Indy offers many fun and free opportunities for President’s Day. If you have the day off from work or school, take advantage of this special occasion to learn about our presidents or to simply create memories!
Special Free Admission
Enjoy free admission to the world’s greatest museum for kids, right in our backyard! The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will be open this President’s Day from 10-5. Also free from 10-5 is Conner Prairie, where you can talk with several presidents and first ladies, sing, play games, and participate in a surprise birthday party for George Washington!
The Indiana State Library would be a fun and educational outing, open 8-4:30. Spend some time in the interactive reading room, learn about genealogies (maybe see if you can trace any relationships to past presidents!), or visit the Statehouse Education Center to learn about history and government. You can even call ahead to request a tour! Want more history? Take some time to explore the Indiana State Police Museum, 9-3, to learn more about the past of some of the brave men and women who work to keep our city safe.
If shopping and food are more your thing, take some time to browse the Indianapolis City Market from 7am-9pm. Explore various foods and products from more than 25 local small businesses. Something for everyone!
Start your President’s Day at 4 Kids Books and Toy’s Paint-a-Story. Intended for caregivers and children every Monday at 10:30. Come ready to get messy creating together! From 6:45-7:30 that evening, you can continue the artsy theme with the Special Needs Drum Circle at the Bongo Boys Music School. Teens ages 15-adults, along with their caregivers or therapists, can enjoy percussion focused around their needs. There are even opportunities for them to lead the group!
If you’re more the competitive type, you can participate in the President’s Day Family Trivia Night at the Avon Town Hall Park. From 7-8, your family can participate in a three-round tournament, complete with a prize for the winner! Click here for info about how to register.
Courtney Bell is a homeschooling mom to her eight children, six by birth and two through foster care adoption. Along with managing a full household, she also has the privilege to teach private voice lessons in her living room. She lives within walking distance of the Children's Museum on the mid-north side, hoping to see racial and economic barriers come down in the inner-city context. She's wife to her best friend, Bill, a business information consultant and a pastor. Courtney and Bill blog about the wildness, fun, and glory of raising their gaggle at parentingwithbellson.com.