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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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Side trip during Indy race

My wife took my littlest one who was not a race fan. This was a great place according to my wife... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bristow, Virginia
via mobile
Childhood memories revisited

I grew up in Indianapolis and remember this museum when it was so much smaller, it was great to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lakeland, United States
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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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3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
+1 317-334-4000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife took my littlest one who was not a race fan. This was a great place according to my wife. Worth doing again! The service was excellent.

Thank travel_myx
Reviewed 3 days ago

I grew up in Indianapolis and remember this museum when it was so much smaller, it was great to bring my children and have a chance to see what an awesome facility it is now

Thank toddmQ5710XI
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great time here. We had 6 kids and two adults with us. The kids loved all the exhibits, but especially the NASCAR exhibit (I think that's what it was). They got to pretend to change tires and be part of the pit...More

Thank ehprice
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place has it all! So many exhibits and displays and we loved it. We loved the variety and the dinosaur exhibition was well done and informative. The staff was knowledgeable and open about how so much of dinosaur research is unproven and changing. Our...More

Thank mtoutdoor
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Daytona was thrilled with her first visit of the Indianapolis Children's Museum! She loved her first experience being a nurse and a doctor (this was one experience she didn't want to end). She rode the very colorful Carousel looking so happy and proud. The Museum...More

Thank cooperdixie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We've traveled to a number of different Children's Museums around the country and this is by far the best. The size is amazing and the quality of the exhibits is always impressive. Best tips to make the most of your visit... Arrive as early as...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 5 days ago

My Wife and I took the Grandson to the museum a while back. We had a great time. It wasn't my first trip, but it had been a while since I had been there. The staff and personnel were top notch, and the experience was...More

Thank Allan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with daughter and her husband, no one under 38. Still had a great time. Informative and interesting exhibits for the kid in all of us. Loved watching the little ones even if they weren't ours. Lots of memories on display, even a few painful...More

Thank TransplantedBuckeye
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museum itself is quite nice. There is something for every aged child. Even teenagers might be engrossed by some of high quality displays. I've been to this museum a number of times and this most recent visit might be my last. Why? At one...More

Thank sheenagh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this museum!! Not just for children, but for all those young at heart!! Shows were great--kids had so much fun!! Food is a bit pricey. Souvenirs were reasonable!!

Thank dragonfly322
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Sarah D
How long is the typical visit?
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.
Are there in and out privileges with admission? Would love to go for the morning and return after nap time without having to pay twice!
10 April 2017|
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Response from Rachel F | Reviewed this property |
I would think you can, but I would call them before hand and ask. They were very nice and helpful when I called with a few questions. You might also check their website, I know they had free and discount days when I took... More
Are there any gluten free options close by for lunch?
7 April 2017|
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Response from Melissa H | Reviewed this property |
There are salads available in the food court. I saw many families with lunch boxes in the food court so that may be an option