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Nov. 28, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014

Celebration Crossing

This year’s Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of bands and choirs. Following their arrival via helicopter on November 28th,  Santa and Mrs. Claus will entertain visitors in their new home on Level 1 of the museum through Dec. 24.  Children of all ages can ride on the Santa Claus Express, make crafts to take home and gaze into the recreated L.S. Ayres store windows rekindling holidays past.

 

EVENTS

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Events

Nov. 29

Santa's Holiday Breakfast

Families are invited to share a festive breakfast with holiday characters. Once guests have enjoyed their buffet meal they can visit Santa at his holiday home, enjoy Santa's Playground and ride the Santa Clause Express train. The breakfast includes gift bags for children and museum admission. Reservations required. Call 317.232.1637 for reservations. 

Seatings are at 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m.

Santa's Holiday Breakfast

Nov. 30

Santa's Holiday Breakfast

Families are invited to share a festive breakfast with holiday characters. Once guests have enjoyed their buffet meal they can visit Santa at his holiday home, enjoy Santa's Playground and ride the Santa Clause Express train. The breakfast includes gift bags for children and museum admission. Reservations required. Call 317.232.1637 for reservations. 

Seatings are at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m.

Santa's Holiday Breakfast

Dec. 6

Santa's Holiday Breakfast

Families are invited to share a festive breakfast with holiday characters. Once guests have enjoyed their buffet meal they can visit Santa at his holiday home, enjoy Santa's Playground and ride the Santa Clause Express train. The breakfast includes gift bags for children and museum admission. Reservations required. Call 317.232.1637 for reservations. 

Seatings are at 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m.

Santa's Holiday Breakfast

Dec. 7

Santa's Holiday Breakfast

Families are invited to share a festive breakfast with holiday characters. Once guests have enjoyed their buffet meal they can visit Santa at his holiday home, enjoy Santa's Playground and ride the Santa Clause Express train. The breakfast includes gift bags for children and museum admission. Reservations required. Call 317.232.1637 for reservations. 

Seatings are at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m.

Santa's Holiday Breakfast

Dec. 14

Santa's Holiday Breakfast

Families are invited to share a festive breakfast with holiday characters. Once guests have enjoyed their buffet meal they can visit Santa at his holiday home, enjoy Santa's Playground and ride the Santa Clause Express train. The breakfast includes gift bags for children and museum admission. Reservations required. Call 317.232.1637 for reservations. 

Seatings are at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m.

Santa's Holiday Breakfast

Dec. 20

Santa's Holiday Breakfast

Families are invited to share a festive breakfast with holiday characters. Once guests have enjoyed their buffet meal they can visit Santa at his holiday home, enjoy Santa's Playground and ride the Santa Clause Express train. The breakfast includes gift bags for children and museum admission. Reservations required. Call 317.232.1637 for reservations. 

Seatings are at 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m.

Santa's Holiday Breakfast

Dec. 21

Santa's Holiday Brunch

Families are invited to share a festive brunch with holiday characters. Once you've enjoyed your buffet meal, visit Santa at his holiday home, visit Santa's Playground and ride the Santa Clause Express train. The brunch includes gift bags for children and museum admission. Reservations required, call 317.232.1637.

Seatings are at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., Noon and 12:30 p.m.  

Santa's Holiday Brunch

Dec. 28

Tea With Dolly

Bring your favorite doll and have a delicious tea in the historic L.S. Ayres Tea Room. The expert staff from the Indiana State Museum will examine your doll and provide information on it as well as background information on popular dolls of the last 100 years. Reservations are required. Call 317.232.1637 for reservations.

Tea with Dolly

Nov. 28

Celebration Crossing Opening Day

Enjoy the Indianapolis Children's Choir at 11 a.m. then gather on the museum's front lawn to witness Santa’s arrival by helicopter at noon. Once safely on the ground, they will greet the crowd and move to their home in Celebration Crossing. The day's festivities include the unveiling of the 92 County ornament tree. Children of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express train, pose for a picture with Santa and give him their holiday wish list before he leaves again on Dec. 24.

 

Included with museum admission. 

Celebration Crossing Opening Day

Nov. 28

Up, Up & Away! Helicopters At The Indiana State Museum

The Great Hall of the ISM buzzes with radio-controlled model helicopters as the Academy of Model Aeronautics based in Muncie, Indiana, alights for an afternoon of remote-controlled fun! Enjoy displays of model helicopters, artifacts from the Academy of Model Aeronautics and creating paper helicopters that can be sent off of the second floor bridge.

 

Included with museum admission.

Up, Up & Away! Helicopters at the Indiana State Museum

Dec. 13

Girl Scouts Holiday Sing

Join Girl Scouts of Central Indiana at the Indiana State Museum for the 2014 Holiday Sing. Registration opens at 10 a.m. Girl Scouts are welcome to come and explore the galleries of the Indiana State Museum, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and ride the Santa Claus Express in nostalgic Celebration Crossing. Embrace the spirit of the season and bring donations that will be delivered to a community organization. 

 

Program fee for participating Girl Scouts is $5 per person and includes museum admission. Advanced registration required. For more information contact Girl Scouts of Central Indiana at 1.877.474.2248

 

Session 1 sing starts at 11:30 a.m.
Session 2 sing starts at 2 p.m.

 

Girl Scouts Holiday Sing

Dec. 31

Family New Year's Eve

End the year with a bang with a family-friendly alcohol-free celebration in the Governor Frank O'Bannon Great Hall. Face painting, stilt walkers, clowns and music will highlight the evening. A balloon drop at 8 p.m. allows the little ones to celebrate the New Year in style. Reservations are recommended. Call 317.232.1637 to reserve your spot.

 

$7 for members. 
$13 for nonmembers. 

 

 

Family New Year's Eve

Dec. 18

Member's Event: Supper With Santa

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and all of their friends at the family-friendly holiday buffet supper, a Celebration Crossing event just for museum members. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in their new house on Level 1. Enjoy a special holiday presentation, ride the Santa Claus Express and enjoy Celebration Crossing with special crafts and character visits.

Space is limited.

Call 317.232.1637 or visit here by December 12 to make your reservation.

$29 per adult
$15.50 per child (under 12)
Children under 4 are free.