Parks, Museums, Arts, Sports, & More... Open or Closed?

Parks, Museums, Arts, Sports, & More... Open or Closed?

More About Parks, Museums, Arts, Sports, & More... Open or Closed?

We'll keep updating as the new information gets added. Some closures will surely be extended in the near future. Just a reminder: Governor Holcomb's executive order closed all playgrounds for the health and safety of our community. It's important that we all continue to practice physical distancing guidelines and to wear facial coverings whenever warranted.

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ATHENAEUM click for details
The Athenaem is closed for tours and more until further notice.
The Rathskeller Restaurant will be open for outdoor dining May 22nd and indoor June 1st. Live Music Concerts will begin June 14th. For more details and a virtual tour of the Rathskeller click for details

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BENJAMIN HARRISON PRESIDENTIAL SITE click for details
The museum is closed for all public events and tours until further notice. For information on their virtual gatherings, quiz nights, new podcasts, curbside engagements, "From the Front Porch" speeches, and more click for detailsvisit/events/ Explore their website, which contains an extraordinary array of history & civics e-learning opportunities, including primary resources, original photographs, and 3D scans you can even print!

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CARMEL CLAY PARKS click for details
The Monon Community Center is currently open (with reservations) to members only. Parks, Trails, the Skatepark, and Central Dog Park are all open. Some restrooms are open but not all. Water fountains remain closed. Splash Pads and Playgrounds open June 12. The Waterpark opens June 14. Based on CDC recommendations, we discourage people from congregating in groups of 10 or more people. Please practice social distancing, maintaining distances of at least six feet when feasible. Please also be aware of travel restrictions in your area. For more details click for details

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CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS click for details
In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Center has suspended all programming and events through June 30. They are diligently working to reschedule as many events as possible. The Box Office is closed until further notice. Patron Services staff are available to assist you via email at Tickets@TheCenterPresents.org.

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CHILDREN'S MUSEUM click for details
The Children's Museum is reopening on July 11th. Advance tickets are required for all visitors. click for details While the museum is closed, visit Museum At Home for DIY Science, Storytimes, Facetime Live Events, End of Day Parade with Rex, Collections, Downloadables, & More Virtual Events. click for details

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CONNER PRAIRIE click for details
Conner Prairie is reopening June 16, 2020 and implementing timed general admission tickets ONLINE ONLY. Tickets will be available for two sessions: Morning (10am-1pm) and Afternoon (1:30pm-4:30pm). Limited capacity in each session.Eession. At 1pm, the grounds will be cleared to allow our Facilities team an opportunity to clean our grounds. For all the updates and changes please visit the link. In the meantime, you can explore Conner Prairie in a whole new way from the comfort of your home with Conner Prairie At Home click for details

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EITELJORG MUSEUM click for details
The Eiteljorg Museum will temporarily close to visitors until further notice. All programs and classes have been cancelled. The Eiteljorg is making every effort to reschedule programming events to later dates, if and when possible. In the meantime, you can visit virtually with Eiteljorg At Home: Live tours, Collection Highlights, Home Projects, & more. click for details

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FISHERS PARKS click for details
Parks and trails remain open. Playgrounds and water fountains remain closed. Public restrooms now open. All non-contact athletic courts and fields now open. Splash pads and Saxony Beach open June 14. All programs and events are cancelled until further notice. The 2020 Fishers Summer Concert Series will be canceled in addition to all June Summer Camps in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HAMILTON COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION click for details
All HCPR parks, trails, and restrooms remain open - providing park visitors practice responsible social distancing (minimum 6’) and isolated recreation. Playgrounds, Fitness Stations, Disc Golf, Basketball Courts, Cool Creek Nature Center, the Taylor Center of Natural History are now open.

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HAMILTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS click for details
Starting July 1, Purdue Extension will adhere to Indiana’s Back on Track plan, the social distancing and public health/safety guidelines of Purdue University, and recommendations from state and local health authorities regarding in-person events. County 4-H fairs can occur after Purdue University restrictions on face-to-face events end June 30 — contingent on a county having reached stage five of the Back on Track plan and adherence to best practices at these fairs to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Through June 30, in-person events remain either postponed or offered virtually.

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HUMANE SOCIETY FOR HAMILTON COUNTY click for details
New safety procedures in place regarding managing building occupancy, requiring face coverings/masks, and adjusting our adoption, intake and fostering processes. They will continue accepting Hamilton County's lost, stray, and unwanted animals with updated hours. If you are surrendering an animal, bringing in a stray or looking for a lost pet, please call ahead at (317) 773-4974 during administrative hours 8am-5pm daily (closed Wednesdays). Adoption hours will be 12pm-5pm daily (closed Wednesdays).

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INDIANA HISTORY CENTER click for details
(May 8, 2020) In accordance with Governor Holcomb’s plan for Back on Track Indiana, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is currently scheduled to reopen at 100 percent capacity on July 7. The governor has reiterated that this plan is subject to change. Due to the timing of the opening dates, all scheduled programs and events through July 6 will be canceled or rescheduled across the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites system. In the meantime you can enjoy all their resources virtually click for details . Stay connected with the stories of Indiana during quarantine with Virtual Happy Hour Thursdays. Sign up on their FB page click for details

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INDIANA STATE MUSEUM AND HISTORIC SITES click for details
All 12 locations of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites remain closed. They are currently scheduled to reopen at 100 percent capacity on July 7. The governor has reiterated that this plan is subject to change. Due to the timing of the opening dates, all scheduled programs and events through July 6 will be canceled or rescheduled across the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites system. For now enjoy all their virtual events, storytimes, Camp-in-a-Box, fun activities, demonstrations, and more!click for details

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INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS click for details
All events have been cancelled or rescheduled through June. The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center is diligently working to reschedule as many events as possible to a date later in the year. At this time, the Indiana State Fair scheduled for August 7-23 has been cancelled for 2020.

