Places

Modern Campus

The Children’s Museum’s modern campus began to take shape in 1976 with the opening of the five-story building that is the core of its current facility. Over the decades since, the museum has added new structures, greatly increasing...

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Historic Buildings & Grounds

The Children’s Museum called a variety of buildings home over the first 50 years of its existence, including two mansions formerly occupied by wealthy Indianapolis families. What follows is a look at the museum’s various facilities between 1925 and 1976...

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International Relationships

For The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis forging relationships with foreign institutions is a give-and-take affair. On one hand it is a means of gaining access to artifacts, expertise, and perspectives that would otherwise be unavailable, while on the other it...

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Dinosaur Digs

Every dinosaur fan dreams of finding that one magic bone—or better yet, a complete skeleton—that will set the world of paleontology on fire. Of course, very few ever do. But that’s no reason not to try. The Children’s Museum of...

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Prairie Treks

Hillis Howie and Summer Expeditions Hillis Howie was a 23-year-old crafts and nature study teacher at The Orchard School in Indianapolis when he dreamed up the concept of a summer expedition for a group of boys. The first expedition, which...

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