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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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Museum by Moonlight

I have experienced #TCM as a child, had the privilege of touring the collections as a student (three floors under the museum), and attended a few of the After Dark Events (21 and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have experienced #TCM as a child, had the privilege of touring the collections as a student (three floors under the museum), and attended a few of the After Dark Events (21 and over with access to limited exhibits) but have always wanted to experience the museum in its entirety without little people under foot. Museum by Moonlight was that... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place, they are always changing out the exhibits. The new night time adults events are amazing. No body has a better Children's museum than Indy.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The largest Children's museum in the world, you bet ya! We try to go every year and with our large family, we buy the family pass. Then you can ride the carousel for free. My boys enjoy the trains and all the kids love the science experiments and rock climbing. Try to go when it is less crowded, it can... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister was in town with her two small grandchildren--- we dicided to vusit the museum-- the wait in line was trenendius but well worth seeing the smiles on all the childrens faces that includes my 3--- it wasnt all day either which gave us time to enjoy a bite to eat before they headed back to Illinois--

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed wandering through the exhibits without having to supervise children. We were taken off-guard by the costs. Not only the entry fee $23.50/person but also the price of lunch! $17 for a small sandwich, bag of chips, bottle of water & a cup of fruit. Also, another dollar a person to ride the carousel. Some of the hands on... More 

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been enjoying the CMI since I was a kid, almost 30yrs running now, and it only gets better! I love taking my kids and watching them spend an entire day playing, using their imagination, learning, and exploring! The permanent exhibits are fantastic and feature a science area, a brand new playscape for young children, a Chihully glass sculpture,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Children's museum of Indianapolis is an amazing adventure for all ages. With permanent and changing exhibits there is always something new and fun to do. We are members which is the most economical way to go if you plan on more than one event and you receive special members only previews and other perks. The food court has a... More 

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IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For years, we've appreciated the Children's Museum for its great exhibits, helpful neighborhood membership opportunities, and opportunities for children (and adults!) of all ages. Now, however, we've stepped into being grand-parents, and discovered the Museum has an annual membership for grand-parents and ALL of their grand-children! What a great opportunity for not-to-be-forgotten times with precious little ones. We've taken toddlers... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Indianapolis Children's Museum has been visited and studied by both other cities in the USA but also from other countries as a model museum. There are many interactive expositions as well as exhibits that interest both children as well as adults. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Brazil, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great family fun! There is something for all ages. I have taken my children from ages 2 through nine.

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