Fall Break at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis!

Need a break? Of course! We all do. From Barbie™ to extreme weather to an extraordinary Halloween event, there’s something for everyone this fall break. Special exhibits and experiences include:

Barbie™You Can Be Anything™: The Experience (open now)

As the original female empowerment brand, Barbie was created to show girls they have choices. This exhibit encourages girls to explore the possibilities. Learn from real-life female role models like Amelia Earhart, Katherine Johnson, Laurie Hernandez, Florence Nightingale, and Ella Fitzgerald. Children and their grown-ups can explore 11 different careers, including a high-flying pilot, a fearless surfer, a robotics engineer, and a wildlife photographer as they discover what role type best fits their own career interest. It is presented by Subway® and supported by Franklin Pest Solutions and KinderCare Learning Centers.

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Wild Weather (open now)

There’s a storm brewing! Discover how to weather the storm as you learn about emerging technologies and recent scientific discoveries that are improving our ability to forecast severe weather and enhance our awareness of global weather phenomena including hurricanes, severe heat, blizzards, and climate change. “Fly” through a hurricane, swirl along a tornado’s path, track turbulent cloud formations, and stand in the midst of a raging winter storm. It is presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers and supported by Koorsen Fire & Security and Priority Group. Wild Weather is developed and produced by Science North in partnership with the Ontario Science Centre. 

Get your game on while you can (Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience® closes for the season Nov. 1, 2020):

  • Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever Basketball Experience
  • Indianapolis Colts Football Experience
  • Indy Fuel Hockey Experience
  • Subway Soccer Experience
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pedal Car Racing Experience and Church Brothers Collision Repair Drag Strip Experience
  • Pete and Alice Dye Golf Experience presented by Henry and Christine Camferdam
  • Wiese Field donated by Elizabeth Bracken Wiese and J. Frederick Wiese Jr.
  • Seymour and Rheta Holt Tennis Center
  • Dr. Cory SerVaas Fitness Path
  • Jane and Steve Marmon Run-Walk Experience
  • Old National Bank Avenue of Champions

The third season of the outdoor sports experience comes to a close at 5 p.m. November 1, 2020. Run, jump, shoot, putt, race, and kick in 12 outdoor experiences on 7.5 acres of outdoor family fun.


Monster MASKarade (Fridays and Saturdays in October)

There is no way around it. Halloween will look different in 2020 because of the pandemic. But have no fear. The Children’s Museum Guild’s wild, whacky, and wonderful witches are determined to provide something memorable—Monster MASKarade! Every weekend in October, the witches have special activities planned for those who want to participate in ghoulish games outside in a safe, socially distanced way. Monster MASKarade takes place Friday evenings from 6–8 p.m. and Saturday mornings 8–10 a.m. throughout October outside in Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience®. Organized by The Children’s Museum Guild, Monster MASKarade is presented by Old National Bank.

Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience® (now–Nov. 1). A separate ticket is required along with reservations for these events.

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.

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