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Press Releases

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A graveyard of Jurassic bones is waiting for dinosaur detectives to follow the clues they expect will tell some amazing stories. A new lab designed to help scientists do just that opened Sept. 10, 2019 at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. And the new lab is as big as the beasts being researched.

First & Goal
Friday, September 6, 2019

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is taking the ball and running with it! Kickoff is Saturday, September 7, 2019 for First & Goal—a new, highly interactive exhibit that celebrates one of America’s favorite sports, football!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Star Trek legendary actor and lifelong social justice activist George Takei wants America to learn from its past. During a speaking engagement at the world’s largest children’s museum, Takei described what it was like to be imprisoned as a child.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is proud to announce the national 2019 winners of the prestigious Power of Children Awards. The honor recognizes and rewards students in grades 6–11 who are improving the lives of others through a selfless commitment to service and the betterment of society.

A Fall Haul of Fossil Treasures Is Making Its Way to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis from The Jurassic Mile
Thursday, August 15, 2019

In a land where mountains meet an ancient seabed, scientists discovered a treasure trove of fossils from the Jurassic Period. The one-square-mile plot of land is called The Jurassic Mile due to the abundance of dinosaur fossils, which represent giant sauropods, ferocious theropods, preserved plant life, trackways and buried sea life.

Hoosier Artist to Share “Dreamy Realism” with Budding Young Artists and  Families at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is honored to introduce Indiana artist Rita Spalding as the second featured artist to participate in our Visiting Artist Program, a project of the Lechleiter Indiana Visiting Artist Fund. The program is made possible by an extraordinary gift from The White Oak Foundation, Sarah and John Lechleiter. This philanthropic gift allows artists with ties to Indiana to bring the fine arts to children and families through unique, hands-on experiences at The Children’s Museum.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis would like to provide an update on the condition and future of the former Salvation Army and Drake apartment buildings, both of which will be demolished in the coming months.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

May is always an exciting month in Indianapolis, and this past May (2019) was especially thrilling at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis as visitors came in record numbers—breaking all-time attendance marks set in 2018. 

The world’s largest children’s museum broke the May 2018 overall attendance record with 6% more people visiting than in May of 2018. Members also came out in droves and broke the 2018 attendance record set for members by 5%. Paid visitation and membership purchases were also at an all time high in the month of May. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The “land of the gods” travels 5,300 miles to the world’s largest children’s museum when Treasures of Ancient Greece and Take Me There:® Greece both open on June 15, 2019.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, buckle up and start your engines! Speed over to the family-friendly Hot Wheels™: Race to Win™ exhibit at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, from May 18, 2019 to July 28, 2019.

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