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4 family and learning events to check out in Indianapolis this week

4 family and learning events to check out in Indianapolis this week
Indiana State Museum. | Photo: Jamie W./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 02, 2019.

Looking for family-friendly events to keep the kids busy this week?

From an adult derby race to a deal on martial arts classes, there's plenty to do when it comes to opportunities for learning and fun. Read on for a rundown of what to do this week.

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Pinewood Derby

If you've got the need for speed, check out a pinewood derby fun run at the Indiana State Museum. Bring your own car or purchase a kit to decorate and race on the museum's two-story 125-foot track. Guests can also design their own derby car and race suit at a sketching station. Compete in the youth (ages 5–16) or adult (17 and up) category. 

When: Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4–5, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The Best in Show competition is Saturday, April 6. 
Where: Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.
Price: $10–$15

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Indianapolis Oddities & Curiosities Expo

If you love to scour flea markets and antique shops for unusual items, check out The Oddities & Curiosities Expo on Saturday. Expect to find taxidermy mounts of animals, antiques, jewelry made from bones, skulls and insects, original artwork and more. Guests can also enjoy sideshow performances and live human suspension all day. VIP entry is available from 10–11 a.m. This event is suitable for children.

When: Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.
Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, 1202 E. 38th St.
Price: $10–$100

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Up to 63% off paintball at Dark Armies

Get together with your friends or family and check out indoor paintball this week. The deal includes two hours of paintball for eight or 12 individuals in the Dark Armies' 40,000-square-foot facility. The price includes a helmet, vest, paintball gun and 50 paintballs, an endless supply of CO2 and training.

Where: Dark Armies, 2525 Shadeland Ave., Suite B5, East Side
Price: $109-$159 (up to 63 percent discount off regular price)

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Up to 85% off at Champions Martial Arts

Learn martial arts, self defense and confidence with a deal at Champions Martial Arts. The steal includes a choice between two weeks of martial arts classes or one or two months of taekwondo courses. Taylor Dorothy, the chief instructor, holds a 5th degree black belt and various championship titles.

Where: Champions Martial Arts, 4702 Rockville Road, West Side
Price: $20-$60 (up to 85 percent discount off regular price)

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