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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.

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

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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. ice-age-exhibit-indiana-state-museum Mammoths and Mastodons fossils have been found on every continent except Australia and South America. Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of […]

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-exhibit-at-indiana-historical-society You Are There You Are […]

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-exhibit-at-indiana-state-museum Fearless Furniture is a must-see collection of furniture made by modern-day artisans […]

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. gingerbread-village-conner-prairie This fun event, which takes an entire week to […]

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. jingle-rails-exhibit-at-eiteljorg-museum-indianapolis 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, […]

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. jolly-days-at-childrens-museum-of-indianapolis Leslie Olsen, Public Relations Manager for the museum says, “The most popular thing […]

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 […]

Lots to Do at the 43rd Annual Black Expo Summer Celebration

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One of Indianapolis’ most celebrated events is upon us once again. For the 43rd consecutive year, the Annual Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration will take place from July 11 through 21 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, as well as other nearby locations. This year’s celebration began on July 11 with an evening […]

Enjoy a Movie Under the Stars at the IMA’s Outdoor Amphitheater

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Summer is most definitely upon us, which means it is once again time to enjoy movies under the stars with friends and family at the Indiana Museum of Art’s amazing outdoor amphitheater. Tonight’s feature presentation is “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Gates open at 6:30 p.m. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is has become as […]

Star Wars Exhibit: Where Science Meets Imagination

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Will the fictional Landspeeders that first appear in Star Wars Episode IV ever become a reality? Might the X-wing Starfighters used to protect the Rebel Alliance one day become a staple of the United States Air Force? “Where Science Meets Imagination” explores the possibility of someday creating real-life versions of the fictional technologies depicted in […]

See "Geckos – Tails to Toepads" at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum

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The marketing folks at Geico have run a masterful public relations campaign for geckos everywhere, with their funny and popular commercials that feature the lovable, cockney-accented gecko. But while they may not talk, in any human language at least, these little creatures are amazing in their own right. And now you can see them up-close […]

Eternal James Dean: An Exhibit at the Indiana State Museum

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From Marion, Indiana native to parking lot attendant/struggling actor to rising Hollywood star. That is the abbreviated version of James Dean’s life, with one notable omission: A fatal car crash on September 30, 1955 that cemented his status as an American legend and cultural icon. He will always be the *original* Rebel Without a Cause. […]

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