Children’s Museum of IndianapolisIndianapolis, Indiana

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is constantly challenging itself to grow strategically and keep in step with visitor and community needs. Browning Day’s renovation project included the complete gutting and remodeling of the existing retail store and restaurant, the infill of an existing two story gallery to create additional floor area and the addition of a new dining area and outdoor patio.

The project was developed in two phases to allow for continuous service of the museum visitor. Phase One consisted of the infill and remodel of the existing gallery spaces (6,100 square feet) and the remodel of the existing staff lounge and sack lunch lounge area (11,100 square feet). These areas were remodeled to become the new retail store and storage, staff lounge and sack lunch area with warming kitchen. Phase Two was the remodel of the existing retail space, food service areas and private dining room along with the addition of new interior and exterior dining areas. A small retail area was also converted into two family restrooms as part of this phase.