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Some Favorite Access Pass Visits This Summer

It’s hard to believe we’re already more than half way through summer! To mark the fun and the blistering hot time it’s been, we thought we would share what have been some of your favorite spots to visit. Don’t worry if you haven’t stopped by yet; there’s still time!

Animal Encounters at Conner Prairie
 Two brown Tunis Sheep lying in green grass at Access Pass cultural institution Conner Prairie

Keeping connected with animals and farm life is something Conner Prairie does so well. The whole family can get up close and interact with favorite farm animals all while learning about animal husbandry, life cycles and the funny ways animals behave. There’s even a chance to talk one-on-one with the specialists who care for animals year-round on our grounds! Learn more about Animal Encounters at Conner Prairie.

SCOOBY-DOO!™ Mansion Mayhem at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
 A child is sitting near a table and looking off-camera to the right. Pretend food is stacked on the table like a sandwich. A cutout of SCOOBY-DOO is in the background at Access Pass cultural attraction The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Become part of the gang and solve the mystery of the jewel-thieving ghost at the spooky mansion! Enjoy the immersive exhibit: finding clues, building Scooby subs and trying to outrun meddlesome ghosts. Learn more about Scooby-Doo!™ Mansion Mayhem.

FIT Gym at Terre Haute Children’s Museum
 Rock wall in the Fit Gym at Access Pass cultural attraction Terre Haute Children's Museum

Want a way to burn all that summer energy? Terre Haute Children’s Museum has just the thing. Their all new exhibit, FIT Gym! Allows guests to experience the five elements of fitness: cardio, strength, flexibility, endurance & body composition, and understand how they all play a role in your overall fitness!  Learn more about FIT Gym at Terre Haute Children's Museum.

Build a City at Indiana State Museum and Historical Sites
 Child surrounded by cardboard building materials at Access Pass cultural attraction Indiana State Museum

Bring your child – or just your own inner child – to experience this 3,000-square-foot play space stocked with sheets of cardboard to make buildings, vehicles or whatever you can dream up. Create what you like and help add to our collective cardboard cityscape and park. Learn more about Cardboard Engineering—Build a City.

Imagination Garden at Bellaboo’s a Children’s Play and Discovery Center
 Play area with a pirate ship surrounded by blue landscaping that looks like water at Access Pass cultural attraction Bellaboo's Imagination Garden

Imagine a garden designed for both children and their grown-ups in mind. Vibrant, lush, tranquil with exciting journeys around every turn. Perhaps, there's a 60 ft. custom pirate ship complete with captain's wheel and climbing treasures to find. Experience workshop spaces and picnic areas framed by native plants and not-so-native palm trees. Get ready for some fun outdoor play (weather permitting)! Learn more about Bullaboo's Imagination Garden.

Become an Access Pass cardholder

Indy-area cultural institutions are proud to join forces to make fun family learning more accessible. Families that meet the requirements can visit all participating locations for just $2 per family member per visit, for up to two adults and dependent youth living in the household. Click here for eligibility requirements and to begin the application process.