The Weekend Top 5: Museum Day Live, pumpkin patches open and more

Well according to meteorologists {and the farmer’s almanac}, it’s due to be a beautiful weekend in Indy. As in 80-degree days and plenty of sunshine. So in case you aren’t already devoting the time to eeeeking out the last quality time with your swimsuit, we’ve tracked down 5 fun to-dos to look into.

Here’s a roundup of the top 5 events to check out this weekend…


Adults are welcome After Dark at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

September 23

Experience The Children’s Museum, after dark! Their award-winning After Dark event series is exclusively for adults 21 and older and occurs after the museum closes to visitors so it’s perfect for a little parents-night-out opp. Grab a Sun King brew and explore the newly reimagined ScienceWorks exhibit. From our recent visit to this exhibit, blogger A Dad Influence spills what to expect of it.


Get in free with Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

Smithsonian Museum Day Live _ Indy's Child

September 24

A chance to see favorite area museums for free? Sign us up. The annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live! event arrives Saturday, 9/24. Explore spots like Conner Prairie in Fishers, the Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel, the Rhythm! Discovery Center in downtown Indianapolis and more. All that’s required is a printed – and free – ticket downloadable from the Museum Day Live! website. Discover the full list of participating museums at and enjoy the fun!


Family Day with St. Francis at Greenwood Park Mall

Saturday, September 24

Families are invited to spend a day making memories together when the Simon Kidgits Club and Franciscan St. Francis Hospital host St. Francis Family Day from 1-3pm. Includes a live animal show with Silly Safaris, face painting, balloon animals and more. FREE to attend.


Dine with Devour Northside

Ongoing thru October 2

Previously known as Northside Nights, Devour Northside officially kicked off this week with many of your favorite north-of-the-city restaurants participating. 3-course, value-priced menus are on the, well, menu for Devour – check them out here. HOT TIP: Devour diners save $3 on admission at Conner Prairie! 


Weekend Top 5 _ Indy's ChildHit up a local pumpkin patch

September 24-25

Okay fine, we’ll just say it: Many local pumpkin patches are opening this weekend.

And while that might feel a tad premature, consider it your opportunity to get ahead of the pumpkin-picking game, avoid crowds and get your gourds before the rush.

Of course, that’s not all that’s on tap for fun this weekend. Discover the rest at the Indy’s Child Calendar of Events!


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