The Indianapolis Children's Musuem is the largest Children's museum in the world, and like Disneyland, is impossible to see in just one day, so we went two full days in a row.
A Dale Chihuly blown glass sculpture extending 5 stories tall.
I live musical theater production.
Little K stands with the cast after the show. I ended up seeing it twice, since A wanted to see it the first day while K did something else. It's great now that the girls are 11 and 13, and can go independently to see what appeals to them. We had a "meeting spot" and we would all check in together once an hour, and plan where we'd go next.
Little K's favorite exhibit was "Take me There..." You enter through the plane, by taking a seat and having a simulated landing, and then exiting the other side of the plane into another country (without having to go through customs). The exhibit was all about Egypt, and they had several "homes" set up for kids to see what life would be like if they lived there, plus businesses, pretend foods, and live cultural events with museum staff in costumes. K could have easily spent all day in this exhibit.
A's favorite exhibit remains "The Power of Children," profiling the brave struggles of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White. She'll never forget the time we visited the exhibit a few years ago and Ryan's mom and sister were there in person, to talk about him. You can read more about it, and the exhibit, by scrolling down in this post from 2009.
Time for lunch! The first day I splurged and we had lunch in the cafeteria. The museum has an extensive selection of food options to please all palates.
Before we knew it, it was closing time. They have a parade from the 5th floor down to the exit that the girls always get a kick out of participating in.
Now for a stroll back in time:
And at age 11, on the same statue (which had been relocated during an expansion remodel a few years back).