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Family-Friendly Virtual Events around Indianapolis

We know keeping kids occupied for long periods of time indoors can be a challenge.

Thanks to the quick thinking by many organizations in Indianapolis, you can keep your kids entertained, engaged and active right at home. Tune in to any of these virtual events for a family workout, science experiment, story time and more!

Morning Greeting from Rex
The Children’s Museum’s beloved mascot, Rex, greets you each morning virtually with a dance, a wave, or a friendly high-five!
Time: 9:00 am
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Facebook Page

Facebook LIVE Group Fitness Classes with Carmel Clay Parks & Rec
Commit to self-care with the Monon Community Center during these all-level fitness classes.
Time: Check Facebook page for specific times
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Facebook Page

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: DIY Science
Look for videos from science educators at The Children’s Museum who are offering fun at-home science experiments that only take a few ingredients.
Time: Check Facebook page for specific times
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Facebook Page

Facebook LIVE with Museum Experts
The Children’s Museum educators and experts are coming together to bring you fun live content. The full schedule of virtual live events are released on the TCM Facebook page, so check back regularly!
Time: Check Facebook page for specific times
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Facebook Page

Storytime with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
The Children’s Museum Preschool teachers and special guests have hand-selected some of their favorite books. Join them for storytime!
Time: Check Facebook page for specific times
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Facebook Page

Indianapolis Zoo: Daily Insider’s Look
The Indianapolis Zoo might be closed, but they are still committed to bringing the zoo experience to you every day with video that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the animals and care staff.
Time: Check Facebook page for specific times
Indianapolis Zoo Facebook Page

JCC Indy Facebook Activities
The JCC regularly shares pre-recorded and live activities on their Facebook page. They have created Facebook Groups to serve the community. Check out @JCCindyfitness for workouts, @JCCindyECE for early childhood education, @JCCindyyouth for school-age children’s content and @JCCindyArts for art videos.
Time: Check Facebook page for specific times
JCC Facebook Page

Move It Mornings with NinjaZone
Is your child home from school for the foreseeable future? Do you need a routine AND need your child to get moving? Interact LIVE with a fun ninja coach and get those hearts pumping.
Time: 10:30 am
NinjaZone Facebook Page

MyArt Zionsville Project Kits
Paint your own Pottery Kits and MyArt Project Kits are available for curbside
Pick-up. Availability varies, so check their Facebook page for more information.
MyArt Zionsville Facebook Page

Afternoon Screen Silliness with Mr. Daniel
Every weekday, join Mr. Daniel for an hour of singing, dancing, laughing, drawing, playing and getting our wigglies out.
Time: 3:30 pm
Mr. Daniel Facebook Page

Virtual Tech Camps
iD Tech Camps is offering online virtual technology camps and online private lessons. Visit their website for more information. Use promo code TOGETHER to save $100 as long as social distancing is in effect.
idtech.com/virtual

Indy YMCA Virtual Events & Classes
Join them for all virtual classes and programming at the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Facebook Page at their scheduled times. Programs will also be archived on the Y Workouts page as well as on the Y YouTube channel.
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Facebook Page

Gymboree Play & Music Videos
Little ones and their parents can watch Gymboree’s videos on their Facebook page, which feature puppet shows, musical theatre and games.
Time: Check Facebook page for specific times
Gymboree Play & Music Facebook Page

DeVeau’s Daily Workout Videos
Check DeVeau’s School of Gymnastics’s Facebook page for videos to get kids moving and challenges that the whole family can do. They also have a Social Media Calendar with daily challenges and activities. Be sure to tag @deveausgym and @deveausdragonselite and use #deveausstrong and #dragonsstrong so they can see you doing the challenges! Winners will be featured on the DeVeau’s Facebook page each night!

Indiana State Museum’s Live Bee Stream
The Indiana State Museum houses two bee hives on the east-side balcony overlooking the Watanabe Family Gardens. See what the bees are up to by watching live feeds of the outside and inside of their hives. These feeds are also great for educational viewing.

Go Behind the Scenes of the Indiana State Museum
Want to learn about unique artifacts from the comfort of your couch? Our collections experts are giving tours and sharing their knowledge with you every Friday. New virtual tour every Friday. Follow along on their YouTube page.

Little Learner’s Storytime
Miss Hayley and Mr. Evan from the Indiana State Museum’s Firefly Landing are bringing you story times and interactive activities to enjoy in your own home. Join them here for new adventures every Wednesday.

Symphony in Color: A Virtual Gallery
The Indiana State Museum may be closed, but that isn’t stopping them from bringing you beautiful artwork in their new exhibit, Symphony in Color. For this year’s contest, children in grades one through six listened to selected symphonic music, then created their own visual interpretations of what they heard.

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