We recently visited the Indianapolis Children's Museum.
It is the largest children's museum in the US. It is something I believe everyone should visit. When you do go, make sure you have plenty of time to be able to experience everything that is there as it takes a while to enjoy it all. There are 5 floors of fun for everyone to explore. There is a mix of permanent and moving exhibits.
One of the exhibits we really enjoyed was the Hot wheels Exhibit. It was my son's favorite exhibit. There were a lot of hands on things to check out. You could race hot wheels, pretend to be a NASCAR pit crew member, check out how engines work,dress up like you are in the winners circle, and more.
Another favorite exhibit was the Beyond Spaceship Earth. They had a model International Space Station where you could experience what the day in the life of an astronaut is like. You must check out the planetarium where they have amazing shows and on exhibit is the Liberty Bell 7 which had been lost at sea for many years.
Pirates and Princesses: Storybook Adventures was also a kids favorite as well as being another traveling exhibit. Kids got to do one of their favorite things, play dressup in fairtale creatures, kings and queens, princes and princesses and could even sit on the throne. Kids could be a pirate on a boat, or play a dancing type game to get jewels and fight dragons.
This exhibit also had on show wonderful objects from movies and TV that go along with the theme.
We were running short on time, but got a few minutes to explore all aboard. As you might guess this themed area is based on trains. You can play like you are in a train station, see what it's like on a train, and explore a few train tables.
Our main reason for this trip was the grand opening of the Doc Mcstuffins exhibit. This is the first of this exhibit that will be making it's way around the United states so look for it coming to a museum near you. Play like Doc and give toys a checkup in the check up area, operate in the toy operating room, check patients in, or watch over the baby toys in the nursery.
As this was the grand opening, we got the pleasure of meeting Doc Mcstuffins herself. This made the day.
There are other exhibits we didn't get to check out, as well as various other rotating/traveling exhibits that are ever changing. Check out their website for a list of upcoming exhibits and more information.
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