As a nonprofit organization, the museum provides transformative learning experiences for ALL children and families in our neighborhood, our city, our state, and even those outside of it. Here’s how we’re providing access to every kind of person—from wherever they may be:
Access Pass Program
The museum strives to make fun family learning more accessible no matter your family’s income. Indiana families who participate in SNAP, Hoosier Healthwise Insurance, and TANF can visit both the museum and the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience for $3 per qualifying household member per visit after filling out an application with required documents. To visit only one of the experiences on a single-given day, Access-Pass members pay only $2.
Access Pass families can explore and discover the extraordinary as frequently as they want. Not only at The Children’s Museum, but at other participating museums and attractions across the state! Last year, Access Pass program participants visited the museum over 55,000 times.
Foster Family Membership
In partnership with the Department of Child Services, the museum is proud to provide extraordinary family learning opportunities for Indiana foster families. Foster families can sign up for a free one-year membership for adults sharing the same household, their foster children, stepchildren, and biological children under 21. To join, visit the museum Box Office and show a valid foster parent license issued by the Indiana Department of Child Services or a Licensed Child Placement Agency.
Neighborhood Club Membership
The museum loves to give back to its neighbors. All residents who live within one of the museum’s six surrounding neighborhoods qualify for a free membership. Neighborhood Club members also receive exclusive quarterly nights at the museum, reduced cost for StarPoint camp, and newsletter updates. To enroll, visit the museum Box Office with your photo ID, a copy of a utility bill, and/or a copy of a lease agreement to verify proof of neighborhood residency.
StarPoint Summer Camp
For over 30 years, the museum has offered neighborhood youth an affordable, curriculum-based summer program. StarPoint Summer Camp is a unique camp available to neighborhood youth ages 6–12 for up to four weeks. Each week is themed according to an extraordinary exhibit or element in the museum and the curriculum is developed by trained museum educators.
Afterschool Explorer Program
The program offers a wide range of learning and enrichment activities that promote the academic, physical, emotional, and social development of youth. Explorers will visit museum exhibits, participate in programs, take field trips, and make new friends.
$5 First Thursday Nights
On the first Thursday of every month, between 4 and 8 p.m., visitors can purchase tickets for $5 to enter the museum OR the Sports Legends Experience. A joint ticket can be bought for both experiences for $7.
Visitors can buy their ticket ahead of time online with Plan-Ahead Pricing! This provides multiple opportunities for families to visit at a reduced price and explore the extraordinary inside and out!
Mid-North Promise Program
Through museum programs and community partnerships, the Old National Bank Mid-North Promise Program provides academic support for families with children who live in one of the six Mid-North neighborhoods.
For more information or questions on any of these programs, contact our Customer Service Center at 317-334-4000.