Family Outreach Nights

School OutreachBring the museum to you! Experience an engaging family program designed for grades K–5. Discover dinosaurs, life in outer space, glass art, or even modern China—all delivered by our experienced experts in the comfort of your organization. Programs are designed for families to discover and learn together.

We provide:

  • Museum educators to train volunteers, facilitate presentations, and set up all activities
  • All activity supplies, according to the capacity for which you register
  • Museum-quality signs and graphics for each activity
  • Family-learning handouts

Programs start at just $525 and can be scheduled on Wednesday evenings from 6–8 p.m. To register for an outreach, contact Valerie Wells at 317-334-3317. For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or email programinfo@childrensmuseum.org.

 

Program Options

Puzzling DinosPuzzling Dinosaurs

If you dig dinos, this is for you! Make a cast of a T. rex tooth to take home, touch a real dinosaur fossil, and practice the delicate process of excavating fossils.

Take ActionTake Action: Make a Difference Today

Explore the stories of three extraordinary children: Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White. Discover ways to deal with bullying, learn about character education and empathy, and inspire your family to take action and make a difference.

The Wonderful World of WaterOur Water, Our World

Come learn about the different properties of water and how you can help to stop water pollution.  Discover ways to save water at home and the importance of the water cycle to our world.

Treasures of the EarthNational Geographic Treasures of the Earth

Bring the thrill and science of real archaeological discovery to your family. Become an archaeologist and use clues to assemble Terra Cotta Warriors the way emperor Qin might have done, examine a mystery artifact, and translate hieroglyphs in a pharaoh’s cartouche.

Studio of ColorStudio of Colors

Be inspired by the colorful work of artist Dale Chihuly. Make your own art sculpture using balloons, practice abstract painting techniques, and use transparency film to make 3-D art.

Beyond Spaceship EarthBeyond Spaceship Earth

Learn about life in space and discover what it is like on the International Space Station. Work with robotics and circuitry to solve challenges, all while experiencing a little bit of outer space here on Earth.

Take Me There: China

Ni Hao! Explore modern China! Spend a day in the life learning about shadow puppets, using chopsticks, and what makes pandas great.