The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis CEO Jeffrey Patchen answers IBJ’s questions about the museum’s growth and what’s ahead.
Historic preservation commission votes to protect Drake Apartments
The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission voted Wednesday night to put a historic designation on the eight-story apartment building owned by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis amid concerns the structure might be torn down in coming weeks.Read More
The city’s historic preservation commission plans to move forward Wednesday with an effort that could curtail a plan by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to demolish an aging eight-story apartment building it has owned since 2012.
Called the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience, the 7.5-acre expansion boasts 12 outdoor and three indoor exhibits that include activities from a variety of sports, giving families more reason to visit during the warmer months.
Several famous basketball players, a pair of renowned golf course architects, a hockey superstar and the man regarded as the greatest race car driver of all time are among those selected to be honored in the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ new $38.5 million sports exhibit.
Attorneys for the two neighboring property owners told a judge Monday that they’re drafting a final document to resolve a dispute over the museum’s $35 million outdoor expansion project.
While not overloading visitors with facts, figures and history, “Dance!” does a nice job of introducing styles from around the world.
More than 900 works—in storage since the organization vacated the former University Place Conference Center—to become part of sports-focused expansion.
“Circus … Starring YOU” offers a three-ring fantasy of circus life with just enough well-integrated physics lessons.
The museum has hired the same company that handles admission strategies for the Indianapolis Zoo. Under the new plan, announced Wednesday, tickets will cost less when they are purchased well in advance.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis experienced its second-highest yearly attendance mark in 2016 as membership rose to record levels, the museum announced Tuesday.
Peter Sterling, who led the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis through a tremendous period of growth, died Wednesday in Waynesville, North Carolina.
“Beyond Spaceship Earth” features interactives as well as a unique way to showcase artifacts.
Mayors, their staffs and policy experts from across the country—about 1,200 conference attendees in all—will attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual summer gathering that runs Friday through Monday.
The Indianapolis institution is in the beginning stages of planning its Sports Legend Experience on 10 acres to the north of the museum. The attraction would include several sports-related activities.
The museum is arguably the Indy area’s most magnetic force, luring visitors from virtually every state in the country and six of seven continents.
With astronaut David Wolf’s involvement, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis plans three space-related exhibits that will open this summer.
Fourteen not-for-profits will receive funding, including $10 million each for the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Indianapolis Zoo.
Combining photos with audio, video, artifacts and architectural re-creations, “National Geographic Sacred Journeys” follows the spiritual treks of four fictional young people.