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The Children’s Museum is Nominated for Top Honors in the Nation!

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis made the short list for Best New Attraction in the nation, according to USA Today/10Best. But to obtain the top ranking, the museum is asking for you to help get out the vote. People are encouraged to vote early and often.

Here’s the URL at which you can vote: While you can only vote once per day, you can vote once per day on each of several different devices such as your smart phone, tablet, lap top and desk top in that same 24 hour period. The rules simply state vote once per device, per day.

Why should you vote for the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience®?  That’s simple, where else can you go to support your favorite teams, get in the game with your whole family and promote health and fitness at the same time. "We wanted to create a holistic family health and fitness experience that would be fun as well as informative with solid health and fitness information from our partners at Riley Children’s at IU Health,” said Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. “The entire experience is inspired by male and female sports legends from amateurs to pros. Because of that, we think it is a wonderful way to reach multiple generations. Even if you don’t play sports, you may be a sports fan and it’s a great way to engage the whole family and help them develop healthy habits together while learning about great sports legends.”

The experience combines rich sports history, physical fitness, and health education in a variety of family-fun, indoor and outdoor experiences. Families can run, drive, jump, putt, and play while learning how to stay happy, healthy, and safe. Walk along the Old National Bank Sports Legends Avenue of Champions to meet a legendary sports character, hear their story of greatness, and get coached in the drills and skills that helped them succeed. Imagine yourself in the shoes of that same sports legend, and start your story today.

During the winter months, the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience outdoor areas are closed for the season, but General Admission tickets or memberships include the three indoor sports exhibits along with 5 floors of museum fun. The three indoor exhibits include: NAMOS (National Art Museum of Sport), The World of Sport and History of Hoops.

Riley® is a registered mark licensed to Indiana University Health, Inc., and Riley® Children’s HealthSM is a service mark of Indiana University Health, Inc. SPORTS LEGENDS EXPERIENCE is a registered trademark of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Inc.

About The Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience
The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience is an immersive learning experience that allows children and families to participate in health and fitness activities through sports as they are inspired by some of the greatest athletes of all time. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis partnered with experts from Riley Children’s at Indiana University Health, which operates the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Indiana, to bring this experience to life. For more information about Riley Children’s Sports Legends Experience, visit