The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will continue to keep the doors closed as a precautionary measure. The Children’s Museum will continue to re-evaluate the situation. Most recently, The Children’s Museum planned to remain closed through April 10, 2020, but has since extended the closure to an undetermined time.
Coronavirus Closures Impact the World’s Largest Children’s Museum
The Children’s Museum is among thousands of other local events and venues that are closed or canceled due to the Coronavirus.
This news comes following a press conference held by Governor Holcomb on April 1, 2020.
Will School Closures be Extended in Indiana?
When asked about the school closures and stay at home order being extended, Governor Holcomb told viewers that they could read in to it what they want, but that we aren’t even at the peak of this year. He said more news would come within a week.
We all know that The Children’s Museum knows how to pack the house, especially as Spring Break continues on through April. This means that they will not be able to open their doors for admission. However, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis joins the list of things to do in Indianapolis by way of their Facebook Live offerings, currently available three times each day.
Children’s Museum Exhibits You Might Miss
There’s no information about the possibility of exhibit timeframes being extended but we anticipate that it’s not likely. Often, exhibits have a set time frame in a location and are scheduled for years in advance to move on to other museums.
The Barbie: You Can Be Anything exhibit has been greatly anticipated for an opening date of May 30. Even if The Children’s Museum reopens prior to the date set for the exhibit opening, we cannot expect that this exhibit will be installed and ready for visitors. In addition to closing to the public, The Museum also remains closed to staff. The Indy with Kids team has high hopes that Barbie will still open, even if this happens at a later date than planned.
Pigeon and Pals! A Mo Willems Art and Play Exhibit opened in February and is scheduled to close May 10.
Wild Weather was set to open on March 14, the same day that most institutions in Indiana first closed their doors. However, the Wild Weather Exhibit was set to stay in Indianapolis until January 2021, so we have hope that we’ll still get to see this one.
To find things to do with kids during the Coronavirus, check out our list of nature fun. Also, we’ll have a whole bunch of ideas of things to do at home for the coming weeks of social distancing.