plan your visit: https://bit.ly/3E72yWb

Special thanks to our sponsors F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company, Inc. & OneAmerica.

Puzzle fanatics🧩, we have something to help you celebrate National Puzzle Day! Conquer these digital puzzles featuring m...
01/29/2023

Puzzle fanatics🧩, we have something to help you celebrate National Puzzle Day! Conquer these digital puzzles featuring museum icons and collection items.

Choose your challenge level by adjusting the number of pieces, then puzzle away! https://bit.ly/34VS2RM

“Tickets! Tickets, please!”Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit is NOW OPEN! Be transported to the age of Dinosaurs and...
01/28/2023

“Tickets! Tickets, please!”
Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit is NOW OPEN! Be transported to the age of Dinosaurs and join in on the quest to learn more: https://bit.ly/3WYrCH8

Thanks to Riley Children's Health and CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans.

Today is the day! Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit opens at 10 a.m.! Our box office services are still limited. For...
01/28/2023

Today is the day! Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit opens at 10 a.m.! Our box office services are still limited. For the best entry experience, we strongly suggest purchasing your tickets or membership in advance online so you can head straight to the entry gate.

🎟️ Grab your tickets here: https://www.childrensmuseum.org/visit/buy-tickets

🎠Carousel Announcement🎠In order to preserve our more than 100-year-old Carousel, the museum is making a change. Beginnin...
01/27/2023

🎠Carousel Announcement🎠

In order to preserve our more than 100-year-old Carousel, the museum is making a change. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 31, riding of Carousel animals will be limited to kids 17 and under only. Adults are still welcome to sit on the benches or stand beside their little ones at no cost, but will no longer be permitted to ride on the animals. This beloved collection item is designated as a National Historic Landmark and we are proactively doing everything we can to ensure it’s around for the next generation of riders. Thank you for helping protect it!
https://bit.ly/3WPidSi

On this day of remembrance, learn more about Anne Frank's legacy and what you can do to keep her memory alive through yo...
01/27/2023

On this day of remembrance, learn more about Anne Frank's legacy and what you can do to keep her memory alive through your thoughts and actions: https://t.co/LOelx0heuN

And it’s gone! The Mystery Machine has officially left the museum. Thanks to everyone who came to see SCOOBY-DOO Mansion...
01/26/2023

And it’s gone! The Mystery Machine has officially left the museum. Thanks to everyone who came to see SCOOBY-DOO Mansion Mayhem while it was with us. Now it’s traveling the nation!

Do your little ones love The Children's Museum? We’ve been nominated, now help us win USA Today’s “Best Children’s Museu...
01/26/2023

Do your little ones love The Children's Museum? We’ve been nominated, now help us win USA Today’s “Best Children’s Museum!” You can vote every day through Feb. 13, so make it part of your morning routine! https://bit.ly/3knrcMd

Decorate all that snow!🎨You can make your own snow masterpiece with kid-friendly safe spray paint. You'll need:🚰 Water🌽 ...
01/25/2023

Decorate all that snow!🎨
You can make your own snow masterpiece with kid-friendly safe spray paint. You'll need:
🚰 Water
🌽 Cornstarch
🎨 Food coloring
🥣 Bowl
💦 Spray bottle
Details: https://bit.ly/34yYj7w

LOOK AT ALL THIS SNOW! Why not make some frozen bubbles?! Let's bundle up, grab a bubble wand & solution, and go outside...
01/25/2023

LOOK AT ALL THIS SNOW! Why not make some frozen bubbles?! Let's bundle up, grab a bubble wand & solution, and go outside to watch what happens when you blow bubbles outside on a day like today.

Check it out:
https://bit.ly/3HpEmyT

SNOWMADE ICE CREAM!🍨 We say it’s okay to have snow ice cream for breakfast! Put all that snow to good use & make a sweet...
01/25/2023

SNOWMADE ICE CREAM!🍨
We say it’s okay to have snow ice cream for breakfast! Put all that snow to good use & make a sweet treat. You'll only need:
❄️ Snow (about 8 cups)
🥛 Milk (some people like to use sweetened condensed milk)
🍶 Cream & Sugar
🍦 Vanilla Extract

All details & instructions: https://bit.ly/3rr3aRm

See all of that snow in your yard!? Bring some indoors, for snow day science by making a snow version of OOBLECK! You'll...
01/25/2023

See all of that snow in your yard!? Bring some indoors, for snow day science by making a snow version of OOBLECK! You'll need:
❄️ Snow
🌽 Cornstarch
🥣 Big Bowl
🥄 Spatula or spoon
Details and instructions:
https://bit.ly/3shTMP8

The museum is OPEN today 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Finish up that e-learning and come play with us! For the quickest entry, plea...
01/25/2023

The museum is OPEN today 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Finish up that e-learning and come play with us!

