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Spring Break -- Indianapolis

I don't technically get a Spring Break where I work, but I did get a nice long weekend this year.  We decided that since we have seen extended family recently, it would be nice to just go away with the four of us.  We live about 1 1/2 hours away from Indianapolis and with their award winning children's museum and zoo, it was an easy selection for our getaway location.

We had visited here before when Alex was about 18 months old, but it was perfect for the boys ages now too.
If you are in the mid-west and looking for a quick one-tank get away, I highly suggest going here.

The Indianapolis Children's museum --

Some might consider it a little pricey, but you'll get your money's worth in my opinion. It is about 4 different levels and caters to various age levels.  We had a blast!  Make sure to check out their website and see what special exibits are on.  They had Mr. Potato Head and a Lego one on, Transformers was coming and they had just finished a Barbie one.





Alex trying out the "underwater" exhibit.  I thought he resembled Scuba Steve more.


They have  large baby/toddler area too.  With all sorts of interactive and imaginary play.



 






The Indianapolis Zoo -- 
 

I am very picky about my zoos.  I'm not sure if this was the time of year and crowd, but this was a great trip this year.  The animals were all out and didn't look like they wanted to die in the heat and the crowd was very light until the afternoon. We got to see the dolphin show this time (Alex had a tantrum during his visit, so we had to skip it) and it was decent, although too much talking.  I just want to see the dolphins jump, lol. 




The animals were very "social" and were all putting on a show for us or were in really great photo opportunity spots.

I would recommend saving your money and skipping the train.  It went around the back of the zoo so you saw like 2 animals.  You did see a close up of a Speedway gas station though, lol.

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