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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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We decided to go on a free day thinking that if we really enjoyed it, we could go back on a less crowded day and spend more time. There is definitely a lot to see/do, but no... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went for the Doc McStuffins exhibit since this was the closest it would be to home. (4 hours). The tickets were pricey. It didn't have a ton of exhibits but that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Thought there would have been more for the price, but she was able to spend time playing in areas... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to go on a free day thinking that if we really enjoyed it, we could go back on a less crowded day and spend more time. There is definitely a lot to see/do, but no doubt our enjoyment was hampered by the large crowds. The dinosaur exhibit was large and impressive and a few other exhibits were enjoyable.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Museum has number of attractions for kids if all ages. Different themes are introduced after quarter or so we really liked Chinese theme, which provided many new regional artifacts. Our 8 year old never got bored

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of fun playing with our grandson on MLK Day. A little crowded because it was a Free day .but they accommodated everyone.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Daughter picked this as her birthday trip. Enjoyed by all. No negatives. Food court pricey but decent selection of food choices.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Your experience starts at the parking garage when you are greeted upon entering. A great place to learn and play. Im looking forward to rerurning many times ; now that we have a family membership. I love the child friendly atmosphere,accessible restrooms and open areas.

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

Kids of all ages will like the Childrens Museum. Great place to visit when the weather is bad because it's inside. Multiple levels and always changing displays

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are wondering if this place would be good for a child's birthday, it is! The staff is accommodating and friendly. Once party is over you can go explore. They have theme like rooms where you can set up and have the party. Great fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Facility was clean, the staff were incredibly friendly and the exhibits were fun !! A must see for the kids, but adults will enjoy , too.

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Greencastle, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids enjoyed all the exhibits especially the hands on exhibits. They have different exhibits throughout the year.

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