Friday, February 17, 2012

Amazing Maize at the Indiana State Museum

We're beginning to venture beyond the world of children's museums with our Arrows. (Don't get me wrong, we LOVE a good kid's museum, and you'll be hearing a lot more about them in the weeks to come!) The key for us so far has been to find museums that still have plenty of hands-on experiences to keep Big Arrow interested and engaged.

Amazing Maize at the Indiana State Museum not only teaches adults all about corn (its history and future, uses, industry, etc.), but keeps kids entertained with a variety of activities. I wrote about Amazing Maize for Visit Indiana here. Here are a few of Big Arrow's favorite features:

Mashing corn:


Pulling corn (to simulate the weight of a silo).

Riding tractors, both new...


... and old.

If You Visit:Indiana State Museum
650 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis
Open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m. to p.m.
Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children 3-12.
Amazing Maize will be at the museum through January 20, 2013.

Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to the Indiana State Museum. I was under no obligation to write about my time at the museum, and all opinions expressed are my own.

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby.