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Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Address: 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
Phone Number: (317) 334-3322
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The largest children's museum in the world urges children to dig in and...
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 planetarium and a theater with children's plays and live entertainment.
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We went to see the Hot Wheels exhibit. Great time, with the grandkids getting to participate in many of the activities in that area. It was a Friday morning when we went and it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went to see the Hot Wheels exhibit. Great time, with the grandkids getting to participate in many of the activities in that area. It was a Friday morning when we went and it was crowded, but there was room to see what we wanted. Daughter-in-law and 2 youngest grandkids went to ride the Merry-Go-Round. 14 yr. old grandson and... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My family visited this museum, when the Transformers exhibit was there. My son was over the moon to see the "life size" Bumblebee. We fell in love with the place. Even though we had initially visited for the limited time exhibits, we'd found plenty permanent exhibits that we enjoyed also. I don't think my 3 kids, 7 y/o boy and... More 

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e'ville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing! The excitement begins to build right at the door, since there's a VERY large dinosaur sculpture that appears to be peeking into the museum right through the glass! There are so many interactive displays, I lost count. The kids loved exploring the world of dinosaurs, becoming archeologists, learning about history, visiting the science lab, sitting in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There are very few places that bring so much satisfaction. A typical family visit to the Children's Museum ordinarily occurred at least once a year, usually when the grandchildren came to town. A year ago, I decided to get a membership pass so that I could go even when the grandchildren are not around. That was one of the best... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

While the contents of the museum are wonderfully engaging, I do not feel comfortable going into that area of the city, nor would I recommend it to anyone. It's sad but unfortunately that is the situation. Crime is very high in that area of the city.

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The Children's ... o, Manager at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, responded to this review

The Children’s Museum continually looks for ways in which it can assist in improving the quality of life and aesthetics of our surrounding neighborhoods. We want to ensure this is a vital neighborhood in which families can live, work, and play with pride. It's important for families to feel safe and comfortable visiting; we take every possible precaution to ensure... More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to spend an afternoon if you have little kids and need to burn off some energy. Great dinosaur and hotwheels exhibits. Also some really cool blown glass things in there. It's kind of in a sketchy part of town, so don't get lost if you're driving over there. We took a cab and then called... More 

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Bedford, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I will never get too old to visit the Children's Museum. They are constantly changing their displays and keeping it interesting for both the kids and adults!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is such a wonderful museum !!! Great for the whole family. So much to see and the kids love it definitely worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We've been members for many years. We see it as a great value. Lots of new things rotate in and out often. Love the little kid area (play scape) - perfect for young kids and away from bigger kids. They have lots of things for all ages. Free parking too.

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Cocoa, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We visited here with our 4 year old and nearly 12 year old for half day. Both had a great time (as did we)! We spent about three hours on site, but we didn't get to see but half of the exhibits. Everything was state of the art! Highly interactive with historically significant artifacts showcased in imaginative and whimsical settings.... More 

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