News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 5, 2013

Special admission, activities tonight at Children’s Museum

Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — The Terre Haute Children’s Museum is joining in today’s Miracle on 7th Street with discounted admission, an appearance by a live reindeer, holiday-themed stories and activities, music provided by the ISU Holiday Choir and an opportunity to write a letter to Santa.

A wide variety of activities are planned throughout the museum from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be insta-snow demonstrations, snacks and storytelling, and students from the INTERLINK Language Center at Indiana State University will be on hand to share information about their different cultures. In addition, the ISU Holiday Choir will be greeting guests with song as they perform outside of the Children’s Museum at 7 p.m.

“Insta-Snow” is described in a press release as “the original instant snow powder that turns ordinary water into a white fluffy substance that looks like real snow in seconds! You won’t believe your eyes. Just add water to the mysterious white powder and in seconds, the transformation begins! It’s not magic, it’s science!”

Other special activities include:

n Silly Safaris present the “The Indiana Reindeer Reserve” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. One of Santa’s elves will be on hand to share all the secrets of life in the workshop and at the reindeer barn. Guests will get to meet the reindeer and take photos. The Reindeer Reserve presentation is sponsored by the Terre Haute Rotary Club and Silly Safaris.

n The Old National Bank Science Store at the museum will feature 20 percent off that day on all science kits, including Physics Discovery, Remote-Controlled Machines, Human Anatomy and Crystal Mining Plus.

n Available for purchase are museum memberships; sponsorships of a brick at the museum; and gift certificates.

Admission to the Terre Haute Children’s Museum is being discounted on Friday, when the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission will be $5 per person for adults and children older than 24 months. Children younger than 24 months and members of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum will be admitted for free. All activities are free with museum admission, including writing letters to Santa, occurring in the museum’s atrium area.

The Miracle on 7th Street event will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. in downtown Terre Haute. For more information, visit the Miracle on 7th Street Facebook page at www.face

The Terre Haute Children’s Museum is located at 727 Wabash Ave., at the corner of Eighth Street and Wabash Avenue in downtown Terre Haute. For more information, visit email, go to Facebook at, Twitter at or the museum’s Pinterest page at