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May Fun in Downtown Indy

Exciting events all over town!

May 2014

>Runners: start your engines!

With the big race just around the corner, let your little ones have a race of their own. Children ages 3 – 12 are invited to participate in a non-competitive fun run where everyone is a winner: The Rookie Run. All little runners will receive a goodie bag, a real runner's bib and a finisher's medal – just like the Mini Marathon runners. The Rookie Run takes place during the Chase 500 Festival for Kids and costs $6 in advance and $10 day of. Lace up your running shoes and enjoy the endless prizes, arts and crafts, food and face painting waiting for your kids at the finish line.

Experience ancient China

Give the whole family something to "ooh" and "ahh" about as the eighth wonder of the world comes to Indianapolis on May 10. Take a trip back in time to the days of emperors and ancient secrets with the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit at The Children's Museum. Surround yourself with life size ancient warriors and more than 100 artifacts from the time of China's first emperor. Take Me There: China will also open May 10. Board a modern Chinese airplane and fly over the Great Wall, sell and buy food in a modern Chinese market, explore an urban and rural Chinese home and more.

Celebrate spring at the Zoo

Be sure to mark May 24 in your calendars and attend the grand opening of the International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo. The International Orangutan Center will provide an unparalleled physical and social habitat where visitors will have a remarkable window into the orangutans' world. Also at the Zoo, celebrate mom during Mother's Day Weekend May 10 – 11. Snap a photo at a Mother's Day photo booth, snack on a free cupcake and join in a special family scavenger hunt to discover the Zoo's very own secret animal moms. Family fun in May continues with the annual Zoopolis 500, held the Wednesday before the Indianapolis 500. This event showcases radiated tortoises hustling to the finish line. Before the action begins, meet the 500 Festival Princesses and check out a 500 Festival Pace Car.

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