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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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Not just for kids!

This is a wonderful place for everyone, especially youngsters. Around every turn is something interesting, interactive and engaging. Just as we thought the dinosaur exhibits were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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163 reviews 163 reviews
29 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place for everyone, especially youngsters. Around every turn is something interesting, interactive and engaging. Just as we thought the dinosaur exhibits were the best, we discovered the Chinese pavilion! Kids were trying brushes to write calligraphy, scampering in and out of samples of homes in China, and generally getting a look at something they probably didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This museum is quiet although they have plenty of activities for kids, maybe it's because of extremely cold weather when we visited. Plenty of activities indoor that can get kids attached and they would really enjoy and spend their time there. Some of the activities are educational and fit for various level of ages. Highly recommended for parents to bring... More 

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Richmond, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

the childrens museum has some thing for everyone - from young to old - the foo court is a little pricey so bring a sack lunch if a pricey lunch isn't in your budget

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Ferrisburg, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Everything in this museum can be touched or taken apart or explored. I was there during spring break and even with lots of families there, it seemed to have room to explore without being inhibited by some one in front of me.

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Goodlettsville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best Children's Museum in the U.S. We've visited many museums across the United States. The Indy museum has a variety of activities, exhibits and interactive displays. We have gone to museum last 20 years. We thoroughly enjoy our time

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have had a membership here for two years and have still not seen everything yet! We started taking my son when he was only a few months old and there have been exhibits for him at every step of development and every age. This is a must see if you are in the Indianapolis area. You could spend all... More 

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Frankfort, Indiana, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We have visited many times over the years with children and grand children. NEVER disappointed. Constantly changing exhibits to keep things fresh and interesting. The model train exhibit is our favorite. Price is very resonable.

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Bowling Green
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went here when I was a kid and my kids love it as well. Worth the drive for some quality time with the kids!!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The Children's Museum, although it is not in the best area of town is one of the highlights of visiting Indianapolis. We have taken our family, and our children to this museum on numerous occasions and many families would benefit from the yearly pass. The exhibits are interesting, interactive and the holiday activities are exemplary.

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Sebring, Florida
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A lot of places that hype themselves as "the best" or "the biggest" are exaggerating reality in order to lure in business. The Indianapolis Children's Museum actually lives up to its billing as "the Largest Children's Museum in the world." It's huge -- a city block foot print and four stories tall. We took our grandson there last summer and... More 

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