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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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Love this place

This place has so many wonderful exhibits and our kids LOVE going here. They change exhibits rather... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Free day at Indy museums

I would recommend paying the entry fee and going on a non free day. We had fun but would have... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kristie Lynn P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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 3 days ago via mobile

This place has so many wonderful exhibits and our kids LOVE going here. They change exhibits rather frequently yet keep some solid ones. Great events. Only pretty big draw back for parents of young kids... if you’ve been to the Chicago children’s museum you know...More

Thank snydma01
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would recommend paying the entry fee and going on a non free day. We had fun but would have enjoyed our time more if it weren't as crowded. A must see in Indianapolis

Thank Kristie Lynn P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with expectations of being bored as adults but this museum is huge and interesting. Our 5 year old never wanted to leave the water table on the top floor. I LOVED the Chihuly display! We didn't get to explore the entire place as...More

Thank Joanna H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great experience for my kids AND myself. My son 7 and my daughter 6 didn't want to leave. Will definitely be going again.

Thank Xveteran87
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our two grandsons to the museum. The place is huge with many different things to see. Kids of all ages can enjoy it. We ate lunch while there. As with most places like this, the food is just ok and very expensive. It...More

Thank Amos C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My two year old had so much fun in the winter wonderland and playscape. As parents, we also enjoyed the circuses and China exhibition. Minus one star for the poor quality of cafeteria food.

Thank Alessa Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this museum around thanksgiving with family from the area. There is so much to see here! A variety of exhibits are available for kids of all ages. My husband who teaches history loved the exhibits about china and Egypt. It is a bit...More

Thank Sun_chaserNewYork
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to atke kids!!!! Always something new and exciting- Even adults can join the fun.

Thank heatherhicks04301974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the museum 2 days (Fri 24TH, Sat 25th November). The cost of tickets for these 2 days would have been pretty close to the price of a membership ($189) so the membership took it as we only live 2 hours away. Arrived early...More

1  Thank Neilbond007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alot to see on 1 day. All displays worked and quite a few things to keep grandson busy. Will definitely return again.

Thank Don S
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10 November 2017|
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Response from OICommando | Reviewed this property |
Whoa, very bad of me. Thought I gave it the highest which I never do. I am a volunteer at another zoo/aquarium. This is great in indi. Have to fix. Thanks.
7 July 2017|
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Response from dragonfly322 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do that and I believe the zoo does as well!
Sarah D
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.