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Children's Museum of Indianapolis

3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
(317) 334-3322
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Ranked #2 of 82 attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Traveler Description: Kids won’t want to miss The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.  It’s a hands-on world of discovery, which is the largest of its kind in the world... more »
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Okemos, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I went with my niece and nephew and they have so much fun here. This place is very interesting and it is nice, clean, and fun for the whole family. I enjoyed this and would go here again next time I am in Indy!

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Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

When we think of children's museums, we usually think of a building where children play with something while the adults watch. Here, however, the children play, read and learn while the adults play, watch, read and learn. Each area is thematically based. The area the most like the "traditional" children's museum is the China area - there's a Chinese home... More

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Brighton, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We stopped in Indianapolis on our way back from Missouri, so we only had about 3 1/2 hours, but we made the most of every minute. We were greeted by a huge Bumblebee from Transformers, and both my kids are huge Transformers fans, so that was an instant hit. Ask for a AAA discount- it saved a few bucks. We... More

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Zionsville, Indiana
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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We have been members of the museum for eleven years and every time we go we feel like there is more to see and do. We thought our big kids would be tired of going by now - but they love it too. There are always new exhibits and they are always outstanding. We go every year to see Santa... More

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Naperville, IL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We saw the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit, the Dino exhibit, and the Treasures exhibit. My boys ages 8&5 and I had a really fun time. We spent the whole day, and brought our own lunches and snacks which we ate at extra tables on edge of food court. We loved the Great Wall of China slide and rode the carousel.... More

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Xenia, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My family went here and absolutely loved it! There is so many interactive and hands on activities for kids. Our son is only 7 months old, so the trip was a bit more for us. There is actually an infant area on the 3rd floor though. We will definitely be going back when he's older!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Museum is fabulous. The ticket counter to get in and pay $32 a piece is ridiculous long lines. Only three counters open and families w kids waiting 30 minutes to just buy tickets. Talk about screaming and yelling... That was the parents!! This great museum needs to think about better service in a big way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My whole family had an amazing time. Just driving up and seeing dinosaurs climbing into and escaping from the building made it worth the trip. There is so much hands on stuff for the kids (and adults) to do and get into. But the dino exhibit was the best part hands down.

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Temperance, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I had heard that this museum was the top rated children's museum in the U.S. it would be difficult to suggest additional features to make it better-it is really impressive-a first class museum in every respect. Lots of "hands on", a wide variety of experiences and something for all ages. Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Lots of space. Even though... More

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Fairfield, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It was an experience I wish for me & Family would never end!! So many exhibits that were interactive for kids & adults. Every age group should enjoy their selves!! I will be coming back soon.

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