Coronavirus

Pregnant During the Pandemic

Masks. Telehealth appointments. Cancelled birth classes. Forced isolation. For mothers preparing to give birth in the year 2020, things have looked a lot different...

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Will Reopen to the Public on July 11

We missed you, the dinosaurs missed you, the animals on the Carousel missed you, and we can’t wait to welcome you back for...

Indianapolis Children’s Choir’s Virtual Summer Camp: What to Expect

The Indianapolis Children's Choir (ICC) has made some big changes to their summer plans to bring young Indy singers summer programming, despite restrictions. Rather than...

When Your Child is Stressed Because of Self-Quarantine

It’s common for kids to be afraid of things they don’t understand, especially if that “thing” is a disease that shut down the entire country....

Encouraging Social Growth During Social Distancing

During this time of social distancing, have you found yourself missing play dates? Our children are missing them, too! Here are some strategies to...

Reopening Plans for the 2020-2021 School Year

Amidst all the uncertainty of the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, there is only one thing that’s certain: This school year is going to look...

Providing Food to the People: Sahm’s Family of Restaurants

The folks behind the Sahm’s family of restaurants  — Big Lug Canteen, Half Liter BBQ and others throughout Indianapolis — have done some creative things to reinvent themselves and help their neighbors during this time, including turning some of their restaurants into...

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Reopening Timeline

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is ready to welcome guests back to the home of America’s Hoosier President. With the city of Indianapolis’ new public health...

Enjoy Carmel Fireworks From Your Own Backyard

Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and Carmel Rotary are announcing an expanded fireworks display this year to help residents experience a good old fashioned 4th of July. After...

Uniting the State of Indiana, One T-Shirt at a Time

Created by two born-and-raised Hoosiers, Graham Brown and Grant Gilman, United State of Indiana locally designs and produces apparel to celebrate our beloved state....

WonderLab Hosting Weekly Virtual Science Programs for All Ages

During WonderLab’s temporary closure to the public your favorite hands-on science museum will be offering weekly recurring programs virtually via Zoom LIVE.  Join WonderLab for...

Recap: Camps, Childcare and COVID-19 Webinar

Webinar: Camps, Childcare and COVID-19 Thursday, June 11 at 5:30 pm Sponsor Early Learning Indiana Host Indy’s Child Magazine Moderator Jennifer Erbacher, Early Learning Indiana Panelists Mark Lantz, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Christine Garza,...

Playgrounds and Splash Pads Reopening Around Indianapolis

Indiana is starting to open again, giving families more opportunity to get outside and let some of that quarantine energy out. Use this guide to...

Indianapolis Small Businesses Taking Big Steps

The world as we’ve known it has come to a screeching halt over the past couple of months. The doors of schools and most...

Telehealth 101: The Doctor is (Virtually) In

Virtual doctor visits have grown in popularity, spurred mostly by the stay-at-home orders that were issued to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Even...

Indy Parks to Open Five Pools with New Safety Measures

After weeks of evaluating possible scenarios to safely operate pools given the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indy Parks has announced that five of...

17+ Indiana Landmarks You Can Enjoy from Your Car

For many parents, getting behind the wheel has given families a small sense of normalcy and happiness. Maybe even nostalgia. Cultivate some family fun...

It’s Farmers Market Season in Indianapolis!

Although it might feel like many things have been canceled this summer, farmers markets in Indianapolis fortunately are forging ahead. Despite everything, chickens keep laying...

100 Things to Do Outside This Summer at Home

Congratulations! You've made it to the end of a strange and probably stressful school year! Now that summer's arrived, many of us are looking at...

Hamilton County Parks: Reopening Schedule and Cancellations

Hamilton County Parks has created a list of reopening dates for its park facilities and activities. The schedule reflects the measured approach to reopenings...

Indy Parks: Staff Returns to Facilities, Day Camp Registration Begins

Indy Parks has announced plans for staff to return to family centers and facilities in two phases beginning on June 1. Initially, park buildings...

2020 Indianapolis Summer Camps Still Taking Place

If we're being honest, summer's going to be a little weird this year. Most activities and traditions are being canceled or modified, forcing families to...

Virtual Summer Camps in Indianapolis

Interested in signing your child up for camp without actually sending them to camp? To accommodate families who may not yet be comfortable sending their...

Visit Your Favorite Indy Spots Virtually

March was a roller coaster ride of a month.  As the spread of COVID-19 became a reality in our state, our favorite places did the...

Sheltering in Place with a Family of Six: One Mom’s Thoughts

It's a little after 8 a.m. and I'm sitting at the kitchen island with my Bible, to-do list, notebooks, computer and pen by my side....

What Some Families are Doing to Expand Their Quarantine Bubble

With “shelter-in-place” coming to an end in Indiana, the next question is: How do we safely begin to open up our quarantine bubble? There is...

