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Indianapolis Children’s Museum Celebrates Black History Month

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is celebrating Black History Month starting February 1, looking at African-American heritage and achievements in history, science, art, and music. Admission is free on February 3, from 4 – 8 pm as part of Target Family Night.

Visitors can watch the planetarium show Follow the Drinking Gourd to learn how escaping slaves used the Big Dipper to navigate their way north to freedom. On February, 3, 5, and 12 (Thursday and Saturdays), the Lilly Theatre will feature vignettes that look at the lives of Levi Coffin and Madame C.J. Walker, America’s first black millionaire. The shows will take place at 6:30 pm on Thursday the 3rd, and 1 pm on Saturday the 5th and 12th.

Visitors can also create their own quilt block to add to the multicultural quilt, decorate magnets with inspirational quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil rights leaders, and learn about the scientific contributions of George Washington Carver in hands-on lab sessions.

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