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Some BIG Cheerleaders for the Big Game

When I say that everyone in Indianapolis is gearing up for the Big Game, I do mean everyone. Men, women, children and dinosaurs.

Yes, you read that right. Even the dinosaurs outside the world’s largest children’s museum are spreading the team Indianapolis spirit. Blue and white Super Scarves — some as long as 30 feet — adorn the necks of the larger-than-life alamosaurs  breaking out of the Dinosphere at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis as well as the brachiosaurs peeking into the museum’s Welcome Center.

Three museum volunteers used broomsticks and 5,000 feet of rope to knit the super size Super Scarves. And if either of the contenders for the Lombardi trophy find themselves in need of help on special teams, check out this great football hold:

Inside the museum, visitors can see the Dallas Cowboys Super Car, one of 33 Indy Cars decked out to represent each out of the NFL teams.

A visit to the museum is always a touchdown for kids of all ages (even those who don’t like to tell their age).  Two of my favorite spots to visit are Fireworks of Glass and The Power of Children.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The first Thursday of each month is Target Free Family Night.

Retired Indianapolis Colts Defensive Tackle Larry Tripplett will be on hand at the Museum’s Target Free Family Night on Thursday, February 2 from 4 – 8 p.m.  Tripplett will be on-site along with Darrin Gray from All Pro Dad, Tony Dungy’s national football-themed fatherhood program. The family-friendly event will also include family activities, fitness tips and free autographs.


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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.