We’ve always been a fan of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and have frequently visited the Star Studio, 100 Acres, and just wandered the galleries – but were very excited to hear about the new Family Days programming taking place in 2015.
Family Days will occur on the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m and are FREE until April. (In April, the IMA will begin charging $18 for adults, $10 for children 6-17, under 5 free
. The 100 Acres will continue to be free, and the IMA will offer free admission every first Thursday evening from 4-9.) This exciting Family Day event will be centered around some kind of theme, possibly related to the time of year or a special exhibit. The Family Day kickoff had clogging lessons by the Okee Dokee Brothers, yoga in the galleries (recommended for children over 13), instrument and mask making, family tours, interactive story time in the galleries, the Hold It! cart, and a concert. There was even a new, fun play area in the café, which was a fun surprise. In addition, the fun day could have been extended further for just $5. Prior to the free family activities, at 10 a.m., families can pay $5 to view a “classic” movie from my childhood…err…I mean, the 80’s with their Cereal Cinema. This week’s movie was An American Tail and included a cereal buffet!
The new Family Days programming is just one aspect of a growing family program offering. The IMA will continue to offer Wee Wednesdays, but will expand their family choices with special classes for children, and summer camps for children as young as 4 to teens. While new admission costs are being implemented, memberships are staying the same price – making the family membership an even better value! (We have loved our IMA membership!)
Keep an eye on the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2015, as there are many exciting things coming for children AND adults! Here’s the list of Family Days coming up this year (*Note: These are FREE until April):
Family Days are the first Saturday of each month, with themed museum programming ranging from dance to outdoor fun.
Megan Noel, veteran educator with 10 years of teaching experience and a PhD in Early Childhood Education, enjoys researching childhood through the eyes of her two young children, while writing about her family’s adventures on IndywithKids.com. She welcomes questions and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow me on Twitter - @EtDrnkandBMegan and learn more about me professionally here: www.linkedin.com/pub/megan-noel/61/b18/a20/