"What are we going to do today?" whines one. "I'm bored!" cries another. Soon a chorus of complaints fills the air. The bubble of bliss has popped, and they won't stop until a solution has been found. It's hard to balance daily entertainment with a reasonable budget, but Indy's Child has you covered. For more free fun, check out our list of free things to do in Indianapolis with kids or free Indianapolis events this month. The list below opens up many possibilities for fun activities for $5 (per person) or less in Indianapolis! SUMMER VERSION \tTry for a turkey with Indy\u2019s Kids Bowl Free Program! Children participating must register online beforehand. Free \tPack a picnic for the Concerts on the Canal. Free seating in the lawn. \tCatch a $1 summer movie at Regal Cinemas. \tTake part in the Indianapolis Public Libraries Summer Reading Program. Free \tVisit several local museums during Free Museum Days. Many museums around Indianapolis offer free admission on different dates throughout the year. Free. \tSoak up the sun at Saxony Beach in Fishers. Free for Fishers residents, $5 for non-residents. Saxony Lake & Beach in Fishers \tGo on a self-guided tour at Wolf Park, a 70-acre nonprofit park dedicated to providing habitat to wolves, foxes, bison, and other animals for educational purposes. Self Guided tours are $5\/person. \tCatch a discount movie at Flix Brewhouse for only $5.25 all day on Wednesdays. \tBrowse the local Farmer's Market. \tWatch the sky light up on the 4th of July. Most events are free! \tGather around the campfire at Cool Creek Nature Center for their weekly themed Cool Creek Campfire series. Free Cool Creek Campfire series \tTake your trip to the playground to a whole new level at one of the top 10 coolest playgrounds in Indianapolis. Free. \tTake in the fresh air on one of Indianapolis\u2019 hiking trails. Some parks require small entry fees but most are free! \tRent a free Nature Exploration Backpack from Fishers Parks. Free \tExplore Greenwood's KidCity indoor playground, $5\/kid, adults are free. \tLearn about agriculture at AgriPark in Fishers. Free \tJam out at the Clay Terrace Summer Concert Series. Free \tGo Climb a Tree at The Treehouse at Plainfield Christian Church. Free. The Treehouse at Plainfield Christian Church. \tCreate a masterpiece at Ignite Art Studio and Makerspace in Fishers. Free. \tRide the zip line at the Nature Adventure Playground at Jill Perelman Pavilion. Free. \tAttend a Touch-a-Truck event. Many Indianapolis events are free, but almost all are under $5 per person. \tHead downtown to the Indiana State Museum for weekly Canal Nights. Themes change weekly, and guests can expect fun hands-on activities. Free \tSplash around at Morse Beach in Noblesville. $5 per person. Morse Beach \tVisit and borrow a book from all of Indy's unique Public Collection stations. \tChildren 5 and under can paint for just $1 at Color me Mine every Monday (except on certain holidays). \tExplore The Learning Curve at Central Library! Free. Learning Curve, Central Library \tClimb away on the Treehouses at Flat Fork Creek. Free. \tBrowse a locally owned bookstore. \tGo for a swim at Indy Island Family Aquatic Center. Admission for kids ages 3-17 is $5. Admission for adults is $6. Indy Island Aquatic Center \tLearn about space at the Carmel Planetarium. Once a month, the planetarium is open to the public for evening shows. Adults $4, Children $2. \tHave donuts and a family game night at Doughnuts & Dragons. Games are free, and donuts prices range from $1.50-$2.75. \tTour the Strawtown Enclosure Native American Village at Strawtown Koteewi Park. Free \tHave archeologists adventure at River Road Park. This one-of-a-kind park includes features you\u2019ll see nowhere else around Indy. Free. River Rock Road \tLearn about wild birds at Bird Fever. Free. \tTake a family bike ride on one of our favorite bike paths in Indianapolis. \tExplore Indianapolis in the form of a scavenger hunt. \tLearn about the best of the best at the NCAA Hall of Fame! Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids and seniors (kids under 5 are free). \tFind the perfect skipping rock at one of these nearby creeks. Free. \tStroll the Children\u2019s Garden at Coxhall Gardens, one of Indy's most beautiful parks. Free. Children\u2019s Garden at Coxhall Gardens \tExplore any (or all) of Indy's six cultural districts. \tCatch a family favorite movie at Grand Junction Plaza. \t \tVisit the interactive and fun Holliday Park Nature Center Free. \tGrad your frisbee, and head to one of these local disc golf courses. \tTake a farm walk and watch the process of milking real cows at Trader\u2019s Point Creamery! Admission is $3 and kids under 2 are free! Traders Point Creamery. Photo credit: www.facebook.com\/Traders-Point-Creamery-361064221639 \tCatch an outdoor movie every Monday at Midtown Plaza in Carmel. Find the movie lineup here. Free! \tWalk around the ArtsPark at the Indianapolis Art Center. Free. \tGet your art on! Admission to Newfields is free on the first Thursday of every month, 11 am-8 pm, for the general public. Make sure to reserve your ticket here! Free. \tTake a stroll along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. \tHead inside to one of these 10 places to play inside for FREE. \tSkate the night away at Skateland! Enjoy Family Fun Night every Tuesday from 6 pm-9 pm. $5 Admission if you bring your own skates! \tPractice yoga together as a family. Bi-monthly free class at Geist Park. Free \tStomp out the creek on a nice spring day at Cool Creek Park. Free. \tVisit the Kawachinagano Japanese Garden in Carmel. Free. Kawachinagano Japanese Garden \tDiscover the world of Geocaching as a family, and explore Indianapolis in a whole new way. \tCreate your own bath bomb at Buff City Soaps. Free with purchase from the shop. \tCheck out Royal Pin's bowling specials at different locations around the city, like $2.50 early bird Sunday games, $2.50 game\/$2.50 rental Monday night specials, and more. \tPlay a family game of ping pong, shuffleboard, corn hole, or bocce ball at Midtown Plaza Carmel. Free Playground at Midtown Carmel Plaza \tJam out at Daniels Vinyard during one of their free family concerts. \tSpread love and joy by volunteering at the Mid-North Food Pantry. Free. \tHoosier history junkies of all ages should visit the Indiana War Memorial Museum, depicting the chronological timeline of Indiana's role in our nation's conflicts. Open Wednesday - Sunday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. Free. \tSpend the day watching traffic go by at The Idle. Benches are set up to watch traffic at the intersection of I-65 and I-70. \tEnjoy $6 (so close!) per person admission to The Children\u2019s Museum on the first Thursday of the month. \tDiscover Grand Junction Plaza, a newly opened space in downtown Westfield. Grand Junction Plaza in Westfield \tFor plane and engine lovers, the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Allison Branch might just be heaven, hosting an impressively extensive collection of aircraft engines. Open to the public Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Free. \tScope out The Carmel Fire Buffs and Fire Department Museum. Donations at the door are appreciated. Free. \tGo for a swim at George Washington Community School Pool. Free for children under 2; $2 for children 3-17; $3 for adults. \tExplore Indianapolis on the new IndyGo Red Line! Single rides with a 2-hour transfer are $1.75 and day passes are $4. Kids under 5 are free with a fare-paying rider. \tDiscover Indiana Flora and Fauna at the Zion Nature Center, open Friday - Sunday. Free. \tExplore a new playground destination. \tHead to any Royal Pin bowling alley Sunday morning for their early bird special. From 9 am-noon, all games are just $2.75. \tClimb on Funky Bones at the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. Free. \tEnjoy First Fridays at the Indiana Landmarks Center on the first Friday evening of every month. Free. \tDid you know the Monon Trail stretches through Indy for 26 miles? Get the family outside on bikes, blades, or foot and enjoy one of Indy's local treasures! Free. \tSpend a rainy day inside at Cornerstone Lutheran Church Indoor Playground. Free \tVisit Mass Ave on Sundays to explore fun stores without paying for the parking meter! \tHave you checked out the Colts Canal PlaySpace yet? Spanning about an acre on the north end of the Downtown Canal Walk and connected to the Cultural Trail, the whole family will enjoy this public play area. Free. Colts Canal PlaySpace \tRent bikes through the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare. $1 to ride, plus 15 cents per minute, that's almost a half-hour of fun for $5! \tClimb to the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on the Circle. Free. \tSpend a day at Eagle Creek! The park includes hiking trails, a playground, a nature center, and more. $5 per car for Marion County residents. \tBrowse our free things to do this month calendar for even more ideas! \tStuck at home? Here are 70 Activities to try anytime!