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The city of Indianapolis is full of beautiful attractions, sporting arenas and amazing shops. Indianapolis is also home to some outstanding world-class activities and the world’s largest children’s museum. One must visit this highly rated attraction to open up new vistas in the world of imagination. Located just a few minutes from the downtown area, the Children’s Indianapolis Museum houses 5 floors of fun and interactive learning that has the power to transform the lives of children across the world of humanities, science and world cultures. It receives an average footfall of 1.2 million visitors every year earning it a place in the list of 10 Coolest Museums in the World. .Just look at the front of it – even the dinosaurs are dying to get inside for all of the fun!
Invest in the Children’s Indianapolis Museum
This place is not big – it is huge! You can’t possibly see everything in a single day – we tried. After almost seven hours we called it quits but can easily see why you want to invest in a family membership. This pays for itself after just two family visits and lets you get hours and hours of enjoyment with the kiddos. You can apply the cost of your general admission tickets to the membership and they have a ton of member bonus offers you can see HERE. A membership also makes for an incredible family gift over the holidays… just sayin’. We loved memberships to the local children’s museum or Olbrich Gardens when Miss Sarah was a little and made great use of it.
The Indianapolis museum hosts a large variety of educational exhibits throughout the year and some of these are permanent in nature. The guests can unearth curious mysteries at ScienceWorks and experience exhilarating adventure at the Dinosphere. There are also indoor sports experience exhibits like History of Hoops that traces the history of basketball and The World of Sport that gives the kids a lesson on balance and agility.
The outdoor game experiences include basketball, baseball, fitness path, hockey, golf and football. If you have kids under the age of five years then they will surely enjoy the experience at Playscape and learn all about trains in All Aboard. If they are ready for some more fun, they can ride the indoor carousel. If you have time on hand they you must visit the Lily Theater which is a unique place as both adults and children can enjoy a number of plays and performances throughout the year.
Miss Sarah was having a little fun in the Treasures of the Earth section, playing with the Terra Cotta Warriors…can you tell them apart? She just cracks me up – a new teenager and still? She finds the whimsy at a Children’s Museum along with learning.
There are so many fun and interactive activities that help kids learn, even though they are having fun. That is the trick to teaching kids – letting them play to learn! They simply don’t realize how much the learn through the tough business of play. After this section of Captain Kidd’s Treasure? Miss Sarah borrowed my phone to Google a few details. She checked out a book at the library when we got home to learn more!
I loved this section where is shows how different materials fared under water. Obviously some things hold up better than others but I hadn’t thought about the differences in just different kinds of metal! Even us old people can learn a few new things!
Newest Attraction at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis:
This year the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has something for everyone. The museum has started a special exhibition on Greece titled “Ancient Greek Treasures Show”. This unique exhibition features more than 150 ancient Greek artefacts and this show will run till January 2020. It is being held in a joint collaboration between Greek Culture Ministry and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. This exhibition aims to promote Greek art and culture in this part of the world.
The compelling part of this exhibition is that majority of the artefacts that are on display here have never ever been exhibited anywhere before. Some of these works include marble statues, pottery, funerary objects, gold jewellery, intricate bronze statues and an exact replica of the 2000 year old wonder called Antikythera Mechanism which is known as the world’s first computer.
The Greek exhibit is one-of-a-kind and will surely take you 2500 years into the past to explore the infinite wonders, treasures and mysteries of as many as 6000 Greek islands. There are more than 150 objects on display and you can even try your hand at designing a beautiful vase or build a temple. The kids will get to learn myriad things as there is a separate exhibit which showcases common pieces of American culture that has a profound Greek influence. there are even costumes of Greek Gods from modern Greek movies. It is one of the largest exhibits on Greek culture and history and children will have a lot of hands-on opportunities here.
What we loved the most: the child sized bathrooms! In a place designed for entertaining the littles, it is nice when they have even a potty that is on their level. As a parent, I have to say that it is easier to maintain potty training when the enviornment is this friendly.
For my pressed penny people? Have no fear, they have more than one machine on the premises – but we went with the main one that covered the dinosaurs.
We never made it outside and trust me, the place was hopping! This takes me back to suggesting a membership to maximize your savings as you throughly enjoy what the Invest in the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has to offer. If a seasoned travel writer can’t make it through the entire place in one day, I’m pretty sure the average family can’t. That is a shame as there really is so incredibly much that this place has to offer. Don’t take my word for it – make time to visit yourself the next time you are in Indianapolis! You will be happy you did!
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