Things to Do with Kids

Indiana State Museum


Eyes widen and children stand in awe as they travel through displays like the Age of Ice and discover fascinating creatures that walked the earth over 11,000 years ago such as the mastodonts. Interactive exhibits like Make a Quake thrill smaller...  Read More



Just outside of the city, families can take a step back in time to travel through 1800s America. Learn more about what it was like to live in the Midwest two centuries ago by talking to the people in the village, or just explore Discovery...  Read More

Rhythm! Discovery Center
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Inspiring the next generation of percussionists, Rhythm! Discovery Center has over 150 interactive displays for kids to experiment with. Learn how different cultures create percussion instruments, hit the famous, eight-foot Big Drum and see how...  Read More

Kids Ink Children's Bookstore


Fill a free afternoon with a trip to Kids Ink Children's Bookstore. Owner Shirley Mullin has stocked every nook and cranny with carefully selected books little ones will certainly love. Browse the shelves with your kids, and then settle down in...  Read More

Greatimes Family Fun Park


If the kids are itching for a theme park experience, but you don't want to pay the theme park price, head over to Greatimes Family Fun Park. This five-acre park has a 22,000-square-foot arcade center sure to please the gaming child, while...  Read More



Sports loving kids can't get enough of the NCAA Hall of Fame. While smaller children enjoy the Mascot Mix-Up room, where they can create their own mascot, older youth delight in challenging others to a contest of free throws or soccer goals....  Read More



Give the kids room to run around and stretch their legs at White River State Park. Bring the football or Frisbee and hit the green expanse of Celebration Plaza. When stomachs start growling, head over to the picnic area, but don't leave without...  Read More

Indianapolis Zoo


At the Indianapolis Zoo, kids squeal in excitement when they learn they can actually touch real sharks and journey under water to watch polar bears and sea lions swim in their habitats. While children are mesmerized by the animals, they also...  Read More

Children's Museum of Indianapolis


As the largest kids' museum in the world, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a must- see for families. Eighteen different exhibit areas keep little ones entertained all day long and leave them begging to come back tomorrow. Kids can learn...  Read More