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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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Awesome! And huge! But maybe wait til the baby is five or so...

We traveled 5 hours from Ohio and stayed in Indianapolis for 3 days for one reason - this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Canton, Ohio
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So much fun!

Great place for kids of all ages. We spent 3 hours and could have stayed longer. Each exhibit is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nikki M
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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 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled 5 hours from Ohio and stayed in Indianapolis for 3 days for one reason - this Children’s Museum. This is the 7th or 8th children museum we’ve been to and by far the largest. The price is very comparable to others the museum...More

Thank erinp77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for kids of all ages. We spent 3 hours and could have stayed longer. Each exhibit is interactive and captivating.... my kids loved it!

Thank Nikki M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family really enjoyed the museum! Being under the big top was full of excitment for the family from riding the unicycle, swinging in the hoops and the virtual tight rope was awesome. We stayed for hours enjoying the different exhibits such as traveling to...More

Thank Kadela10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to take your family for a fun day! Great way to tach your little ones about animals and animal life!

Thank Terri P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see and do here that it keeps a wide range of kids happy. The museum is accessible and user friendly.

Thank casadeboys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see place!! We've lived in Indy area for years and used to have a family membership so we could take the kids regularly. We love it. They have an area for babies and toddlers, crawlers. A historic Carousel. A section where there are...More

Thank Calliope1014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum gives out free tickets like crazy. Do not waste your money. It is crowded and dirty. I am not a fan of this museum and the food court is gross.More

Thank kathrynbY5349OJ
The Children's ... o, Manager at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kathryn, We take reviews very seriously and are disappointed to see that your experience led you to leave a 1-star review. We take pride in our museum and follow rigorous cleaning procedures in order to maintain a clean environment for visitors and staff. The museum...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum with our then 3 year old daughter & while pregnant with our second kid in the Summer of 2017. We live in Chicago & we loved the place so much that we spent our Christmas vacation back here with our 3.5...More

Thank 789rod
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to spend the day with kids 12 and under. Teenagers are less excited, but even the adults had fun! There are four floors of exhibits, and everything is hands on, and very kid friendly. Fortunately it's also parent friendly, so...More

1  Thank SportsMoose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our trip to the museum. We were there between Christmas and New Years, so the only issue that we had was finding parking in the garage. The exhibits were great; my favorite being the Chinese exhibit (we were there in 2016) and the...More

1  Thank WorldTravelers1999
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9 November 2017|
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Response from OICommando | Reviewed this property |
Whoa, very bad of me. Thought I gave it the highest which I never do. I am a volunteer at another zoo/aquarium. This is great in indi. Have to fix. Thanks.
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.