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Activities to do with Mom in Indy for Mother’s Day

“Who needs superheroes when I have mom?” – Unknown

Moms – also known by their other titles: daring superheroes, best friends, boo-boo fixers, valuable mentors, taxi drivers, nose wipers, enthusiastic cheerleaders, etc. In short, moms are the best and we celebrate them every year on Mother’s Day.  Below, we have listed a few informal and formal ideas as to how to spend your Mother’s Day on May 13th.


  • Have a delicious lunch on the Canal
  • Volunteer together at a local charity
  • Attend a mother-daughter yoga class
  • Have an epic lip-sync battle
  • Ride bikes on the Monon Trail
  • Plant flourishing flowers in the backyard
  • Take a scenic gondola ride on the Canal
  • Host a competitive family game night
  • Watch old family home videos
  • Go out for brunch at a local restaurant
  • Boogie down in a living room dance party
  • Paint beautiful pottery or canvases
  • Treat yourself at a fancy high tea
  • Go on a “bug safari” in the backyard
  • Perhaps most importantly, do whatever she wants to do!


Mother’s Day Weekend at the Indianapolis Zoo – From the moment families walk into the Zoo on Mother’s Day, it is clear who is the guest of honor.  Mothers receive a “Proud Mom” sticker and families are encouraged to complete the Mother’s Day themed scavenger hunt.  After the hunt, families can stop by the main gift store to receive a prize. Of course, families can take Mother’s Day themed photos and enjoy delicious treats along the way.  

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) – If the theatre is something that your mother would enjoy, make your way to the IRT for the annual Mother’s Day Brunch. Included in the brunch price is a ticket to see the show Noises Off, an, “uproarious backstage comedy,” recommended for, “patrons 9th grade and older,” and a brunch buffet. MBP Distinctive Catering provides a bountiful Mother’s Day brunch before the performance for theatergoers to enjoy.   

Mother’s Day at Newfields – Formerly known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Newfields is the perfect place to celebrate a sophisticated Mother’s Day.  Families can take the hour-long garden tour and enjoy adult beverages in the Beer Garden. The Indianapolis School of Ballet is also presenting two performances of their showcase, May We Dance on Mother’s Day in the Toby Theatre at Newfields.  Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Mother’s Day Celebration at Victory Field – If your mom is more the sporty type, you should check out the Indianapolis Indians’ gave versus the Columbus Clippers on May the 13th.  Not only will they have Mother’s Day activities throughout the game, kids also eat for free.  Every child 14 and under receives a hot dog, bag of chips, and a bottle of water with their ticket.

Needless to say, there are numerous ways to have a fantastic Mother’s Day in Indy this year!  Let us know what you end up doing for your own Mother’s Day celebration.