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Indianapolis is home to several great museums. The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum and Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum are just a few examples. Below are the latest headlines.

Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit at Children’s Museum is Must-See History

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With the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis practically in my backyard, sometimes I forget how lucky we are to have a world-class museum in our community. Then an exhibit like China’s Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army takes up temporary residence at the museum and I remember. This is the kind of exhibit that gives […]

5 Fun Ways to Avoid Summer Brain Drain in Indy

Ways to Avoid Summer Brain Drain in Indianapolis

Have you heard of summer brain drain? With a long 10 weeks between the last day of school and the first day of the new school year, kids are at risk of sliding back in their education. The first month of school ends up focusing on a review to catch them up again before moving […]

Indianapolis Museums Offer Summer Admission Specials

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Summer is heating up in Indianapolis, and area attractions are ready for summer guests! Along the White River Canal, both the Indiana State Museum and the Indiana Historical Society are offering summer-long specials for visitors. The Indiana State Museum is an offering “Everybody’s a Kid” Wednesday admission special for all guests. Admission for all guests […]

Top Three Most Entertaining Animals at the Indianapolis Zoo

If you heading out to the Indianapolis Zoo you won’t want to miss out on these three animals. The Indianapolis Zoo is home to 250 animals but it only takes three of them to cheer your heart. 1) Sea Lions One of the first animals you will encounter as you enter the gate are the […]

Take Me There China Transports Museum Visitors

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The award winning Children’s Museum of Indianapolis  has outdone themselves again in their newest permanent exhibit, Take Me There China. This exhibit opens on May 10, 2014. Yesterday, I was able to attend a special social media preview for the exhibit. Without leaving the museum, the entire family was transported to modern day China. Take […]

Larger Than Life Lemurs at the Indiana State Museum IMAX

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My first encounter with a lemur was the animated, bouncing character on the PBS television show “Zaboomafoo.” Then the kids and I found real-life versions of ring-tailed lemurs at the Indianapolis Zoo. Now you can see lemurs larger than life on the Indiana State Museum IMAX screen in the film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D. […]

Lunch Date at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Lunch Date at the Children's Museum

We have a family membership to the Children’s Museum and visit as much as possible. The kids love every inch of it and frequently argue over who gets to choose our starting point. But one of the things that helps us get the most value from it is our day trips without them. It’s a […]

Adult Swim | The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Event for Adults

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On Saturday, February 22nd, over 2000 young professionals and other adults (21+ only) will gather for a night of fun and games, food and beverages (and we’re not talking apple juice and cookies) at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. All five stories of the world’s largest children’s museum will be turned into what is described […]

5 Reasons Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Is the Best

5 Reasons the Children's Museum of Indianapolis Is the Best

USA Today’s 10 Best travel awards are underway now, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is currently in the lead for best museum in the country. This is a distinction it earns year after year, from multiple sources. Why? Because Indianapolis really does have the best children’s museum. There are a million reasons to love […]

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

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It’s amazing to think a massive sheet of ice once covered Indiana, and most of North America, over 80,000 years ago. Even more amazing is what lay preserved beneath this massive ice sheet. Mammoths and Mastodons fossils have been found on every continent except Australia and South America. Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths […]

2nd Annual Adult Swim

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Channel your inner child and come out for a night of play at the 2nd Annual Adult Swim at The Children’s Museum. The name might fool you, but there is no actual pool at this event, just a lot of fun! On February 22 from 8 pm to midnight, the museum will be turned into […]

Artist Matt Kenyon’s Glass-Blown Sculptures Now on Display at the Indianapolis Art Center

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Though the art of glass-blowing is an ancient one dating back to the Roman Empire, it is still very much alive and well thanks in part to artists like Matt Kenyon. His exhibit, Matt Kenyon: 2013 Faculty of The Year, can be seen now through February 2, 2014 at the Indianapolis Art Center on the […]

The Indiana Experience: Step into a Photograph…and More!

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If you’ve ever wanted to step into an old-time photograph to experience what was happening when the shot was taken, and what life was like back then, now’s your chance. The Indiana Experience, presented by the Indiana Historical Society, offers visitors different 4 ways to learn about Indiana history. You Are There You Are There […]

Fearless Furniture: Design Meets Art at the Indiana State Museum

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Who says you have to go to the east or west coast to find cool furniture, when some of the most innovative and clever-yet-functional furniture designs you’ll find anywhere are on display right now at the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis? Fearless Furniture is a must-see collection of furniture made by modern-day artisans within […]

Matisse, Life in Color. A Rare Exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

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Matisse, Life in Color is a sweeping exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art that features over 100 works from one of the most influential artists of twentieth century: Henri Matisse. The works, which are on loan from the Baltimore Museum of Art’s extensive Matisse collection, span over 6 decades of Matisse’s remarkable career, one […]

The Gingerbread Village Competition at Conner Prairie

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It’s Lucas oil Stadium as you’ve never seen it. That’s because it, along with 75 other edible creations, are made of gingerbread! The 21st annual Gingerbread Village competition is underway now through Sunday, January 5 at the Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers, Indiana. This fun event, which takes an entire week to set […]

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure at the Eiteljorg Museum

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Enter a world of chugging locomotives, bridges and tunnels, and incredibly detailed replicas of national treasures, such as Yosemite National Park, Aspen Colorado and Mount Rushmore to name a few. Now through January 19, 2014, Indianapolis, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure is a must-see exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis. Naturally, no […]

Jolly Days at Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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The Christmas spirit is alive and well at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Now through January 5, 2014, the museum’s annual Jolly Days celebration offers a families in search of holiday cheer a variety of fun things to do and see. Leslie Olsen, Public Relations Manager for the museum says, “The most popular thing about […]

The 8th Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship Exhibition

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The Eiteljorg Museum kicked off its 8th Biennial Contemporary Art Fellowship exhibition on Friday. The event, which is officially entitled “Red: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2013,” runs through February 2, 2014, and will feature the artwork of 5 contemporary North American indigenous artists, a dance party on Friday, and comedy improve acts on Saturday. About […]

Indianapolis International Film Festival Turns 10 This Year

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The Indianapolis International Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with an impressive number of films on its schedule. The festival, which is in full-swing, takes place in downtown Indianapolis, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art from July 18-28, and will feature 118 films in total. One new twist this year involves a “tweet […]