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Playscape at Indianapolis Childrens Museum

Spend a day with your toddler at the Indianapolis Children's Museum exploring Playscape. Playscape is a place for early learners—infants through age five—and the adults in their lives to learn and play together! Infants and toddlers can explore a sensory space, and preschoolers can investigate a Music Studio, an Art Studio, a water table like no other, a Reaction Contraption, and a nature-inspired climber. It's better than ever and you get to discover it together.

Playscape's fascinating new water feature called The Creek, will have kiddos and their grownups splashing, pouring, filling, emptying and enjoying the liquid that life depends upon. Imagine the look on their faces when they get to walk under a real waterfall and not get wet!

In addition to the waterfall, the water feature divides into two kid level creeks designed specifically for toddlers and preschoolers. A variety of toys, containers and even “real-looking fish” will help children learn about the properties of water and the animal habitat around them says The Children’s Museum director of early childhood education, Cathy Southerland. She says little hands will become stronger from play with water toys that have children squeezing and squishing and pouring, pulling and pushing. “Not only will The Creek provide that WOW factor when you walk into Playscape; but,we anticipate it becoming a favorite spot for children to measure, pour, talk, and explore the properties of water.”

Southerland says the purpose of The Creek is to foster a caring behavior toward animals and animal habitats and to encourage children to inquire and investigate.

The museum is located at 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN, 46208. Hours are Tues.–Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information visit

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