The world’s largest children’s museum will be STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in 2017. The museum recently invested more than $8 million in science-focused exhibits and programs including Beyond Spaceship Earth, (which includes the one-of-a-kind Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater), and the reimagined Dow AgroSciences ScienceWorks. The first exhibit launches visitors into space aboard a recreated International Space Station, allowing them to see what it’s really like to work and live in space.
Most visitors, plus most memberships, plus most school visits, add up to a record-breaking year at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Nearly 1.27 million children and their grownups visited in 2016 making it the highest year in attendance without a special exhibit such as King Tut. The only year that exceeded this was 2009 when the museum hosted Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs exhibition and the museum had 1,310,576 visitors that year. 2011 comes in third with 1,271,794 visitors—lagging behind 2016 by 7,000 visitors.
Drop by drop – North America’s largest water clock will Countdown to Noon with bright blue water pouring through glass globes at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. The annual tradition invites families to experience the countdown to a new year at a reasonable time for little ones by watching water cycle through the two-and-a-half story water clock.
Parents and grandparents are always looking for the perfect gift for kids who are special in their lives. But it can be frustrating trying to figure out where to start. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis found a way to make it easier by asking kid experts to lend a helping hand.
Ladies and gentlemen, Santa and elves… start your engines! Santa is arriving at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in an Indy Racing Experience two-seater IndyCar!
Hear ye, hear ye! Burnadette the Dragon is guarding The Children’s Museum Guild’s 53rd Annual Haunted House—Cursed Castle. Through the centuries, many knights and princesses have failed to delay the doom.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is proud to announce the five newest, nationwide winners of the prestigious Power of Children Awards. 2016 marks the 12th year that young people in grades 6-11, are recognized and rewarded for improving the lives of others through selfless commitment to service and the betterment of society.
Pete and Alice Dye are in the process of designing and creating their first-ever mini-golf experience, which will replicate some of Pete’s most famous course and hole designs in the world. As the story goes… golf meant love at first sight for legends Pete and Alice Dye – love for the sport and love for each other. That love has evolved over the years into the creation of world famous courses and the need to share their passion with the next generation of potential golfers.
Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck helped The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis break the news last month. Now, it’s time to break ground for the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children’s Museum.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is saddened to learn of the death of the museum’s fourth director, Peter Sterling. Mr. Sterling passed away at his home in Waynesville, North Carolina on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the age of 81.