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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Sets New Attendance Record


 It’s no wonder dinosaurs “Seymour” and “Riad” are raising the roof – they are looking for ways to beat the heat this summer. The Museum measured the temperature at the tips of their tails and recorded a scorching 136 degrees, while their noses, inside the Welcome Center, recorded a very cool and comfortable 72 degrees.
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The sweltering temperatures in the 90’s and 100’s over the last month were one of the reasons tens of thousands of children and families flocked to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. As the nation sought cool places to spend quality time together, The Children’s Museum enjoyed the highest July attendance on record.
The Museum’s record July attendance comes on the heels of opening the new permanent exhibit National Geographic: Treasures of the Earth. “We encourage all of our visitors to ‘Discover for Yourself, ’ and this summer they have taken the message to heart—arriving in record numbers not just to beat the heat, but also to experience one of our coolest exhibits ever, ” said Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a non-profit institution committed to creating extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. The 472, 900 square-foot facility houses 11 major galleries. Visitors can explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures, the arts, see how dinosaurs lived 65 million years ago in Dinosphere: Now You’re in Their World®, experience Dale Chihuly’s Fireworks of Glass and examine children’s impact in shaping history in The Power of Children: Making a Difference. The Children’s Museum, situated on 20 acres of land in Indianapolis, presents hundreds of programs and activities each year.  For more information
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