Some local museums and cultural institutions say they saw a bump in visitation over the weekend related to March Madness. Meanwhile, the attractions are playing up their basketball connections in a bid to attract visitors.
Robinson spent 3 decades on journey to children’s museum CEO
Jennifer Pace Robinson has worked her way up at The Children’s Museum over three decades, filling a variety of roles dealing directly with museum visitors and with the behind-the-scenes work that makes the museum tick.Read More
Children’s Museum CEO retiring, passing top spot to longtime staffer
Jennifer Pace Robinson, a 29-year veteran of the institution, was chosen unanimously by the museum’s board of trustees to take over the world’s largest children’s museum.Read More
Indiana museums to receive $8 million from Lilly Endowment
The Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded more than $43 million to 18 museums and cultural organizations across the country, including four in Indiana.Read More
Visit Indy launches admission partnership with zoo, other attractions
The Indy Attraction Pass offers bundled access to Conner Prairie, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Zoo and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.Read More
It is a national passion that has been churning away across the country and is now culminating in the heartland—in a place where legends have pounded the hardwood, beat the buzzer and lovingly watched the ball kiss the ropes as it sliced through the net.
An effort by the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ to overturn the city’s designation of the Drake apartment building as a historic property has been transferred to federal court—even as the organization continues working with city officials on a plan to salvage the building.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis said in a statement that it has been unsuccessful finding a reuse for the Drake and that maintaining it is unaffordable, especially given the museum’s financial situation.
In this 1983 photo, Milton Allen helps students learn about computers during a science and engineering exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Jenn Anné, lead paleontologist and manager of the Natural Science Collections at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, recently returned from Wyoming where she and her team dug for fossils to bring back to the museum. The trip garnered more than two tons of findings.
The Children’s Museum said it is projecting a loss of $4 million to $7 million in 2020 because of the three-month health crisis closure.
Though the city will allow museums and cultural institutions to operate at 50% occupancy starting June 19, many are planning to wait a few days or test the waters with a select group of members.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis are joining hundreds of other orchestras, performing arts groups and cultural institutions across the country by suspending operations temporarily during the coronavirus outbreak. However, some local cultural institutions remain open.
Three temporary exhibits will open this year, and a handful of existing spaces will receive substantial upgrades—including the popular Dinosphere space.
New exhibits such as “PAW Patrol Adventure Play” helped the museum trump its previous record-breaking tally in 2009, when it featured a King Tut exhibit and the launch of “Take Me There: Egypt.”
The city’s Department of Metropolitan Development and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, which has owned the Drake since 2014, issued a request for information inviting proposals from groups with an interest in redeveloping the property at 3060 N. Meridian St.
The process will give developers an opportunity to introduce ways to preserve the 91-year-old building at 3060 N. Meridian St., which the museum had planned to demolish.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis CEO Jeffrey Patchen answers IBJ’s questions about the museum’s growth and what’s ahead.
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.
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.