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INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY(IMS) click for details
The 104th Indianapolis 500 has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will air live on NBC, with the official green flag time to be announced at a later date. The GMR Grand Prix will transition to Saturday, July 4 on the IMS road course as part of a historic double-header featuring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and NASCAR. This first-of-its-kind racing event also will be televised by NBC on Independence Day.

500 FESTIVAL click for details
The 500 Festival is suspending all planned, in-person events scheduled through May. Now that the Indy 500 has been rescheduled to August 23, most of these events have been rescheduled during the month of August leading up to the new race day.

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INDIANAPOLIS ZOO click for details
We’re excited to welcome guests and members back to the Zoo starting June 19. All guests and members must obtain a timed ticket in advance by going to IndianapolisZoo.com. Staff will wear masks and guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks. All transactions at the Zoo are cashless. Playgrounds, rides and overnight visits will be closed for now. Visit the link above more details.

Visit and learn more about the animals virtually with their Bringing the Zoo to You series click for details

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INDY ELEVEN click for details
In conjunction with the United Soccer League, Indy Eleven is pleased to announce that the USL Championship Board of Governors voted on Thursday, June 4th, in favor of returning to play for the 2020 season, with a provisional start date set for July 11.
Visit click for details to live stream of vintage Eleven games on Wednesday nights and watch the cream of the crop on Sunday afternoons. Learn more about their Healthcare Heroes initiative: Indy Eleven Meals for Heroes click for details

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INDY FUEL HOCKEY click for details
The ECHL Board of Governors approved the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 Season, due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. Details regarding tickets, refunds, etc at the link.

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INDY PARKS & RECREATION click for details
All Indy Parks outdoor spaces, greenspaces, and trails remain open. All programs and rentals are cancelled until further notice. All family centers, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, and indoor facilities will be closed until further notice. Staff will assist customers via telephone calls and emails Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. To keep our spaces healthy and safe, residents should follow social distancing and CDC recommended personal hygiene guidelines while visiting our parks, trails, and spaces.

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INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA click for details
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has suspended performances and public events through September 17. In the meantime, you can still visit with the ISO virtually with Words on Music, Music in a Time of Distance, Music Memory Revisited, From the Vault broadcasts, Coloring Pages, and more click for details

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INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS click for details
Due to the ongoing public health concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tribe’s 2020 season has been further postponed until at least Saturday, July 4. All other events scheduled at Victory Field are canceled. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the start of their 2020 season, but it did not stop them from helping Hoosiers in this crucial time of need. Learn more about the Indianapolis Indians COVID-19 Relief click for details

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MUSEUM OF MINIATURE HOUSES click for details
The Museum of Miniature Houses will reopen on a limited schedule beginning Saturday, June 20. The museum will be open on weekends only for the time being: Saturday 11am-4pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm. The shop will also be open during those hours. No admission fee is charged just to shop. The annual attic sale is being postponed to a later date (TBD). Meanwhile, you can visit the museum's treasures virtually click for details

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NEWFIELDS click for details
Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety and well-being of our guests and community, the Newfields campus is temporarily closed in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. All tours, events, public programs, lectures, and classes have been cancelled throughout this closure. Until then, stay in the know about everything happening at Newfields virtually with Newfields At Home click for details : Horticulture, Home Activities, Curatorial, Culinary Arts, Creative Learning, and Conservation.

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NICKEL PLATE EXPRESS click for details
All excursions have been cancelled until further notice. Those who have purchased tickets to any canceled events will receive an email with additional information. While waiting for the trains to run again, you can work on Nickel Plate Express puzzles click for details or watch train videos click for details

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NOBLESVILLE PARKS click for details
Parks, trails, and restrooms are open. Playgrounds and water fountains remain closed. Splash pads at Dillon Park and Finch Creek Park opened on Memorial Day. Camps and parks programming resumes in June. Althletic facilities (skateparks, basketball, tennis, pickleball courts, mini golf) are now open.

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WESTFIELD PARKS click for details
For the health and safety of our community, playgrounds and splash pads in Westfield city parks are temporarily CLOSED. Parks and trails remain open.
Grand Park Sports Complex reopened May 22nd with new safety guidelines in place click for details

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WHITESTOWN PARKS click for details
Walking trails are still open. Tennis and pickleball courts opened May 22nd. Please practice social distancing. Playgrounds, splash pad, basketball courts, shelters, and restrooms OPEN as of June 12th.
For more details click for details

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ZIONSVILLE PARKS click for details
Parks and trails are open but visitors need to maintain social distancing, wear a protective face covering and practice frequent hand washing while enjoying the Town facilities.
Park shelters, basketball courts, tennis courts, skate park, and Lincoln Park Gazebo opened on May 24th. Playgrounds open June 12. Zion Nature Center reopens June 14. Splash pad at Mulberry Fields and restrooms remain closed until July 4.

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Updated 6.11.2020

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