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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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One of the Best Children's Museums We've Seen

We take our nephew and grandson here often, and find it to be very well designed, fun, and instructive for them and us. The special exhibits, like the Terra Cotta Warriors from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Lafayette, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We take our nephew and grandson here often, and find it to be very well designed, fun, and instructive for them and us. The special exhibits, like the Terra Cotta Warriors from China, are especially enjoyable. There is something here to interest almost all ages, and many hands activities and learning activities. The cafeteria is tasty, and the gift shop... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

lots to do and play with, very interactive. A little on the expensive side, but fun for kids. We spent about 2 hours here.

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Robinson, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

One of the best children's museum we have taken our grand kids to. I would highly recommend this museum.

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LaSalle, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

After reading many glowing reviews, we decided to make the trek to Indianapolis to see the Children’s Museum. We’ve been to several other similar type museums and so in comparison I would rate this one as average. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area as there are some very interesting and fun exhibits for all ages all housed... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love taking my two boys here. They always have so much fun and get to explore and learn hands on. They are able to use their imagination and just be kids. I a world full of video games and virtual friends, this is an amazing change of pace. I will say if you live in the area a pass is... More 

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Palestine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Help! Dinosaurs coming through the walls! And many other interactive exhibits. Well done and their Halloween Haunted House is one of the best. It's always a fun time at Indy's Children's Museum.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This museum is so complete it makes you wish they would take "children's" out of their name:-) Perhaps they mean children of all ages? It does not require a detailed description...just don't miss it if you are in Indy. If you have children with you, all the better, if not it's still worth a visit.

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Fort Wayne, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Loved the variety in exhibits and activities; children of all ages will find something they are fascinated with! Our 10 year old daughter loved the Dale Chihuly exhibit as well as the China exhibit. My husband and I spent a long time speaking with their on-site archeologist who was actually working on cleaning off old coins and other items found... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Amazing place! We came there from Columbus just to visit it. We spent there 6 hours. It's worth to visit theater performance - our kid was talking about it for 3 hours while driving back home. Actors are so good and enthusiastic. I would recommend you to visit as many activities for kids as possible - they are really interesting.... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We took a 5 year old and 10 year old on a Saturday afternoon. It was very busy, which made it difficult for children to have opportunities to explore some of the areas. In one area, our 5 year old was told by an adult that he needed to go find something else to do because her child was going... More 

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