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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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10:00 - 17:00
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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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The Indianapolis Children's Museum is amazing!

It doesn't matter how many times you go. Each time it seems you find an activity you haven't done before. It is a totally kid friendly environment and can fill a whole day with... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It doesn't matter how many times you go. Each time it seems you find an activity you haven't done before. It is a totally kid friendly environment and can fill a whole day with activities!

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Thank Jennifer B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Children's Museum has something for everyone. There is a theatre, a planetarium, a movie theatre, a mummy, a place for dinosaurs, a Chihuly sculpture in the center atrium, a special exhibit to a foreign city as if you were there, and much much more! This is a must for a family with children visiting or living in Indianapolis. Oh,... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We're members, so we visit quite often. Our kids (3 and 6) love the Children's Museum, and there's plenty to occupy parents' attention, too!

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Thank Aimee F
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tons to see and explore! Worth visiting at least once, especially if you have little ones. Interactive and unique exhibits are also interesting for adults.

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Thank samantha a
Kingsport, Tennessee
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my 4 yr old grandaughter, and she loved it. Dinosaurs, circus, space, it was all great! A great value also.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We only had the morning to visit and I think we could have spent days here. There is so much to see and do. The free parking is also nice. Best loved was the glass sculpture.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with my great niece and her parents. Even though it was Saturday, and very crowded, there was enough to do and see for an 18 month old. She had things she was interested in and I am sure the types of things she enjoys will change overtime. As a gift, we purchased the family plus 2 membership which... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had heard the Children's museum was great so we decided to spend a few hours there recently with our 9 year old. We are SO glad we did...it is amazing. We loved it (check out the revolving recliner sofa underneath the Chihuly glass exhibit!), and our daughter loved it as well (she got to touch an actual TRex bone!). Parking... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is so much to see and such a variety of exhibits plan to spend several hours. The trains are fun to watch. The glass exhibit is fun for the kids to interact. We had lunch in the cafe. A variety of foods and pretty good but a little bit expensive but there are healthy options and a big area... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids loved all of the activities to do. It was more geared towards the 5yr - 10yr, as our 3yr old didn't have as much to do. The place is really wide open and wasn't packed and didn't fill overwhelming. The food court is decent priced. The food isn't spectacular, but was priced reasonably. It was $9/adults and $6/kids.

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