Extended Hours Event for Disabled Visitors at Indy Children’s Museum

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On Tuesday May 10, 2022 the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (https://www.childrensmuseum.org/) will present their first Extended Hours Event for disabled visitors. It will run from 4 pm to 7 pm, and admission will be capped so there will be plenty of room to roll around and enjoy the wide open spaces. Admission is just $6 per person and the following exhibits will be open for the event.

Dinosphere

This immersive exhibit features some of the largest animals ever to roam the Earth. It includes models of creatures from both the land of the sea, in the Creatures of the Cretaceous and Monsters of the Mesozoic Seas installations. And budding artists will absolutely love the Dinosaur Art Lab.

Doc McStuffins

This exhibit runs through May 15, 2022, so this is one of your last chances to see it. Doc McStuffins instructs kids on the fine art of preforming check-ups and diagnosing toy patients, before he turns them loose in the McStuffins Toy Hospital. And along the way the doctors -in-training learn about healthy habits, compassion and nurturing care.

All Aboard

The Reuben Wells, a 1890s 35-foot long steam engine, is the centerpiece of this exhibit. Kids learn about the history of the train, operate switches, and play with miniature trains here. And they can also design a railroad or race trains on the computer. Lots of fun things to do!

Fireworks of Glass

One of Dale Chihuly’s largest installations — which features over 3,200 piece of colorful blown glass — is the focal point of the museum. This tower rises above the glass ceiling and can been seen from many angles. Children are encouraged to identify the different shapes used in the sculpture, and to create their own sculptures from colorful plastic shapes. They can also learn about the art of glassblowing on the computer.

There’s no shortage of fun activities at this Extended Hours Event. The Museum Store will also be open and the Food Court will offer a limited menu.

Best of all, access is excellent throughout the museum. There’s plenty of accessible parking, barrier-free access at the front entrance, and plenty of room to wheel around the galleries. There’s elevator access to all floors, and a gently sloping ramp that connects all five levels of the museum. Wheelchairs are available for loan at the Welcome Center, and if you can’t manage the walk from your car, golf cart transportation can be arranged.

They’ve really got everything covered access-wise, but if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the accessibility department at (317) 334-4000. So don’t miss what’s hoped to be the first of many Extended Hours Events for disabled visitors at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.childrensmuseum.org/visit/calendar/event/224?fbclid=IwAR0ogHO-ri6w8OJuuJ69gaB2oGsPDXF2nq0MopLUGQNKleXk7vH_VOkyBt4, but get them early as admission is limited.

 

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