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Things to do in Indianapolis Week of April 1-10, 2016

Posted by kim carpenter on March 31, 2016
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Our first full month of spring approaches: April.  The weather is nice, the flowers are about to bloom, and I bet many of you are itching to get outside and do something.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of fun things going on in the Indianapolis area

Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed

When: April 9—10

Where: 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN 46205

Details: Learn, discover and have fun in this unique hands on exhibit when Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED roars into Indiana State Fairgrounds. Venture back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth at Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED. Experience up-close encounters with a lifelike Stegosaurus, Velociraptor and the king T-Rex in this walk-thru exhibit. Beyond the exhibit, additional activities are available for kids of all ages including riding a dinosaur, themed inflatables, a dino dig, fossil panning, crafts and more.

It’s family fun of prehistoric proportions!

Admission: $23, adults; $19, children; $16, seniors; free, children under 2 with a paid adult.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Indiana Pacers

When: April 10 at 6:00 PM

Where: One Bankers Life Ct., 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Details: The Indiana Pacers have been a fixture on the Indiana sports scene since 1967. This is a “Hickory Night” in which the team members wear Hickory Huskers uniforms in a tribute to Indiana basketball as symbolized in the Academy Award-winning movie, Hoosiers. In addition, The eight champions of the 2016 IHSAA Girls and Boys State Championship teams will be honored.

Indiana Bicentennial Celebration

When: April 10 at 3:00 PM

Where: 355 W. City Center Dr., Carmel, IN 46032

Details: In a storytelling session that will open the event, master jazz musicians from Indiana will share their memories about the golden era of the State’s rich jazz legacy. Participants will include trombonist/arranger Slide Hampton, bassist Larry Ridley, and trumpeter Pharez Whitted, along with other fine musicians from the present-day Indy jazz scene. The event will conclude with a jam session that will feature the honored Jazz Masters along with students from the Indiana High School All-State Jazz combo. Come join in this celebration of Indiana’s jazz legacy— past, present and future!

4Kay Run/Walk

When: April 2 at 8:00 AM

Where: One Bankers Life Ct., 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Details: Fans and families are invited to participate in the ninth annual 4Kay Run to kick-off the 2016 Women’s Final Four in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The course will begin and end in the Ober Lot of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, running throughout downtown Indianapolis. Pre-registration begins at 6:30 am. This is a family friendly event — runners, walkers and strollers welcome. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers.

Registration: $25-$35.

Alien Worlds and Androids – Children’s Museum

When: March 29 to May 1

Where: 3000 N. Meridian St., P.O. Box 3000, Indianapolis, IN 46206

Details: From Star Wars to Lost in Space to Iron Man, science fiction movies and TV shows have captivated us with extraordinary characters and alien worlds far from our own. But science fiction has also inspired scientists and engineers to explore new worlds and develop new technologies—moving us forward as things that were once science fiction become science fact. Now you can join scientists in the search for life beyond our world in this interactive exhibit.

Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice

When: March 29 to April 7

Where: 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Details: Starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice features a showdown of legendary proportions. Fearing the actions of Superman will be catastrophic if left unchecked, Batman confronts him while Doomsday, a new threat created by Lex Luthor, looms on the horizon. With over 20 minutes of IMAX full frame footage, make sure you see this film on the State of Indiana’s largest movie screen!



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