Sunday, January 7, 2018

Road Trip ~ The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Reuben Wells, Children's Museum, Indianapolis, Road Trip, Carousel

On Thursday, the girls and I, and their friend Zed spent the evening at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. On the first Thursday of each month they have a special discounted rate of $5/person from 4-8 p.m. To give you an idea of the savings, daytime hours are normally 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the tickets range from $13 to $23 depending on the date, and if you purchase in advance. 

The Children's Museum has been in its present location since I was a wee tiny thing, and though it has grown (at least three times) since then, it still has some of my favorite things, along with new and changing exhibits. When our girls were younger, we would go to the Children's Museum with friends, and spend the day. There are five floors to explore, and it is easy to spend the entire day and still not see everything well.

Zed suggested we go for the $5 First Thursday Night and we all had a lot of fun - at least I did. While it is billed as the world's largest Children's Museum, there really is something for everyone. There are hands-on activities on each floor, as well as in-depth learning in each area, so you, or your older kids, will not be bored. Since it was the last week of Jolly Days, the winter-holiday fun program that the Children's Museum has put on for a long time, we got an opportunity to ride a potato sack down the Yule Slide. Yes, I went too! You can see my silly video on our Facebook page.

Carousel, Children's Museum, Indianapolis, Road Trip

What were the other areas we visited while there? The Carousel, the National Geographic: Treasures of the Earth, American POP, Circus - Starring YOU!, Beyond Spaceship Earth, All Aboard!, and Fireworks of Glass. The three teens also visited the Dinosphere. 

The girls reminisced about our past visits, and I had fun reliving their memories with them. I think Zed had fun too, at least he didn't run away from us - LOL! It is a good museum to stroll around in, take in some great exhibits, and talk with your friends, whether they be 9, 19, or 90. Definitely a place to make some memories.

Overall, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a wonderful place to visit with your family. If you're not going to be in Indianapolis on the first Thursday of the month, you can save a bit on admission by purchasing your tickets online ahead of your visit, or if you live close by, it is worth the cost of a membership to be able to visit again and again.

To see more photos and videos from our visit, stop by our Facebook page, or check us out on Instagram.

Don't let a little Winter weather stop you from having an adventure! The Children's Museum offers garage parking, a covered skywalk, and gentle ramps for strollers or wheelchairs. Lockers or the coat check are available for a small fee. There is a restaurant on the ground floor, just know in advance its prices are the typically higher ones found at most museums.

Find your inner kid again, at The Children's Museum!

1 comment:

  1. sounds like you had a great visit... I want to go too! :)