Last week I told you about how I attended a local blogger meeting at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. After the meeting, we were allowed to tour the museum. I hadn't done that in such a long time since our children are all grown up! It was great fun and there was so much to see - but I will give you just a few highlights of what I saw.
These Chinese Terra Cotta Warriors are real, from China's Shaanxi Province.
I was familiar with them because Dan brought home pictures of some he saw while he was on a business trip to China a few years ago. Here are some pictures he brought home with him.
Here's my "Warrior Face." The Children's Museum brought out the kid in me, what can I say!
Dinosaurs always seem to be a theme at the Children't Museum. I'm so glad because they are so cool to see! There is a dark room with gigantic dinosaurs in it. My photos didn't come out very well, but here are some skeletons I can show you that were outside of the dark room.
There was a display of dinosaur eggs so kids can see how big they actually are.
According to the brochure I received about the museum, Artist Dale Chihuly created a 43-foot-tall tower of more than 3,000 pieces of blown glass and a "floating" ceiling filled with 1,600 pieces of glass for a hands-on exhibit.
Before I read the sign, I thought it was a bunch of balloons blown up, the kind used for making animals.
I took this photo while standing under the floating ceiling. It reminded me of the ceiling in the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. I guess that is because Dale Chihuly designed that one too!
Who doesn't love trains?
In 1868, Reuben Wells designed a 35-foot-long, 55-ton steam engine to conquer Indiana's Madison Hill, the steepest railroad grade in the United States (again from the brochure).
Madison is a very cute little town in southern Indiana on the Ohio River. I need to visit again and blog about it soon!
And finally, I saw a polar bear,
and a little theater.
There is so much more to see at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. If you are ever in the Indianapolis area, I highly recommend going for a visit, because it is fascinating for kids of all ages!
This is a sponsored post, on behalf of the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Indy Social Media Moms was given a rent free room for our meeting and admission for us to tour the museum. Oh, and Gigi's provided delicious cupcakes - thank you Gigi's! All comments are 100% my own and true.