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Museum by Moonlight

Museum by Moonlight

Museum By Moonlight

This event is SOLD OUT!

Feb. 23, 2019
8 p.m.-midnight

This year is going to be BIGGER and BETTER. We’re pulling out all the stops for Museum by Moonlight 2019!

On Feb. 23, from 8 p.m. until the Water Clock strikes midnight, the world’s largest children’s museum are throwing a party for kids at heart. Exclusively for adults 21 and over, guests can explore five floors of new and classic exhibits, enjoy drinks (first one's on us!), and refuel with free food samples from restaurants. 

All proceeds benefit The Children's Museum Fund, which ensures that all children and families, regardless of income, can experience the museum. So, buy a ticket, have an unforgettable night, and help out some kids! 


  • Early Bird tickets: $65 per person - SOLD OUT
  • General Admission: $75 per person - SOLD OUT
  • Feb. 1 - Last Chance: $85 per person - SOLD OUT

Included with each ticket:

  • One complimentary adult beverage
  • Food samples from your favorite local restaurants
  • Access to the world's largest children's museum, exclusively for adults!

All five floors of the museum will be OPEN! Due to the chilly weather, the outdoor portion of Riley Childrens Health Sports Legends Experience® will be closed.

Please note, tickets are nonrefundable.

What to Expect

  • Walk the red carpet and get your picture taken by the paparazzi
  • Break it down with the dinos—the always fun silent-disco is back for another year in Dinosphere®. DJ Indiana Jones is BACK!
  • Set a course for Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds 
  • Drop in to ScienceWorks for "Science of Alcohol" mixology sessions
  • Head-to-head Xbox competition with select members of the Pacers NBA 2K League team
  • Screenings of The Future is Here—How Sci-fi Becomes Reality, our new immersive multimedia experience featuring the recorded voice of George Takei as the narrator
  • Encounters with roaming Circle City Ghostbusters and members of Star Wars Indiana
  • Go 'round and 'round on the Carousel
  • Sips and bites from your favorite local restaurants
  • We'll have music, games, and more!

Be prepared for a full night of fun for adults older than 21 with these top tips for the big event. It's as much excitement as you can pack into five floors!


  • Amazing Hazel's
  • Amelia's
  • Arni’s Restaurant
  • Big Lug 
  • Bluebeard
  • City Barbeque
  • Cretia Cakes
  • Dick's Last Resort
  • Donatos Pizza
  • Joella's Hot Chicken
  • KetoLuxe
  • Late Night Snack
    • Celtic Pretzel
    • HoiTEA ToiTEA
  • Louise's Sweets
  • Maggiano's Little Italy, Indianapolis
  • The Melting Pot
  • Moe's Southwest Grill
  • Nameless Catering
  • Oberweis Dairy
  • Ocean Prime
  • Soupremacy
  • Titus Bakery & Deli
  • Yolk

To participate as a food vendor please contact Helena Rowe helenar@childrensmuseum.org or download the vendor form.

Presenting Sponsor

Capital Group

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