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Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: Best USA Museum

Ben Risinger:

I grew up going to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. When I became an adult, it was always a treat to still walk in the doors – some of my favorite memories are shooting Top 5 lists or an event with DoItIndy at the museum. Congrats. #BeUrban

Originally posted on Around Indy:

Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Photo provided by the museum and used with written permission.

Press Release
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
http://www.childrensmuseum.org/

USA Today polled its readers to determine the best family museum in the nation. Hundreds of thousands voted and the winner is The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis!

Discerning families are searching for quality museums and attractions that the whole family can enjoy together. Voters made it clear they want to spend quality time together, learning and creating wonderful family memories in a place that has something special for every age and every interest.

The 10Best article states: “Families would be challenged to find a more impressive museum for the little ones. This Indianapolis attraction is the largest children’s museum on the globe, with over 29 acres to its name. Exhibits include everything from dinosaurs to immersive cultural experiences. Consistently ranked as a top family destination in the nation, The…

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Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination

I geeked out. I really do love Star Wars, back to seeing my first film (Return of the Jedi) in the movie theatre with my parents when I was a kid. Star Wars Rules. The Indiana State Museum has a new exhibit, Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination. The whole purpose of the exhibit is to show you some COOL Star Wars relics and show you how our own technology and science came into play when creating new science fiction!

Star Wars Science Imagination

Yes there are lots of different ships, costumes and vehicles. PLUS – you can ride a land speeder replicator (hover ship), play games and visit some of the worlds (Tattoine, Hoth, Corruscant and more) of Star Wars. The exhibit is not only fun, but educational for children too!

Check out the video with Aja May – social media guru for the museum.
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Video interview with Aja

I have camped out for the opening of Episode 1 and loved the re releases of Star Wars in the late 90′s (I actually got a job working at a movie theatre just to watch the movies). As a 35 year old man, I still love to get a good Star Wars toy and read the books.

CLICK HERE to see more pics of the Star Wars Exhibit

The exhibit which shows you movie memorabilia and real science and technology runs now through September 2013. In the end, amazing time and when you pay the $10 admission price you get to see the rest of the museum as well! Now that is a good deal.

I was taken prisoner by the Empire. I escaped...

I was taken prisoner by the Empire. I escaped…

Two options from the Indianapolis Colts Grille

Devour Downtown Winterfest 2013

#Devour13 is the BEST food showcase in Indianapolis.

Shooting a video promo for The Weber Grille restaurant in downtown Indianapolis.

I love food. I love Devour Downtown.

That said. Devour Downtown Winterfest 2013 has started in Indianapolis. From Monday, January 21 to Sunday, February 3, 2013 you can eat at some of the BEST restaurants our great city has to offer.

DoItIndy has come on board to sponsor for their fourth festival! Over the last three years I have had the opportunity to meet some amazing chefs and local talent in the Indianapolis area. I definitely love to eat on the local side and find the hidden gems of Indianapolis. Make sure to follow DoItIndy food reporters: Dork with a Fork and EatUrban as you look for your favorite places to eat in downtown Indy.

Quesadilla from The Indianapolis Colts Grille.

Quesadilla from The Indianapolis Colts Grille.

So make a plan to hit up the places you want to go STRATEGICALLY people! I’ve been overwhelmed in year’s past by too much food goodness. If you tweet, show us what you eat! Use the official Devour Downtown Winterfest 2013 hashtag: #Devour13 to say hi! You can find Devour Downtown via social media channels Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (new in 2013).

#MTFW at Roundpeg

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I recently had the opportunity to chat social media and community events with Lorraine Ball of Roundpeg. Social Media is a complex tactic that can really make or break your event or community outing. The talk went to several local Indy organizations, pics, postings and more. We chatted up DoItIndy, Indy Fringe Theatre Festival and Movember Indy. Thanks again Lorraine and crew at Roundpeg.

