Families can step right up for free admission when the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) continues its circus tradition. On Saturday, March 25, IHS will host its 16th annual Circus Day celebration, featuring family-friendly carnival activities, live performances and the Indiana Experience. Circus Day runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in downtown Indianapolis.
New this year, guests will meet and learn about rescued animals with the Amazing World of Animals show featuring Paul Venckus with Hedgehog Hannah. In addition, live performances include the return of the Hampel Family Circus.
Carnival activities include face painting, balloon sculptures and games with prizes. In the afternoon, kids can show off their talents with karaoke, and circus-themed photo ops will be available throughout the event.
Circus Day Schedule:
11:00 a.m. | Hampel Family Circus, Magic Game Show
11:45 a.m. | Amazing World of Animals, Paul Venckus with Hedgehog Hannah
1 p.m. | Hampel Family Circus, P.T. Barnum’s Lost Magic Collection
1:45 p.m. | Hampel Family Circus, Magic Game Show
2:30 p.m. | Kids Karaoke
Activities and Souvenirs
Circus Hats | 5 tickets
Balloon Art | 4 tickets
Face Painting | 6 tickets
*Free admission. Game and refreshment tickets are 50 cents each.
In addition, guests are invited to take full advantage of free admission by visiting the Indiana Experience, including IHS’s newest exhibit, You Are There 1943: Italian POWs at Atterbury. As one of IHS’s most moving exhibits to date, it introduces visitors to Italian prisoners of war in the chapel they built at Camp Atterbury during World War II.
The Stardust Terrace Café, operated by Hoaglin To Go, will provide kid-friendly meal options for Circus Day, and snacks will be available for purchase. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information about Circus Day, the Indiana Experience or other IHS programs, call (317) 232-1882 or visit IHS online at www.indianahistory.org.
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