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Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Address: 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
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+1 317-334-4000
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The largest children's museum in the world urges children to dig in and...

The largest children's museum in the world urges children to dig in and touch everything as they explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and the arts through exciting interactive exhibits on five floors. There's also a theater with children's plays and live entertainment.

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So much to see, so many people here!! I would recommend going on an "off" day, so that you can really enjoy the museum. There was so much to see, and what I LOVED about the museum... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

So much to see, so many people here!! I would recommend going on an "off" day, so that you can really enjoy the museum. There was so much to see, and what I LOVED about the museum was the interactive nature. Scientists were available to talk about real-life science jobs/work with us in almost every part, and every time we... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came down to Indianapolis for the day to see a traveling exhibit at the children's museum. Everything was great for the most part- price was decent, because you didn't have to pay to see the shows at the exhibits throughout. The food in the food court was good, though expensive (as it usually is at places like this.) The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited from England and this is by far the best children's museum we have been to. My 5 year old loved it. She enjoyed all of the areas we visited and even had an art class! We both got to create a picture to take home - she really enjoyed it. She particularly liked the space area and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were visiting Indie for as win meet.My you rice was with us. We visited the Museum with here and we really impressed. We are from Chicago area and this museum is much better than the one at Navy pier. The are many interactive activities.When we were there there were Terra Cotta warier,Chuli glass sculptures, many more exhibits for the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the price & so much 2 see &'participitae in! Just north of downtown Indianapolis! Always up dating the muses all the time! A must visit when in indianapolis!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Overall, our kids had a great time. We have young children, so the 10 am opening time didn't give us much playtime before everyone became sleepy for nap time. Most of the exhibits are geared toward kids 5 and up, so we spent most of our time in the baby/toddler play zone. It was over $120 for us to get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Kids love it and so do the adults! Always a great time! Staff is friendly, clean facilities. I highly recommend stopping here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had 3 people in our group. 1 -17 year old 1-49 year old and 1 -81 year old. We all had a great time. First you walk in and in the parking garage and enterance there are 2 statues to look at. They have several nice exhibits. Dinosaur, space, outside, science, Ryan, Ann Frank and Ruby ( I think... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a little disappointed. Spent around $70 for 3 of us. We took our 3.5 yr old primarily bc she had seen ads for the doc exhibit and was begging us to go. Of course in the ad it showed "Doc" who turned out to only be there for grand opening so she was pretty upset she didn't get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been going for years and years as an Indy resident. This is the best children's museum in the United States and it keeps growing and getting better. The exhibits change so it is never exactly the same. It is beautiful, well maintained. You should add this to your Indy visit!

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