A former director of the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has died. Peter Sterling served as the fourth director of the museum from 1982-1999. He was 81.
Sterling led the expansion of the museum with the addition of the Welcome Center in 1988, the SpaceQuest Planetarium in 1989 and the Cinedome Theater and Festival Park in 1996. He also oversaw the development of new projects such as the Think Tank and the Eli Lilly Center for Exploration.
Sterling passed away Tuesday at his home in North Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Lorna, and daughters Melissa and Caroline.