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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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing museum that always has awesome exhibits! Right now they are showing the ancient Chinese warlord statues. The last time I went they had an awesome king tut exhibit!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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260 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Everything about this museum is top notch. Got a military discount. The full length play was fabulous- this alone makes it worth a visit. So many creative ideas for kids to interact with the exhibits. One of our favorite museums ever.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We attended on a "free night" and it was packed. A lot of hands-on stuff for the kids, several must-see features including the disosphere.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Best children's museum i ever went to as a kid. There are a bunch of floors with lots of learning to offer. There used to be a really cool giant clock made with glass and blue water. Not sure if its still there. I will take my kids someday if its still there when I have them.

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Columbus, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We love the museum. There is always something new. I have a teen and small children and there is something for everyone. The staff is friendly, parking is free and the membership price is worth it .

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I went to the Terra Cotta Warriors event. The value was great & included food & drink & of course access to three different exhibits. I loved the interactive activities like trying on warrior armor & making clay warriors. Very fun, lots of laughs. The PF Changs was yummy too! I would love to attend another evening event here!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

No matter what your age but especially if you have kids, you must set aside a few hours for this fabulous museum. We always take our grandchildren to visit when they're in Indy. Everybody loves the planetarium and dinosaur exhibit which are among the many permanent attractions there. And then there are the special events and exhibitions. Looking for a... More

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Fishers, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I have two toddlers who LOVE coming here. It is so hard to see everything there in a day, so we bought a membership, which is well worth it. It has a great interactive area for kids under 5 called Playscape that was recently updated. They can plat in water, sand, with balls, make art, play instruments...and that's just in... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

A great place to take your younger children or grandchildren. Very good variety of displays many of then interactive. Unfortunately, not much there for teens or adults (except watching the younger kids play and learn).

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Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
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26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I don't know how anyone can give the Children's Museum of Indianapolis less than 5 stars. My husband and I brought our one and a half year old here. It was my husband and son's first time (we live in Texas), and they loved it. The parking at the museum is free, and children under the age of two get... More

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