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Terre Haute Childrens Museum

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Address: 727 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47807
Phone Number: +1 812-235-5548
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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I have nothing but wonderful words about this museum! We went on $5 Friday which also happened to be an adoption celebration day! They had enough to do where my 3 year old... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have nothing but wonderful words about this museum! We went on $5 Friday which also happened to be an adoption celebration day! They had enough to do where my 3 year old stayed busy and enjoyed herself all day! The staff was friendly, professional, and very helpful! They made sure we enjoyed ourselves and were finding our way around... More 

Thank LeeCole23
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We used to live in Terre Haute and this was new since we moved. Took a day trip to visit, our older child was 12 when we visited and most activities were not too interesting for her. For younger children this would be a fun place to spend an afternoon.

Thank Mark J
Evanston, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

My daughter is 11 and she still enjoys going to this museum when we're in town. There's a wide variety of activities. I especially like the body exhibit. For a city the size of Terre Haute, it's a real gem. It's large enough that kids won't get bored quickly, but not so big that they're overwhelmed.

Thank Eric D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My grandson is three years old and can spend two hours enjoying the TH Children's museum. It is clean, the staff is friendly and helpful and we highly recommend it.

Thank Daniel R
Columbus, Ohio
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This museum has three levels of fun. There are all kinds of things to do with some things unique to Indiana. The little child area is also one of the best I've seen. My kids loved it here.

Thank Thompsonian
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I visit the area once a year to see family and my kids can't wait to come here! It's great value and they have so much fun playing! It entertains them all day!

Thank Stacey G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Once upon a time, there was a sad little children's museum in Terre Haute but now, the new Children's Museum competes with museums across the US. I love to take my granddaughters there. They can spend hours exploring, playing, and learning. Pizza on site makes lunch easy. It's open spaces make it never feel crowded. It's bright and colorful. The... More 

1 Thank Sandy M
Anderson, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It is a lot of fun and there are lots of hands on things to do to keep your little ones busy. I went with my college student son, and we were amused as well. It was nice to add to the visit with him

Thank Victoria K
Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Science put in simple terms, and a great place for a family to spend time.....3 floors of exhibits, and a 3 story tree house for kids to experience.....

1 Thank Dave R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I have been to quite a few "children's" museums in my day, and this one is fair, at best. Now, if we take into account that it's in the small downtown of a mid-size city in southern IN, it seems a little better. Everything is relative.

Thank Lisa M

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