Hot Wheels: Race to Win arrives at Children’s Museum

The month of May in Indianapolis means one thing: Fast cars. This May, just in time for the 100th running of the Indy 500, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis opens its newest exhibit- Hot Wheels: Race to Win.

Hot Wheels: Race to Win focuses on two things: How much fun it is to race cars (life-sized and toy Hot Wheels), and how physics plays such an important role in making cars go fast. Kids and grown ups will love both aspects of this exhibit.


How much fun is it to get behind the wheel of a race car? You’ll get a first-hand account of driving in the Indy 500 as you climb in a racing seat and steer, simulating the experience of driving a race car.


You can also race your friends at one of the several Hot Wheels tracks in the exhibit.


After a few races, don’t forget to test your pit crew skills to see how fast you can change a tire and get your car back on the track!


At the end of the exhibit, kids celebrate in the Winner’s Circle, posing for pictures with the famous winner’s wreath and chugging a bottle of milk, like every Indy 500 winner since Louis Meyer in 1933.


Along with all the fun activities, there’s a lot of cool stuff to learn Pull up a race car wheel and have a seat!


Hot Wheels: Race to Win gives you a chance to see how a real engine operates…


…the physics of aerodynamics and drag on a race car…


…and an inside look at IndyCar champ Scott Dixon’s race car!


Hot Wheels: Race to Win has all this, and I haven’t even mentioned the exhibit right across the hall that goes along with it, Gasoline Alley.

LOOKING FOR MORE FUN IN MAY? Here are 20 free things to do in Indy this May



Gasoline Alley has former Indy cars on display, from some of the earliest races to current Indy cars.


Needless to say, there’s plenty for the racing, non-racing and just overall lead-footed fan at heart.


MORE INFO: Hot Wheels: Race To Win opens to the public on Saturday, May 14th, and stays open until August 14th. General admission fees apply. The Children’s Museum is located at 3000 N. Meridian Street in downtown Indianapolis. Call {317} 334-4000 or visit their website for additional details.

Brian "Pete"
Brian "Pete"
Indianapolis Stay-at-Home Dad to three kids, ages nine, six and four. Blogger and monthly print columnist for Indy’s Child, Cincinnati Parent and Dayton Parent magazines. Fifth grade class spelling bee runner-up. Gold Award Winner at the Parenting Media Association Editorial and Design Awards for Best Blog/Blogger.

Related Articles



From our Sponsors