The winter blahs can be tough to shake, especially if you have kids at home that resent being stuck inside all day. Luckily, Indianapolis is home to numerous museums, historical sites and kid friendly locations that are sure to keep your entire family entertained no matter how cold the snowy weather is outside. Here are a few ideas of places to visit during the grayest months of the year.
The Children’s Museum
The Indianapolis Children’s Museum is famous nationwide for it’s interactive exhibits and learning opportunity. Explore the age of the dinosaurs or discover Ancient Egyptian culture and traditions. For a full list of current exhibitions, visit the museum’s website. http://www.childrensmuseum.org/explore
American history comes alive at the Eiteljorg Museum! Children can learn more about Native American culture and even craft their own family totem pole. There is also a large collection of Western artwork on display. Best of all, children age 4 and under get in for free!
Indianapolis Art Center
Located in the Broad Ripple neighborhood, the Indianapolis Art Center offers art classes for all ages in a variety of mediums including pottery, glass blowing, painting and more. Sign up for one of the center’s “pop-up” art classes and create a work of art in only 2 hours! Visit: http://indplsartcenter.org/.
Motor Speedway Hall of Fame
If you are a big fan of racing, cars or history, visit the Motor Speedway Hall of Fame museum to see for yourself why Indianapolis is the capital of auto racing. The museum is open everyday (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day), so scheduling a visit is easy.