ABC57 Road Trip: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis creates experiences for families to enjoy together. More than 130,000 artifacts can be found throughout it…and a whole lot of fun! It is after all the largest children’s museum in the world. But the best part? It is always changing.

Kids can become superheroes in training at the temporary exhibit, D.C. Superheroes. Families can take on the challenges together showing the role teamwork plays in being a hero.

“I think we all can explore our superpowers whether that is being kind, being a friend, being strong all of those things are important in the world today,” says Alli Stitle, Associate Vice President of Experienced Development.

But heroes really do exist beyond the comics and come in all shapes and sizes! The Barbie exhibit showcases how girls can explore different professions and learn from real female role models.

“It may be a young girl, seeing a Barbie that looks just like her in a STEM career, and maybe they never thought that they were good enough at math or never knew engineering was an opportunity that they would be interested in,” says Stitle.  

The museum has been working through the COVID-19 crisis with hand sanitizer throughout the building and disinfectant wipes to clean surfaces after use. Staff also are implementing social distancing.

But if you are more comfortable outside, the museum has the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends experience! The 12 outdoor sports experience offers everything from football, soccer, to racing.

“It might be a kids first time playing tennis, or your first-time playing hockey or golf, and it is just an opportunity in a non-competitive environment where we have equipment where everyone could be successful,” says Stitle.  

One entry ticket into the museum gives guests access to all of the exhibits including the outdoor experiences! You can find further information about how to plan your visit here.

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