7 Things to Check Out This Month at the Access Pass Attractions
Take a look at what's happening this September at the Access Pass attractions:
1). You Are There 1915: Madam C.J. Walker at the Indiana Historical Society
Travel back in time to see how Madam C.J. Walker built her beauty product empire to become one of Indiana’s female business icons. In You Are There 1915: Madam C.J. Walker, Empowering Women, which opens on Sept. 21, visitors see how Madam Walker worked through hardships and road blocks to build a business, fight for the women’s rights, and improve the lives of many in her community.
2). Play at Home through the Indiana Repertory Theatre
If you’re missing live theater, put on your own play right from the comfort of your home. Play at Home was created by a group of theaters to give theater-goers a taste of performance during COVID. The Indiana Repertory Theatre commissioned one of the pieces, THEM/US (a friendly ghost story), written by James Still, Playwright in Residence at IRT. You can download this play and any of the other Play at Home pieces for free.
3). Granatelli: Larger than Life at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
On August 1, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum opened up its newest exhibit, Granatelli: Larger than Life. The exhibit takes visitors on a ride through the life of Andy Granatelli, a marketing genius and race car fanatic. Granatelli helped make his family’s product a household name and in the process brought more attention to the Indianapolis 500.
4). Making an Impact: Historically Black Colleges and Universities at the NCAA Hall of Champions
This month, the NCAA Hall of Champions opens its doors to visitors and can’t wait to welcome back sports fans! Starting Sept. 23, the museum’s newest exhibit Making an Impact: Historically Black Colleges and Universities will explore the positive impact these schools have made on college sports. The exhibit will share the accomplishments and history of historically black colleges and universities and is free with museum admission.
5). Under Construction at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum
Don’t miss Under Construction at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, where you’ll be immersed in the construction world with hands-on activities, videos, and more. You’ll learn all about careers in the construction trades and even get a bird’s-eye view of the construction site for the new Terre Haute Convention Center across the street.
6). Visiting Artists at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Photo via The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
While the events have looked a little different, this year’s visiting artists have still been able to share their talents with TCM visitors through art workshops. Israel Solomon, a local high school art teachers, shares his bold and colorful artwork that tells stories about the world around us. Davin Slonim, a children’s book author and illustrator, offers a behind-the-scene look at how children’s books are created. Check out the Visiting Artists website for upcoming events.
7). Double Bubble Days at WonderLab
Still feeling nervous about visiting a public space? Try out WonderLab’s Double Bubble days and get the entire museum to yourself! Double Bubble days take place select Wednesdays and Fridays. During your 1 hour and 15 minute time slot, just you and your friends get access to the whole museum. The $20 price for Access Pass members includes 10 tickets, and you can add additional tickets, up to 23 people, for an additional fee. Learn more here.
Visiting any of the Access Pass attractions can be a fun way to enhance learning too! Access Pass members receive $2 admission per person, per visit, so you can learn and have fun without breaking the bank. Learn more about Access Pass and enroll here.
The Visiting Artist Program is a project of the Lechleiter Indiana Visiting Artist Fund with support provided by The White Oak Foundation, Sarah and John Lechleiter.