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Friday, December 6, 2019

Today, TIME For Kids (TFK) revealed the first-ever list of the World’s 50 Coolest Places of 2019, spotlighting a mix of educational, innovative, and fun destinations that are tailored to the interests of kids. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is one of them.

The 20th Annual Kid-Tested, Kid-Approved Event
Monday, November 25, 2019

After much hard work and deliberation, child experts have done it again! Thanks to the 20th annual Kid-Tested, Kid-Approved voting event, struggling to find the perfect holiday gift is a thing of the past. Grown-ups will no longer have to spend hours scanning shelves and scrolling mindlessly online looking for the perfect gifts. Instead, the kid-experts cuddled, bounced and tinkered with thirty of this year’s greatest toys provided by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and did the hard work for shoppers! Now, the top ten results are in, and holiday shopping has never been so easy.

Indy 500 Driver, Tony Kanaan Races to The Children’s Museum with Santa in Tow Just in the (Saint) Nick of Time for  Fun Holiday Festivities!
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Jolly Days Winter Wonderland
Bundle up, and head over to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis  where the holiday festivities are kicking off early this year with the grand opening of Jolly Days Winter Wonderland. Visitors will enjoy faux fishing, ice-skating and holiday baking. There will also be a castle to climb and a dazzling globe that allows visitors to let it snow at the push of a button. 

The exhibit will be open from November 23, 2019 to January 5, 2020, and families can visit Santa through Dec. 24, 2019. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Fall is a time for the gridiron, ghouls, games, and Greece at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. From the new First & Goal exhibit featuring the Indianapolis Colts to the annual haunted house, children and their families can do it all this fall.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Ring the front desk bell for a spellbinding experience at the Hotel of Spells open October 11-31, 2019 at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

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.