Adults Run Wild at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Joey Amato | August 29, 2021

What do you get when you put hundreds of adults in the world’s largest children’s museum? An incredible time of course. On Saturday, August 28, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis welcomed a few hundred 21+ guests to an adults-only evening filled with interactive exhibits, comedy shows and a silent disco. The evening was called Museum by Moonlight and it was the first time the museum has held this event since the COVID-19 pandemic.

I really didn’t know what to expect as this was my first time attending this event, but I ended up staying up until the very end as there was so much to do and see at the museum. The five-story attraction was available for adults to explore. Food and beverage stations were set up on almost every floor of the venue offering a variety of items ranging from meatballs compliments of Arni’s Restaurant to Green District Salads and Insomnia Cookies for the perfect midnight snack.

A VIP area was serving Woodford Reserve bourbon and whiskey products as well as Hotel Tango’s range of delicious alcohol selections.

Not all of the excitement was taking place indoors. The museum’s property also contains an outdoor Sports Legends experience where guests can show off their athletic ability by taking part in numerous football, baseball and hockey activities. Those who are athletically challenged like myself could climb their enormous outdoor treehouse or race on 4 pedal go-karts.

My favorite part of the night however was the silent disco. Considering I am throwing a disco party in October, I found this area so much fun and engaging. Two DJs spun different songs while guests danced and sang along wearing LED-lit headphones. Some fan favorites included “YMCA” by the Village People and Kelly Clarkson’s “Since You’ve Been Gone.”

This event was definitely something the city of Indianapolis needed to escape the rough 12-18 months we have all gone through.