The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is NOW OPEN to the general public. You must reserve your tickets prior to visiting. We hope to see you soon when the time is right for your family!
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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.

Operating as usual

2021 is looking up—we’re excited to announce our special exhibits for next year! What are you most excited to see?🎒 Nick...
09/29/2020

2021 is looking up—we’re excited to announce our special exhibits for next year! What are you most excited to see?

🎒 Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!
Feb. 6–July 25

💪 DC SUPER HEROES: Discover Your Superpowers
March 20–Sept. 26

⚾ Play Ball! featuring the Indianapolis Indians
Opens April 10

📚 Malala’s World
Opens Sept. 18

‍🚀 Barbie You Can Be Anything: The Experience
Now through Dec. 31, 2021

Plus, your annual favorites are back—the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience, The Children’s Museum Guild’s Haunted House, and Jolly Days Winter Wonderland! Learn more about what’s in store: https://bit.ly/2T6TwC5

Our visitors have been doing a great job wearing their masks at the museum. Here are some of our favorite "Mask on Memor...
09/28/2020

Our visitors have been doing a great job wearing their masks at the museum. Here are some of our favorite "Mask on Memories" from the week!

📸 If you have some of your own, please share them with us below in the comments or use #MasksAtTCM

Can't wait to come back and visit us?! There's a pretty good chance that things have changed since your last visit to th...
09/28/2020

Can't wait to come back and visit us?! There's a pretty good chance that things have changed since your last visit to the world's biggest and best children's museum. We understand that change can cause some anxiety, especially for kids. Our Director of Early Childhood Education, Susan Michal, shares 5 tips to prepare your family:
https://bit.ly/3my8yxD

09/27/2020
Fiesta de la Familia | Grupo Bembe

Our final Fiesta de la Familia at-home event features a performance by Puerto Rican band, Grupo Bembe! Journey across Latin America with cultural music including Bomba, Plena, Salsa, and Bachata.

Presented by Corteva Agriscience

09/27/2020

Our final Fiesta de la Familia at-home event features a performance by Puerto Rican band, Grupo Bembe! Journey across Latin America with cultural music including Bomba, Plena, Salsa, and Bachata.

Presented by Corteva Agriscience

09/27/2020
Making Paper Flowers

Our final Fiesta de la Familia activity is one that will leave your home bright and beautiful. Make paper flowers💐 that will not wilt! Paper flowers are a folk art from Mexico, which is home to over 50 ethnic groups! You'll only need these items to make your own:
•3 pieces of tissue paper
•Pipe cleaner
•Tape
•Markers

For more instructions and details:
https://bit.ly/2FZyrWH

Presented by Corteva Agriscience

09/27/2020
Worry Doll

Continuing our Fiesta de la Familia celebration at home, try your hand at making a Guatemalan Worry Doll. All you'll need is:
•Popsicle Stick
•(2) Strands of yarn
•Tape
•Markers

For more details and instructions:
https://bit.ly/2G3sRCg

Presented by Corteva Agriscience

09/27/2020
Panamanian Molas

Happy Fiesta de la Familia! If you couldn't come out to celebrate today, no worries! We have three fun activities you can do right at home. In this first one we show you how to make Panamanian Molas.

Art is a great way to learn about a culture for the first time. For more details:
https://bit.ly/3i15iYb

Presented by Corteva Agriscience

Our Fiesta de la Familia free day is SOLD OUT for tomorrow! If you didn't get tickets for this event, stay tuned! Tomorr...
09/26/2020

Our Fiesta de la Familia free day is SOLD OUT for tomorrow! If you didn't get tickets for this event, stay tuned! Tomorrow we'll be sharing some activities you can do at home to celebrate.
https://bit.ly/35onPLp

From one fan to another—happy Comic Book Day!🦸‍♂️🦸‍♀️ Did you know the museum has around 15,000 comic books in its colle...
09/25/2020

From one fan to another—happy Comic Book Day!🦸‍♂️🦸‍♀️ Did you know the museum has around 15,000 comic books in its collection!? You can see 150 on display in the American POP exhibit!

What are some of your favorites?

09/25/2020
Ball Machine

Enjoy this video on a loop! 🎱

Imagine yourself at The Children's Museum. Play this video of our Rube Goldberg Machine (or as the kiddos just call it, the ball machine)!

09/25/2020

Hello from Mr. Spooky Bones☠️! He's getting excited for Monster MASKarade AND October which is just one week away! https://bit.ly/30405bN

On $5 First Thursday Night, Oct. 1, we're partnering with Riley Children's Health to give out 500 FREE flu shots on a fi...
09/24/2020

On $5 First Thursday Night, Oct. 1, we're partnering with Riley Children's Health to give out 500 FREE flu shots on a first-come, first-served basis to First Thursday attendees.

Reserve your admission tickets today: https://bit.ly/2HVxIVV

Weather impacts almost every day of our lives. Learn about five of mother nature's extreme weather phenomenon in our Wil...
09/23/2020

Weather impacts almost every day of our lives. Learn about five of mother nature's extreme weather phenomenon in our Wild Weather exhibit. You may even want to "dance up a storm!"
🌪️ Tornados
❄️ Winter Storms and Blizzards
🔥 Severe Heat
🌀 Hurricanes
⛈️ Thunderstorms
https://bit.ly/3jQF1Oa

Thanks to our presenting sponsor Central Indiana Honda Dealers and supporting sponsors Koorsen Fire & Security and Priority Group.

When you visit the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience, you have the opportunity to participate in 12 diff...
09/22/2020

When you visit the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience, you have the opportunity to participate in 12 different sports experiences all in one place. You can practice a sport you already love, or you can try out a new sport—regardless of skill or ability. What really makes this experience stand out is our amazing programs:
🏀 Oscar Robertson Legendary Challenge
🏈 Equip an Indianapolis Colts Player
🏒 Wayne Gretzky Legendary Challenge
⚽ DaMarcus Beasley Legendary Challenge and much more!

Learn more: https://bit.ly/32F5k3C

Members of the Justice League, unite! Today is National Batman Day. A good reminder that we are not defined by tragedy b...
09/21/2020

Members of the Justice League, unite! Today is National Batman Day. A good reminder that we are not defined by tragedy but rather by the choices we make after.

Come see our extensive collection of memorabilia in our American POP exhibit!

In honor of National Mini Golf Day, check out this aerial view of our Camferdam Golf Experience. Come take a swing at an...
09/21/2020

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 four 9-hole courses, 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! ⛳

Get ready to dream about your future! 💭Do you like to be where the action is? In Barbie You Can Be Anything: The Experie...
09/20/2020

Get ready to dream about your future! 💭
Do you like to be where the action is? In Barbie You Can Be Anything: The Experience, you can be a problem solver. Which of these problem solver careers would you pick?
🤖 Robotics Engineer
👷‍♀️ Builder

Explore the exhibit today on our blog: https://bit.ly/3bexogx

Presented by Subway, supported by Franklin Pest Solutions & KinderCare Learning Centers.

09/19/2020
Dusting Fireworks of Glass

It's no easy feat to dust all 3,200 stunning pieces of blown glass in this Dale Chihuly original. These talented professionals are very skilled at what they do. Would you be steady enough to do this tough job?

Why do leaves fall off trees? You may have seen more leaves in your backyard or around your neighborhood on the ground n...
09/18/2020

Why do leaves fall off trees? You may have seen more leaves in your backyard or around your neighborhood on the ground now that fall weather is here. We help to answer this popular question! https://bit.ly/2FARd6a

Register to VOTE because your voice matters! We’re helping our neighbors in the Mid-North Community register to vote and...
09/18/2020

Register to VOTE because your voice matters! We’re helping our neighbors in the Mid-North Community register to vote and complete the 2020 Census. Stop by our registration booth in the green space at 32nd and Illinois from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow (Sept. 19).
✔️Register to vote
✔️Complete the Census
✔️Get free ice cream and a free mask!

Friends, our museum needs your help! We know there are a lot of important causes and needs in the community right now an...
09/17/2020

Friends, our museum needs your help! We know there are a lot of important causes and needs in the community right now and we hope you can spare a few dollars to contribute to ours. The museum is a nonprofit that relies on ticket sales, memberships, and donations to survive. This year alone, the museum will lose between $10-14 million dollars.

Please consider donating so that we may continue to bring extraordinary experiences to life. If you cannot donate at this time, please help us by sharing this post.

On the blog: 7 Things to check out this month at the Access Pass attractions➡️ https://bit.ly/3mk01hwVisiting any of the...
09/17/2020

On the blog: 7 Things to check out this month at the Access Pass attractions
➡️ https://bit.ly/3mk01hw

Visiting any of the Access Pass attractions is a fun way to enhance learning! Access Pass members receive $2 admission per person, per visit—so you can learn and have fun without breaking the bank. See if you qualify for Access Pass and enroll today: https://bit.ly/2Uv4z9j

Love taking care of others? In Barbie You Can Be Anything: The Experience, you can be a nurturer. 🐝 Come play the role o...
09/16/2020

Love taking care of others? In Barbie You Can Be Anything: The Experience, you can be a nurturer. 🐝 Come play the role of a beekeeper!

Explore the exhibit today on our blog:
https://bit.ly/3bexogx

Presented by Subway, supported by Franklin Pest Solutions & KinderCare Learning Centers.

09/16/2020
Play-Doh

Happy National Play-Doh Day!
We LOVE Play-Doh around here—in 2012, our online visitors voted Play-Doh into the top 10 toys that defined childhood.

Things are starting to get Spoo00oky! Our team is working hard behind-the-scenes building the decorations for our Monste...
09/15/2020

Things are starting to get Spoo00oky! Our team is working hard behind-the-scenes building the decorations for our Monster MASKarade.