For the quickest entry, please buy tickets online in advance and head straight to the entry gate. https://www.childrensmuseum.org/visit/buy-tickets

Were you gifted a museum membership? Haven't been in a few years? Or have never visited? Here are the Top Tips to help m...
01/25/2023

Were you gifted a museum membership? Haven't been in a few years? Or have never visited? Here are the Top Tips to help make your museum experience the best!
https://bit.ly/3jVKDvn

🎶Under the sea🎶Wander around Captain Kidd’s Shipwreck! Pore over old maps, excavate an underwater site, and look for clu...
01/24/2023

🎶Under the sea🎶

Wander around Captain Kidd’s Shipwreck! Pore over old maps, excavate an underwater site, and look for clues. Could the ship belong to the notorious pirate, Captain William Kidd? Strap on a scuba tank and have a blast! https://bit.ly/3icWpAK

We hear all the excitement! We know you all can't wait to visit Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit opening this Satur...
01/24/2023

We hear all the excitement! We know you all can't wait to visit Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit opening this Saturday, Jan. 28! To ensure you have the best experience, we strongly suggest purchasing your tickets or membership in advance online!

Get your tickets today: https://bit.ly/2Q3y0gd

Let’s go back in time…Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit opens this Saturday, Jan. 28! Take a journey among dinosaurs...
01/23/2023

Let’s go back in time…Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit opens this Saturday, Jan. 28! Take a journey among dinosaurs and learn from the past!

To ensure you have the best experience, we strongly suggest purchasing your tickets or membership in advance online! Plan your visit: https://bit.ly/3WYrCH8

Thanks to Riley Children's Health and CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans.

🎟️ 🎟️ 🎟️ 🎟️We’re giving away a family 4-pack of tickets for the opening of Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit!*UPDATE...
01/21/2023

🎟️ 🎟️ 🎟️ 🎟️
We’re giving away a family 4-pack of tickets for the opening of Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit!
*UPDATE: A winner has been chosen*

In order to win:
👍: Like this post!
✍️: Comment with the name of your favorite dinosaur!

Comment by Jan. 23 and we'll randomly select a winner. The exhibit is open Jan. 28–July 30 2023, and is included with the price of museum admission! Learn more:
https://bit.ly/3WYrCH8

Thanks to Riley Children's Health and CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans.

SCOOBY-DOO! Mansion Mayhem (including The Mystery Machine) leaves the museum tomorrow at 5 p.m. This is your last chance...
01/21/2023

SCOOBY-DOO! Mansion Mayhem (including The Mystery Machine) leaves the museum tomorrow at 5 p.m. This is your last chance to visit the gang and join in on the mystery adventure!
https://bit.ly/3w0thzw

Thanks to our sponsors F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company, Inc., Donatos & Delta Dental of Indiana

It’s SLIME TIME. 🌈🦄 Check out this super silly and fun Unicorn Slime experiment. It’s perfect for indoor fun! You'll nee...
01/20/2023

It’s SLIME TIME. 🌈🦄 Check out this super silly and fun Unicorn Slime experiment. It’s perfect for indoor fun! You'll need:
🦄White glue
✨Foaming shaving cream
🦄Borax powder
✨Water
🦄Blue, pink, and yellow food coloring
Details:
https://bit.ly/3MWJ8FL

Did you know The Children’s Museum was literally built around the Reuben Wells? That’s right, when we opened our current...
01/19/2023

Did you know The Children’s Museum was literally built around the Reuben Wells?

That’s right, when we opened our current building back in 1976 this mighty engine took its new, permanent home as the anchor to five floors of fun at the biggest and best children’s museum in the world.

That’s a pretty big role to play. Fortunately, the powerful Reuben Wells is the engine that could. Find out all about its journey here: https://bit.ly/36fQvTA

“Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day.” ― A.A. MilneToday is National Winnie the P...
01/18/2023

“Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day.” ― A.A. Milne

Today is National Winnie the Pooh Day, which marks the 1882 birthday of Pooh creator A. A. Milne. We thank him for bringing us this lovable group of friends!

Because of our DINO-mite experiences, we’ve been nominated for the 2023 USA TODAY 10 Best for Best Children’s Museum!Dai...
01/18/2023

Because of our DINO-mite experiences, we’ve been nominated for the 2023 USA TODAY 10 Best for Best Children’s Museum!

Daily through Feb. 13, 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/3knrcMd

SCOOBY-DOO! Mansion Mayhem leaves the museum this weekend on Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. This is your last chance to visit the gan...
01/17/2023

SCOOBY-DOO! Mansion Mayhem leaves the museum this weekend on Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. This is your last chance to visit the gang and join in on the mystery adventure!
https://bit.ly/3w0thzw

Thanks to our sponsors F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company, Inc., Donatos & Delta Dental of Indiana

Today we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with free museum admission. Special guests include...
01/16/2023

Today we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with free museum admission. Special guests included Portia Jackson, Visiting Artist Ashley Nora and the Griot Drum Ensemble.

