Friday, January 8, 2010

Children’s Museum: 1.3 Million Visitors in 2009

Both attendance and membership at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis were at all-time highs in 2009: 1.3 million visitors and more than 31,000 members. It's estimated that attendance generated $73.4 million for the local economy. And at a time when retail sales have been down, sales in The Children’s Museum Store were up 25 percent.

New in 2009, aside from the temporary exhibit, "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs" were "Take Me There: Egypt" (an international immersion experience) and "Barbie™: The Fashion Experience". The museum also completed a new Welcome Center and a covered Skywalk across Illinois Street.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis' 472,900 square-foot facility on 20 acres houses 11 major galleries.

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