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Museum at Home with The Children’s Museum

Now, more than ever, families are looking for ways to spend quality time together.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is coming to the rescue! The museum’s educators and subject matter experts created a new Museum at Home website to share everything from workout ideas to science experiments to reading stories. You can also find many videos and activities on their Facebook page.

A timely topic includes Glitter Germs, a segment teaching children how to wash hands more effectively!

Real Science: Glitter Germs

Other topics include: 

  • Real Science Videos: DIY (do it yourself) science experiments that families can do at home.
  • Facebook Live Chats with Experts: Engage live with museum experts on topics from science to art and more.
  • Preschool story time: Listen to a story read by one of The Children’s Museum Preschool teachers.
  • Museum in a Minute: Enjoy a virtual tour of various exhibits within The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
  • Morning workout: Families can keep active with simple fitness activities at home.
  • Curate a Collection: This video series with the museum’s curators, who provide tips on how children can start their own collections.
  • Museum trivia: Learn history and little-known facts about The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and its collection of more than 130,000 artifacts.
  • Interpretive shows: Videos from some of the museum’s experiences—many of which include trained, costumed actor interpreters.
  • Morning greeting from Rex: Receive a morning high five from the museum’s lovable Tyrannosaurus rex mascot, Rex.

Parents, grandparents and other care givers might be surprised to learn the world’s largest museum also has resources that can be used in traditional classrooms or for homeschooling. These Units of Study include standards-based curricula that covers a variety of topics and are written by trained educators. Anyone can use these study tools for free to learn more about dinosaurs, trains and transportation, science, archaeology, biotechnology, flight, art, racism and discrimination, food and fitness, health, and more! The units of study are also broken down into school grade levels so adults can choose content that best fits their child’s age and educational level.

As families ponder ways to spend more quality time together, share new experiences and make memories, look for museum programs that can make it easier and more fun.

Brought to you by the Children’s Museum.

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