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


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 of Indianapolis opens its doors from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for just $6 admission per person. The $6 First Thursday was postponed in February due to weather. On Thursday, March 3, the museum will celebrate Black achievements in history, science, art, music, and sports with special programming. During this event you can:


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

· Celebrate African-American heritage through stories and music.

· Contribute to our #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 https://www.childrensmuseum.org/visit/buy-tickets. 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 Children’s Museum is located at 3000 N. Meridian Street, with a parking garage on Illinois Street across from the back of the museum. Look for the dinosaurs!