Indianapolis Family Fun Bucket List

fun things to do in Indianapolis with family

The Children’s Museum

  • Take a ride on the historic carousel.
  • Race down the Yuletide Slide (no really, you can race).
  • Bring your goblins to the annual Haunted House — it’s one of the best in the country
  • Watch the Clock- watch iconic the clock at 12:59. Trust us on this one.

Conner Prairie

  • Go for a hayride and be on the lookout for Headless Horseman.
  • Tour the sweet houses created each holiday season at their Gingerbread Village.
  • Enjoy a summer’s night on the Prairie, taking in the sounds of the Symphony.

Indiana State Museum

  • Check out the Foucault Pendulum clock- completely dependent on the Earth’s rotation.
  • Go on a county hunt —; there’s something from each one of Indiana’s 92 counties.

Indianapolis Museum of Art

  • Take a walk on the Floor (created by Do-Ho Suh), propped up by hundreds of little characters.
  • Find LOVE, created by Robert Indiana (both painting and sculpture are there.
  • Watch a movie under the stars during their Summer Nights film series.
  • For a birthday treat, take your kid’s picture in front of Robert Indiana’s sculptures on the lawn.

Eiteljorg Museum

  • Take in the wonder that is Jingle Rails. For real.
  • Build a model teepee & weave a basket in the 2nd floor Native American exhibit.
  • Ride in a stage coach in the RB Annis Family Experience (they are cozy!).

Indianapolis Zoo

  • Watch an elephant take a bath.
  • Ride the only roller coaster in downtown Indy!
  • Trick or treat at the zoo.
  • Touch a shark.
  • Race against a cheetah.
  • Sing Christmas carols around the fire.