Who's going to join us Fridays and Saturdays in October? Get your tickets today and reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/2Rj3ZJ0

So you can better plan for your visit, we want to let you know that the Carousel will be closed for its annual maintenan...
09/14/2020

So you can better plan for your visit, we want to let you know that the Carousel will be closed for its annual maintenance Sept. 15-18. This regularly-scheduled maintenance helps ensure that the ride will be available for years to come. We know the magical Carousel is a fan favorite, so while it's closed we've added a few other toddler favorites back in the museum so we're ready for you and your little ones to visit: https://bit.ly/3khojqS

Grab your markers, colored pencils, or crayons to celebrate National Coloring Day! Here are some museum-inspired colorin...
09/14/2020

Grab your markers, colored pencils, or crayons to celebrate National Coloring Day! Here are some museum-inspired coloring pages that you can print out and use the rainbow to decorate.

📷 Snap a picture of your finished pages and share them with us in the comments.

🎃 Calling all ghosts & ghouls, get excited for Monster MASKarade—a brand-new outdoor Halloween experience for the whole ...
09/14/2020

🎃 Calling all ghosts & ghouls, get excited for Monster MASKarade—a brand-new outdoor Halloween experience for the whole family!

The Children’s Museum Guild is here to make Halloween 2020 fun and memorable! Join us in the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience every Friday and Saturday in October for this spooky, silly, and socially distanced outdoor special event, including these safe activities:
🧹Broom Ball
💃Mummies in Motion
🍬Monster Mash Candy Dash
🏃SportsTRACKular challenges
👻Virtual mask/costume contest

🎟️ Reserve your spot today—capacity is limited: https://bit.ly/2Rj3ZJ0

Presented by Old National Bank

Friendly reminder! The museum is now closed on Mondays as we begin our Fall/Winter🍁❄️ hours.This gives us extra time to ...
09/13/2020

Friendly reminder! The museum is now closed on Mondays as we begin our Fall/Winter🍁❄️ hours.

This gives us 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: http://bit.ly/2UFjI6e

Our visitors have continued to do an amazing job wearing their masks at the museum. Here are some of our favorite "Mask-...
09/13/2020

Our visitors have continued to do an amazing job wearing their masks at the museum. Here are some of our favorite "Mask-On Memories" from the week!

📸 If you have some of your own, please share them with us in the comments or use #MasksAtTCM

09/13/2020
Atrium Shows

Our world-class actors bring the museum to life for you every day with LIVE shows🎬! From kung-fu to wild weather, here is a sneak peek of some of the shows you might see during your visit to the museum. Who doesn't love to dance while learning?

Check out our calendar for a full list of dates and times for these shows and more!https://bit.ly/2EpiFU2

Calling all teachers👩‍🏫 👨‍🏫  (or parents who have become teachers)! We have FREE classroom resources to help you conquer...
09/12/2020

Calling all teachers👩‍🏫 👨‍🏫 (or parents who have become teachers)! We have FREE classroom resources to help you conquer your classroom from kindergarten to 8th grade.

Please share with your teacher friends!
https://bit.ly/3hQGjHO

We are celebrating Fiesta de la Familia on Sunday, Sept. 27🎉 with FREE museum admission (advance reservation required)! ...
09/10/2020

We are celebrating Fiesta de la Familia on Sunday, Sept. 27🎉 with FREE museum admission (advance reservation required)! The festivities will honor children and celebrate Latinx culture.
🎶Dance to LIVE cultural music by Grupo Bembe
🌺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 27 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 por el Grupo Bembe.
🌺 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

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I had received free passes from work that expired in May, but I was unable to use them due to COVID. Would it be possible to still use them?
Can anyone recommend a good florist in the TCM neighborhood? I need to send flowers to a friend in Rocky Ripple. I've just always tried to deal directly with florists instead of using FTD. Thanks!
How long will the weather exhibit be there?
Kudos to the Childrens Museum of Indianapilis and their entire team! We were there today and felt very safe. Everyone was wearing masks, many team members cleaning and sanitizing all the high touch areas and SO much sanitizer and wipes! THANK you for doing a fantastic job!!!
We visited the museum today and had a very enjoyable time. Thank you for the clear signs and directions, the very accessible wipes and hand sanitizer, and friendly, helpful staff. We felt very safe.
Galleries are cleaned regularly throughout the day and all interactive and group activities are closed for guest’s safety.
There are signs warning you about Covid19 and how to protect yourself. Masks are required for ages 2 and over. Be prepared to wear your mask, but if you forget it, you can purchase kid and adult masks for $1.00 each.
There are sanitizing stations with sanitizing wipes and sanitizing gel everywhere!
The Children’s Museum is open with the same excitement, but new ways to encourage social distancing and to ensure your safety. Masks are required and even the bumblebee transformer is wearing a mask!
You need to post pictures of your dinosaurs in masks.
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