We’re seeing more and more press releases and notices for closures due to Coronavirus. We’re hoping to keep a list of places updated so you know if your favorite space is closed or your favorite event is canceled in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. Here are some places to explore and play in nature.
Here are some ideas to have fun at home during the Covid 19 pandemic.
All updates made on the same calendar day will be marked with 🆕. Scroll to see each section.
Indianapolis Area Coronavirus Closures
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will close temporarily as a precautionary measure from Saturday, March 14, through Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Cancellations
Extended School Enrichment before- and after-school programming is canceled at all 11 Carmel Clay elementary schools March 16 through April 10. For those enrolled in “School’s Out” spring break camp (April 3, April 6-10) CCPR will be in contacted in the coming days about possible cancellation. The following programming and events have been canceled – all cancellations will be reassessed around April 10 regarding continuation: Recreation programming, Aquatic programming and swim lessons, Volunteer events, Senior programming, including SilverSneakers® group fitness classes and Tai Chi. The following events have been canceled due to projected attendance of 250+ individuals: Hamilton County Homeschool Hoopla 2020, Summer Hiring Event, Barrier-Free Theatre performance, A Hero’s Heart, has been postponed to a date TBD. If you were enrolled in a program during this time frame, please refer to your email for cancellation information.
Conner Prairie Closed During Coronavirus Pandemic
Conner Prairie will be closed from Saturday, March 14 through Monday, March 30 to limit potential exposure to and spread of COVID-19. This is a total closure, including exhibits and all scheduled special events.
Indianapolis Public Library COVID 19 Closure
The Indianapolis Public Library has announced that all locations as well as bookmobile services will suspend services after 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 until further notice. All public programs and special events at the Library are also suspended. The InfoZone branch will close at 5pm on Friday the 13th.
Canceled Events and Activities Due to Coronavirus
Smithsonian Free Museum Day – Postponed or canceled until further notice.
Indy Eleven – Season postponed by 30 days.
Indy Fuel – Season Suspended.
Flower & Patio Show – Canceled.
Whale of a Sale – Postponed.
Brickworld LEGO Fan Expo – Postponed. New dates to be announced.
Downtown Indy St. Patricks Day Events – All Canceled: Tent Party, Parade, Greening of the Canal, Shamrockin’ the Circle
Indiana USA Gymnastics – Xcel State Championship (3/21-23/2020) scheduled for Finch Creek Fieldhouse, Noblesville are being postponed and rescheduled.
Pacers Basketball Games – Suspended.
Special Olympics – All events are canceled until further notice.
Lowes Kids Workshops – Canceled until further notice
Home Depot Free Kids Workshops – Canceled until further notice.
Field trips and children’s workshops at The Apple Store.
Joyful Melodies – All Intergenerational Music Playgroups are canceled for the immediate future.
Town of Plainfield Recreation Center
Richard A. Carlucci Recreation & Aquatic Center – closed as of 10pm on March 12 and until further notice. This closure includes the Spring Fling Run and any other gatherings or parties scheduled to be held at the Carlucci Recreation Center.
Greenwood Community Center
Indoor Play Areas Coronavirus Closures
Cornerstone Lutheran Indoor Play area – Closed until further notice.
The Park Indoor Playground at Trader’s Point – Closed until further notice.
Treehouse Indoor Play Area at Plainfield Christian Church – Community hours cancelled through spring break, resuming on Tuesday, April 7.
Chik-fil-a play area in Avon.
Chik-fil-a play area in Plainfield.
Chik-fil-a play area in Noblesville.
Indianapolis Public Library Closures and Cancellations
In the interest of public safety relating to efforts to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus, The Indianapolis Public Library has suspended all public events and special programming through Sunday, April 5. However, all Library branches will remain open during regular hours to serve patrons. Public service programming involving individualized assistance for such activities as computer and technology help, job searches and completion of census forms on Library computers will continue as scheduled. Patrons are encouraged to be mindful of their own health before utilizing shared public spaces.
Washington Township Parks (Hendricks County)
All Washington Township park buildings (including Pecar Park and the Pavilion Center) are closed until further notice. All park events and programs have been cancelled for the month, including spring camp. The Washington Township Government Center will still be open Monday-Friday from 8 am-4:30 pm so that township residents can apply for township assistance.
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
No in-person meetings for troops in closed school districts, facility rentals and camps suspended until further notice, and use good judgement while operating Girl Scout Cookies booths.
Schools, Colleges and Universities
It was announced March 12, 2020 that all Marion County schools would close until at least April 5th. All 13 School systems will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th or sooner. Many teachers and staff members will be meeting one last time tomorrow to make arrangements for e-learning and remote education. This includes: All public charter schools, Beech Grove Schools, Decatur Township Schools, Franklin Township Schools , Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), Lawrence Township Schools, Perry Township Schools Pike Township Schools, Speedway Schools, Washington Township Schools, Warren Township Schools, Wayne Township Schools.
