Prairie Tykes Ages 2-5
Prairie Tykes is custom made for little ones and parents or grandparents! Connect one-on-one while you decorate crafts, dance, sing and take part in the special activity of the day. Sign up for one class or the whole series!
Ages 2–5. Children must be accompanied by an adult (at no charge).
$11/member youth ($12/non-member youth)
9:30–11 am and 12:30-2 pm on select Fridays.
Make your (required) reservation for Prairie Tykes by calling Guest Services at 317.776.6006 or
Friday, November 22, 9:30-11 am SOLD OUT
Friday, November 22, 12:30-2 pm SOLD OUT
Join us for a harvest-time celebration. Grind corn, have a cornbread snack and learn about pioneer foods.
Friday, December 6, 9:30-11 am SOLD OUT
Friday, December 6, 12:30-2 pm SOLD OUT
Find out how gingerbread is made, listen to the gingerbread man story, decorate a gingerbread man cookie and meet the gingerbread man.
Happy Holiday Party
Friday, December 13 9:30-11 am SOLD OUT
Friday, December 13 12:30-2 pm SOLD OUT
Enjoy a holiday story and make a fun holiday decoration to take home. Dance with our special guest, Santa!
Ring in the New Year
Friday, January 10 9:30-11 am
Friday, January 10 12:30-2 pm
Come celebrate the New Year around the world. We’ll make dragons and dragon dance. Then eat some lucky snacks.
Friday, January 31 9:30-11 am
Friday, January 31 12:30-2 pm
Did the groundhog see his shadow? We will learn about this tradition and explore how groundhogs and other animals cope when it’s cold outside. Make shadow puppets and look for animal tracks.
Valentine's Day Party
Friday, February 14 9:30-11 am
Friday, February 14 12:30-2 pm
Join us in a celebration of this special holiday. We’ll make festive crafts including a fancy 1886-style Victorian Valentine. We’ll also decorate a heart cookie.
Friday, March 7 9:30-11 am
Friday, March 7 12:30-2 pm
Warm up with our magical soup. Bring a stone to add to our pot and see what happens.
Merry March Music
Friday, March 14 9:30-11 am
Friday, March 14 12:30-2 pm
Come make merry music. We’ll have historic instruments on hand to touch. Make a cardboard kazoo and a drum to use as we finish off with a St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Who is Mother Goose?
Friday, March 28 9:30-11 am
Friday, March 28 12:30-2 pm
Join us in acting out some favorite Nursery Rhymes.