Future Exhibits

The Chocolate Slide

Feb. 4–April 23, 2017

When it’s dark and gloomy and glum outside, it’s time to whoosh down The Chocolate Slide! With the museum’s Sunburst Atrium transformed into a Willy Wonka-inspired wonderland, you can zoom down a slide themed like a river of chocolate, and purchase sweet treats and good eats in the Chocolate Café!

Supported by Sodexo.

Circus—Starring YOU!

Feb. 18–Nov. 26, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, kids and families! Direct your attention to the newest exhibit at The Children’s Museum: Circus—Starring YOU! Enter the Big Top, meet performers, “walk” a virtual reality tightrope, and step through time to learn the history of the circus. Then get into the act and become a performer yourself!

Hot Wheels™: Race to Win™

May 13–July 30, 2017

Speed, power, performance . . . buckle up and race with the most famous toy vehicles on the planet—Hot Wheels®! Be part of a dynamic race team working together to build and test the world’s fastest (and safest) speed machines, using Hot Wheels diecast cars to experiment and play.

Hot Wheels and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel. © 2016 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

Supported by Church Brothers Collision Repair and OneAmerica.

American POP
The Galleries for American TV, Film, and Popular Culture

Opens June 17,2017

American TV shows, movies, music, fashion, and more shape our experiences and can bring us together across generations. American POP is a new permanent exhibit for children and families to explore how our popular culture has influenced our daily lives in the past and the present, and imagine how it may shape our future.


June 17,2017-April 2018

Ready to move your feet to the beat? Join us for DANCE!, a multigenerational exhibit that lets you explore dance styles through the ages and around the world. Then put on your dancing shoes and take the stage as you showcase your best dance moves!

Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children’s Museum

Opening Spring of 2018

Sports Legends Experience

Run, jump, putt, drive, and play in the new Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience! Stay healthy and happy by trying out new sports activities every time you visit, and learn about the sports legends who’ve made history along the way! The experience will offer exhibits that encourage physical activity in everyday life and inspire families to become healthier together. Children and adults will be able to immerse themselves in a variety of sports environments from golf to football! Showcasing Indiana’s wealth of amateur and professional athletes and teams, the initiative will offer a collection of fun, hands-on, indoor and outdoor sports-related experiences designed for all ages. Families will be inspired and encouraged to enjoy sports and fitness activities together—now and for a lifetime.

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