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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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Fun for everyone

Great museum very handicap accessible . Things for all ages to see and do. we did not have time to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robin W
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Decatur, Illinois
Something for everyone

Papaw and MiMi took our Daughter and 2 Granddaughters. Easy secure parking. No pressure employees... read more

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jeffhail
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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The largest children's museum in the world just got even bigger with the addition of a new 7.5-acre outdoor health and fitness area that encourages activity through multiple sports. The new space, called Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience includes basketball, football, hockey, soccer, pedal car racing (drag strip and oval track), golf, baseball, and tennis. The indoor portion of the new area includes the National Art Museum of Sport along with the World of Sport and History of Hoops. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis itself is made up of 500,000 square feet with exhibits and activities that are fun and interesting for the entire family as they explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and the arts through exciting interactive exhibits on five floors. Families will discover some of the most rare dinosaur fossils in the world and see what it's like to live and work in space. There's also a theater with children's plays and live entertainment.
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3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
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Reviewed yesterday

Great museum very handicap accessible . Things for all ages to see and do. we did not have time to do the outside sports activities. We will have to go back.

Thank Robin W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Papaw and MiMi took our Daughter and 2 Granddaughters. Easy secure parking. No pressure employees. Extraordinary exhibits. Fun interactive games and crafts.

Thank jeffhail
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our grandson turned two on Fathers Day and we made a trip with family to celebrate. My grandson, his Dad, Grandfather and Great Grandfather tagged along to enjoy our day together. What a great venue for all ages. We had a wonderful time inside the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great time with two grandkids. Our grandson is 3 and enjoyed several of the displays. Our granddaughter, just over 1 year old, enjoyed some of the play areas. I think this may be geared for 4 to 5 year olds and up. The food was...More

Thank mharp25658
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The outdoor sports area is packed with activities for youngsters of all ages. If it hadn't been 98 degrees out there, we would have played longer and tried every sport! Inside the museum, the special events and exhibits had us hopping from room to room....More

Thank Jean M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At over $100 for our family of 6, I wasn't sure it would be worth the price of admission. My son is a huge Batman fan and they had a Justice League exhibit so we chanced it. First off, parking is free which is rare...More

Thank Toddl3rM0m
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a 2.5 hour drive for us, but worth every penny!! Learning has never been so fun and hands on!! Bought membership because we will be going back again and again.

Thank Momof2boys11
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This being the "world's largest children's museum" I was expecting to be blown out of my shoes. I will admit, the building's architecture with the dinosaurs breaking in is awesome and there is an abundance of square footage in this place; but I feel like...More

Thank LetsB-out
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visit the museum once or twice a year with our two children. There is a ton of things to do, and they're always changing exhibits. I would recommend visiting, if you're in the area.

Thank J K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I took my grandchildren ages 9 & 13. We were disappointed that some areas of the museum were closed. We weren't interested in the huge sports area. We were only there 2 hours and had covered it all. Definitely designed for very young children. Glad...More

Thank Joy H
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Stephanie M
May 16, 2018|
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Response from MichaelOaks | Reviewed this property |
If you’re into local history and science it is, I personally didnt find it amusing.
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Jane S
May 4, 2018|
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YES - and the zoo!!
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March 22, 2018|
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Response from The Children's ... o | Property representative |
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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