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Rex in the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

3 things you can do while the outdoor sports experience is closed for the season

Another season of the outdoor areas of the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience® is in the record books! We ran, jumped, shot, served, passed, tackled, climbed, swung, caught, putted, and raced our hearts out this season. And visits from area sports stars helped make this outdoor season even more memorable.

Pacers Power Pack dunk show in the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

This season was...LEGENDARY.

Because of the unpredictable nature of the weather during late fall and all winter, it's necessary to close the outdoor sports experience areas for a season. Not only is it safer for the public, but it also gives our staff the opportunity to provide annual maintenance and improvements to the outdoor experiences. That way, the Riley Sports Legends Experience will be ready for another extraordinary season when the outdoor areas reopen in the spring.

It's a win-win situation, really.

Drone shot of the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience outdoor areas at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Keep playing indoors all off-season long!

While the outdoor areas are closed for the off-season, three indoor sports exhibits are open all year and they're included with the cost of general admission. Along with exploring the museum's five floors of fun, you and your family can continue to practice in these indoor sports experience during the cold winter months.

First & Goal
We partnered with the Indianapolis Colts to bring the greatness of the gridiron to life like never before for families of all ages! In First & Goal, you can see Colts memoabilia on public display for the first time, run Combine drills with Jack Doyel, race T.Y. Hilton and other Colts players in a 10-yard dash, and kick a virtual field goal!

Practicing Combine drills with Jack Doyel in First & Goal at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

With touchdown dances with Colts mascot, Blue, digital face paint, and so much more—First & Goal brings the football game day experience to you in a way that only The Children's Museum can.

Learn more about First & Goal here.

The World of Sport
Experience the culture of sports as you play the role of an athlete, announcer, and sportscaster. Learn about the hard work and skills it takes to achieve your goals in sports and in life! Shoot, pass, row, and stick the landing in the NCAA Sports Legends Training Facility. Then test your skills as you help your team race to the finish line in the pit-stop challenge.

Playing in The World of Sport in the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Learn more about The World of Sport here.

National Art Museum of Sport
Dedicated to celebrating sport through art, the National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) displays select pieces from the collection's nearly 1,000 works of art. You can also practice capturing the energy and action of sports through art. Try your hand at sculpting an athletic pose or drawing an iconic sports scene!

National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) in the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Learn more about NAMOS here.

Practice sports AND stay warm!

The outdoor areas of the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience® will open again next spring. Stay warm as you practice different sports all off-season long in our three indoor sports experiences. Then we'll all be ready for another exciting season outside!

Go ahead. Make this off-season LEGENDARY.

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