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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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Great for Kids of Many Ages

This is a great museum for kids from 2 to probably about 14. There is an area just for those under... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Batesville, Indiana
Good time with family

We went here on a Saturday. We got there about 1130a. This place is huge! Multiple floors with a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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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 yesterday

This is a great museum for kids from 2 to probably about 14. There is an area just for those under 5 to keep them from being overwhelmed by the older kids, and a variety of activities for other age groups as well. The downside...More

Thank SMF-Collegeville
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here on a Saturday. We got there about 1130a. This place is huge! Multiple floors with a lot for kids to do on each floor. I went with my wife and 2 daughters, age 1 and 4. We often had to make them...More

Thank Docter-j
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited with my 13-y/o son & 7-y/o daughter, both of whom thoroughly enjoyed the museum. We've been coming (at least once a year) since my son was old enough to interact with the exhibits; it's one of his favorite places to go on a...More

Thank RJFost
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is a must see and do. If ever in Indy, you have to take time to check it out. Rated one of the best children's museums in the US, it is priceless. Engaging, entertaining, hands-on, constantly changing - it is fun for everyone!

Thank kathyhI6656IV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great for children of almost any age, even toddlers! Not only is it educational but you can keep coming back without getting bored because they constantly have new things for kids to see and do. If you plan on taking your kids...More

Thank michellern2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has always been a great spot to visit with your kids, or just as an adult! Very clean, great exhibits! I have loved this museum since I was a little girl. Food is pricey, so eat somewhere else, or before getting there.

Thank jennifercrowe88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an all-day visit, folks. There is something for everyone of all ages. Many floors of thematic displays and activities are sure to keep all engaged. The restrooms even have totty potties! Great value for the charge of admission.

Thank Anita C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I spent all day at the museum. We didn't even bring kids and we had a blast. I cried in the children can change the world section so moving.

Thank AntAlexMason
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an outstanding choice for a day with your grandchildren or friends, no matter what age. It is wonderful, great exhibits, hands on activities and wonderful displays. There is a café there to have a bite to eat. It is a definite stop, everything...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply the best Children's museum I have ever visited and I have been to many in many cities! Constantly updating and many interactive exhibits. Something for all ages and the Carousel is a plus!

Thank NonnaAngie
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7 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
28 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.
10 April 2017|
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Response from Rachel F | Reviewed this property |
I would think you can, but I would call them before hand and ask. They were very nice and helpful when I called with a few questions. You might also check their website, I know they had free and discount days when I took... More