The temperature may be dropping, but that doesn't mean you're destined to spend the next couple of months trapped in your house with nothing to do. There is still plenty of things to do this winter in Indianapolis - both indoors and out. And because everyone loves free things, all of the activities you find below with* are free. That's right - FREE! So get out there and show those winter blues who's boss. 50 Things to Do This Winter in Indianapolis: \tGo sledding on one of Indy\u2019s favorite sledding hills.* \tLace up your skates and visit a local ice rink. \tMake a splash at an indoor pool. Indy Island Aquatic Center \tBurn some energy at one of these fun indoor playgrounds. \tVisit your favorite museum for FREE on MLK Jr. Day. \tTake a road trip to one of these skiing and snow tubing destinations for a snowy good time your kids won\u2019t soon forget. \tNot afraid of the cold? Visit one of the coolest playgrounds around Indy (you might even get the playground to yourself if it's cold enough!). * \tEnjoy dinner out as a family, and save big at a restaurant that offers a KIDS EAT FREE deal! \tBundle up for dinner outside in an igloo. \tHave a family game night at one of these places to play board games around Indianapolis. \tVisit any (or all!) of these nature centers in Central Indiana. * \tHowl with the wolves at Wolf Park just outside of West Lafayette. Wolf Park \tExplore Indianapolis with your family with a unique scavenger hunt around the city. \tTake a road trip to any of these 17 Indiana Landmarks that don't require you to get out of the car. \tStrike a pose at Indy's first selfie museum, Selfie WRLD. \tWinter is the perfect time to learn to knit. Find a sewing, knitting, or crocheting classes for your kids, and maybe they will make you something warm to wear! \tMake, create, and develop creativity at Ignite Art Studio. * \tReach new heights at North Mass Boulder. \tVisit the Veal's Ice Tree. This massive icy sculpture is typically formed in January and melts in April. \tPlay a round of Duckpin Bowling at Action & Atomic Duckpin Bowling in Fountain Square. \tSled down Koteewi Run, central Indiana\u2019s only groomed snow tubing hill. The season opens on Dec. 18. \tRide the escalators at the Central Library downtown Indy, then head to The Curve for a little green screen fun.* \tBang away at the Rhythm Discovery Center, an interactive percussion museum in downtown Indy. \tWarm up with a cup of coffee, and cuddles from kittens at Nine Lives Cat Caf\u00e9. Nine Lives Cat Caf\u00e9 \tGive back to our community by volunteering as a family. * \tTry out a Make It, Take It, art class, at the Indianapolis Art Center. Make It, Take It family classes are offered along with kids or adults only. \tHead inside for a round of glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Glow-in-the-dark Mini Golf near Indianapolis \tRent out the movie theater for a special treat for your family and friends. \tDiscover the indoor Discovery Station at Conner Prairie. \tVenture through Flat Fork Creek Park of Fishers. Start with the sledding hill - stay for the treehouses.* \tTake a trip north for a ride on the Pokagon State Park toboggan run. Pokagon State Park Toboggan Run \tHave an old-fashioned tea party at Tina\u2019s Traditional Old English Tea Room and Tavern. \tEnjoy some natural fun at the Holliday Park Nature Center.* \tVisit any of these children's museums within 2 hours from Indy. \tVisit the Ornithology Center at Eagle Creek Park. \tStuck at home? Check out our list of 70 things to do at home. Most items on his list need very little prep, so keep this list on standby for unexpected snow days. * \tSign up for a kid-friendly cooking class! \tExplore the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall Of Fame Museum. \tHead to the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument downtown Indy. There's a small fee to take the elevator, but the stairs are free if you're up for the challenge. \tExplore the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway (kids 6 and under are free). Dallara IndyCar Factory \tFind your favorite Books & Brews for food, board games, books, and a beer or two for parents. \tBuild a cozy fort at home. * \tTake a winter stroll through ArtsPark at the Indianapolis Art Center. * \tPlay or read at the Hancock County Library.* Hancock County Public Library \tEnjoy breakfast and a movie during Cereal Cinema. \tStep into a digital world of art of THE LUME at Newfields. \tHeat up with a Hot Glass Class. GRT Hot Glass Studios offers a variety of classes for ages 10 years and up. \tOr head to any of these family-friendly breweries around town. \tPack up the kids in the car and head to Fort Wayne for a family day somewhere new! \tGet creative at The Tie Dye Lab in Avon. The Tie Dye Lab in Avon \tTake your budding astronomers for a public tour on Friday or Saturday evenings at Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium. \tExplore and find your new favorite local bookstore. \tVisit the Young Readers Center at the Indiana State Museum.* \tBundle up and enjoy a winter hike.* \tMix things up and visit a local tea room! \tGet your board game on at Doughnuts & Dragons.