As the weather gets colder, many of us are looking for things to do which are inside, especially for youngsters. Thankfully, Indianapolis always has a myriad of events going on, even ones for free.
Furthermore, many cultural institutions in Indianapolis offer special discounts, programs, and opportunities to accommodate a wide variety of budgets. For example, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis offers a free one year membership to foster families. More information about this program and the application can be found here.
Other programs are also available to help make these fun learning opportunities more accessible. Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the NCAA Hall of Champions, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Terre Haute Children’s Museum, and the Indiana Historical Society all participate in the Access Pass program. This program allows families who are participating in state assistance programs, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), nutritional assistance programs, or Hoosier Healthwise Insurance to attend these institutions for just $1 per person per visit. More information about the Access Pass program and the application can be found here.
Other programs are also out there to provide reduced prices or even free admission. The first Thursday of every month from 4 to 8pm, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis offers free admission. The first Tuesday of each month, admission to the Eiteljorg Museum is free for children and students and only $5 for adults and seniors. The first Tuesday of every month, admission to the Indianapolis Zoo is reduced to $8 per person. Admission to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and gardens is free every day.
For a list of other events going on in Indianapolis, click here.