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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

We took a day trip to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis with Lily’s Girl Scout troop. We hadn’t been in a few years, so I was excited to come back. I love history and science. The kids love the hands on.

I didn’t see the current exhibits online before we got there, so I was surprised to see The Power of Children: Making a Difference featuring Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White.

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Our 2016 Goals

Each year, I make seemingly lofty New Year’s Resolutions with no clear plan I how I want to achieve them. They’re always the same: get in shape and manage our finances better. They also don’t last very long.

Lunch at Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island!

Goal #1: Go on adventures and eat!
We live close to a city with a lot to offer, not to mention everything in the surrounding areas! We have plenty to explore. There are tons of locally owned restaurants that we’ve never eaten at. Lots of festivals we haven’t been to. Museums. Shows. Events. There’s so much to see and do!

Goal #2: Get organized!
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Our First Art Museum

We visited the Fort Wayne Museum of Art for the first time. On the last Saturday of the month, the museum offers $1 general admission. It is the best time to take small children with limited attention spans, especially for a first visit.

Having fun in the Early Learning Center at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art

I saw on Facebook that the museum had a discounted admission, so I planned that day for our visit. I checked the website to see what exhibits were being shown and general museum rules. The kids and I talked about rules (inside voices, walking feet, no touching).

We walked through most of the museum, but didn’t get a chance to see or read all of the displayed art. They had exhibits on cut glass that was very pretty, The Art of Seating, and contemporary photography. Lily was really interested in the different materials used to make the chairs and the process of making some of the photographs.

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