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Museum at Home

Museum at Home
https://www.childrensmuseum.org/

As we begin to reopen our doors to the public, we will continue to provide opportunities for you to experience Museum at Home. It's one more way we're pursuing our mission.

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As a nonprofit that receives very little city, state, or federal funding, we ask for your support. When the time is right for you and your family, we would appreciate it if you would consider making a donation. These donations will help ensure the museum has the necessary funds to continue to operate and maintain a world-class facility, as well as to create extraordinary exhibits and programs in the future.

Summer Fun Bundle

Blue skies. Fresh-cut grass. Singing birds. Fluttering butterflies. Flowers in full bloom. It’s summertime and it’s time to get outside! Give this list of activities a try so you can have an extraordinary summer!:

Upcoming Virtual Events

Facebook LIVE with Museum Experts

The Children's Museum educators and experts are coming together to bring you fun live content. The full schedule of virtual live events will be released soon!

Let's Chat! Live Shows

Every week we're bringing you interactive activities and conversations with around topics you love⁠—dinos, nature, art, and more!

Virtual Museum Programs

Our trained actors and facilitators are doing what they do best⁠—entertaining and educating families of all ages! Check out your favorite museum programs right from home!

Virtual Birthday Parties

We know kids with birthdays aren't able to celebrate as planned, so Rex wants to make sure your birthday kiddo feels extra special. Check out our monthly virtual birthday dance parties!

DIY Science

Our Science Educators have you covered with these fun at-home science experiments that only take a few ingredients.

Storytime

The Children's Museum Preschool teachers and special guests have hand-selected some of their favorite books. Join them for storytime!

Museum in Minutes

We're taking you on a virtual tour of some of your favorite exhibits—each in one minute or less!

Curate Your Own Collection

Go behind-the-scenes with the museum's curators and learn about fossils you can find in Indiana, how to start your own collection, and how to organize and store your collection.

Warm-Up with Our Coaches

The Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience® coaches are here to help you get up and get active! Follow along for fun active play activities for all ages you can do at home.

The Children's Museum Activity Book

Make some art to hang up on the fridge at home! Color in some of your favorite museum memories and brighten up your space. Print these out at home and have a blast!

Museum at Home: Classroom Connections

Need some fun and creative ideas for your e-classroom? Check out our standards-based lessons, covering many topics and written by trained educators.

Previous Themed Activity Bundles

Racing Activity Bundle

Even though we have to wait just a little longer to celebrate the greatest spectacle in racing this year, May still means racing in central Indiana! Check out our starting grid of extraordinary racing-related activities:

  • Watch 2004 IndyCar series champion and 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan field questions from kids about his racing career. Watch it here.
  • Complete an activity packet from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Download it here.
  • Watch Let’s Chat: RACING! Virtual First Thursday edition on Facebook. Watch it here.
  • Discover why spoilers are an important safety feature. Do the experiment.
  • Get behind the wheel with the IndyCar e-Learning Pit Stop. Visit the site.
  • Observe how different track surfaces impact a car’s speed. Do the experiment.

Start your engines. Let’s go racing!

Mother's Day Activity Bundle

We know that mom is working overdrive during these unusual and uncertain times. She deserves an extra special Mother’s Day. Let us help you make her day extraordinary. Show mom you care by making one of these crafts for her for Mother’s Day:

May the 4th be with you

Attention all rebels, scavengers, bounty hunters, princesses, farmboys, spies, Jedi, and scruffy looking nerf herders—Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you!

We’ve searched the galaxy for Star Wars content especially for you. No need to jump to hyperspace. We have everything you need right here. This is the Way.

  • Launch your day with Yoda Yoga. Watch it here.
  • Complete your training by following Master Yoda’s example. You’ll need your own set of Yoda ears. Make your own.
  • Create your own creature from a planet in a galaxy far, far away… Learn more.
  • Bring the stars inside with a DIY constellation viewer. Learn more.
  • Hear from our Curator Ashley Hannum about the top 10 items in our Star Wars collection. Watch the video.

Earth Day Activity Bundle!

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Dig into these hands-on activities that you can do at home to virtually celebrate!

  • How to build a bird feeder with at-home supplies Watch the video
  • How to make art with local wildflowers Watch the video
  • Learn about pollination and its importance using cheese puffs. Watch the video
  • Learn five ways to discover the world around you—in your own backyard! Read the Guidebook
  • Family game night! Create your own Ecosystem Jenga game and discover how every part of our ecosystem is connected. Play the Game
  • Take Action! 10 Eco-friendly actions you can take from home. Learn more

Mark your calendar and join us on Facebook LIVE for these special Earth Day activities with museum experts!

April 21, 10 a.m.
Make your own Grass Head plant friend using supplies from home with Science Educator Becky Wolfe and her Science Helper MJ.

April 22, 10 a.m.
Make a flower or vegetable planter out of newspaper with Public Events and Family Programs Manager Kumari Corder.

April 24, 10 a.m.
Participate in an Earth Day science activity with Science Educator Becky Wolfe and her Science Helper MJ.

Easter activities

Make Easter weekend egg-straordinary with these fun activities!