We’ve created a special spot right here to get all of your questions answered about the brand new Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience at The Indianapolis Children’s Museum. You’ll get a sneak peek + FAQ’s WITH answers.
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 8 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.
Does The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis have an app?
Yes! Glad you asked! The new 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.
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. Most importantly, if you want to participate in all of the fun, wear closed to shoes! There are several experiences that you won’t be able to do if you don’t have closed toe shoes.
Do Members get a preview of The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience?
Yes! Due to the anticipated popularity of this expansion, there are actually three member previews. Members will have access to The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., March 17, 24 & 31st. In addition, starting in April, Members Early Saturdays will extend to Members Early Weekends. Members can visit one hour early on the first Saturday AND Sunday of each month.
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.
Will there be special events surrounding The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience?
You bet! Legendary Sports Saturdays are all the talk right now. For 12 Saturdays, locals sports teams and partners will have activities and giveaways going on. We’ll keep you updated with new events!
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. The only time this is not true is 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.
Will membership prices increase?
Membership prices increased last year but they will stay the same through 2018. Be sure to renew before the end of the year to keep this same price. Did you know you can renew before your membership expires? There are also renewal discounts for members.
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! The Tree of Sports has a slide and with staff in every area, you’ll notice programming and crowd control. 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!
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.