You’re Invited to the Children’s Museum’s Virtual Birthday Party

Imagine the disappointment faced by thousands of children who can’t blow out birthday candles with friends or celebrate pinning the tail on the donkey or break open a piñata due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. Instead, drive-by parades and yard signs have had to substitute for age-old traditions.

But we have great news!

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has a special present for those kids who had to do without public parties this year. Try a virtual birthday party instead. On May 1, the world’s largest children’s museum will host an 80’s-themed dance party for those celebrating another trip around the sun.

So, C’mon Eileen, Sweet Dreams are Made of These, because Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! No matter who the artist (Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners, Eurythmics, Cyndi Lauper), the party could last all night long – right, Lionel Richie? Kids of all ages are invited to dress up and shake their groove thing with the museum to celebrate their birthdays virtually.

Rex wearing his birthday crown.

First they’ll make a birthday crown to wear, then they’ll learn a few cool dance moves then they can rock out 80’s style! Who knows what you’ll see – it could be the Sprinkler, the Wop, the Worm, the Robocop or the Cabbage Patch.

There is also a blog for other at-home birthday ideas including tips and tricks on how to make tassel garland, a dino-mite terrarium, a mystery sensory bag game, a DIY water xylophone or go on an educational scavenger hunt in which the kids answer correctly in order to earn letters that will reveal the location of their present.

Here is a link to RSVP to the party and get a reminder when it goes up. Stay tuned to see what the museum has cooked up for the next couple of months. Don’t forget to check out Museum at Home too.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is proud to partner with Riley Children’s at Indiana University Health, Old National Bank and Ice Miller LLP.

About The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. For more information about The Children’s Museum, visit, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.

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