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Downtown Indy Fun in March

Fun and entertainment the whole month long!

March 2014

The luck of the Irish isn't the only thing taking over downtown Indianapolis this month. Enjoy a mix of nature and art, explore hidden habitats and appreciate exhibits after dark, all while staying warm inside!

Ever wonder about the secret lives of animals?

Explore Animal Exhibits at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and discover nature from an animal's point of view. Children can explore hidden caves, crawl into a giant tree and learn all there is to know about the different critters that make up our ecosystem. This exhibit opens Feb. 8 and runs through May 4 and is ideal for children ages 3 – 8.

Spend the night sleeping with sharks, sea lions and sea horses

See the Indianapolis Zoo like you've never seen it before with the Spring Family Overnight. Participate in activities including crafting, games, animal stories, a special after-hours tour and breakfast. Get up close and personal with penguins, dolphins, sea horses and jellies while spending the night in the Dolphin Gallery or Oceans room. The Spring Family Overnight is March 22 and designed for children ages 6 and older.

Experience fine art and bring out your inner Picasso

Explore art and culture all while enjoying time with your family at the Gallery Tours for Families at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Discover the beauty of the IMA during this 30-minute guided tour. Stick around after the tour for Make & Take and participate in art-making projects inspired by works of art on view at the museum. Enjoy the free Gallery Tours for Families on March 8 & 22 at 1:30 or 2:30 p.m.

Jazz and jive take over Central Library

The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and Indy Jazz Fest invite families with children of all ages to experience smooth jazz this month at the Central Library's Hot Jazz for Cool Kids series. The March 9 event will feature the Dixieland jazz of The Naptown Strutters, led by trombonist Dan Hughley. Experience spirited New Orleans jazz in the tradition of Louis Armstrong and other early jazz greats. The performance lasts one hour and is free.

Las Vegas magic hits downtown Hilton

Give your teenagers something to talk about as this Vegas style Mind Tripping Show takes over the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites. Christian and Katalina will take you on a roller coaster ride of mind reading, illusions, comedy and mental surprises. With nine shows throughout March, be sure to clear your schedule and experience the top ranked mind reading act in the nation. This show is suitable for children ages 12 and above and general admission tickets cost $25.

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