Family and Homeschool Programs

Go Beyond the Exhibit and participate in one or more of the museum's unique family programs. Children and their grown-ups have the opportunity to get up close and personal by learning from experts, viewing items from our vast collection, and getting the inside story. The Children's Museum also offers engaging programs for homeschool families that relate to museum exhibits and state and national academic standards.

Classes may be cancelled due to low registration. All program participants must register. Program fees do not include nonmember museum admission.

Upcoming Events

Beyond the Exhibit: Beyond the Paleo Window

Explore the Cretaceous world and learn about the tools used in the lab, create a cast using a mold from a dinosaur fossil, examine the Triceratops skull, and tour our Natural Science Collections area! Details

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Sold Out! Homeschool: Geology 10AM

Learn all about the science of Geology. Details

date Thursday, May 18, 2017

date 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Sold Out! Homeschool: Geology 1PM

Learn all about the science of Geology. Details

date Thursday, May 18, 2017

date 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Beyond the Exhibit: Out-of-this-World Space Design

Blast off for fun in this family program all about space! Details

date Saturday, Jun 10, 2017

date 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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Beyond the Exhibit: Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Beat

Grab your tiny dancer for this fun dance experience! Details

date Saturday, Jul 8, 2017

date 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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Beyond the Exhibit: Geology Rocks!

Learn about the different physical parts of our Earth rocks! Details

date Saturday, Sep 16, 2017

date 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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Homeschool: The Great American Solar Eclipse

North America is gearing up for the Great American Solar Eclipse! Details

date Monday, Aug 21, 2017

date 12:30 PM-2:30 PM

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Homeschool: Marionettes and Movement 10AM

Discover a new way to experience dance - with marionettes! Details

date Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

date 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Homeschool: Marionettes and Movement 1PM

Discover a new way to experience dance - with marionettes! Details

date Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

date 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Indiana Cave Experience

Come and explore the caves of southern Indiana with The Children's Museum of Indianapolis! Details

date Saturday, Sep 23, 2017

date 7:30 AM-7:00 PM

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