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The Force Is Strong with Families and Children at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in a Celebration of Star Wars Day on May 4.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Children's Museum celebrates Star Wars Day. May the Fourth be with you!

So what if you can’t travel to a galaxy far, far away to celebrate Star Wars Day because of social distancing? The world’s largest children’s museum wants to help make sure the Force is strong with you on May 4, 2020 and every day.

For more than 40 years, adults and children have joyfully celebrated Star Wars—paying tribute to their favorite characters, plot twists and the movies themselves. Playing off the memorable phrase in the film by changing “May the Force be with you” to “May the Fourth be with you,” Star Wars fans across the galaxy have come to recognize May 4 as Star Wars Day.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is joining the celebration by creating content for princesses, rebels, Jedi, bounty hunters, smugglers, and Droids alike. Although the museum remains temporarily closed, the museum is bringing Star Wars Day to families with a bundle of content that is available at Museum at Home on the museum’s webpage. The out-of-this-world bundle includes a challenge to create an alien creature, design a constellation viewer and join curators for a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the museum’s unique Star Wars collection.

Here’s a list of what to expect that not even the Chosen One may have predicted.

  • Parents can bring balance to the Force and the family by beginning the day with Yoda Yoga in the Jedi Temple. Tune in to Facebook Live May 4, 2020 at 10 a.m. EDT. RSVP here.
  • Complete family training by following Master Yoda’s example. You’ll need your own set of Yoda ears. Make Yoda ears.
  • Create a creature from a planet in a galaxy far, far away. Learn more.
  • Bring the stars inside with a D-I-Y constellation viewer. Learn more.
  • Tune in to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Facebook page May 4, 2020 at 3 p.m. EST to hear from Curator Ashley Hannum about the museum’s Star Wars collection.
  • Discuss life lessons learned from Star Wars and the sources in history that inspired them. For example, what inspired the Jed and their lightsabers (Shaolin monks of ancient China and Samurai knights from 12th century Japan).

No need to jump to hyperspace. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has what children and families need to have a memorable Star Wars Day at home. May the Fourth be with you!

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is proud to partner with Riley Children’s at Indiana University Health, Old National Bank and Ice Miller LLP.

About The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. For more information about The Children's Museum, visit www.childrensmuseum.org, follow us on Twitter @TCMIndy, Instagram@childrensmuseum, YouTube.com/IndyTCM, and Facebook.