Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

IC December 2013 Winter Fun Guide

December 01, 2013

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.

Conner Prairie

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 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.

Open Skate

The Indianapolis area offers a variety of skating experiences for all ages.

Arctic Zone IcePlex (317) 896-2155

Carmel Ice Skadium (317) 844-8888

The Forum at Fishers (317) 849-9930

Perry Park Ice Rink (317) 865-1833

Indiana World Skating Academy (317) 237-5555

Youth Arena at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (317) 927-7622


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!

Sky Zone

Fishers (317) 572-2999

Plainfield (317) 268-3200

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.