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Press Releases

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.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

March 2019 went out like a lion at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis as several attendance records were shattered including “the most people to ever attend the museum in a single month.”

It’s no April Fools’ joke that 179, 407 visitors walked through the gates of the museum during the month of March 2019. That is nearly 3,500 more guests than came in October 2014, when 175, 951 families and children set the record for most visitors in a month.

Exciting New Discovery of “Jurassic Mile”
Monday, March 25, 2019

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis announced plans today for a $27.5 million project to support a paleontological excavation of a fossil-rich plot of land in northern Wyoming. The project will bring together scientists from around the world because of the rare confluence of Jurassic Period fossil bones, trackways and fossilized plants. The Jurassic site will provide clues that promise to tell a more complete story about the Jurassic Period than has ever been told.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Beam yourself up to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to experience a spring break for the ages…all ages, that is. From PAW Patrol: Adventure Play for little pups to Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds for multiple generations, there are five full floors of fun plus a 7.5-acre outdoor sports experience for the entire family to enjoy.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Kids and families can now play and save the day with the heroic PAW Patrol pups, at the brand-new PAW Patrol: Adventure Play exhibit, opening Saturday, February 23 at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Far beyond the stars in a land far away, visitors are encouraged to live long and prosper. The crew of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis invites you to boldly go where many people have gone before on TV and in movies, but few have experienced in person.