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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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Fantastic Children's Museum

We went during our children's fall break. By far the China exhibit was the family favorite. We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
trlinardo
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Knoxville, TN
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Great as always!

We always enjoy ourselves here, except when it's so packed you can't move. Plan according! Tons of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ItsNikolai
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Indianapolis
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went during our children's fall break. By far the China exhibit was the family favorite. We took a trip on an airplane then visited a "family's" home. This exhibit highlighted what it would be like to visit and live in China. No detail was...More

Thank trlinardo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We always enjoy ourselves here, except when it's so packed you can't move. Plan according! Tons of fun for the whole family. It's not cheap, but it's good for a full afternoon of entertainment and has a nice food court. Be sure to check out...More

Thank ItsNikolai
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is seriously the best place in Indy for kids! Weekday afternoons tend to be a little less crowded.

Thank Sherri E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought my grandniece and her parents to this museum and we had a BLAST! Lots of hands-on play stuff for her and enough "adult" stuff for the parents, or the adult with the heart of a child. We spent over 6 hours and only...More

Thank Frances C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just the best. Kids of any age will love it. It is 5 stories tall so you can be there all day and not see everything. There is an Playscape area for kids under 5, and even babies. I like to bring...More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently visited the museum for the first time with our 2 young daughters (3 1/2 and 2 years old) as out of towners. The museum was filled with all different themes, some geered toward younger kids and some geered toward older...More

Thank Jenna B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family truly enjoyed or trip to the Children's Museum. We go about every other year during the holidays. I personally love the dinosaur exhibit and the fact that the planetarium and the theater are included in in the price! The cafeteria gets a little...More

Thank Sassykatt23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled 5 hours from Ohio and stayed in Indianapolis for 3 days for one reason - this Children’s Museum. This is the 7th or 8th children museum we’ve been to and by far the largest. The price is very comparable to others the museum...More

Thank erinp77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for kids of all ages. We spent 3 hours and could have stayed longer. Each exhibit is interactive and captivating.... my kids loved it!

Thank Nikki M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family really enjoyed the museum! Being under the big top was full of excitment for the family from riding the unicycle, swinging in the hoops and the virtual tight rope was awesome. We stayed for hours enjoying the different exhibits such as traveling to...More

Thank Kadela10
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debbieleeg
10 November 2017|
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Response from OICommando | Reviewed this property |
Whoa, very bad of me. Thought I gave it the highest which I never do. I am a volunteer at another zoo/aquarium. This is great in indi. Have to fix. Thanks.
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larnett82
7 July 2017|
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Response from dragonfly322 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do that and I believe the zoo does as well!
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Sarah D
28 May 2017|
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Response from Rachel F | Reviewed this property |
I would allow 3-4 hours. There maybe certain areas that don't interest you or the kids and you can skip those areas.
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