Friday, April 3, 2009

Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Last Friday MW took the day off work and we headed to Indianapolis with Mamaw and some friends to visit the Children's Museum. It is 400,000 sq. ft. and 19 acres of pure family delight. Click on this link if you'd like to check out their website. If I'm not mistaken, it is the largest children's museum in the world. If you're ever in central Indiana, this is a must stop place to visit.

This sculpture of an adult and 2 young dinosaurs (you can only see the tail of the 2nd one off to the right of the picture) is actually coming right out of the side of the building. This is one of the first things you see when you are driving up.

This three story clock was made by someone with waaay too much time on his hands. It's really cool, though. It somehow uses vacuums and liquids and blah, blah, change the minutes and hours. There are large numbers on either side of the sculpture. The left hand side tells the hours while the right side tells the minutes.

Little Britches with his ticket waiting to get inside.

The museum is 4 stories high. The center of it is open with a ramp that spirals all the way from the bottom level to the top. In the center of the ramp you will find this Fireworks of Glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. You can't even see the top of it in this picture. If you don't know who Dale Chihuly is you can click here . Anyway, every piece of glass is hand blown. It's absolutely amazing.

OK. Now you have a small taste of what the entrance to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis is like. I'll try to be more diligent to post more pictures and info. about some of the exhibits. There is some REALLY. COOL. STUFF.

I need to be scooting now. Have a happy Friday! Pam

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  1. We've taken the kids there a couple of times over the years and I agree with you about it being a must see for children and adults too! Makes me want to plan another visit!

  2. What a neat place...if we are ever down that way we will have to check it out. I have an old friend in Brownburg...might just have to drive down!


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