Released December 6, 2019

New early childhood space opening at Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 6, 2019) – A new space just for families with children ages 6 and younger is opening Jan. 3 at the Indiana State Museum. Firefly Landing is a classroom space for early childhood public and school programs, and a spot where families will find new, daily engagement to help the museum’s littlest visitors enjoy activities just for them, including interactive story time, sensory tables, hands-on activities and more.

The space is part of the museum’s push to create more family-friendly spaces and events at all locations of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites.

“We want to be a place where families can learn, explore and engage with one another,” said Cathy Ferree, president and CEO of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. “Firefly Landing will provide a spot for our families with young children to do just that.”

The media are invited to the grand opening of the space. Details can be found below.

WHAT: Grand opening of Firefly Landing at the Indiana State Museum

WHEN: 9 to 10 a.m., Jan. 3

WHERE: Level 2 of the Indiana State Museum, just inside the Washington Street entrance

Please contact Hannah Kiefer at [email protected] or 317-234-8146 if you have any questions or plan to attend. CEO and President Cathy Ferree, Vice President of Education and Engagement Bethany Thomas and early childhood programming staff will be present during the grand opening for any interviews. 

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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage.