Spring Break is a great time for your children to rest and recharge their batteries, but it’s also a great opportunity to get out and try something new! Do you have a child interested in the arts? Not interested in the arts? Be adventurous and check out this list of Indy-area activities taking place during many local spring breaks.

For the Visual Artist

Tie Dye Lab

Tuesday – Sunday
Kids will love selecting garments to dye and colors and patterns. Parents will love that there’s no mess in their home.

Children’s Art Exhibit

World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery
Fridays & Saturdays 5-7 pm, Sundays 2-4 pm, All Ages, Free
View artwork of local school aged children. A reception is held for each new exhibit opening.

Star Studio and Art Packs

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Closed Mondays, All Ages, $18 for adults, $10 for children, Ages 5 & under FREE
The Star Studio provides children a space to make art in several different media forms. Play with a giant Lite Bright, interact with iPads, build with magnets and blocks, and even create artwork to take home. Art Packs, free Family Guide and Search & Find available at the Welcome Desk.

Arts for All: Surprise Monster Drawings

Garfield Park Arts Center
Saturdays, All Ages, Free
Arts for All welcomes everyone to take a journey through the world of art. Activities that relate to the current exhibition and stimulate curiosity are designed to be challenging yet accessible to all visitors.
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Spring Make Camp

Michael’s Stores
March 19 – March 23 10am – 12pm, All Ages, $2 – $5
Keep little makers’ creativity flowing during Spring Break with new, kid-friendly projects featuring Elmer’s Glue each weekday! Kids can enjoy making paper crafts, customized slime, salt art, glue dough, and wood crafts.
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Family Spring Break Events

IKEA
March 26 – 30, Kids 12 and under, Free
Each day there is a different craft that children can make. Using IKEA products children will make bracelets, spin art, a painted frame, a watering can, and even decorate a GURLI cushion cover.
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Celebrations of Creativity

Museum of Miniature Houses
Changes Weekly, All ages, $10 per adult, $5 per child
Different artists come to display their work and discuss important aspects. Events are sure to inspire children to create with their own miniature houses.
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For the Musically Inclined

Teddy Bear Concert Series

Central Library
March 12 & April 19, Ages 3-5, FREE
Children are invited for an introduction to the instruments of the orchestra through story, movement and live music played by members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
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Peanut Butter & Jam

The Palladium
March 24 – April 18, Ages 1-7, $10 per child
Peanut Butter & Jam sessions encourage young children to become engaged in the arts. These informal concerts include Harp Melodies and Tales and Rainforest Rhythm Jam.
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Interactive Rhythm Programs

Rhythm Discovery Center
Saturdays 11am and 2 pm, All Ages, $12 for adults, Children 6-16 for $6, under 6 are FREE
Programs offered include community drum circles, educational lessons on percussion instruments from around the world, and live performances.
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