Fun, Educational Family Activities in Indianapolis

When it comes to combining education in Indianapolis with fun activities for adults and children in Indianapolis, the Circle City rivals just about any state capital in the nation. Lucky Indianapolis children and their parents have tons of options for profitably whiling away their spare time.

Take a look below at our collection of fun, educational family activities in Indianapolis. Once you know how much Indy has to offer you and your children, the whole family may never stay at home again.

You’ll also want to see our list of family sightseeing centers in Indianapolis, which includes places to go and things to do in Indianapolis for the whole family that aren’t necessarily educational.

Fun, Educational Family Activities in Indianapolis

Carter's Antique Toy Museum in Zionsville Carter’s Antique Toy Museum: Here’s a place that could be considered one of the wonders of Midwest America. Your clan will all enjoy taking in the fantastical antique toys on display at this greater Indianapolis museum in the suburb of Zionsville, Indiana. There’s an entire floor of interactive toys and rides to try, and don’t miss the Old Tyme Soda Shop.
Hot Air Balloon at Conner Prairie Conner Prairie Living History Museum: A must among the many excellent fun and educational family activities in Indianapolis, Conner Prairie is also one of the paramount greater Indianapolis attractions. Located in the suburb of Fishers, Indiana.
  Freetown Village: A living museum of the first magnitude, Freetown Village offers year-round educational fun in their museum without walls. The organization is dedicated to bringing history to life, especially African-American culture around the Civil War, through performing arts, summer camp programs and field trips.
The IMAX Theater is at the Indiana State Museum IMAX Theatre: “Think Big” is the slogan for the IMAX Theatre, and this superb cinematic facility in downtown Indianapolis certainly accomplishes that. The entire family will enjoy the all-encompassing experience IMAX Theater offers, and its location at the Indiana State Museum further enhances the opportunity for memorable educational fun.
  Indiana High School Athletic Association: This non-profit Indianapolis organization sees to it that Indianapolis kids have every opportunity to experience the thrill of team sports. It’s the IHSAA that oversees all facets of interschool sporting events.
Carosel at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Indiana State Fairgrounds: Source of deep-fried fair foods and site of entertainment on many levels for many thousands of visitors every year during the Indiana State Fair, the fairgrounds also offer big, educational fun all year round.
Exterior of the Indiana State Museum Indiana State Museum: With a prime location along the beautiful Indianapolis Canal and White River State Park just to the west of downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum is one of the most-visited of the many fine Indianapolis attractions.
Exterior of the Children's Museum of Indianapolis Indianapolis Children’s Museum: One of the foremost museums of its kind in the world, the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis is a respected, family-oriented facility founded in 1925. There is no larger children’s museum, and this is a sought-after venue for displays, shows, Indianapolis events and age-specific activities aimed at pleasing every member of the family.
Civic Theater Indianapolis Civic Theatre: One of the longest-lived, most successful community theatres not just in Indiana, but in the entire United States, the Indianapolis Civic Theatre has inspired and buoyed up Hoosier families with musicals and stage plays for nigh onto a century.
Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Parks: The venerable Indianapolis parks and recreation programs offer a sweeping range of activities and green spaces set aside for relaxation and renewal, along with many Indianapolis attractions that define the character of the Circle City itself.
Central Library in Indianapolis Downtown Indianapolis Public Library: Also known simply as “the Central Library,” this is a wonderful educational repository in downtown Indianapolis, as well as a year-round source for entertainment and activities for kids and their significant adults.
Indianapolis Zoo Indianapolis Zoo: Here’s the ultimate destination to take the fam and mix education with fun, and plenty of it. This world-famous zoo offers more than you can see in several days.

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