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Buckle Up for High-Speed Fun!

Explore physics concepts through the world of car racing
Jan. 18 – May 24

What Kids Do

Visitors use Hot Wheels® toy cars to rev up their critical thinking skills.

  • Compete to see who has the fastest car at the track table
  • Test tire-changing speed in the Pit Stop Challenge
  • Experiment to see how car design affects speed and performance
  • Race down a Hot Wheels track and go over a jump without crashing
  • Experience the unique sounds of different racecar engines

How Parents Can Support

You can help your kids get the most out of this exhibit by:

  • Letting your child drive the fun and giving them freedom to explore
  • Embracing repetition — it’s how children master their world
  • Asking open-ended questions like “What are you trying to do?” and “Why do you think that happened?”

Special Events

  • Members-Only Sneak Peek: Friday, Jan. 17, 6 to 8 p.m. The museum will be open, but only members will get a sneak peek of the exhibit. FREE for members. No advance tickets required.
  • Opening Day: Saturday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit officially opens. Entrance to the exhibit is included with purchase of museum admission.
  • Members-Only Event: Sunday, Jan. 19, 5 to 8 p.m. Members get exclusive access to the entire museum, including the Hot Wheels exhibit. Free for members, but reservations required.
  • RC Car Racing: March 21 & 28 and April 18 & 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dollar Hobbyz, a world-class Hobby Store and Race Complex specializing in Radio Control (RC) cars will be at the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 21 and 28 and April 4 and 11. Visitors will get the chance to see demos from the pros and test their own racing skills. There is no extra cost to attend these events. It’s included with admission.

Produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Mattel, Inc. HOT WHEELS and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel. ©2020 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

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