Westfield Washington Schools will be in session through Friday, March 13. Beginning Monday, March 16, WWS will be closed through spring break. Finalized plans and next steps moving forward will be communicated on Friday, March 13.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools _ Closed beginning Monday, March 16 through Thursday, April 2nd. Use of e-learning and waiver days. Students will attend school on Friday, March 13.
All Marion County Catholic Schools – Closed until at least April 6. No e-learning.
St. Malachy Catholic School in Brownsburg – Closed until April 5.
Greenfield Schools – Closed immediately through spring break. More info to follow regarding e-learning.
Southern Hancock County Schools – Closed through Spring Break. Students may return to school on Friday, March 13 to retrieve belongings. E-learning to begin Monday, April 6.
Plainfield Schools – Plainfield Community School Corporation will be closed beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 13. School will open no sooner than the return from Spring Break, which will be Monday, April 6. Please note that this situation continues to be fluid, and the return date could possibly extend. Beginning Monday, March 16, we will begin daily lessons with students via e-Learning. Also, tomorrow, March 13th, parents and students may come to school to pick up necessary materials during normal school hours.
Herron High School and Riverside High School – There will be no school on Friday, March 13, 2020 Saturday School scheduled for March 14, 2020 is cancelled Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 Students will follow the ICS Extended E-Learning Plan via Haiku through March 26, 2020 Benchmark exams are cancelled Meals will be provided during the closure period as follows: Monday, March 16 – Meals available; 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches per student Wednesday, March 18 – Meals available: 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches per student Monday, March 23 – Meals available: 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches per student Wednesday, March 25 – Meals available: 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches per student Spring Break Begins Friday, March 27. Classes are expected to resume on Monday, April 6, 2020
Noblesville Community Schools – Field trips and after school activities canceled effective 6pm March 12.
Cathedral High School – All in-person classes and extracurricular activities suspended starting at 5 p.m. today. E-Learning begins on Monday, March 16. Students should be prepared to begin work at 7:50 a.m. on Monday. Plans are to resume in-person classes on Tuesday, April 14.
Wayne County Schools – All schools will close starting March 23 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision affects several school districts: Richmond Community Schools, Centerville-Abington Schools, Northeastern Wayne Schools, Nettle Creek Schools, Western Wayne Schools, Seton Catholic Schools, Community Christian School. Schools are expected to reopen on April 13.
Lebanon Community Schools – All schools closed beginning 6pm, Thursday, March 12. E-learning beginning March 16-March 27th. Plans to return to school on April 6.
Zionsville Schools – All schools closed beginning at 6pm, Thursday, March 12. E-learning starting March 16th.
Western Boone County Community Schools – Schools closed. E-learning March 13-20, plans to return following spring break.
The Preschool at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – Closed on Thursday, March 12 & Friday, March 13th. Family Learning Day canceled.
Indiana State School Music Association – all ISSMA sponsored music events will be cancelled through April 11th. This would include all Junior/Middle/Elementary Concert Organization Festivals and the ISSMA State Show Choir and Jazz Finals. In keeping with the ISSMA mission to provide educationally evaluated music performance opportunities, a process is being developed to allow directors of registered Junior/Middle/Elementary Ensembles to submit video recordings for evaluation.
WGI Sport of the Arts has canceled the 2020 WGI World Championships for Color Guard, Percussion, and Winds.
The Orchard School – School will remain closed through April 12. Remote learning will begin on Monday. No in person conferences, Kids Connect or drop-in care. School activities canceled.
Park Tudor – Starting Wednesday, March 11, Park Tudor campus will be closed until after spring break with a goal of re-opening on Monday, April 13, 2020. E-learning will begin on Monday, March 16.
All Avon Schools – Closed through Spring Break.
Franklin Community Schools – All field trips, some events, activities led by external volunteers, non-school sponsored sports teams practices events canceled or postponed.
University of Indianapolis – Spring break extended by one week until March 22nd. Classes will resume on March 23 in an e-learning environment.
Indiana University – Classes will be taught remotely until April 6.
Purdue University – The campus will remain open, but courses will be delivered online through March 23 and potentially through the end of the semester.
University of Notre Dame – Beginning March 23 through at least April 13, all in person classes will be suspended and replaced with virtual instruction and other alternative learning options. There will be no classes in any format the week of March 15. All study abroad programs are being suspended, with students and U.S.-based faculty and staff being returned home safely and as soon as possible.