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“Keeps getting better over the years”

Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Ranked #1 of 166 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Zionsville
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“Keeps getting better over the years”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

It had been several years since my last visit to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, but I recently had the opportunity to visit this old friend again. While some exhibits were essentially the same (such as the famous water clock, carousel, and race car), many changes and additions had been made. The lowest level has a giant transformer that even a 50-something women thought was VERY cool, and that's really not my thing. More prehistoric exhibits have been added on top of the incredible Dinosphere. The museum website has a floor by floor layout of exhibits; this information is also included in the booklet given to visitors, and it also includes the location of vital information such as restrooms and elevators. The food court has also been expanded, and even includes a Starbucks.

I was not the only adult sans children visiting the museum, either. I noticed several groups of adults enjoying the museum as much as families with kids. The child inside of you never really goes away, and the Children's Museum of Indianapolis truly is a world-class attraction that has something for the child in everyone.

Visited March 2012
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Hesson, Ontario
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“So much to see, so little time!”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

So much fun for the kids! From the dinosaur exhibit to the merry-go-round, we had a blast. Only downfall was that our daughter and her cousins picked up a flu bug while we were there and were sick for the rest of our trip.

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Carmel, Indiana
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“Perfect for younger children!!!”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

I've been a member of the museum for over 5 years now and I'll continue until the kids get bored. This museum has a lot of wonderful, educational hands-on exhibits. It is one of the best children's museums in the world! It has a great area for toddlers, and plenty of other attractions within the museum (carousel, climbing structures) LOTS to do! Plan a day, or plan a weekend!

Visited December 2011
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Indianapolis
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“Lot's of hands -on”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Beautiful, educational and fun. Geared more for pre-teens.

Visited February 2012
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indianapolis
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“It is CROWDED”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

I liked what was offered for the kids, but felt that other parents used this museum as a baby sitter. not too impressed with that. But i remember going here as a child and i love giving those memories to mine.

Visited July 2011
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