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Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Address: 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
Phone Number: (317) 334-3322
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Ranked #2 of 65 Attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: The largest children's museum in the world urges children to dig in and touch everything as they...
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We took our 18 month old grandchild today along with his mommy and daddy. It was a total blast. Watching him run around and being totally fascinated by everything was a real treat! It has so much to do for kids of all ages. It is very hands on and worth every penny. Can't wait to go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The Indianapolis children's museum was a sight to behold! Love the Decor!the dinosaurs coming in and out of the building with very eye-catching and interesting! Lots for children and adults to do I do recommend checking your coat because it very warm in there! With the new exhibits arriving this year should be a child destination! Food is expensive as... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

At various times, my husband and I have taken all our grandchildren to this wonderful museum. We started going there in the late 1990's and have continued our visits into 2014. This last time the display was related to The Chinese Warriors that have been excavated in Xi'an, China. The hands-on activity and opportunity to explore different nuances of Chinese... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Loved the dinosaurs! Loved the water clock - could watch that for an hour easily. A great place to take kids.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place to take the kids and a must if you are in the area so plan on spending a day. The parking is free which is a plus, the only thing you would think it would be located downtown. Instead it is located in a not so welcomed area just outside of downtown...

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Used to live in Indy and took my kids here when they were little. They now have children of their own, and it's still the best children's museum I've ever seen!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We drove from Columbus to visit here and it was phenomenal! There is a lot to see. My five and 7 year old had a great time. Parking is free and all the staff is extremely welcoming and courteous. This place is truly designed with children in mind. Very stroller friendly. Kids can touch everything. The cafeteria has any choices... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great place to take any age, I have been with the kids and also or adult events held some evenings. Easy parking close to the museum.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you have kids this is a must visit. Very educational and keeps the kids interest. One thing you may want to consider is buying and printing your tickets at home. The line for tickets can be exhausting. Other than that it's great. There is plenty to choose from in terms of food. There are five floors of activities to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We live close to Indianapolis and really enjoy taking are 4 year old Son to the Museum. It is truly world class and for anyone who has children or if you are just

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