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Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Address: 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
Phone Number: +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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AWESOME!!!

One of my employers had our Christmas party here. The museum was only open for our company. Every exhibit was open and functional and there were food and beverages. The food was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of my employers had our Christmas party here. The museum was only open for our company. Every exhibit was open and functional and there were food and beverages. The food was fantastic. All the children there were full of excitement and enjoying themselves. My son is 17 and he was just as excited as all the other children (I... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my grand daughter. She loves it. One of the best ever. Some new things every time but lots of old favorites as well.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great time was had here, it was packed out, but they were ready for it, cookies, hot chocolate, and random indoor "snowball" fights. Plenty of interactive areas, and opportunities to learn. Even saw Santa ride up in a race car while his security elves rappelled down the museum to checkout and safeguard him. We will be back.

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to the Children's Museum twice and really enjoyed both trips. They do a great job rotating in fun exhibits for the kids so there's always something new to see. The best part is how interactive it is. We have a spread in ages from 3 to 10 years old and there was something for all of the kids... More 

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Illinois City, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is better than your average children's museum. The price was maybe just a tad high at over $100 for five people but with free parking and reasonably-priced lunches on the location its still a good bargain. We spent nearly 5 hours there and could probably have spent more. Beware that it closes relatively early and that the attractions will... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool place! Beautiful Chihuly glass sculpture five story tall. A lot of fun activities for kids. Interesting for adults as well.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would have given five stars if it wasn't for the price. One adult and one child was $41!! The exhibits were great especially for children under ten. It truly is the biggest and has a huge variety

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from Southwest Michigan (3 hour drive from Indy) but decided to make the trip to check out this museum when our 2-year-old daughter saw the Doc McStuffins exhibit advertised on Disney Junior. She can barely communicate, but it was clear - she had to see it. We also have a 5-year-old son, and his favorite exhibits were the... More 

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Boonville, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My oldest son is 10 and had a WONDERFUL time at the museum. We visited on the Friday after Thanksgiving, so we could see Santa's arrival. The activities that day were very fun for him. He enjoyed all of the activities throughout the day. The food in the food court was pricey. I would hope that it would be lower... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a reason they are rated at the top among the best children's museums. We went for the Doc McStuffins exhibit. Great place and WILL be back again. There is nothing like it else where. Staff was great. We were able to experience the "Jolly Days" and the kids loved it. We drove 5 hours and this visit was... More 

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