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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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Kids loved it. Food waaaaay too expensive. Should have bought annual family pass

one day with two kids....111. Annual family, 214. Went two days, lost money! Food way too... read more

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Grant M
A great place for kids

We took our 4 year old and 11 month old and both enjoyed the experience. The museum and displays... 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 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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“all ages” (588 reviews)
“hot wheels” (109 reviews)
“china exhibit” (67 reviews)
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3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
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one day with two kids....111. Annual family, 214. Went two days, lost money! Food way too expensive.

Thank Grant M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took our 4 year old and 11 month old and both enjoyed the experience. The museum and displays were excellent. DC Superheroes could have been a bit better but Hot Wheels was great. The new sports experience was really well done. Highly recommended and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This has to be the best Children’s Museum ever. I mean it. Spending 3 hours there, the limit of time between naps for a toddler was the best 3 hours of education, fun, and interaction we have ever spent with our children and grandchildren. We...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much to do here. We literally spent the entire day. Outdoor sports area was cool and they are building a massive tree play house. It almost seems like its good for older kids as it's more like a true museum than a hands on...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Attended with Nine year old granddaughter, we both had a great time! Super hero exhibit was fun! A great place for young and old!

Thank Ursula T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went with my wife and 4 your old daughter. There are some exhibits geared to slightly older kids (8~11). It is pretty easy to see the exhibits in 1 complete day.

Thank GL J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took all of our grandchildren here for a day filled with fun and learning. The kids got to run from exhibit to exhibit as they were so excited to see all they could see! So much to see, that it is hard to see...More

Thank Robin K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of exhibits for the family, no matter your interest. From science to pop culture to a bit of history, we spent quite a bit of time in each exhibit with our 12-year-old. Have been here before but this was our first visit in a...More

Thank Deanna C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our daughter and 3 yr. Old granddaughter and we all had a blast. We arrived about a half hour after it opened on hot Summer day and parked near the top of the parking garage. We had no trouble getting to the museum...More

Thank jamiern
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its big! The kids have a great time.. lots of hands-on experience for them. They have a China experience which they will cook food and serve, which is awesome.. of course not real cooking just RP. Lots to learn and expect to stay there at...More

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Stephanie M
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
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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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