Spring Break at the Children’s Museum

Beam yourself up to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to experience a spring break for the ages…all ages, that is. FromPAW Patrol: Adventure Play for little pups to Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds for multiple generations, there are five full floors of fun plus a 7.5-acre outdoor sports experience for the entire family to enjoy.

Special exhibits and experiences include:



Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience

Dust off your sneakers and get ready for the March 16, 2019 reopening of season two for the outdoor sports utopia.

Get your game on in these outdoor experiences:

  • Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever Basketball Experience
  • Indianapolis Colts Football Experience
  • Indy Fuel Hockey Experience
  • Subway Soccer Experience
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pedal Car Racing Experience and Church Brothers Collision Repair Drag Strip Experience
  • Pete and Alice Dye Golf Experience presented by Henry and Christine Camferdam
  • Wiese Field donated by Elizabeth Bracken Wiese and J. Frederick Wiese Jr.
  • Seymour and Rheta Holt Tennis Center
  • Dr. Cory SerVaas Fitness Path
  • Jane and Steve Marmon Run-Walk Experience
  • The Children’s Museum Guild’s Fantasy Tree House of Sports, which stands 60-feet tall.
  • Old National Bank Avenue of Champions


The Chocolate Slide (March 9 —April 14, 2019)

It’s time again for The Chocolate Slide! There’s gumdrops and lollipops…the museum’s Sunburst Atrium will be decorated like a twirly-swirly candy land, and kids and their grown-ups can zoom down a slide that looks like a river of chocolate! Afterward, top off the fun with sweet treats and tasty eats from our Chocolate Café.


Lilly Theater Show (March 9—April 14, 2019)

James and the Giant Peach

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald. Score by Pasek and Paul.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach and launches an epic journey. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with oversized personalities.  But after the peach falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks, and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, they learn to live and work together.

(45 minutes, ages 4+) Check dates and times on www.childrensmuseum.org


Huge dino-rific media announcement (March 25, 2019)

Mark your calendars for March 25th as the world’s largest children’s museum announces something BIG – really BIG from the dinosaur world. Sorry we can’t share more information until then. Let’s just say it will involve three countries and 100 scientists.

PAW Patrol: Adventure Play (now—July 28, 2019)

Families will visit Adventure Bay with a group of eight rescue pups. Each pup is inspired by a real-world job like fire fighter (firedog Marshall), police officer (police pup Chase), construction worker (Rubble), fearless pilot (Skye) and more. Just as the heroic pups, who believe “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” work together to protect the community on the TV show, families work together to save the day with a can-do attitude at the museum. In the process, kids learn about different jobs within a community and how those real-life professionals coordinate to keep people safe and happy.

The hands-on, immersive exhibit is a fun way for the whole family to learn bravery and heroism, with exciting stories that never get too scary because the whole family can save the day by combining their skills to problem-solve together.

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds (now —April 7, 2019)

Go boldly into an exhibit that explores 50+ years of the Star Trek franchise. The immersive exhibit looks at the impact of Star Trek on culture, society, art, technology, fashion, and more through more than 100 rare artifacts, set pieces and props from the TV series, its spinoffs, and films! 

Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater (open now)

Fans will be thrilled to hear the real voice of actor George Takei, aka Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The pop culture icon narrates an exciting, new sound and light show specifically for The Children’s Museum’s Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater. Open now in conjunction withStar Trek: Exploring New Worlds, the Space Object Theater transforms into a new multimedia experience exploring how popular science fiction has predicted and helped shape scientific and technological advancements. Featured in the center of the Space Object Theater on a revolving and raising platform will be the real escape pod used by Captain Kirk in the 2016 film Star Trek: Beyond.

The Chocolate Slide is presented by Aqua-Tots Swim Schools

PAW Patrol: Adventure Play is presented by Matilda Jane Clothing, locally Presented by Central Indiana Honda dealers and Supported by Indianapolis Indians and Franklin Pest Solutions.

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds is presented by EdChoice. It is supported by Aquafina and FA Wilhelm.

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