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Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Address: 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
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+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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Didn't realize this is the largest Children's Museum in the U.S. when we scheduled this trip. Especially liked that were real scientists working in certain areas of the museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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st. Louis, MO
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st. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Didn't realize this is the largest Children's Museum in the U.S. when we scheduled this trip. Especially liked that were real scientists working in certain areas of the museum and coincidentally there were all women. My 9 year old daughter loved this aspect. Wide range of subject matter and exhibit types to appeal to all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been twice and can't wait to go back. Our 3 year old boy LOVES this place and we still haven't been thru all the exhibits and play areas. If we live closer to Indy we'd buy membership. Wonderful Museum and lots of fun for kids of ALL AGES. We as parents had a great time also.

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Syracuse, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the most fascinating children's museums I've ever visited! We were there the whole day (till 4:00 P.M.) and still hadn't seen all that we would have liked. My grandkids were tired (but didn't want to leave) so we are coming back this coming summer!

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Chatham, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the time spent here. Staff wonderful education excellent. Kids loved all the hands on. Wonderful experience for all ages great time

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just returned from a trip to the Children's Museum with my mom and 2 year old granddaughter. We went to the new Circus exhibit. It was fun but my granddaughter still loved the playscape better. This is a wonder area of hands on play for young children. It includes a water play area, sand play (we didn't do), musical room... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a fabulous place for grandparents and grandchildren. The constant displays quickly become favorites. My four year old grandchildren head right to Playscape. My older grandchildren head to the dinosaur display, where one of my grandchildren is a volunteer. The traveling exhibits always please the kids. Do not forget to ride the carousel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our kids liked it as well. Go go there sometimes for a small family get away. The last time we went, the had the Transformers. It was very entertaining. Alot of neat stuff here. I do feel, if you have children, this is a must see. They will enjoy it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So much to see, so many people here!! I would recommend going on an "off" day, so that you can really enjoy the museum. There was so much to see, and what I LOVED about the museum was the interactive nature. Scientists were available to talk about real-life science jobs/work with us in almost every part, and every time we... More 

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We came down to Indianapolis for the day to see a traveling exhibit at the children's museum. Everything was great for the most part- price was decent, because you didn't have to pay to see the shows at the exhibits throughout. The food in the food court was good, though expensive (as it usually is at places like this.) The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited from England and this is by far the best children's museum we have been to. My 5 year old loved it. She enjoyed all of the areas we visited and even had an art class! We both got to create a picture to take home - she really enjoyed it. She particularly liked the space area and the... More 

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