Thanks to all of our attendees and our sponsors including the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation, FedEx, Joyce Van Lines, Ice Miller LLP and MJ Insurance.

Advance tickets for Martin Luther King Jr. Day today are SOLD OUT. Free tickets are required for entry due to capacity l...
01/16/2023

Advance tickets for Martin Luther King Jr. Day today are SOLD OUT. Free tickets are required for entry due to capacity limits.

Our next free day is Presidents Day on Feb. 20. Advance tickets will be available beginning Feb. 10.

Thanks to all of our attendees and our sponsors including the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation, FedEx, Joyce Van Lines, Ice Miller LLP and MJ Insurance.

“I have a dream that one day...little Black boys and Black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and w...
01/15/2023

“I have a dream that one day...little Black boys and Black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”-Dr. King, Aug. 28, 1963. As a reminder, tomorrow's free day is SOLD OUT.

Here are 5 ways to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at home: https://bit.ly/38RORMr

Buddy the T. rex and his Pteranodon family and dino friends are starting to arrive at our museum! We can’t wait for you ...
01/13/2023

Buddy the T. rex and his Pteranodon family and dino friends are starting to arrive at our museum! We can’t wait for you to explore starting on Jan. 28 inside Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit!

To ensure you have the best experience, we strongly suggest purchasing your tickets or membership in advance online! Book your tickets now:
https://bit.ly/3WYrCH8

Thanks to Riley Children's Health & CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans.

Inside SCOOBY-DOO! Mansion Mayhem, Daphne is in the Hall of Portraits. Comb for clues hidden among pictures of the mansi...
01/12/2023

Inside SCOOBY-DOO! Mansion Mayhem, Daphne is in the Hall of Portraits. Comb for clues hidden among pictures of the mansion’s inhabitants…past and present!

Be sure to visit soon as this exhibit leaves NEXT WEEK on Jan. 22, 2023!
https://bit.ly/3w0thzw

Looking for a winter weekend getaway? Why not spend the day in Indianapolis surrounded by 5 floors of fun (which include...
01/11/2023
Winter Weekend Getaways Near Chicago

Looking for a winter weekend getaway? Why not spend the day in Indianapolis surrounded by 5 floors of fun (which includes dinosaurs)!

Weekend getaways your family will love.

CONTEST TIME!**Update winners have been chosen We are giving away two $200💰 CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans for new or e...
01/11/2023

CONTEST TIME!

**Update winners have been chosen
We are giving away two $200💰 CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans for new or existing accounts. This is Indiana’s tax-advantaged way to save for your (or your loved one’s) education at any eligible school. In order to win the $200:
👍: 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 two winners on Friday, Jan. 13. 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/3XQRtS0

🎠Help us preserve our beloved Carousel🎠Beginning Jan. 31, riding of Carousel animals will be limited to kids 17 and unde...
01/10/2023

🎠Help us preserve our beloved Carousel🎠

Beginning Jan. 31, riding of Carousel animals will be limited to kids 17 and under only. Adults are still welcome to sit on the benches or stand beside their little ones at no cost, but will no longer be permitted to ride on the animals. We are adding this restriction in order to preserve this iconic collection item that is more than 100 years old. Adults, your help now will ensure this magical ride is around for many years to come–thank you for understanding.
https://bit.ly/3WPidSi

After extreme cold burst a water pipe flooding our Welcome Center over the holidays, our team has been working hard to g...
01/10/2023

After extreme cold burst a water pipe flooding our Welcome Center over the holidays, our team has been working hard to get the museum back to normal entry and exit procedures. We're getting there! Here are some updates to help you have the best experience possible:
-Please continue to enter the museum through the Skywalk accessible via Level 2 of our parking garage.
-The Welcome Center has reopened, but we’re still using a temporary box office. We strongly encourage you to buy tickets online in advance, so you can go straight to the ticket gate.
-All members can use their paper or digital membership card directly at the ticket gate.
-The indoor sports legends exhibits are back open (including Power Play!)
-Locker, stroller, and wagon rental is now available.
See you all soon!
https://bit.ly/2Q3y0gd

Friendly reminder! The museum is closed today, Monday, Jan. 9.This gives us some extra time to do bigger projects that h...
01/09/2023

Friendly reminder! The museum is closed today, Monday, Jan. 9.

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 open hours:
https://bit.ly/3rFauqs

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Aiden and bunny had a safe and socially distanced visit at the The Children's Museum of Indianapolis today!
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!
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