Holiday Night

Ring in the holiday season

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with your fellow Jags?

IUPUI Holiday Night is for everyone—young children and the young-at-heart! Join us for holiday cheer, music, food, carousel rides, and a special appearance by Santa!

When: Friday, December 7, 2018
6:30–10:00 p.m.

Where: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN

Bring the family—or maybe just yourself—to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for holiday cheer, good food, carousel rides, and much more.

In this exclusive after-hours event, you can visit all five floors of the museum (without the crowds and long lines), interact with our IUPUI affiliates, and children ages 3–12 can enter the "Jinx Coloring Contest".

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Special Exhibits

American POP

American TV shows, movies, music, fashion, and more—American POP is a new permanent exhibit for visitors to explore pop culture: how we shape it, and how it shapes us.

The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Explore the astounding wonders of touchable specimens, experiments, challenges, and interactive play in Ripley’s remarkable realms! Crawl through the body of a life-size model of Titanoboa, a 50-foot prehistoric snake, or snap a family photo in the jaws of the megalodon shark. Examine the bizarre biology of a two-headed calf or an albino porcupine and learn how organisms survive with abnormalities. Do a double-take! Trick your senses with audio and visual illusions. Measure up against the world’s tallest man, Mr. Wadlow and much more!


Cost includes admission ticket, a dinner buffet (gluten-free options are available upon request), and dessert.

  • Adults – $25
  • Alumni Association dues-paying members – $20 (IU or Purdue)
  • Recent graduates – $20 (degrees conferred in the past five years.)
  • IUPUI students – $15
  • Children aged 3–12 – $15
  • Children 2 and younger – free

*Since this is a private event, the Children’s Museum policy does not allow membership admission privileges to be applied to this event.*

Don't forget to bring canned food items to help stock the IUPUI Paws Pantry.

This was our first time attending Holiday Night and our family had so much fun! It was nice to attend after hours so it wasn’t crowded and the line to see Santa was short! We’ll be back again next year.

Julia Angstmann, BS’02
A little girl pretends to be a doctor.
A woman teaches a little girl calligraphy.
A woman rides a carousel.