Summer Fun
By Marty Stone, Health Information Specialist                                                               
En Español
School is out, the kids are bored, and the weather is warm. It is time to have some fun this summer!
Two of my favorite places to go when it is hot and steamy outside are the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology in Bloomington. Both venues offer accessible, challenging activities that can stimulate mini minds. As an added bonus, both venues accept the Access Pass.
Another favorite summer activity involves water, and there are numerous pools and splash pads around the state. My sensory seeking child loves to go around the parks and have water dumped on his head while my other child, who is more sensitive, will seek out gentler streams of water at the splash pads. Carmel Clay Parks will be having their adaptive open swim sessions at the Monon this summer. 
State and national parks are also a joy this time of year. Many Indiana parks now have accessible, paved trails that will allow walkers, wheelchairs, and strollers along the paths. My son especially loves to get up close to nature and enjoys the fresh air.
There are also a ton of ideas for fun on the Family Voices Indiana Pinterest page. My daughter has enjoyed making butterflies, suncatchers, bird feeders and more on lazy, hot, summer days.
Many businesses have reopened this summer, but some may still be closed or have reduced hours. I recommend calling before you leave to verify current hours and requirements.
Find out more about the Access Pass and other options on our Accessible and Affordable Hoosier Travel Fact Sheet.
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