InfoZone Reopens in New Location at The Children's Museum
June 23, 2009
The InfoZone, an innovative learning laboratory for young people that also serves as a neighborhood branch of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, has a new home within The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis at 3000 N. Meridian Street.
Located on Level 2 adjacent to the Museum’s extended skywalk entrance, the InfoZone officially reopened its doors following dedication of the Museum’s new Julia Carson Welcome Center on June 22 attended by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, U.S. Congressman Andre Carson, and Museum and Library officials.
The new 4,000-square foot InfoZone houses books, computers and activity areas for children and families. In addition to providing information for Museum visitors to supplement their exhibit experiences, the InfoZone includes computers arranged to facilitate learning digital tools, a magnetic activity wall and green screen with plasma monitor for special storytime experiences, and an activity room for children’s and community programming.
As a collaborative effort to serve both Museum and neighborhood patrons, the InfoZone has attracted over two million visitors since it opened at The Children’s Museum in December 2000. This unique model for learning draws on the strength of the Museum to stimulate the interests of young people and IMCPL’s ability to provide in-depth information. The InfoZone is the only full-service public library housed within a museum in the United States.
During the summer months, the InfoZone is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. 8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
InfoZone Reopens in New Location at The Children's Museum.