#MTFW chat with Roundpeg

Here is a link to Roundpeg’s page where you can listen to the entire Podcast : http://www.roundpeg.biz/2013/01/mtfw-social-media-and-community-events/

The Year 2012 in Pictures

Saturday morning at FOX 59 WXIN greenroom.

Saturday morning at FOX 59 WXIN greenroom.

Wow. 2012 flew by in what seems like the blink of an eye. Now that I’m 35 years old, time goes faster and faster. Life was awesome in 2012, so many amazing things happened to myself and our wonderful city of Indianapolis.

CLICK HERE to view my blog – 2012 in pictures on DoItIndy.com

Looking forward to the best year yet in 2013!

#BeUrban

Movember 1st, 2012 #MoIndy12

Reds has the best hot shaves around.

We had a fantastic time getting hot shaves at Red’s Classic Barber Shop and then drinking some Stiff Upper Lip (official beer of Movember Indy 2012) at Sun King Brewing Company on the 1st of the month. We truly do love Movember and growing our moustaches for men’s health and prostate cancer. Wild Bill of DoItIndy created a fantastic video that truly highlights the night and cause.
Big Ben gets shaved at Red's

 I was the 28th shave of the day to break the record…I got to ring the bell! Thank you so much Red’s. Please donate today at www.mobro.co/doitindy. Hope to see you out at a Movember event soon!

Movember and my Moustache

Changing the face of men's health

Please join or donate to our team:
http://www.mobro.co/doitindy

Movember is awesome. I found out about the charity last year and I’ve been hooked ever since. Through genetics that my father blessed me with, I have the ability to grow hair like an adolescent wookie, so my moustache is BIG. My dad is an inspiration to my moustache too, he rocked one for over 15 years. The picture below is my dad in 1978, what a leisure suit!

Doc Risinger rocks a great moustache

Last year DoItIndy (Tolin and I) raised $720 for the charity. THIS year we have the DoItIndy Urban Moustache Warriors and at this time have 16 members and counting! Nothing like growing your moustache and hanging out with Mo Bros and Mo Sistas. I invite you to click on the link and join our wonderful team today. NO running or walking, we just grow our moustaches for men’s health and prostate cancer. If you have any questions, please let me know.

The DoItIndy crew of Movember 2012

Director KC, Big Ben, Producer Asa and Tolin of DoItIndy

Throughout the month of Movember, the local committee (which I am lucky to be a part of) has planned several events for the Indy area! Please visit www.movemberindy.com for more information on the local movement, events, sponsors and more. You can also find Movember Indy on Facebook and Twitter. During the last two years the state of Indiana has raised $51,779.67 and the city of Indianapolis has raised $26,646.73, that is awesome for a young charity! Heading into the third year that Movember has been in the state, people are ready as ever and the movement is catching on. I can’t wait to see what happens in 2012. DoItIndy is also a proud sponsor of Movember Indy.

Hope to see you out soon for a Movember Indy event!

Moustaches seem to be catching on…

I leave you with these fine words from Ron Swanson or a.k.a. Nick Offerman. A true moustache warrior!

Pokemon Championships in Indianapolis

DoItIndy at Pokemon National Championships

Shooting an interview for DoItIndy

When I was in college…yes I played Pokemon a little. I am a true fan-boy geek at heart. The game was OK, but I never really got into it. BUT – the cartoon was always cool to me. PIKACHU!!!!!

Check it out – I got to interview the world wide marketing manager, a player of the card game and PIKACHU!

CLICK HERE to read my blog on DoItIndy.com

IndyFringe 2012

Nothing better than watching an IndyFringe show!

IndyFringe offers so much to the Indianapolis community throughout the entire year. The Basile Theatre hosts show from a variety of performers and artists from around the county.

Please enjoy my blog from Somnium Media on IndyFringe 2012 and the upcoming festival! DoItIndy is also going to have their first party on Thursday, August 23rd. More to come soon…

Follow IndyFringe on Facebook, Twitter and Google +.

CLICK HERE to read my blog on IndyFringe