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Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Never a dull moment

We borrowed nieces to visit; if you have the opportunity to visit, please go! As a chemist I am... read more

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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We are members now... the kids LOVE it!

I enjoy the museum as well but the kids REALLY love it! I did purchase a donor membership... read more

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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...more
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3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
+1 317-334-4000
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We borrowed nieces to visit; if you have the opportunity to visit, please go! As a chemist I am always fascinated by the exceptionally kid-friendly hands-on science experience - one visit we “made” a cell; another we extracted molecular DNA from a solution. And the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank paters0nda
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I enjoy the museum as well but the kids REALLY love it! I did purchase a donor membership, however, because the place is so big you can break it down by floor if you plan to visit more than once in a year. So glad...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kerissa8
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has something from everyone! From Chihuly Art, to National Geographic, to Dinosaur bones...you could spend 4 days straight here and not get bored. The Sports Legends Experience is by far the coolest exhibit in the nation for young sports fans. Do yourself a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this museum in the spring so it was kinda chilly but there was so many sports things to do outside. It kept the kids busy and we didn’t even get around to all of it. Then we went inside and expectations were met....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dani S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Theatre in the Museum for an event. But what we did see of the Museum was really amazing. It is a must see place for families.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MIcnear
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited again after 4 years. This has remained equally attractive to kids. Summary : Go early, have your kid(s) enjoy the full day there including the closing parade at 4.45 pm:)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank P H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a 4 yr. old grandson that lives in the area and his parents have a membership to the museum. I visited 8 times last year and never tired of being there. We would stay 2-4 hours and always enjoyed our experience. The new...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kcari
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to take our grandson to see the dinosaurs. He is autistic and he loves dinosaurs. We all had a really fun time!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our grandchildren and had a wonderful time watching the children enjoy themselves. There’s a lot to do and answers to questions. Everyone knows how the little ones question everything. If only adults carried this tribute into adulthood the world would be so much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 28timothyp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our first trip to Indy. The kids museum had plenty to do to keep us entertained for hours. If we were locals we definitely would have bought the annual membership.

Date of experience: January 2019
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20 January 2019|
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Response from backtweed | Reviewed this property |
Teens interests are all so different. I can tell you my 16 year old still found plenty to engage him for a few hours. His last visit was 7 years earlier. My 12 year could probably spend a few days there.
16 May 2018|
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Response from Aaron M | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Obviously its geared for kids but it has great exhibits for any age. There are a lot of people between 20-30 who go
Jane S
5 May 2018|
Response from Alia C |
YES - and the zoo!!