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Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Address: 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
Phone Number: +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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First Trip to the Indianapolis Children's Museum...will be back

AMAZING!!!! I can't believe all the exhibits they have...just didn't have enough time to do it all. My 2.5 year old LOVED it. When we go back to Indiana we will for sure be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

AMAZING!!!! I can't believe all the exhibits they have...just didn't have enough time to do it all. My 2.5 year old LOVED it. When we go back to Indiana we will for sure be back for a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one museum that should not be missed. Be prepared to spend several hours, whether adult or child because it is fun. The Dino exhibit is out standing for both adults and children. The locomotive in the basement and the carousel on the top floor with a Chihuly sculpture towering in between and many interactive exhibits makes for lots... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful day for everyone! Not your typical Childrens' Museum. There is something for all ages and interests. Great fun and to sneak in a little learning. Adults may learn something too. The Dinosphere it worth the visit alone. There is reasonable prices food and drinks on site.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best place for children to be children. A place you are invited to touch everything. The Playscape for the really little ones is simply amazing. There is something for every age to enjoy and learn. Since we live in Indianapolis, it is great to have a membership and go frequently. The parking garage is free and there are lockers that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my employers had our Christmas party here. The museum was only open for our company. Every exhibit was open and functional and there were food and beverages. The food was fantastic. All the children there were full of excitement and enjoying themselves. My son is 17 and he was just as excited as all the other children (I... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took my grand daughter. She loves it. One of the best ever. Some new things every time but lots of old favorites as well.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A great time was had here, it was packed out, but they were ready for it, cookies, hot chocolate, and random indoor "snowball" fights. Plenty of interactive areas, and opportunities to learn. Even saw Santa ride up in a race car while his security elves rappelled down the museum to checkout and safeguard him. We will be back.

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We've been to the Children's Museum twice and really enjoyed both trips. They do a great job rotating in fun exhibits for the kids so there's always something new to see. The best part is how interactive it is. We have a spread in ages from 3 to 10 years old and there was something for all of the kids... More 

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Illinois City, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is better than your average children's museum. The price was maybe just a tad high at over $100 for five people but with free parking and reasonably-priced lunches on the location its still a good bargain. We spent nearly 5 hours there and could probably have spent more. Beware that it closes relatively early and that the attractions will... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool place! Beautiful Chihuly glass sculpture five story tall. A lot of fun activities for kids. Interesting for adults as well.

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