Fall is in full swing, but there’s only about six weeks left until the dragons of winter fly full-force, bringing snow and restricting outdoor activities. Here are some autumnal activities that you can enjoy with the whole family while there’s still time to take in the falling leaves and pumpkin pies. You may even have time in between activities to seek out Indianapolis Houses for Sale so you can extend your seasonal joy into the entire year, and for years to come.
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the world’s largest children’s museum. It is located at 3000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, in the United Northwest Area neighborhood of the city. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Their mission is to create extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. Exhibits include extensive works of blown glass by famed glass artist Dale Chihuly, a theatre, a carousel, and more.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is an encyclopedic art museum located at Newfields, a 152-acre campus that also houses Lilly House, The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, the Gardens at Newfields, the Beer Garden, and more.
Rhythm Discovery Center
According to their website, “Rhythm! Discovery Center is the world’s only interactive drum and percussion museum. Founded in 2009, it is a creative vision of the Percussive Arts Society, the largest member-based international percussion organization in the world. Rhythm! features unique, interactive exhibits highlighting a rich collection of historic artifacts and hands-on percussion instruments and serves as the definitive place where the history of percussion is preserved, celebrated, and shared. Dynamic exhibits feature instruments from leading percussionists and promote the understanding of percussion and its role in world cultures through interactive educational experiences.”
The Indianapolis Zoo is a zoo located in White River State Park, in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, housing more than 3,800 animals of more than 320 species and subspecies. Exhibits are divided by biomes and include animals of the forests, oceans, plains, and more. For those looking to get more involved, The Association of Zoo Keepers is dedicated to providing a continuing educational resource for animal care professionals and promoting participation in conservation efforts.The volunteer-led Indianapolis chapter hosts meetups and fundraisers, including the Bowling For Rhinos that raises thousands annually to support the conservation of endangered rhino species.
Conner Prairie is a living history museum in unincorporated south-central Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, which preserves the William Conner home. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the museum recreates 19th-century life along the White River. Conner Prairie is unique in that they are particularly open and welcoming to people of diverse backgrounds, including initiatives to explore Latino heritage and experiences in Indiana, and by working in partnership with LUNA Language Services and the Indiana School for the Deaf.