Strange title, no? No, actually. We took our first (of many) trip to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis this weekend! What fun! They were celebrating the 10th birthday of the Dinosphere, which is exactly why we were there! Cupcake is obsessed with dinosaurs lately and couldn’t wait to see a T. Rex!
Or a party hat wearing dinosaur or two. How stinking cute are the dinosaurs busting out of the museum. We had some excited kiddos in the car, eager to get inside.
We headed straight to the dinosaurs. The place was hopping since so many kids were one spring break, so there weren’t very many eggs in this dinosaur nest. And the costumes were hard to come by. But the girls had fun nonetheless.
And Cupcake got to see exactly what she wanted. A T. Rex!!! Two of them actually. She was so entranced. She knew they were going to be big, but she didn’t realize how big.
The big guys were a little much for Pumpkin, but she loved all the hands on stuff. Lifting the flaps and seeing what was underneath.
And there’s plenty of hands on things to do. We looked for fossils, checked out the size of bones, and got up close and personal with all things dino!
And with a little cousin teamwork built a dinosaur!
The best part, though, digging for dinosaur bones. These kids could have played in here all day long and been happy as can be. The Dinosaur Dig was very cool! With little scrapers and brushes to look for bones. The kiddos donned their safety gear and went to work. We practically had to drag them out of there!
And there were fun things for me to check out (and take pictures of!). Actually the kids really liked the Fireworks of Glass, too. There were so many beautiful pieces of glass in the ceiling. Pumpkin liked sitting on the spinning chair and watching the glass go by. Cupcake really liked making sculptures in the hands-on exhibit.
After a yummy lunch in the food court we continued heading up to the other levels of the museum. The Playscape was packed with a line out front, so we kept going on to ScienceWorks. All the kids loved splashing in the water table, until their shirts got wet. And they had fun working on a construction site, but on the opposite corner from Scienceworks was the carousel! Cupcake loves the carousel. Pumpkin, as you can see, not so much.
I bet Cupcake would have ridden it 10 times in a row.
And just in case you wanted some proof that I was actually there, here is one of the two pictures of me. I mean, I only took 297 pictures, so it’s not like there was a lot of opportunity for me to be in them.
Oh, look, there I am again. Can you tell I liked the maze of mirrors?
The kids were exhausted by the end of the day, but they had a great time. We didn’t get to do everything, but it’s OK. We’ll be back.
If you are in the Midwest and looking for a not-too-far destination I would recommend you check it out. And no one is paying me to say that.
Cupcake is on spring break this week, so I’m sure we’ll be up to some more fun and baking this week. We don’t have much on the calendar as of now, but we don’t stay still for long. Have a great Monday!
Have you ever been to The Indianapolis Children’s Museum? What did you think? Or do you have any museum/kid friendly recommendations?