As the weather gets warmer, my itch to explore grows stronger. The days are longer and I want to fill them with as much fun as possible! Much to my husband’s chagrin, I have a tendency to fill our weekends months out. Living in a city with so much to do, it’s hard for me to choose which events to participate in with my family. We believe creativity and art is a wonderful part of life and want to share our passion for them with Sophie. My sister had invited us to join them in visiting the Indianapolis Museum of Art for Family Day and I thought it the perfect way to introduce her to the art museum. I’m so thankful she asked us along because I’m so excited to take her back (when she’s 3). It was a difficult for her to understand that she couldn’t run and squeal in the museum when she got excited to see exhibits and other kids.
Family Day at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Family Day takes place every first Saturday of each month throughout the year. It is an awesome opportunity for kids ages 3-10 (but all are welcome) to learn different art techniques through a themed event. We went to the SMASH, BOOM, POW:ANIMATIONS & COMICS DAY where kids learned how stop motion claymation works, storyboarding for a comic strip and painting cels to make a motion picture. The girls were especially delighted to start the day with cartoons and cereal where they saw New York International Children’s Film Festival Best of the Fest: Kid Flix Mix Mini Film Fest.
Have you checked out the IMA yet? While you’re there, also schedule in time to visit 100 Acres for a little outdoor fun. For more info on our Family Day at the Indianapolis Museum of Art trip, check out my post on Indy’s Child Parenting Magazine.
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