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Indianapolis Winter Fun Guide
Beef and Boards
Indianapolis (317) 872-9664
Beef = food. Boards = wooden performing stage. Put them together, add a little music, and you've got a great way to spend the evening! Along with the two family friendly holiday shows, several children's productions are planned for 2014.
Climb Time Indy
Indianapolis (317) 596-3330
Climbers of all ages and ability levels are welcome. The goal is to learn about the sport of climbing, improve strength and have fun. The facility boasts over 4,000 different holds, 30 ropes, over 8,500 square feet of climbing surface and expert instruction.
Fishers (317) 776-6006
There might be a chill in the air, but there is still lots of fun to be had on the prairie! Winter programming includes Outdoor Holiday Adventures, Gingerbread Village, Conner Prairie by Candlelight, Winter Fun Days, and the popular Hearthside Suppers.
(visit http://ww.youtube.com/watch?v=jzpi1AbNZqE for a sneak peek of the winter fun!)
Garfield Park Conservatory
Indianapolis (317) 327-7184
Enjoy the warm temperature inside while viewing 10,000 square feet of beautiful blooms, plants and other foliage. Adult and youth education events such as workshops, gardening demonstrations and lectures occur throughout the year.
Indianapolis (317) 823-9555
This enormous facility has it all - games, sports, fitness, food, bungee jumping, bowling, rock climbing, laser tag, inflatables and a wide variety of sports fields and courts. It's a great family destination and an excellent party venue.
Indianapolis Arts Garden
Indianapolis (317) 631-3301
This downtown space is full of ever-changing exhibits, events and excitement including visual arts, dance and music performances. Visit the events calendar, or just grab a snack and stop by for a free lunchtime treat.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
Indianapolis (317) 492-8500
Located on the grounds of the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the museum exhibit space includes more than 100 vintage automobiles including the first car to win The Indy 500 and the four cars A.J. Foyt drove to victory. Visitors can also view the famous Borg-Warner Trophy, historic race footage, and take a lap around the track!
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis (317) 923-1331
The IMA is a great place for families! The museum offers a variety of experiences and programs every day such as gallery games, drop in art activities, workshops, and art presentations. Arrange for an expert-led 30 minute family museum tour every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 1:30pm and 2:30pm!
The Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections
Carmel (317) 575-9466
Visitors will be transported into the magical worlds of miniatures. Exhibits include dollhouses, room boxes, vignettes, and miniature clothing collections. Special group programs such as furniture creation, architecture studies and scale drawing are available. Exhibits change quarterly, so there's always something new and interesting to discover.
The Indianapolis area offers a variety of skating experiences for all ages.
Arctic Zone IcePlex (317) 896-2155 www.thearcticzone.net
Carmel Ice Skadium (317) 844-8888 www.carmeliceskadium.com
The Forum at Fishers (317) 849-9930 www.theforum-fishers.com
Perry Park Ice Rink (317) 865-1833
Indiana World Skating Academy (317) 237-5555 www.iwsa.org
Youth Arena at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (317) 927-7622 www.in.gov/statefair/fairgrounds/ice_skating.html
Fishers (317) 773-9988
Enjoy 32 open bowling lanes, 2 private bowling suites with 4 lanes each, duck pin bowling for younger children and an arcade. Louie's Pub offers a wide variety of food and drinks to keep guests fueled up between games.
Rhythm Discovery Center
Indianapolis (317) 275-9030
Make music as a family using every kind of percussion instrument imaginable. Learn about the science of sound, see how instruments are made and experience culture from around the globe. Enjoy one of the many interactive music presentations or hit it freestyle!
Fishers (317) 572-2999 www.skyzone.com/fishers
Plainfield (317) 268-3200 www.skyzone.com/plainfield
These indoor trampoline parks offers visitors of nearly every age, size and fitness ability, a fun way to exercise. Jump times are every 30 minutes and online reservations are recommended.
Studio Movie Grill
Indianapolis (317) 876-3331
Audiences can enjoy dinner and a movie at the same time! When it comes to the movie selection and the menu, there is something for everyone! In addition to the daily schedule, SMG hosts special events such as cartoons, holiday films and screenings for children with special needs.