Indianapolis plays host to many museums. Some offer art, others history, and one is full of kid-friendly fun.
With 11 permanent galleries, a children's theater, planetarium and interactive library, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis
is a timeless destination for all ages. The museum was created in 1925 and moved to its current location in 1946, and its current exhibits are designed to let kids explore science, history, world cultures and the arts. Exhibits include Dinosphere: Now You're in Their World, which presents a collection of real dinosaur fossils, Take Me There: Egypt, an exhibit dedicated to modern-day Egypt, and a collection of art by Dale Chihuly
called Fireworks of Glass.
The Indiana State Museum
in White River State Park invites exploration and discovery of art, science and culture. The Museum is all about Indiana, from the inside out. The building itself is made of resources all found in the state, and the collections inside contain both fossils from prehistoric times as well as current culture items. The Core Galleries tell the story of Indiana, and changing exhibits rotate approximately four times a year.
Situated on 152 Acres, the newly expanded Indianapolis Museum of Art
boasts over 50,000 works of art. Among those works are significant collections of African, American, Asian, European and contemporary art, including paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles and costumes. There's plenty to see outside as well; the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park
holds 100 acres of woodlands, lakes and meadows as well as art works, while the Oldsfields-Lily House & Gardens
offers guests a glimpse into life on a country estate.
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