Program areas at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Educational activities, programs and school tours: The Children's Museum inspires teachers and students of all ages through its numerous educational programs and school tours. Our school programs cover The arts, sciences, and humanities and provide immersive curricular experiences that cannot be replicated in The classroom. The Museum also supports teachers by providing an ever-expanding library of units of study that meet both The Indiana and The national academic standards for grades k through 12.
Collections - The Children's Museum of Indianapolis boasts a collection of more than 130,000 artifacts and specimens. The collection is a storehouse of ideas and concepts; not only are these objects pathways to The thinking that have shaped our collective past, but also to The new connections and discoveries yet unborn in The minds of young visitors. Since its founding in 1925, The Museum has nurtured The growth of its collection which is divided into three domains: natural world domain: collections contain many real specimens, from dinosaur eggs and precious gems to sausage tree pods. Many interesting objects from around The world illustrate natural and physical science concepts. (continued in schedule o)
Exhibit design: The Children's Museum conceives, develops, implements, and maintains exhibits that focus on history, art, and science for its 13 galleries. Each exhibit is designed to foster family learning through hands-on experiences, interpretive programming, and The use of authentic objects. Many of The Museum's exhibits are based upon strong relationships with historians and experts who help us in sharing powerful stories such as ruby bridges, astronaut dr. david wolf, and underwater archaeologist charlie beeker.