First Thursday Night
Updated COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedures:
Your health and safety are our top priority. We have implemented new policies and procedures to ensure a safe visit for your family, including: 
  • The museum will be open at limited capacity during First Thursday Nights.
  • Advance tickets are encouraged.
  • Face masks are required for all visitors age 2 and over. Everyone is expected to follow social distancing requirements. Please stay home if you don't feel well. We will gladly exchange your ticket!
  • You can view all of the new procedures here.

The next First Thursday Night is May 6, 2021

  • Step back millions of years and come face-to-face with the casts of two famous Tyrannosaurus rex fossils in SUE Meets Bucky
    Presented by Marian Incorporated
  • Earth needs more Super Heroes! Answer the call in DC SUPER HEROESTM: Discover your Superpowers
    Presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers, supported by Delta Dental and OneAmerica
  • Go on an active adventure in the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer, her animal-rescuing cousin Diego, and their friends in Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!  
    Presented by Riley Children's at Indiana University Health; supported by Aquafina and Priority Press
  • Run, shoot, pass, putt, and play in the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience®

SUE Meets Bucky  was developed by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, in partnership with the Field Museum.
© 2018 Field Museum, photo by Lucy Hewett

JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. WB SHIELD: TM & © WBEI. (s21)

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First Thursday Nights

On the first Thursday of every month, we open our doors from 4-8 p.m. for just $6 admission per person! Why should you visit?

  1. Admission is just $6 per person for the entire museum. That’s a savings of more than 75% per ticket!
  2. It’s the ONLY time the museum is open to the public in the evening, so it’s a perfect after-hours night for your family.
  3. It’s not as crowded as you might think! We have limited capacity on First Thursday Nights.
  4. Parking is always free!
  5. Our Food Court is open, so you can grab a quick and easy dinner for the whole family.

Low cost. Low crowds. Late night play!

Click buy tickets and select the first Thursday of the month to purchase. Eureka! Now you’re on your way to a most extraordinary place!

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