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“Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Ranked #1 of 163 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.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

The place is huge and it is really hard to go through the entire place in a day. Our kids aged 9 and 5 loved the Dinosaur exhibit the best ! It is just amazing and well worth the visit . Having being to Smithsonian natural history museum, I can say this is much better for younger kids as it is interactive and they really learn so much in such a short time while having fun !

Visited April 2014
Thank Rajikadesilva
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Burnaby, Canada
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Fun Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

This is a very fun place for adults or children. Lots to learn and wonderful displays. Everybody should come here at least once in their lives.

Visited September 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great hands on & learning place for toddlers to 99!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

The Chinese government choose this museum to showcase their only 2014 USA exhibit of the Terracotta Soldiers! There is such a fantastic learning opportunity. Not only this exhibit but the museum itself.

Visited May 2014
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Noblesville, Indiana
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Terra Cotta Warriors' Only US Engagement in 2014!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

While it was aimed at children, it was well worth the price of admission to revisit this wonderful attraction. My children and I were frequent visitors during their younger years. Much had changed, but some of their old favorites were still there to greet them with memories. The newest exhibit, The Terra Cotta Warriors (small separate admission), and Chinese culture were woven throughout several of the museums exhibits. This made for a nicely cohesive experience. Young children seemed to be particularly enamored with the pretend Chinese restaurant in "Take Me There" on Level 2. Plan to spend the day exploring the five levels (L & 1-4). Get your complimentary tickets to the planetarium and other lower level (L) attractions upon arrival and plan your day around those times. Rock climbing appointments (on level 4) need to be made early, too!

Visited May 2014
Thank Kimberly B
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Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“great really nice way to spend rainy day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

EXCELLENT museum, very nice way to spend a day, Best thing to do in INDY esp on a rainy day.
Great staff. Would have rated it 5 if my kids were younger

Visited June 2013
Thank fred060901
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