You’ve probably already heard the news that The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is closed temporarily as a precautionary measure, at least through March 28, 2020.
But even if you can’t get out and visit the world’s largest children’s museum in person, you can still enjoy The Children’s Museum from the comfort of your home, as the museum will be providing virtual tours, educational units of study and fun things to do via social media.
The Children’s Museum’s educators and family experience teams are hard at work creating content that families can access via the museum’s social media channels. Called the Museum at Home program, here are just a few of the things that families can access online:
- Real Science Videos: DIY science experiments that families can do at home.
- Facebook Live Chats with Experts: Engage live with museum experts on topics from science to art and more.
- Preschool Story Time: Listen to a story read by one of The Children’s Museum Preschool teachers.
- Museum in a Minute: This segment presents a quick walkthrough of each exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
- Morning Workout: Families may be forced to self-quarantine, but they can keep active by working out with trained coaches from the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends ExperienceⓇ.
- Curate a Collection: This video series with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ curators provides tips on how children can start their own collections at home.
- Museum Trivia: Learn some history and little-known facts about The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the museum’s collection of more than 130,000 artifacts.
- Interpretive Shows: Videos from some of the interpretive experiences in the museum’s exhibits, many of which include trained, costumed actor interpreters.
- Morning Greeting from Rex: Receive a morning high-five from the museum’s lovable Tyrannosaurus rex mascot, Rex.