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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.