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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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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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A little too much for a 3 year old

We had a great day but so many of the activities weren't suited for our 3 year old. We knew that going into the visit, but the day did bring back lots of memories from when I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had a great day but so many of the activities weren't suited for our 3 year old. We knew that going into the visit, but the day did bring back lots of memories from when I visited as a kid. Since we visited over the local school's holiday breaks, it was absolutely packed! Exhibits were full and the line... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Great museum, plenty of interesting things for children to see and do. Our two kids had a blast, they really liked the Transformer exhibit. We went two days in a row and bought a membership - it was cheaper that way. Will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We visited over the Easter holidays with a grand niece. It was a little expensive but it is well worthwhile ... well laid out, very educational, excellent exhibits (and we are used to the Smithsonian Institutions!) and we had a great afternoon. Allow enough time, enjoy the cafeteria to rest your feet. We went during a very busy week and... More 

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Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Went with a family, overall definitely enjoyed it, but it's a little over rated. Expected a lot more, probably because of all the hype. Extremely crowded.

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Really great exhibits for children to interact with. Very please with the Kids making a Difference part with Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White.

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Martinfamilytravels
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is the second time we've taken our kids , ages 10, 8, 8, and 4 to the Children's Museum. They seemed to enjoy it more this time than last, which was 2 years ago. They were old enough to begin to enjoy the exhibits that are more educational and less play this time around. We've taken them several times... More 

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Buckner, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I brought two 15 year olds to this museum and was worried at first they would think it was to kiddie for them but we spent 5 hours there. If you have children this is a must do. It has something for everyone. The hands on exhibits are great. We really enjoyed the planetarium. Parking is free is their parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

You are looking at $80 for a family of four, but this is one of the country's top children's museum and it was worth the experience.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I can see why it is highly ranked and regarded. I do agree that staffing seems minimal. At the waterworks, a group of 8 yr old boys were going wild and I had to give several of them "the look" to calm down. Granted this IS a children's museum and I probably should have read more reviews to see it... More 

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Greencastle, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We took the kids ages 9,8, and 4 on the free day. Museum is free the first Thursday of every month in the evening. So many hands on things to do. There is a food court. Food prices is on the expensive side. We carried our lunch in. Parking is free in the garage. Love this museum!

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