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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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One of the Best!

We love visiting children's museums with our grandson. Have been to many and this one is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
trainingwh33ls
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Outstanding day out for the family

What a fabulous day out for a family. We were lucky as we are from abroad and it was quiet... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
belinda m
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (584 reviews)
“hot wheels” (105 reviews)
“china exhibit” (62 reviews)
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3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
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+1 317-334-4000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love visiting children's museums with our grandson. Have been to many and this one is excellent! It covers almost any interest that a child (or adult) would have and is colorful, clean, and easy to traverse for grandparents. My suggestions would be to get...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous day out for a family. We were lucky as we are from abroad and it was quiet. Excellent and interesting exhibits for all ages. Make sure you go to a every level and nook and cranny. You will spend all day there....More

Thank belinda m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 5 year old for the second time and our 2 year old for the first time. They both LOVED it! Free parking and the day we went it wasn't too crowded which was nice. I'd say the best part was the Playscape...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an all day event so make sure to get there for opening because you'll probably stay until close. There is so much for all ages to do!! I think it's best for school aged children because it's a lot of information for smaller...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here when the kids were younger and boy did it change! Great great place for KIDS but my 22yr old and 14 yr old was done in one hour 1/2. More to do if the kids were little. Still a very nice museum....More

1  Thank Tia M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waited 30+ minutes trying to get to the museum while my autistic grandson had a meltdown. Had paid in advance and was told by museum that we could not get a refund and rescheduling was not an option with our schedule. Museum was too crowed...More

1  Thank Barb H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always improving.Wonderful new sports area. Very helpful staff. Spring break visit so very crowded. Staff is very kind, answering questions,and offering suggestions and interesting facts. Displays are always working and clean. Great FREE parking garage. Another great visit!!!

1  Thank everyoneinthevan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All exhibits were AMAZING! We enjoyed the sports, dinosaur, and science exhibits the most! Love the free parking. Easy to get to - cannot miss the huge dinosaur. Nice foot court. Would definitely allow about 6 hours to go through.

Thank Lindsay B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've taken my children there and now I've taken my grandchildren there. I never get tired of the place. They are always changing and updating exhibits keep you interested. There is so much to see and to participate in. You will never see it all...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neither my husband nor I had ever been to a children's museum before. I am into "pop culture" (I did an academic paper on the "Easy-Bake Oven" a few years ago) so we were interested in seeing what the museum had to offer. The museum...More

1  Thank Doc R
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Shane S
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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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Marla M
20 March 2018|
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If you have misplaced your membership card, call us at 317-334-4000 to have a new card sent to you or stop by our Member Services desk to have a temporary card printed for you for the day. If you have lost your donor-level... More
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The museum does not offer any promotional discounts or coupons. Instead, we offer Plan-Ahead Pricing. This is a dynamic pricing model that allows families to secure a cheaper ticket price when they purchase their tickets... More
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