Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Children's Museum

The Indianapolis Children's Museum is the biggest and best in the world. We have been eager to go ever since we knew we were moving here. It is one place we considered purchasing a membership to so I would have a fun place to take the kids to, especially during the winter months. We found out they have a free family night on the first Thursday of every month, so we took the opportunity to check it out last month. And we LOVE it! The kids and even Brian and I had an absolute blast. I learned from some other moms that with an Indiana driver's license and proof that the kids are on Medicaid you can get and access pass that allows you to get into the museum and few other places for just $1. I finally got our pass and took the kids again last week. We had a lot of fun again, but I discovered it is a much bigger workout without Brian there to help. Thomas is constantly on the move and with so many other kids around I have to keep a very close eye on him. I am discovering that outings at this stage with Thomas end up feeling like a day at a theme park, and may have to be limited to once a week because it is simply exhausting! Well, here are the pictures we caught on our first experience at the fabulous Children's Museum... this play totally rocks!
This Fireworks of Glass sculpture is in the center of the museum with a ramp that circles it to get to the four different levels. It is pretty impressive and fun to see from all levels.
In the basement you can go underneath the sculpture and see it through a glass ceiling. And you can play with these plastic "blown glass" pieces and make your own sculpture.
Me dressed up like a dinosaur for the kids in the Dinosphere.
Thomas loved Mr. Bear's Playhouse, an area especially designed for 0-5 year olds.
Playing with balls 
Thomas and Maybrie driving the skid steer

The special exhibit right now is Hot Wheels for Real... this was one of our favorites, so fun!
Hot Wheels from the 70's
Me and Maybrie entering through a tunnel of lights and hot wheels cars.
One of the life-size models
They had a bunch of race tracks to play with... Maybrie got a big kick out of it!
Maybrie decorating a car with decals
Race car

Take Me There: Egypt
Going for a ride in the Tuk Tuk
This is for you Tim!
Playing in an Egyptian house
Daddy tackling a crocodile!
Maybrie in an "Indy 500" race car
Thomas crawling through a play train
Maybrie performing like a pirate on stage
Brian is a big Transformers fan, so seeing Bumblebee at the entrance was pretty cool for him!

Such a fun place with everything designed especially for kids. There is so much to explore hands-on, we look forward to many more fun visits here!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What an awesome museum. It looks like so much fun. There is one in Portland, but we haven't been to it. Your's looks WAY bigger. :) Glad you guys have fun stuff to do over there.