About

Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children’s Museum

A National Model for Family Learning in Health, Fitness, and Sports

Run, jump, putt, drive, and play in the new Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience! Stay healthy and happy by trying out new sports activities every time you visit, and learn about the sports legends who’ve made history along the way! 

The experience will offer exhibits that encourage physical activity in everyday life and inspire families to become healthier together. Children and adults will be able to immerse themselves in a variety of sports environments from golf to football! Showcasing Indiana’s wealth of amateur and professional athletes and teams, the initiative will offer a collection of fun, hands-on, indoor and outdoor sports-related experiences designed for all ages. Families will be inspired and encouraged to enjoy sports and fitness activities together—now and for a lifetime.

A New Way to Play Every Day!
 

  • National Art Museum of Sport

    Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Arnold Palmer, and more—all depicted through an incredible art collection to be on display in the Efroymson Plaza and Pavilion.

  • Efroymson Plaza and Pavilion

    Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about sports legends and visit ever-changing exhibits featuring interactive health, fitness, and sports activities—all while reinforcing the importance of living active, healthy lifestyles.

  • Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever Basketball Experience

    Get off the bench and get your head in the game with hoop activities on one of our nine outdoor mini-courts, featuring a shot-clock and hoops of all sizes for toddlers to adults.

  • Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever Basketball Experience

    Get off the bench and get your head in the game with hoop activities on one of our nine outdoor mini-courts, featuring a shot-clock and hoops of all sizes for toddlers to adults.

  • Indianapolis Colts Football Experience

    Make your way to the end zone! In this football experience, visitors can practice offensive and defensive moves among life-size Colts bounce-back cut-outs and take part in a pass-and-kick challenge.

  • Indianapolis Colts Football Experience

    Make your way to the end zone! In this football experience, visitors can practice offensive and defensive moves among life-size Colts bounce-back cut-outs and take part in a pass-and-kick challenge.

  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pedal Car Racetrack Experience

    Pick your own set of wheels with slotted pedal cars representing IndyCar, NASCAR, or Hot Wheels®, then race to the finish! Visitors will take turns on an outdoor track featuring a replica of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s famous Pagoda.

  • Racing Experience

    Pick your own set of wheels with slotted pedal cars representing IndyCar, NASCAR, or Hot Wheels®, then race to the finish! Visitors will take turns on an outdoor track featuring a replica of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s famous Pagoda.

  • Raceway Pedal Car Drag Racing Track

    With the flash of the green light, visitors experience the thrill of timed racing on a mini-raceway. Drivers will hit the track in special slotted pedal cars representing Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock dragsters.

  • Pete and Alice Dye Golf Experience presented by Henry and Christine Camferdam

    Golf legends Pete and Alice Dye are designing their first mini-golf experience for The Children’s Museum. Golf activities include 9- or 18-hole games of mini golf, putting and driving practice, and equipment and mini-golf for the little ones!

  • Pete and Alice Dye Golf Experience presented by Henry and Christine Camferdam

    Golf legends Pete and Alice Dye are designing their first mini-golf experience for The Children’s Museum. Golf activities include 9- or 18-hole games of mini golf, putting and driving practice, and equipment and mini-golf for the little ones!

  • The Seymour and Rheta Holt Tennis Center

    Using specialized equipment and shorter court dimensions designed especially for children, families will learn the basics of tennis and experience serving and rallying with a tennis ball.

  • Baseball Experience

    No foul balls here! Step up to home plate in Wiese Field, donated by Elizabeth Bracken Wiese and J. Frederic Wiese, Jr., then check out local and state baseball history around the field.

  • Soccer Experience

    Cover the fundamentals of soccer!

  • Indy Fuel Hockey Experience

    Visitors will have the opportunity to engage in a small-scale ice hockey experience on an artificial surface while learning about the history of Indiana’s professional ice hockey team.

  • Indy Fuel Hockey Experience

    Visitors will have the opportunity to engage in a small-scale ice hockey experience on an artificial surface while learning about the history of Indiana’s professional ice hockey team.

  • Jane and Steve Marmon Running Experience

    Walk, jog, or skip on the durable, shock-absorbent track that wraps around the perimeter of the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience.

  • Cory SerVaas Fitness Path

    Follow the fitness path around Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience to participate in exercise-station activities for any age.

  • The Children’s Museum Guild Fantasy Tree House of Sports Climbing Experience

    Inspired by Disney’s Tree of Life, the sculpted, 60-foot fantasy tree house of sports will allow children and families to climb in and among giant pieces of sports equipment while learning important facts about the people who made athletic history.