We’ve created a special spot right here to get all of your questions answered about the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. We have some FAQ’s WITH answers. The Sports Legends Experience is open March 16, 2019 through fall.
Is The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience open at night?
We are most excited about the extended hours for The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. You’ll be able to stop in and do a lap on the track, shoot some hoops or play a few holes of golf Thursday – Saturday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. After Memorial day, you’ll enjoy these extended hours 7 days a week until Labor day, when they revert back to Thursday – Saturday hours. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will close at 5 p.m. daily. Guests can purchase an evening only ticket at a discounted price for the Sports Legends Experience.
What should we wear to The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience?
Dress for the weather. The outdoor area will not be open when it’s freezing out. Wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat when it’s sunny. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pedal Car Racetrack Experience requires closed toe shoes and for children to be at least 42” tall to participate. For all other experiences, closed-toe shoes are strongly encouraged for the best, safest experience.
Do Members get to visit The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience during special times?
Yes! Members have access to featured areas of the sports experience during Member Morning Weekends on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. Keep an eye out in your member eNews to see what areas will be featured, and what special activities will be planned!
When is the best time to visit or the busiest time to visit The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience?
School audiences visit mid April through the end of May, every week day, 10 a.m. to about 11:30 a.m. Consider choosing a different time to avoid school groups and extra crowds. Thursdays and Fridays there are fewer school groups on site. We also found that it wasn’t crowded at all in the evenings!
What kind of extra parking will be available at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis?
Additional parking spots are available on surface lots just north of the parking garage. Also, during peak visitation, museum staff park offsite in order to free up more parking spaces for visitors and members.
Do we have to pay extra to get in to The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience?
No! The brand new space is included in your membership and in the cost of admission. You’ll get to visit both spaces for the same price. There are two exceptions, during First Thursday nights. Members will have access to both the museum and The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. Guests paying $5 admission will have access to either The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience or The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis or they can pay $7 and have access to both. Additionally, if you are an Indiana Access Pass holder, on any day you can pay $2 and choose to access either the museum or the sports experience, or can pay $3 and get access to both experiences!
What is the benefit to being a member other than admission?
You’ll be eligible for discounts on sports tickets for local teams and community connections (Monster Jam, Disney on Ice, etc). You have unlimited admission to The Children’s Museum including The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. If you have a +2 membership, you can bring 2 guests along and they’ll also have early access to previews and other member benefits. You can upgrade to this level at any time during your membership. Additional guest tickets can be purchased for 10% off. Donor levels can have a named caregiver who can bring your children for you (yay for the babysitter/nanny or grandparents!)
Is The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience a good area for little kids to play?
We mentioned the walking track, it’s a great space for stroller walks. Also, there are toddler sized hockey, soccer and basketball goals. You’ll love the toddler golf course because it has small clubs and an easier course AND it’s corralled in! Plus, with the extended hours in this area, you can go home for naps and then return for evening time family fun and then it’s off to bed!
Does The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis have an app?
Yes! Glad you asked! The app is available now and we found the most helpful feature to be the digital membership card. Who cares if you forgot your card, just open it up on your phone! Plan your day, check out the map, find parking info and more.
I have a question about my membership.
Send an email to Customerservice@childrensmuseum.org or call 317-334-4000.
How do I buy a membership for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis?
Get your membership right here. Visiting just once? You can also buy tickets for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in advance and save money.