This week’s episode: December 22, 2017

This week we taped an episode of The Friday Zone with Joy O’Keefe of the Indiana State University Center for North American Bat Research and Conservation (or the ISU Bat Center for short!).   Joy wasn’t able to bring in a live bat this time, but did have a cool display of taxidermied bats for Read more…


This week’s episode: December 1, 2017

We’ve been working a lot with the Indiana University Bloomington School of Nursing this year.  They’ve created several Public Service Announcement-style messages that are now playing on The Friday Zone monitors in Riley Pediatrics waiting rooms.  They’ve also helped us create several new episodes of our “Feel Good, Felix!” series that you will start seeing Read more…


This week’s episode: November 17, 2017

Presto!  It’s a magical episode this week.  Magician Rich Hill of Nashville, IN shows off some amazing tricks and teaches kids a trick they can pull off on their own!  And that’s not all – we learn a Stuntology stunt that magically levitates a playing card, too.  This was a really fun episode and we truly Read more…


This week’s episode: November 3, 2017

This week we welcome back Chef Corbin of One World Catering.  Along with talking about his career being a professional chef, he brought in all the ingredients we needed to make pretzels!  It was a lot of fun to knead the dough and get it into the right shapes.  Unfortunately, the oven that we had Read more…


This week’s episode: October 27, 2017

This week’s show is really cool! No, really cool! Our pal Liz from kidscommons is in The Zone to share some fun demonstrations with dry ice. Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide and has some really neat properties that make for some really fun science. Usually, as matter warms it will move from the solid Read more…


kidscommons Children’s Museum

Have you ever visited the kidscommons Children’s Museum in Columbus, Indiana? It’s one of the most wonderful places in the whole state!   We at The Friday Zone are friends with all the children’s museums, and if you have one in your town (or in a town nearby) we hope you visit often. But every Read more…


This week’s episode: September 15, 2017

This week’s episode features a new story from one of our local winners of the PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The story is Bob the Littlest Whaleshark and it’s from a few years ago. The reason we wanted to be sure to get this one animated and added to our collection of locally-written stories actually ties Read more…


Indiana Bat Festival!

This week we taped an episode of The Friday Zone with Joy O’Keefe of the Indiana State University Center for North American Bat Research and Conservation (or the ISU Bat Center for short!).   Joy wasn’t able to bring in a live bat this time, but did have a cool display of taxidermied bats for Read more…


Product Review: Star Wars Revell SnapTite Models

This past weekend kicked off with Force Friday II on Friday, September 1.  Force Friday is the day new Star Wars toys are released and we were lucky enough to be sent three of their new SnapTite Build & Play model kits of ships from The Last Jedi. These kits are aimed at kids 6 Read more…


This week’s episode: September 8, 2017

This week’s episode didn’t quite work out the way we wanted it to, but it was still pretty great. We wanted to do a LEGO episode of the show way back in February. There was the big BrickWorld event coming up in Indianapolis, so we were thinking we could go up there, get some cool Read more…