Black history to be celebrated at Children's Museum March 3

Scientist Percy Julian works in a DePauw University lab circa 1930. (Photo: Historical Society of Oak Park)

On the first Thursday of every month, The Children’s Museum opens its doors from 4 to 8 p.m. for $6 admission per person. $6 First Thursday was postponed in February due to weather but will be held March 3 when the museum celebrates Black achievements in history, science, art, music, and sports with special programming. You can:

· Participate in the Community Artist Showcase featuring local Black artists.

· Celebrate African-American heritage through stories and music.

· Contribute to the #BLACKLIVESMATTER mural with a variety of colors, shapes, and patterns.

· Discover how soybeans can be used to make a variety of products and learn about the work of African- American chemist and soybean scientist Dr. Percy Julian.

· Take a stand for a social justice cause in the Making WAVES program

*The Children’s Museum continues to operate at reduced capacity. To ensure reservations, visit Face masks that cover the nose and mouth are required indoors for all visitors ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors who do not comply will be asked to leave.

The museum is located at 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis 46208.