10 Things to do this Week around Indianapolis | July 18 – 22

Short on ideas for things to do with the kids this week? We have you covered! Check out our picks for the top 10 things to do with kids in Indianapolis this week! 

Sensory Swim Time at Murphy Aquatic Park

July 19 | 9:30 – 11 am | Murphy Aquatic Park

A quieter water exploration experience at Murphy Aquatic Park. The Wave Pool will be off and off limits to the Sensory Swim Guests during Sensory Swim Time. The Activity Pool, Toddler Zone, and Central Play Feature will be open and limited to half capacity.

Tuttle’s Adventure Days for Kids

July 19 | 10 am – 1 pm | Tuttle Orchard

Want a fun summer outing for your kids? Tuttle Orchards is offering, Adventure Days, an opportunity for elementary-aged kids to explore some science on the farm with hands-on activities and crafts! Each week we will have a fun and exciting new theme.  This experience is approximately 30 minutes and includes playtime in Tractor Town. It is designed for children 5 to 8 years old, but other siblings may attend.

Tractor Town features slides, swings, a track for bikes, and many other play options sure to entertain the younger guests.
Tractor Town features slides, swings, a track for bikes, and many other play options sure to entertain the younger guests.

Tangled Trivia Night

July 19 | 6:30 pm | Books & Brews South Indy

Win Gift Cards! Free to play!

Preschool Play at Plots to Plates

July 20 | 10 am | Carmel Middle School

Kids ages 2–5 and their families can join us for open-ended playtime outdoors at Plots to Plates Organic Gardens on the campus of Carmel Middle School. Free.

Cool Creek Campfires: Hoosier Owls

July 20 | 7 – 8 pm | Cool Creek Park and Nature Center

Take Flight Wildlife Education’s Mark Booth will bring several owls to share at this week’s Cool Creek Campfire. He will share their amazing adaptations with us and present live birds to help participants appreciate the diversity of owls in our state! Free. 

Hoosier Owls

Create-A-Saurus: Discover, Imagine, and Sculpt Paleo Art

July 21 | 9 am | The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

If you love dinosaurs (and who doesn’t?) and love to create art, then why not combine BOTH in our newly reopened Dinosphere Art Lab! Your family can become paleontologists, investigating the bones of dinosaurs to learn how they lived millions of years ago. Then use those discoveries to inspire you to make paleo art sculptures, from a variety of art materials, and create dinosaurs of your own!

Outdoor Nerf Battles at Pecar Park

July 21 | 6 pm | Pecar Park

Outdoor Nerf is all the fun and it’s free!! This coming season is full of opportunities to get outdoors and get moving. Free.


All About Horses

July 21 | 5 – 6:30 pm | Fishers ArgiPark

In this All About Series at Fishers ArgiPark, learn about horses! Kids will learn about these amazing animals through hands-on activities, crafts, and games. We will even hangout with our resident Rocky Mountain horse, Spirit! Kids will also take home an interactive horse book. 

All About: Horses


Garfield Park Biergarten in the Sunken Garden

July 21 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm | Garfield Sunken Garden

Enjoy an evening in the Sunken Garden with the Garfield Brewery! During these special evenings in the Garde, visitors can also enjoy food from The Original Swayzee Hand Breaded Tenderloin and live music and performances. Event admission is free. 

Movie Night in Plaza: The Parent Trap

July 22 | 7 pm | Grand Junction Plaza

Come out to the Plaza with your family and friends to enjoy a free evening of entertainment on the Great Lawn. Movies will begin around dusk, so start times will vary. Free. 

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