FREE Family Night at Children’s Museum Of Indianapolis

It’s about that time… Time for free admission to the Children’s Museum Of Indianapolis.

Thanks to a partnership with Target, the Children’s Museum Of Indianapolis stays open late on the first Thursday of every month for their Target Free Family Nights. It’s a great time to explore the Museum – without the cost of admission! Museum hours on these nights run from 4-8pm.

Food is available for purchase in the food court area and all of the Museum’s exhibits are open to visitors during these special nights.

Hot tip: Keep in mind that the Museum gets busy so arrive EARLY if possible, or be patient with parking because Illinois Street is heavily trafficked by commuters returning home from work and can get congested.


Each month also features a different theme, so mark your calendars for these evenings:

May 7, 2015
You’re on the Set! Inside Hollywood Film & TV
Go behind the scenes of some of the most popular films and TV shows of all time like Annie, Happy Days, Hook, Ghostbusters, Men In Black, Spider-Man and more! There will also be a bicycle helmet giveaway in partnership with IU Health Emergency Medicine and Trauma Department. First-come, first-served to first 1,000 visitors.

June 4, 2015
Celebrate family and freedom for the commemoration of Juneteenth! Learn more about this historical day of significance with exciting activities and performances.

July 2, 2015
Hot Wheels™: Race to Win™
Speed, power, performance . . . be part of a dynamic race team working with the most famous toy vehicles on the planet—Hot Wheels® cars!
HOT WHEELS and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel. ©2015 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

August 6, 2015
Back-to-School Community Night
Community organizations will be on hand with information for your family!

September 3, 2015
National Geographic Sacred Journeys
Explore sacred spaces and places of different world religions as seen through the lenses of National Geographic photographers.


MORE INFORMATION: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is located at 3000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Visit or call (317) 334-4000 for more details.


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