February is a great month to stay inside and visit some of downtown Indy’s best attractions and venues. Here are our top five picks for family-friendly fun this February.
Get in on the action
Head inside and watch some of Indy’s best sports teams in action. Catch one or more of the three Indy Fuel hockey games at the Indiana State Fairgrounds February 8, 14 and 25. Cheer on the Pacers at one of five home games February 4, 6, 9, 22 and 27.
Warm up inside a museum
New for 2015, the Indianapolis Museum of Art is offering Family Day the first Saturday of every month. Enjoy themed museum programming ranging from hip hop to skateboarding. On February 7, celebrate the Year of Sheep by contributing to a LEGO mandala, designing a lantern and participating in a sumi-e workshop.
See artwork from Indiana residents
The Indiana State Museum will showcase art from more than 60 Indiana artists at the 11th annual Indiana Art Fair on February 15. Gather the family and browse an array of unique local art including ceramics, photography, glass, sculpture and painting.
Go on a fun run
Work up a sweat with the family and participate in the Indianapolis Polar Bear 5 Miler on February 21. Options include a 5 mile run or walk, a 5K run or walk or the Doubler (13K). The races start and finish near the Indiana War Memorial.
Cereal and cinema
What’s better than dinner and a movie? That’s right – breakfast and a movie! Cereal Cinema features monthly 10 am kid flicks at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Athenaeum, served with a breakfast cereal buffet. This month, catch The Princess Bride at the Athenaeum on February 7. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at www.indyfilmfest.org.