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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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A must do for kids

This place is great for children of almost any age, even toddlers! Not only is it educational but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Best Museum in the US!

This has always been a great spot to visit with your kids, or just as an adult! Very clean, great... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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 2 days ago via mobile

This place is great for children of almost any age, even toddlers! Not only is it educational but you can keep coming back without getting bored because they constantly have new things for kids to see and do. If you plan on taking your kids...More

Thank michellern2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

This has always been a great spot to visit with your kids, or just as an adult! Very clean, great exhibits! I have loved this museum since I was a little girl. Food is pricey, so eat somewhere else, or before getting there.

Thank jennifercrowe88
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an all-day visit, folks. There is something for everyone of all ages. Many floors of thematic displays and activities are sure to keep all engaged. The restrooms even have totty potties! Great value for the charge of admission.

Thank Anita C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My fiancé and I spent all day at the museum. We didn't even bring kids and we had a blast. I cried in the children can change the world section so moving.

Thank AntAlexMason
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an outstanding choice for a day with your grandchildren or friends, no matter what age. It is wonderful, great exhibits, hands on activities and wonderful displays. There is a café there to have a bite to eat. It is a definite stop, everything...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Simply the best Children's museum I have ever visited and I have been to many in many cities! Constantly updating and many interactive exhibits. Something for all ages and the Carousel is a plus!

Thank NonnaAngie
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Indy Children's museum really is at the top of its game. We took our kids (then 7 and 4) once last year to check it out, then got a membership for this year. We've been 3 times this year and every time we think...More

Thank JymmH
Reviewed 6 days ago

We travel 4 hours just to come here. This is a great way to spend a weekend away. Parking is a breeze with their own parking garage. Plan on being here all day, with 4 stories there's lots to see! I think we've visited 4...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our oldest was in 6th grade at the time of our visit, I wish we'd gone a year or 2 earlier. Overall still a great attraction.

Thank am03rn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took our 8yr old daughter and 5yr old son for a weekend trip to Indy. I'd say the Children's Museum was definitely the highlight of the trip. The looks of awe and amazement, wonder and amusement, and excitement and joy on their faces as...More

Thank Jimmy L
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6 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
27 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.
10 April 2017|
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Response from Rachel F | Reviewed this property |
I would think you can, but I would call them before hand and ask. They were very nice and helpful when I called with a few questions. You might also check their website, I know they had free and discount days when I took... More