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Date: Thursday, Jul 6, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Museum-wide
Suggested Audience: All ages
Sensory Information: Contains a Movement Opportunity
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First Thursday Nights

First Thursday Night
June 1, 48 p.m
$6 per person

  • Explore the limitless possibilities in Minecraft: The Exhibition
  • Go back in time to the Age of the Dinosaurs and explore the basics of science through fun, hands-on activities in Diosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibition
  • Keep score in smiles in our outdoor sports wonderland—the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience®
  • Spark creativity fuel imagination as you discover all of the museum’s five floors of fun

Why visit on 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. Now you’re on your way to a most extraordinary place!

Minecraft: The Exhibition is organized by the Museum of Pop Culture in partnership with Mojang

Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit was created by The Magic House in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company. © 2022 The Jim Henson Company. Jim Henson’s mark & logo, Dinosaur Train mark & logo, characters and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved.

The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience® is made possible through lead gift support from The Enid Goodrich Educational Initiatives Fund; Riley Children’s at Indiana University Health; The Herbert Simon Family Foundation/Pacers Foundation/The Herbert and Bui Simon Foundation; Old National Bank; Lilly Endowment Inc.; Efroymson Family Fund; Henry and Christine Camferdam; The Children’s Museum Guild; Elizabeth Bracken Wiese and J. Frederic Wiese Jr.; Indianapolis Colts; NCAA; Ice Miller LLP; Dr. and Mrs. George Rapp, Dr. and Mrs. John Rapp, and Mr. James and Dr. Patricia Rapp.


Free for members or with museum admission

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