Kids Activities in Indianapolis, Indiana

Kids Activities in Indianapolis, Indiana
Indianapolis, Ind., is the capital city of the Hoosier state. It is best renowned for the Indianapolis 500 in May, the Indianapolis Colts football team and Indiana Pacers basketball team. Aside from these major sporting events, families with children of all ages will find the city very family-oriented. There are plenty of activities to keep your children active and involved no matter what their interests or ages.

Visiting the Children's Museum

Children will delight in visiting the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Activities include digging for dinosaur bones, learning how blown glass is made and taking a step back in time to the "Age of Steam." Story Avenue and Playscape are activities designed specifically for pre-schoolers. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis welcomes large group outings and school field trips.

Children's Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, In 46208

Ice Skating at Ellenberger Park

Ellenberger Park Ice Rink offers speed skating as well as public skating periods. It also offers adult and youth broomball leagues. Ice skating lessons are also available. A concession stand is on site. The facility may be reserved for birthday parties or family reunions.

Ellenberger Park Ice Rink
5301 E. St. Clair
Indianapolis, In 46201

Eyes Open Basketball

Eyes Open Basketball is open to males in sixth through 12th grades. Youth will participate in basketball games, presentations, group discussions and a study hall. There is no cost to participate in this program.

Eyes Open Ministries
P.O. Box 24052
Indianapolis, In 46224

Gondola Rides on the Indianapolis Canal

Ride in a gondola like those found in Venice, Italy. You will be serenaded while a guide paddles you through the canal past downtown Indianapolis. These boat rides are available from May until September each year, and dinner may also be served on one of the gondolas with advance registration.

Gondola Rides on the Indianapolis Canal
450 W. Ohio St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Visiting the Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo has animal exhibits, an aquarium and a botanical garden. It also offers a dolphin program that affords visitors the chance to see dolphin training up-close and even don wet suits and accompany the trainers in a small pool. Here they can meet dolphins face to face. There are also rides at the zoo, including pony rides, a carousel and White River Junction Train.

Indianapolis Zoo
1200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222

Indianapolis Marion County Public Library

The Indianapolis Marion County Public Library offers a number of classes for children, including computer classes, women's history exhibits and an international explorer program. Baby story time is given at the Irvington Branch, while family story time is presented at the Eagle Branch. There are play dates at the Fountain Square Branch. While you are here, check out a book or video to take home.

Indianapolis Marion County Public Library
P.O. Box 211
Indianapolis, In 46206

Article Written By Misty Amber Brighton

Misty Amber Brighton has been writing for over 10 years. Her writing has appeared on various websites. She is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces and attends South University.

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