Edited: This giveaway is now closed- thanks for playing!
(This post includes a giveaway- keep reading to find out more!)
I’m an avid seeker of things to do in and around Indianapolis. One of my favorite places in the city is the westside of downtown, home to White River State Park. This unique state park includes multiple attractions and museums, including the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.
The Eiteljorg sits just east of the Indiana State Museum, right along the canal. It houses special exhibitions and permanant collections, all centered around the history of Native American people and art of the western United States. It’s part art museum and part natural history museum. It’s interactive, and it’s thought-provoking. It’s also a great place for the family to spend the afternoon.
Young children love all things bright and colorful, and the Art of Native America contains just that. Families can see on display the clothing and every day pieces used by Native Americans throughout history. Young children also love animals and cowboys, and plenty of those are on display in the Art of the American West Gallery.
There’s also the R.B. Annis Western Family Experience, a place where children can experience the west first-hand. There’s a stagecoach to ride, a sod house to play in, and many other activities to explore.
It sounds like fun, doesn’t it? It is. The Kahuna kids love going to the Eiteljorg any day, and especially like going when special exhibits like Jingle Rails are there. I’m planning on taking MaM to Josefina day at the museum, since she’s just starting to show interest in the American Girl dolls. This spring, both kids will be revved up to the see the Steel Ponies ( to be honest, the Mr. and I are geeked to see them as well). They also offer preschool play date classes, each with a special theme related to nature, the west, and Native American culture.
I’m excited to offer a yearlong membership to the Eiteljorg Museum to one lucky Family Fun in the City reader. Membership benefits include free admission for household members, free parking in the garage when you visit the museum, a discount at the museum store and more.
To enter to win a year long family membership, please leave a comment below and tell me one place around the city you’ve heard about but never visited. Be sure you enter your best-contact email. For an extra entry, go like the Family Fun in The City Facebook page & leave a comment telling me you did so. For a third entry, go check out some of the other blogs hosting giveaways (see below)- enter some giveaways, subscribe, follow on Twitter or like a few Facebook pages in support of your central Indiana bloggers, then come back and leave a comment telling me you did some of the above. Comments will be open until Friday, January 27, 2012 at 11:59pm. I’ll email the winner from there! Good Luck! (comment moderation is on, so there may be a delay in seeing your comment, but it will post, I promise!)
This giveaway is part of an Indianapolis Museum giveaway bash that’s running all week! Please visit the following local blogs to enter to win other exciting memberships:
The Average Parent Columbus’ KidsCommons Children’s Museum (Such a fun place- we’ll write a post on it at some point!)
IN Good Cents Indiana Historical Society (another place in town that needs a post from us!)
The Average Parent Rhythm! Discovery Center (we need to go there- have you been?)
Disclosure: Thanks to Rebecca at the Average Parent for including Family Fun in the City in this event. In exchange for blog post and giveaway, I received a complimentary membership to the Eiteljorg for my family. The content of this post, and the opinions of the museum are completely my own.