10 Free Things To Do in Indianapolis, IN
If you have kids and you’re visiting Indy you have to check out The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. It’s the world’s largest children’s museum! While I haven’t been since I was a child, they have many amazing, interactive exhibits for all ages. I want to borrow a friend’s child just so I can go! Admission is free for kids ages 2 and under. The museum offers 4 free days each year: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, El Dia de Los Niños, and Christmas Eve!
Pro tip: Buy your tickets online ahead of time for the lowest price.
- January 14 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018
- February 1 – 4 pm to 9 pm
- March 1 – 4 pm to 9 pm
- April 5 – 4 pm to 8 pm
- May 3 – 4 pm to 8 pm
- May 22 – Gardens and Museums Day
- June 7 – 4 pm to 8 pm
The conservatory contains 10,000 square feet of plants from the tropics. The conservatory is open year-round so even it’s 30 degrees outside, the conservatory is in full bloom. I’ll definitely be taking some trips here next winter. The Sunken Garden includes 3 acres of European classical formal gardens, including paved walkways, historic fountains, and beautiful landscaping. Admission is $2 per person, and kids 2 and under are free.
Head downtown and walk the 3-mile loop. It’s bustling with pedal boats, gondolas, bicycles, and surreys.
Located downtown Indianapolis, the Artsgarden offers hundreds of free lunchtime and weekend musical performances throughout the year. The Artsgarden also has the Cultural Concierge, a source for free information, maps, visitor guides, ticket information, and more for Indianapolis arts events.