Children’s Museum offers free admission Thursday night

Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – More help is available for families as students head back to school. And Thursday, that help comes with an opportunity for some free fun.

The first Thursday of every month, the Children’s’ Museum of Indianapolis will offer free admission on what’s called “Target Free Family Night” from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

“We really have a commitment to our community and our neighborhood,” said Jennifer Robinson, Vice-President of the museum’s Experience Development and Family Learning. “We know that it’s hard sometimes to come and pay for the whole family to come and so this is a way for us to open our doors and have an open house so everybody can experience what’s new and exciting.”

Each month will have a different theme. Thursday’s is “back to school.” A variety of organizations will be on hand to provide information to help make the beginning of the school year a happy and healthy one.

Organizations include: The Marion County Health Department, IU School of Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics, Children’s Bureau, Inc, Indiana Dept. of Child Services, Dyslexia Institute of Indiana, MDWise, George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academy, and Life Touch Photography.

“We’ll have also some organizations that deal with learning disabilities so that you can find out what you would need to do to get your kids through school and help it have a smooth process as well as places that are just how can you learn to be a better family and help each other do homework – that sort of thing,” said Robinson.

There is still a fee for the special exhibit “Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army.”

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