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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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Second only to Disneyland!

This was the declaration of my 6-year-old son after we had been in the museum about 10 minutes... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Jan G
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Great museum

Spent 4 hrs here with my 9 year old daughter. Loved every minute of it. Great facilities with a... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Lexington, Kentucky
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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.
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  • 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 31 July 2016 via mobile

This was the declaration of my 6-year-old son after we had been in the museum about 10 minutes: This is my favorite place in the world...except for Disneyland! It is a wonderful place for kids and adults. I was first here as a kid in...More

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Spent 4 hrs here with my 9 year old daughter. Loved every minute of it. Great facilities with a food court, benches to rest, and plenty of bathrooms(including family style ). Bring comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking involved. Lots of things...More

Thank louielizard123
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Worth the visit. A lot of walking inside the museuam, which meant there was a lot that the family wanted to see and experience. Loved the China themed experience.

Thank Peeps-with-Pups
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We went for the first time today with our 4 year old twins and loved it! We were there from ~11am to close and did not get to see everything! The kids loved the Hot a Wheels exhibit, dinosaurs, Pirates & princesses, play scape, etc....More

Thank robertkc1979
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The museum was quite the pleasant surprise. It was much larger than I thought. The exhibits were well maintained and very entertaining for my 4 year old. She absolutely loved it there! We will make it point to go back soon.

Thank howic304
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My son and I recently visited the museum with some friends who had older children. We had a ball and stayed for 6 hours! My only criticism is that the museum is priced at a level that most families can't afford. There are so many...More

1  Thank April P
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is a great place to intrigue young minds. It's not cheap fun, but parking is free. There are many different levels and exhibits. Also, they have a merry go round. The old fashion carnival kind. It cost extra to ride.

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We have been taking our children and grandchildren to The Children's Museum for years. They all want to go back any time they are in town. Lots of great exhibits and hands-on activities. The Museum continues to add more and more world-class items and events....More

Thank Soulmates50Years
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We come here often, I have a 1 year old, 6 year old, and an 8 year old, all boys. The love it! There is something for everyone! We are excited about the new science works area set to open Aug. 27!

Thank Ashley T
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We live fairly close so have visited this museum many times. Our most recent visit was in July 2016. There is a new space exhibit that includes the Liberty 7 capsule. This was our main reason for visiting and it was cool. They have redone...More

Thank L S
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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!
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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.