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Itinerary for Family

Stop 1: Get seriously silly
The Pigeon and Pals at The Children's Museum of IndianapolisIn The Pigeon and Pals: A Mo Willems Art and Play Elephant and Piggie dance with old-time animation, spin a washing machine to look for Knuffle Bunny, and launch foam hot dogs at The Pigeon!
Location: The Pigeon and Pals: A Mo Willems Art and Play Exhibit (Level 2)
Stop 2: Ride a Giraffe
Our historic Carousel has lions, tigers, and horses . . . oh my! Grab a seat and take a spin on the largest item in the museum's collection. Carousel rides are free for museum members and $1 per ride for nonmembers.

Location: Carousel Wishes and Dreams (Level 4)

Stop 3: Explore a Shipwreck
How about a pirate shipwreck?! In National Geographic Treasures of the Earth your family can see real artifacts excavated from the shipwreck of Captain Kidd, and explore a recreation of the shipwreck site.

Location: Treasures of the Earth (Lower Level)

Stop 4: Dance up a storm!
Dance up a storm in the Wild Weather exhibit at The Children's Museum of IndianapolisMake a storm with your family! The more you move, the more active the storm becomes!

Location: Wild Weather (Level 2)
Stop 5: Study a Masterpiece
We are home to the largest permanent sculpture of blown glass by renowned artist Dale Chihuly—Fireworks of Glass stands 43-feet-tall! 

Location: Fireworks of Glass (Lower Level)

Stop 6: Touch a T. rex
Yes, a REAL T. rex fossil! In Dinosphere®, you not only get to look at fossils, you can touch them, too! And did we mention you can talk to a real paleontologist?

Location: Dinosphere (Lower Level)

Stop 7: Discover a Mummy's Tomb
Descend into a recreation of the longest, deepest, and most complete of any tomb in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings. Analyze the intricate details of the tomb walls, explore the burial chamber, and work together as a family to solve challenges in National Geographic Treasures of the Earth.

Location: Treasures of the Earth (Lower Level)

Stop 8: Travel by Train
Travel back in time to 1890s Madison, Indiana, and view the impressive Reuben Wells, a 35-foot-long, 55-ton steam engine built to conquer Indiana's Madison Hill, the steepest railroad grade in the United States.

Location: All Aboard (Lower Level)