Gymboree Celebrates 40th Anniversary!

Gymboree Play & Music, the global leader in play classes for kids 0-5, celebrates 40 years as the leader in parent and child programs with over 700 locations in more than 40 countries.

Locally, Wendy and Mike Shultz own and operate the Indianapolis locations. Wendy is celebrating her 25th year anniversary as a Gymboree Teacher. Wendy has always believed that there is nothing more important than how you spend time with your child. Interactive play encourages cognitive, social and physical development and teaches young children basic skills that will prepare them for life. Over the years, Wendy and her team have touched the lives of countless parents and their children.

There are two locations in the Indianapolis area:
Carmel at Brookshire Village Shops, 12524 N. Gray Rd, IN 46033 317-574-9626
Greenwood at the Allyne Park Center, 1001 N. SR135, Greenwood, IN 46142 317-885-9154

Now through June 30, attending families will be dazzled and delighted with 40 days of fun, with special events and giveaways at their local Gymboree Play & Music center.

In true Gymboree style, the brand is showing the world that they still throw the best celebrations for families with young children. Here’s just some of what is in store:

National Day of Play: on June 25 we’ll be opening our doors for all to join in the play event of the year. Complimentary to enrolled and non- enrolled families and their friends. All are welcome to drop-in for spectacular play activities, flying parachutes, blasts of bubbles, art, music, refreshments and more! 1:30-5:00 pm at our Carmel & Greenwood locations. Ages birth-5 years. No sign up required.

Mommy Meet-ups: these social events give moms the chance for some much needed fun and self-care in the company of friends. Relax in our vibrant space, laugh and connect with other moms while discussing a range of topics from local interests to play-full parenting. Gymboree continues to be the ultimate place of support for today’s mom. Call to sign up. Greenwood Friday 6/10 7:00-9:00. Carmel Friday 6/17 7:00-9:00.

Raffle Giveaway: Jump in and enter to win this $200 plus gift basket, filled to the brim with bubbles and play products, a $40 retail gift card, one month of classes and a copy of the book Play It Forward by Gymboree Founder, Joan Barnes. This book is an inspiring memoir of how play & reinvention are pathways to success for women.

40th Open Gyms: a time when members can freely explore play at our center together, will be dialed–up with a 40th Anniversary playlist and fanfare sure to get feet moving. Join a play parade and receive a 40 bubble salute!

Why Choose Gymboree Play & Music Classes?

Play & Learn classes encourage development through play and learning with programs for children birth-through 5, each designed to support your child’s growth at each age and stage of development. We bring the best of sensory exploration to infant classes and playful problem-solving to our toddler classes. Emerging preschoolers find games, storytelling and peer-based play to stretch the body and mind. For every age and stage, it all happens at Gymboree Play & Music. Parent participation is an integral part of all classes offered. This intimate setting allows parents to meet and share information with other parents and introduce their children to new concepts, skills and playmates. New parents particularly appreciate the support that Gymboree Play & Music provides as they help their child explore.
In addition to the extensive program of classes, Gymboree Play & Music centers provide a great option for hosting birthday parties and other seasonally themed events and celebrations. A trained Gymboree Play & Music teacher leads the activities as the children and parents play, laugh and sing together.

For more information about Gymboree Play & Music in Carmel or Greenwood, please visit or call Mike at 317-574-9626


About Gymboree Play & Music – Gymboree Play & Music is the founding member of the Gymboree family of brands. Since its creation by founder Joan Barnes in 1976, Gymboree Play & Music has celebrated and encouraged the joy of childhood by creating developmentally appropriate play, music and art classes that offer kids and parents the opportunity to learn, grow and share time together.

Based on a blend of early childhood development theories complemented by 40 years of hands-on experience, Gymboree Play & Music offers a variety of programming for kids ages newborn to five, including Play & Learn classes, which encourage development from sensory exploration to playful-problem solving, music classes that enhance child development through song, dance and instruments, and art classes that inspire imagination and self-expression.

Family togetherness and parent participation is an integral part in all Gymboree Play & Music classes. Our intimate setting allows parents to meet and share information with other parents, all while introducing their kids to new experiences and skills. Classes are now available through more than 700 franchised and company-operated centers in the US and more than 40 countries around the world. Parents can find a location near them by visiting

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