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Museum by Moonlight

Saturday, Aug. 24, 7–11 p.m.
Adults 21+

Once upon a time in a not-so-far-off land, the children of Indianapolis and beyond, began an incredible journey to a world of playful learning; where families, bound by laughter and curiosity, created a lifetime of memories. Since its humble beginning, The Children’s Museum has served as a beacon of inspiration and possibilities. Every day, children and grown-ups alike embark on their own quests of discovery through the museum’s spellbinding building and grounds, creating a unique story of their own.

On Aug. 24, this magical realm will be open to adults 21 and up for an enchanted night to celebrate nearly a century of inspiring moments, joyful discoveries, and fairytale-like wonder. Museum by Moonlight: Museum Ever After is the museum’s biggest single-day fundraiser of the year, helping to ensure the magic endures to fuel imagination and dreams for countless generations to come.

You can support the museum while having an enchanted evening. Your ticket for the night includes:

  • Exquisite bites from the most esteemed kitchens in the land.
    • Details coming soon
    • Arni's Restaurant
    • Bibibop Asian Grill
    • Coastal Kitchen
    • Cretia Cakes
    • Herculean Meal Prep
    • Joella's Chicken
    • Levy
    • Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant
    • Nothing Bundt Cakes—Fishers
    • Pacos Taqueria
    • Parlor Doughnuts
    • Pure Eating Way
    • Shake Shack
    • Tinker Coffee Co.
  • Elixirs of merriment—beer, wine, cocktails, soft drinks, and water included

*Interested in being a food vendor for this event? Reach out to Helena Rowe at

Experience the impact of the museum first-hand. Discover and explore five floors of immersive exhibits and a 7.5-acre outdoor sports wonderland*. See the museum through a child’s eyes and experience the magic your generosity supports.

*Outdoor sports area weather dependent. Some outdoor activities require closed-toed shoes.

The museum is known for finding unique ways to make learning so fun you don’t even know it’s happening. We’re putting an adult-spin on larger-than-life learning with these added entertainment experiences.

  • Scale a fantasy treehouse
  • Prove your knightly skills in a jousting tournament
  • Explore our Magical Marketplace
  • Go ballroom dancing
  • Disco in silence with fantastical beasts
  • Witness feats of aerial acrobatics
  • Enjoy an enchanted tea party 
  • More enchanting details shall be revealed soon!

While we expect you to don your finest, all levels of imagination are welcome. From ball gowns to floral blazers and everything in between—embrace your inner magic. Please note that some outdoor activities require closed-toed shoes.

This event is exclusively for adults 21 and up.

$150—Access to the full museum, sports experience, food, and open bars.

Special pricing is available for groups! Purchase 4-9 general admission tickets to receive a $25 discount per ticket. Purchase 10+ general admission tickets to receive a $35 discount per ticket.

The museum would not be the world's biggest and best children's museum without the continued support of our sponsors. If your business would like to help the museum ignite joy, wonder, and curiosity for millions of children for generations to come, please contact Chris Weimer at 317-334-4613 or to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Here are just a few ways supporting The Children’s Museum makes a real impact on the world around us:


Financially supporting The Children’s Museum helps us turn challenges into opportunities and opportunities into memories, wonder, and dreams of what is possible!

Visionary Sponsor

Innovator Sponsors

Discovery Sponsors

Explorer Sponsors

Beverage Partners:

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