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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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I was expecting better; but it wasnt a bust...

This being the "world's largest children's museum" I was expecting to be blown out of my shoes. I... read more

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LetsB-out
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
My family loves the museum

We visit the museum once or twice a year with our two children. There is a ton of things to do... read more

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The largest children's museum in the world just got even bigger with the addition of a new 7.5-acre outdoor health and fitness area that encourages activity through multiple sports. The new space, called Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience includes basketball, football, hockey, soccer, pedal car racing (drag strip and oval track), golf, baseball, and tennis. The indoor portion of the new area includes the National Art Museum of Sport along with the World of Sport and History of Hoops. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis itself is made up of 500,000 square feet with exhibits and activities that are fun and interesting for the entire family as they explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and the arts through exciting interactive exhibits on five floors. Families will discover some of the most rare dinosaur fossils in the world and see what it's like to live and work in space. There's also a theater with children's plays and live entertainment.
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3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
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Reviewed yesterday

This being the "world's largest children's museum" I was expecting to be blown out of my shoes. I will admit, the building's architecture with the dinosaurs breaking in is awesome and there is an abundance of square footage in this place; but I feel like...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We visit the museum once or twice a year with our two children. There is a ton of things to do, and they're always changing exhibits. I would recommend visiting, if you're in the area.

Thank J K
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Reviewed yesterday

I took my grandchildren ages 9 & 13. We were disappointed that some areas of the museum were closed. We weren't interested in the huge sports area. We were only there 2 hours and had covered it all. Definitely designed for very young children. Glad...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perfect! Educational yet fun for the kids. I nice balance of activities and things to learn. Be sure to pack a lunch or get a mortgage to eat there! Gift shop disappointing. Could get all that junk at meijer. Hoped for more educational items to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first visit here with a toddler and an 11 month-old. The dinosaur exhibit was one of the toddler's favorites. The Playscape area was great for both of the kids. Spent most of the day here and left with tired but happy kids.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The kids loved it. We had a great time. The carousel is amazing and I love the miniature rooms. The China area is really neat and educational for all.

Thank Teresa K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very children friendly, but adults can have a blast as well. Even the teens were able to find enjoyable things to do.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Yes, it truly is and is worth every penny. You can easily spend the entire day here and not experience everything to the fullest. I highly recommend getting the yearly pass so you can come back and enjoy it. The newly built Sports attraction has...More

Thank Only1jellybeanz
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a nice Museum that seems to always be changing. Workers invited my son to activities and made the day fun. We spent a short amount of time playing on the new outdoors sports exhibit. It was awesome, but too hot to stay long....More

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The Children's ... o, General Manager at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and we're so glad you spent your Father's Day with us. In the future we hope you can take advantage of our Plan-Ahead Pricing, which is our dynamic pricing model that allows families to spend the price that's right for...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

First of all, it was $80 some bucks for two adults and a three year old. The only thing that our grand daughter cared about was the kids scape. They had water ponds, sand tables, and a climbing thing in that area. Oh and up...More

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The Children's ... o, General Manager at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You're correct that Playscape and the Carousel are great areas for a 3-year-old. There are also many preschool-friendly interactives located in each exhibit, because our exhibit developers aim to make each exhibit accessible to all...More

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Stephanie M
16 May 2018|
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Response from Doc R | Reviewed this property |
We visited the museum when there were lots of children there because it was a holiday. It was a bit overwhelming. I'd encourage you to go on a day when there might not be as many children there. There were many exhibits... More
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Jane S
5 May 2018|
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YES - and the zoo!!
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Response from The Children's ... o | Property representative |
Outdoor areas are weather dependent, and as safety is our top priority, rough weather conditions may require rain delays or closure of the outdoor experiences. The indoor areas of the sports experience do remain open if the... More
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