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Event Locations

When it comes to events, location is everything. With stunning venues—big and small—you can choose a space that fits your needs.

Entire MuseumEntire Museum

Get exclusive after-hours access for your guests to enjoy five floors of fun and all available galleries. Holds up to 6,000 guests.

Sports Legends ExperienceRiley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience

The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience® is a legendary setting for daytime or evening events. With 12 outdoor sports experience and three indoor exhibits, this new event space delivers a one-of-a-kind sports and entertainment experience with high-energy fun for all ages and abilities. Our hospitality Event Tent holds up to 300 guests seated or 400 standing.

Welcome Center

Welcome Center

Overseen by Bumblebee the Transformer and two friendly brachiosaurs, the spacious Welcome Center is a grand-scale venue with a lighthearted twist. Holds up to 350 banquet-style or 600 reception guests.

Sunburst Atrium and MezzanineSunburst Atrium and Mezzanine

This colorful, cheerful area is an energizing space that sets the tone for an upbeat event. Featuring the largest water clock in North America, it’s perfect for large gatherings of all kinds. Holds up to 350 banquet-style or 600 reception guests.


With 14 full-sized dinosaur fossils, this mesmerizing space transports your guests back 65 millions years. Guests will be immersed in the sights and sounds of dinosaur times. Holds up to 150 banquet-style or 300 reception guests.

Fireworks of GlassFireworks of Glass

Entertain underneath world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly's largest permanent glass sculpture. The spectacular blown-glass tower rises above this space and dazzles with breathtaking colors and shapes. Holds up to 150 banquet-style or 300 reception guests (lower level).

The Manor at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Host an extraordinary event at the Historic Schnull-Rauch House, located next door to the museum. Experience the grandeur of an elegant past and the warm ambience of "at home" entertaining. Learn more about The Manor

Permanent ExhibitsPermanent Exhibits

Have an adventure in any of our current exhibits, including:
National Geographic Treasures of the Earth
Carousel Wishes and Dreams
All Aboard!
The Power of Children
                                 Take Me There: China

Special ExhibitsSpecial Exhibits

Spend an evening exploring one of our exciting traveling or seasonal exhibits.

Learn more about our current and upcoming special exhibits here. Start planning your event today! Contact our Event Team at eventrentals@childrensmuseum.org or 317-334-3314.