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Host a Family Night at Your Organization!

Book a Family Night for the 2024-2025 School Year. Registration opens on May 1, 2024.

What is a Family Night?

  • A Children’s Museum experience from 6-7:30 p.m. at your school or community organization. A Family Night includes seven hands-on activity stations focused on one topic and endless learning opportunities for children and families

Who should reserve a Family Night?

  • Organizations and schools serving children and families in grades K–5 within 40 miles of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

What is the cost for a Family Night?

  • $575 for up to 250 people
  • $725 for up to 400 people
  • $25 mileage fee for locations outside of Indianapolis

When are Family Nights offered?

  • Once a week during the school year (not available in August or December). Register early to ensure you don’t miss out!

How do we schedule a Family Night?

  • Contact our Call Center at 317-334-3317 to check availability and reserve.

For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or email

Program Options

Take Me There®: Greece

Travel to Greece and discover the life, language, food, arts, and culture of this rich and vibrant country. Help a sea turtle in need, create your own marvelous mosaic, and explore the ingredients of a traditional Greek meal.

Take Action: Make a Difference Today

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



Spend the evening exploring sustainable innovation at STEM City! Navigate an efficient route through Main Street with off-screen coding, visit The Repair Shop to fix a toy car, and encourage biodiversity by designing a native animal habitat. Get hands-on and discover the possibilities as you become the engineer of STEM City. 

National 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 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 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.

Dinosaur Discoveries

Let’s explore the world of dinosaurs! Compete in the Species Survival Game, design your own dinosaur, watch a 3D printer in action, and touch real fossils as you join The Children’s Museum for an interactive evening with your family as you discover dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures.




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