Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Show and Tell: Indianapolis Children's Museum

Be sure to check out what the "rest of the class" is showing!

Christmas Eve the Indianapolis Children's Museum offered free admission to the general public. I LOVED the Children's Museum when I was a kid and talk to John about it all the time so we talked with my family and got most of them to go with us. We had a blast, and although it was really crowded, got to see A TON of really cool stuff. Some of our favorites were
  • The DinoSphere was on of our first stops. It was really cool. They turned the old IMAX theater into this exhibit and have ALL kinds of dinosaur bones and replicas on display. Logan had a great time "getting into it"!! They also have real palaeontologists around to answer questions.

  • "Take me there: Egypt" exhibit, especially since Dana had just been there. I didn't get any pictures because there were SO many people and it was SO hot I didn't spend much time in there.
  • "Fireworks of Glass" exhibit by Dale Chihuly who did the ceiling at the Bellagio. Here are pictures from his exhibit. The best part was the Plastic couch thing you laid on to look up at the ceiling below the big tower so you don't strain your neck like Tanner and John are doing.

  • "Star Wars The Clone Wars (animated series)" They also had outfits warn by various actors in one of the films on display. We had a little too much fun with the murals... as you can see ;)

  • One of the neatest things was the GIGANTIC Gingerbread house.










We had a great time! The only thing that would have made it better was if everyone else would have come too... wisdom teeth removal... no fun!

19 comments:

Delenn said...

Neato! My son would have loved the Clone Wars exhibit--and I liked the glass!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I love that place! We used to go when I'd go out to see my sister before she moved. The best exhibit was the carnival one that was there probably 7 or 8 years ago.

And I love the merry-go-round.

T Lee said...

That glass is cray! Looks like a super fun day.

Kristin said...

Oh wow...what an incredibly cool museum!

G said...

The couch where you lay and look at the glass ceiling is my favorite part. I could stay there all day!!!

unquestionablelove said...

OMG I love the Indy Children's Museum!! I don't know if I've visited your blog before but I always love hearing from someone else in Indiana, plus I have PCOS, too. I am looking forward to reading more and will definitely add you to my reader.

Would love to hear what (if any) TTC plans you have...I peeked back a bit but didn't see much written.


Christina
http://unquestionablelove.blogspot.com

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Looks like a lot of fun. My hubby would love it (he's a big kid at heart). Come to think of it, so would I...

Pundelina said...

Wow! That Fireworks of Glass exhibit is beautiful!

:o)

pandabox33 said...

Wow, looks so fun !

pandabox33 said...

Wow, looks so fun !

..Soo.See.. said...

Love museums! The Firewoks of Glass looks beautiful. I love the ceiling at the Bellagio.

cysteract said...

Wow this place looks really cool I love the fireworks of glass.What a fab day out.

KandiB said...

Chihuly is from our town...we love to see his stuff all over the city. There's even a whole "museum of glass" in Tacoma. Amazing stuff.

http://www.museumofglass.org/

ICLW!

~Jess said...

What an AWESOME museum! It looks like you guys had a great time.

ICLW

daega99 said...

I want to go!!!! :)

ICLW
http://daega99-arewethereyet.blogspot.com/

junebug said...

I love Dale Chihuly's work. I saw a piece he had in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and it was so amazing.
ICLW

thegalwho said...

WOW fantastic pictures, it all looks absolutely amazing!!

ICLW
Rach
www.thegalwho.wordpress.com

T Lee said...

Hey again! Where have you been this week?!

Also, for some reason I want gingerbread now...

ICLW

Willow said...

Wow, it looks amazing! My husband's family is from outside Indy, so I'm going to have to insist we go next time we visit them--especially since their little town is insanely boring ;)