Saturday, November 12, 2011

Indy visit, part 3

This visit we decided to go to Indianapolis Children's Museum.  The girls had never been before.  And, it has been at least 5 years or so since I have been there. 

Let me tell you, if you haven't been before, it is HUGE!  I guess it is the largest children's museum in the country.  At least that is what I have been told. 

We spent 5 hours there and just skimmed through most of the place.  And, by the end of the day I was more than ready to go.  We had lots of fun.  But, it is a big place.  Lots of walking.

The girls were the perfect age this year.  They had so much fun.  We hadn't even gotten into the museum yet and they were thrilled as can be.  There was a covered catwalk from the parking garage to the museum.  They saw the dinosaurs on the outside of the building and got excited!

Once we got into the main lobby, they had Bumblebee from the Transporters.  This is the actual one from the movie.  Pretty cool.  Emily was too thrilled to stop looking at it for me to get a picture of her.

Once we were past the gates they had their mascot (can't remember his name) walking around.  Emily was over the moon with him.  Bella could care less. 

In the middle of the museum they have a large, and I mean LARGE, glass scuplture.  It is really cool!

The lowest level of the museum displays the bottom of the sculpture.

Emily found her hero's cape!  A very exciting moment for her.  :)  Here is her standing next to the original Batman's cape.

They had a Barbie exhibit going.  Emily and Bella posed at the Barbie desk.  They were in the middle of some very important business.

I remember this train being there from back in the day when I was a wee little one.  While a lot of the museum has changed and they have added on, some things remain the same. 

The dinosaur exhibit has to be the coolest.  The lights were dimmed, the room felt cool in temperature and it was just plain neat. 

The girls were doing some digging of their own.  Emily is working the safety glasses.

It was a fun day.  And thanks to my cousin Lindsey, we got in free!


Lisa n Javi said...

Wow this place looks pretty cool. My stepson would love the transformers part.

Jackie said...

It looks like a fantastic place! I can imagine how tired all of you must have been at the end of the day.

rubireyes said...

That glass sculpture looks amazing. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing the experience.

Tara said...

That museum looks so cool! If I ever make it to Indy, I will have to take my son. (ok, i admit, i want 2 go too!)
What fun! I see you guys were super busy!

Leslie said...

I want to pose with the Batman cape and the Barbie desk too!

That looks like such a fun museum to visit. So glad that you and the girls had a good time. :)