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Children's Museum of Indianapolis

3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
+1 317-334-4000
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Excellent Experience!!

Great time with my granddaughters! Only down side was the Stem Lab was closed! This museum has a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Teresa E
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One of the best children's museum

This place is a must-see for families when in Indianapolis. It's perfect for children of all ages... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
OlliesMom04
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The largest children's museum in the world just got even bigger with the addition of a new 7.5-acre outdoor health and fitness area that encourages activity through multiple sports. The new space, called Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience includes basketball, football, hockey, soccer, pedal car racing (drag strip and oval track), golf, baseball, and tennis. The indoor portion of the new area includes the National Art Museum of Sport along with the World of Sport and History of Hoops. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis itself is made up of 500,000 square feet with exhibits and activities that are fun and interesting for the entire family as they explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and the arts through exciting interactive exhibits on five floors. Families will discover some of the most rare dinosaur fossils in the world and see what it's like to live and work in space. There's also a theater with children's plays and live entertainment.
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3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great time with my granddaughters! Only down side was the Stem Lab was closed! This museum has a little bit for ever age group. Will definitely go back!

Thank Teresa E
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is a must-see for families when in Indianapolis. It's perfect for children of all ages. Our group consisted of 2 children under 10, 2 teenagers, 3 adults and 1 senior and the museum had a little bit of something for everyone. We spent...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It had a little bit of something for everyone. The dinosaurs were very interesting and informative. I love the miniature dollhouse and the Chihuly glass. They loved the center Chihuly glass piece. It was really nice that it was a hands on type of museum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I have visited various children’s museums across the Midwest and this one is in the top 3 for sure. We spent almost 4 hours and didn’t have to do the same thing twice. My advice is to reserve your tickets as far...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a family museum as well as a children's museum. It has cultural and historical areas and educational fun areas too. One day is not enough to experience it all. It sets a standard for other cities that would be challenging to approach. Well...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is awesome. The things inside the museum and the sports park on the outside are top class. The lady in a baseball uniform that welcomes you did a great job. The problem you may have is you have to scan your ticket at...More

Thank Darren L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to a number of children's museums across the country and this one is good. It is pretty hugs - I think it claims the world's largest, but not sure how to validate that. My 8 year old did not want to leave....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two families went there including mine and we had a blast in the 4 floors building, my twins had a blast and they were only 2 years old, I'm thinking of taking them again when they turn 3, they will love it even more. You...More

Thank Krastakh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing museum, great quality but very expensive. It can easily be a $100.00 Trip once the day is over. I love jt, but can only go if they have some type of deal.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While my grade school aged grandson and I really did enjoy our visit here, I think it is somewhat expensive. He especially liked the dinosaur exhibit, China/calligraphy unit, the 'Children can make a difference' section, and some of the hands-on opportunities. There are mostly younger...More

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Stephanie M
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Response from MichaelOaks | Reviewed this property |
If you’re into local history and science it is, I personally didnt find it amusing.
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Jane S
5 May 2018|
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YES - and the zoo!!
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Shane S
23 March 2018|
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Response from The Children's ... o | Property representative |
Outdoor areas are weather dependent, and as safety is our top priority, rough weather conditions may require rain delays or closure of the outdoor experiences. The indoor areas of the sports experience do remain open if the... More
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