Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

Downtown Indy Fun in February
Beat cabin fever with these indoor activities!

by Amanda Dorman, Communications Manager, Indianapolis Downtown, In

February 01, 2014

Get inside and get warm this February in downtown Indianapolis! Catch a live performance on stage, listen to a story in a beautiful gallery setting, explore a museum and more!

Discover animal secrets at The Children’s Museum

Where does a chipmunk sleep? What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? The Animal Secrets exhibit opens at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Feb. 8 and runs through May 4. Children can explore the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities.

Get storied at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

See works of art in a new way with the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Story Time Feb. 22 from 2 – 3 p.m. Hear a children’s storybook and be inspired to make a masterpiece to take home. Story Time is free and designed for children ages 4 to 8 and their parents. Register by calling 317-923-1331, ext. 214.

Explore science and the natural world at the Zoo

With the Indianapolis Zoo’s new Saturday Science Workshops, kids will be able to investigate zoological situations by utilizing the scientific method. During these three-hour workshops, participants will observe, question and explore areas of the Zoo. Participate in the Big Cats (Tigers) Workshop Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. or Reptile Workshop Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. Kids must be between 9 – 12 years old. Cost for a single Saturday Science Workshop session is $60 for nonmembers and $50 for members.

A classic tale comes to life at Clowes Hall

E.B. White’s book Charlotte’s Web comes to the stage at Clowes Hall Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. and noon. Enjoy this dramatic adaptation of the treasured tale that features a cast of madcap farm animals that exemplify bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship. A sure bet to capture the hearts and imaginations of children.

Indulge your inner scientist at the Indiana State Museum

Where can you find rocks with hidden crystals or bones of animals extinct for millions of years? Treat your senses to the surprisingly aesthetic shapes and colors of earth's raw materials at GeoFest at the Indiana State Museum Feb. 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Buy jewelry, fossils, cut and uncut gemstones and minerals from all over the world. Enjoy hands-on geology activities and win geo-prizes. Meet geo-experts from all over the state. GeoFest is included with museum admission.

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