Indianapolis offers spring break activities for students

Rhythm percussion museum
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Spring Break gets underway for thousands of Indianapolis Public School students who had to make up snow days this week.

Some families who had to cancel travel plans or are getting a late start because of the schedule change have a wealth of options here in Indianapolis to keep children entertained.  

One of them is located right in the heart of downtown.

Rhythm is an interactive percussion museum located on the bottom floor of Claypool Court at 110 West Washington Street.  It offers a variety of instruments - all open and available for kids to try.

Garfield Park introduces "Gnome Away from Home" where, according to the park's website, "Garden gnomes from far and wide have gathered at the Conservatory for a tropical vacation!" Families are invited to spot all the whimsical gnomes on display.  Admission is $3 per person or $8 for the family.

The Indianapolis Public Library offers a wide range of activities.  Wednesday, kids can learn how to face paint at a free workshop at the Franklin Road branch.  Other library branches will offer a similar workshop throughout the week.

White River State Park offers the Eiteljorg Museum, the Indiana State Museum, the Indianapolis Zoo and the NCAA Hall of Champions all in one place.  Just in time for the NCAA Regional Tournament in Indianapolis, the NCAA Hall of Champions features the exhibit "Celebrating Historically Black Colleges and Universities of the NCAA."

Keep in mind, about 40,000 to 50,000 visitors will be in downtown this weekend for the NCAA tourney games.

The Indianapolis Children's Museum is always a must-see, and this week, the nationally-recognized museum is celebrating 10 years of "Dinosphere."