Hours of Fun at the World’s Largest Children’s Museum – The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis was on my list to take the boys to for a while. During a visit to Indianapolis, we worked a visit into our schedule.

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The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

When I found out that there was a free park that combined nature and art, I knew that I had to add a visit to the The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres to my list for my next visit.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

The boys and I made it out last stop after a sightseeing trip to Indianapolis.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

We pulled in the Indianapolis Musuem of Art parking lot first but discovered that it was better to park a little closer to the trail. I still had to get a few pictures of the museum.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

Our visit to the trail started with a sculpture that I’ve seen on instagram and it was an instant hit with my boys.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

 

Located on 100 acres adjacent to the Museum’s main campus, The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres includes woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and a 35-acre lake. 100 Acres is one of the largest museum art parks in the country and one of only a few to feature ongoing commissions of temporary, site-responsive artworks. 

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

The park has a lot of sculptures that you can interact with.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

There are 12 sculptures that you can discover along the trail around the lake.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

There are lots of areas where you can stop and admire the beauty around you.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

We had a limited amount of time to visit the park and it had started to rain during our visit or we defintiely would have stayed longer.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

 

We visited the art park toward the end of November but I would love to come back and visit at the peak of fall or during spring.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres -Exploring the Indianapolis Art Trail

You can find out more about The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres from their website.

100 Acres is open daily from dawn to dusk.

 

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres is located at 4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208

“Fireworks of Glass” – A 43 ft. Glass Tower at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

"Fireworks of Glass" - A 43 ft glass tower at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

During a visit to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, I was in awe of one of the displays.  I loved the 43 ft Glass Tower “Fireworks of Glass” so much that I decided that it would be better to dedicate one blog post to showcase all of my pictures of it.

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