The temperature may be dropping, but that doesn't mean you're destined to spend the next couple of months trapped in your house with nothing to do. There is still plenty of opportunity for family fun - both indoors and out. Thanks to the input of our Indy's Child readers and our own experiences as parents, this list of 45 Things to Do This Winter in Indianapolis\u00a0will keep you active and entertained. And because everyone loves free things (especially right after the holidays), all of the activities you find below with*\u00a0are free. That's right - FREE! So get out there and show those winter blues who's boss. 45 Things to Do This Winter in Indianapolis: \tGo sledding on one of Indy\u2019s favorite sledding hills.* \tEnjoy some natural fun at the Holliday Park Nature Center.* \tHonor MLK Day with free admission at a local attraction.* \tMake a splash at an indoor pool. \tWalk through the Garfield Park Conservatory. \tLace up your skates and visit a local ice rink. \tPlay at one of these fun indoor playgrounds. \tRide the escalators at the Central Library downtown Indy, then head to The Curve for a little green screen fun.* \tVisit any of these children's museums within 2 hours from Indy. \tTake a trip\u00a0north for a ride on the Pokagon State Park toboggan run. \tVisit the Ornithology Center at Eagle Creek Park. \tBounce, climb, run, and play the day away at Incrediplex. \tSign up for a kid-friendly cooking class! \tVisit Baby's, Indy's newest and trendiest family-friendly restaurant. \tCurb cabin fever with a day of bowling, rock climbing, laser tag and much more at Main Event. \tCheck out the lava- and nature-themed play pods at the Fashion Mall.* Play pods at the Fashion Mall. \tVenture through Flat Fork Creek Park of Fishers. Start with the sledding hill - stay for the treehouses. \tScout out the 35-foot Veal\u2019s Ice Tree in person.* \tFind somewhere to regularly volunteer as a family. \tFarmer's Markets aren't just for the summer. Find some tasty treats at the Carmel Farmers Market or\u00a0Indy Winter Farmers Market at the Circle City Industrial Complex.* \tTake the entire family (or go for an adults-only night out) to enjoy a delicious meal during Devour Indy, January 20 - February 2. \tEnjoy a meal out where kids eat free any day of the week at any of these locations around Indy. \tSplash around during Goldfish Swim Schools family swim hours. \tExplore the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall Of Fame Museum. \tHead to the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument downtown Indy. There's a small fee to take the elevator, but the stairs are free, if you're up for the challenge. \tExplore the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway (kids 6 and under are free). Dallara IndyCar Factory \tFind your favorite Books & Brews for food, board games, books, and a beer or two for parents. \tOr head to any of these family-friendly breweries around town. \tVisit any (or all!) of these nature centers in Central Indiana. \tBang away at the Rhythm Discovery Center, an interactive percussion museum in downtown Indy. \tDiscover the indoor Discovery Station at Conner Prairie. Discovery Station at Conner Prairie \tPack up the kids in the car and head to Fort Wayne for a family day somewhere new! \tGet creative at The Tie Dye Lab in Avon. \tTake your budding astronomers for a public tour on Friday or Saturday evenings at Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium. \tExplore and find your new favorite local bookstore. The Tie Dye Lab in Avon \u00a0 \tVisit the Young Readers Center at the Indiana State Museum.* \tBounce the day away at one of these fun bounce house\/trampoline attractions. \tLet your kids get their hands sticky and make their own donuts at Jack's Donuts of Carmel. \tSit in a double-sided car at the Indiana State Police Museum.* \tBundle up and enjoy a winter hike.* \tHave some fun, Ninja Syle. \tGo glow golfing on level 4 of the downtown Circle Centre Mall. \tTake a tour of Lucas Oil Stadium, Monday - Friday. Kids 3 and under are free! \tMix things up and visit a local tea room! \tGet your board game on at Doughnuts & Dragons.