Summer On A Budget by Megan Copeland

Summer. It’s the time of year for warm weather and no school. Here are some fun things to do over the summer that are not only fun, but inexpensive.


Free to $10 Activities
  • Camping: don’t worry, if someone isn’t necessarily a nature person, this activity can be done in one’s living room.
  • Free Museum Day: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art free museum day is on Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Giving: Make cards for soldiers, cancer patients, and nursing home patients
  • Motion Picture Days: Canary Creek movie theater in Franklin has five dollar movies on Tuesday’s
  • Roller skating: At Skateland in Indianapolis, they have roller skating for $2 on Tuesdays.
  • Workout Wednesday: This occurs every Wednesday in the summer on Georgia Street downtown and includes cardio workout; such as Zumba and cardio hip-hop from noon until 12:45 pm.
  • Felines and Frappuccinos: That’s right, play with some cuddly kitties, that are available for adoption, while drinking a coffee. To visit the cats for a half hour, it’s $3 per person. To visit the cats for an hour, it’s $5 per person.

  • Swimming in Mooresville: for youths, three to 17 years old, daily fees are $4.50. For adults, 18 and older, is $5.00
  • Laser Tag: X-Site Amusement Center in Indianapolis has $5 games on Fridays.
  • Firestone Legends Day: Non-concert admissions is $10 and is on May 28, 2018
  • Rent a bike: Go downtown and rent a bicycle for $8 and get some exercise not only for the heart, but for other muscles as well.
  • Howling with Excitement: Go see the variety of wolves, coyotes, foxes, and bison at Battle Ground, Indiana, Wolf Park. For a single event, admission is $8. For a day pass, admission is $14.
    photo by Megan Copeland
    $11 to $20 Activities
    • Visit the Animals: Visit the Indianapolis Zoo for $16.95 and is open from 9am to 5pm
    • Watch America’s Pastime: To see an Indianapolis Indians game at Victory Field, to have reserved seats, tickets cost $13 per person; for lawn tickets, it is $11 per person
    • Let’s go to the Theatre: For anyone under 18 years old, students can see a show at the Indiana Repertory Theatre for $20
    • Dancing the Night Away: Swing dancing at the Fountain Square Theater for $12 from 7:30 pm until 11:30 pm
    • Find the Zen: Invoke Studio’s in downtown Indianapolis offers $10 on Fridays at 9 am and Sundays at 4:30 pm, 5 pm, and 6 pm. On weekdays, single classes are $20.
    • For the History Buff: Conner Prairie in Fishers, Indiana, has admission prices for $17