Local Voices: Indianapolis Small Businesses

Most small businesses have taken a big hit in the past few months. But we've also seen many of our favorite local Indy businesses step...

Parenting During a Pandemic: Managing Big Changes and Anxiety

Oftentimes, we joke that we wish children came with manuals. But because there is no such thing, we rush to the next best option: one of the thousands of parenting...

Register for Indy-based Minecraft Virtual Realms Camps this June

Indy STEM Camps specializes in Minecraft-themed camps for elementary and middle-school age children. As of now, all in-person Indy STEM Camps for the month...

Tips on Getting Your Kids Comfortable with Face Masks

Face masks can be strange or a little scary for kids, especially if they need to wear the masks also. If your child is...

20+ Face Mask Makers in Indianapolis

We know convincing kids (or ourselves) to wear face masks is easier said than done. But we also know it's the safe and smart thing...

Holiday World plans to open park June 17

Holiday World & Splashin Safari has released a statement with details about what to expect during the 2020 season. As of now, the park is...

Chat All Things Dinos with The Children’s Museum on Facebook Live

Travel back more than 150 million years…to when dinosaurs ruled the Earth! Join The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for a Facebook LIVE Thursday, May 14...

How to Help Kids in Foster Care During COVID-19

The need for foster care doesn’t stop during a pandemic. Even during this time of global crisis, there are children facing their own personal...

Summer Camp During a Pandemic

With schools closed and childcare options at a minimum, parents and caretakers may be struggling to entertain their kids.  With this in mind, many American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camps...

Nope, Coronavirus is NOT a Gift for Moms

On Mother’s Day this year, a close relative told me what a gift this quarantining time has been for mothers, what with all this...

At Home: Family Portraits in Quarantine

How do we want to remember this unusual time that we’re living in? Some people would rather forget it all, and who can blame them...

The Children’s Museum by ZOOM Light: Dining with Dinos

The Children's Museum is coming to YOU! Get the family together, grab your lunch, and join us for Museum by ZOOM Light: Dining with Dinos on...

Explore Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site’s Virtual Collection

Guests may not be able to visit in person, but they can still explore in 3D some of the 10,000+ artifacts at the Benjamin Harrison...

Help Us Keep Indy Parks and Trails Healthy and Safe

Dear Friends of Indy Parks, I hope you are taking time to enjoy some time outside on these nice days. I also hope you are...

Opening Indianapolis: Attractions Announcing Plans to Re-Open

The light at the end of the shutdown tunnel seems to be in view. We've lost count of how many days Indianapolis has been more...

Indianapolis Children’s Choir to Host Virtual Fundraiser in Lieu of Annual Gala

On May 12, the Indianapolis Children's Choir (ICC) is hosting a virtual 24-hour fundraiser, The Big Fun Event: Back in The Game. The Big...

How to Celebrate High School Seniors During Coronavirus in Indianapolis

The coronavirus crisis and self-isolation have dampened what was supposed to be a milestone year for the Class of 2020. From proms to senior...

You’re Invited to the Children’s Museum’s Virtual Birthday Party

Imagine the disappointment faced by thousands of children who can’t blow out birthday candles with friends or celebrate pinning the tail on the donkey...

How to Celebrate Moms in the Wake of Coronavirus this Mother’s Day

Celebrations of any kind are a little tricky at the moment. If it was up to us, we'd postpone Mother's Day to give us the...

10 Ways to Celebrate Teachers from a Distance

May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week, and if there ever was a time to shower our teachers with love and appreciation for all that...

Free Educational Support Tools from Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center wants to see families and kids succeed. Remote learning has become a great tool to continue our kids' education despite not being...

Carter’s Play Place Offers Dance Fit Class to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month

In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, Carter’s Play Place is kicking-off a unique five-week dance and fitness program, Dance Fit for ALL, that will...

Broad Ripple Summer Market Opening on May 2 with New Safety Protocols

The Broad Ripple Summer Market will be opening this Saturday, May 2, this year at a new location and with strict safety protocols. Get your...

10 Family-Friendly Movies to Stream this Weekend

Movie night? Movie night! It's very possible that at this point, you've exhausted everything that your streaming services have to offer. Luckily, services like Netflix...

New Children’s Book Shares the “Power of Pretend” During a Pandemic

Stuck at home under quarantine, kids and parents are struggling to connect with the world around them. For one Chicago mom, the time at home...

Do #YourArtYourWay With the Indianapolis Art Center From Home

Use all this time at-home time to get creative! The Indianapolis Art Center is one of the city's best places for art classes and activities...

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home in Indianapolis

Earth Day is April 22, and because of COVID-19, we’ll have to forgo our usual outdoor attractions and events and celebrate at home. But perhaps...

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