Spring is here! Time to ditch the winter gear and enjoy the many sites in Indianapolis. Whether you’re looking for some fun over Spring Break or just ready to take advantage of the milder weather, we have a list for you!
Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46206
The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience just opened March 17 and it’s a perfect spot for spring. Experience sports like never before with rich sports history, physical fitness, and health education in a variety of family-fun, indoor and outdoor experiences. The sports experience includes racing, basketball, football, and more.
-Cost varies per day.
-Spring hours (March 17–May 25, 2018)
-Sun.–Wed. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
-Thurs.–Sat. 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
-Find more info: https://www.childrensmuseum.org/sports-experience
Butterfly Kaleidoscope presented by Citizens Energy Group
200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46222
Come see more than 40 colorful species of butterflies AND moths, including bamboo page, banded peacock, blue tiger, and the Tanzanian sunset moth! Learn about the metamorphosis of these beautiful creatures as you walk through the warm, aromatic indoor garden. Children will love the magnetic build-a-butterfly wall where they can build replicas of these interesting insects.
-Cost varies per day.
-Butterfly Kaleidoscope open through September 3, 2018
-Find more info: http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/plan-your-visit/white-river-gardens/hilbert-conservatory
Conner Prairie – Outdoor experiences
13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038
While Conner Prairie has many exciting attractions year-round, springtime brings many different experiences to enjoy outdoors. In Animal Encounters, you can get up close and personal with your favorite farm friends. Connect with nature on a Nature Walk along the White River through scenic farmland and woods. And don’t miss the 1859 Balloon Voyage as you’re lifted 350 feet over Conner Prairie. And that’s just a few of the many attractions – check them all out this spring!
-Adults & Youth 2 and older: $8. Members are free.
-Children younger than 2 are free.
-Outdoors opens March 27, 2018
-Find more info: http://www.connerprairie.org/places-to-explore
501 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Opening day is April 6, 2018 – are you excited for ballpark season? Be sure to bring your appetite for a variety of concessions! From classics like hot dogs and peanuts to specialties like black bean burgers and veggie dogs – everyone is sure to find something they love. Don’t forget, you can also tour Victory Field with highlights of premium seating areas, service level, grounds area, visiting clubhouse and training room, indoor batting cages, and more! Group tours can be scheduled April through September and run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at either 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Tours typically last for about an hour and are available by appointment only. Victory Field tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Tour rates are $5.00 per person with free admission for teachers and bus drivers.
-Indy Indians 2018 Season April-September
-Find more info: http://www.indyindians.com
JW Marriott – Spring Break Package
10 South West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
You don’t have to go far for a sweet Spring Break! The JW Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis is offering a Spring Break Package from March 23 – April 8. This package includes: Comfy and cozy overnight accommodations, complimentary overnight self-parking, and the ultimate in comfort food – a chocolate chip cookie pizza with milk.
-Spring Break Package available March 23 – April 8, 2018
-Pricing begins at $199 per night
-Find more info: https://www.indymarriott.com/hotel-deals/sweet-spring-break-package/
801 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
The Canal Walk is part of the Indiana Central Canal, which was dug in the early 1800s. The refurbished Canal Walk stretches north through White River State Park to 11th Street and is perfect for walkers, runners, bikers and sightseers. You can also rent a kayak, pedal boat, bike or surrey for even more fun!
-Find more info: http://www.canalwalkindy.com/
From 10th Street to 96th Street (where it connects with the 5.2-mile Monon Greenway in Carmel.)
No matter the season, someone is always enjoying the Monon Trail. But spring is definitely a great time to get out there more often! The trail was built in 1847 and is now used for recreation and commuter use. The Monon Trail links commercial districts, schools, parks, the state fairgrounds and a dozen residential neighborhoods.
-Find more info: http://www.indygreenways.org/monon-trail/