Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19, 2009

Ahoy! Come aboard as The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis celebrates International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19, 2009 from 10 a.m.–3p.m. Children and families will learn to speak like a pirate and take part in special activities highlighting swashbucklin’ pirates o’ old right here in Indianapolis!

Visitors to this celebration at The Children’s Museum will discover fun awaiting pirates and landlubbers alike. Children and families will be able to map their way to a treasure-trove of activities including: stories, games and crafts in the infoZone; rope-tying stations to learn some basic knots of the sea; a spyglass investigation to learn how a spyglass was once used on pirate ships; and learning how to speak like a SCUBA diver while exploring the What if … ? exhibit and its underwater coral reef.

Local Indianapolis band Hogeye Naavy will entertain visitors with performances at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. After their performance, the group will help visitors choose a pirate name at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Visitors will also have two opportunities to show off their best pirate-speak during the Talk Like a Pirate contests at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and everyone should be sure to wear their favorite pirate gear to be judged among the best-dressed on the high-seas during the Look Like a Pirate costume contest at 11 a.m., hosted by Hogeye Naavy!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day was the creation of friends John Baur and Mark Summers, known as Ol’ Chumbucket and Cap’n Slappy respectively, in 1995, and it has since become an international celebration that has taken place on all seven continents and even, in 2007, on the International Space Station. Use this oppurtunity to come check out the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, one of the many fine Indianapolis museums for vistors and locals alike to enjoy.

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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