childrens museum variety hour

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis invites families to explore the world’s largest children’s museum and enjoy special virtual programming today, Thursday, April 2, from 4-5:00 p.m. EST. The fast-paced hour will feature fitness and virtual learning with museum experts.

Museum science educator Becky Wolfe and her daughter, M.J., will encourage families and children to work together in the kitchen to create a “plant cell pizza.” While the pizza is in the oven, Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Interpretation Programs Coach Derek Richter will demonstrate new games and family fitness ideas, and get families up and moving by demonstrating how to move and groove like a T.rex.

“The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is committed to providing educational and interactive opportunities to help families learn together,” says Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO, The Children’s Museum. “Our facility may be temporarily closed but our staff is working hard to bring those unique experiences to families during this unprecedented time as seamlessly as possible through our virtual programming. We sincerely hope it helps to reduce stress and bring a sense of continuity and comfort to families as they spend quality time together at home.”

The First Thursday show will also provide important community information about museum benefits for Indiana foster families, and how all families regardless of income can continue to enjoy visits to The Children’s Museum when it re-opens.

Families who cannot participate in today’s First Thursday variety hour can still have fun together anytime with Museum at Home. The new program shares science experiment ideas that families can do at home, including creating unicorn slime, digging for dinos with cookies, creating fireworks in a glass, dissecting a robot, making tie-dye paper, and washing hands properly with Glitter Germs. Former Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck will also join storytime as he reads Larry Gets Lost in the Museum (by John Skewes & Michael Mullin) to his baby daughter Lucy.

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