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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 59 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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st.louis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We were on our way home from Sandusky Ohio, and had some extra time before we had to go home. I saw this Children's Museum on Trip Advisor. We drove to the museum and were instantly intrigued. There are large, model dinosaurs on the outside of the building. Parking was a snap, as there is a parking garage on the... More 

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Orlando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

The admission is a little pricey, but still fun exhibits. They change for the holidays which is always good for families!

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

worth every minute of the 8 hour drive. Would definitely do it again. Kids loved it and had a blast.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

So, the kids were instantly mesmerized upon seeing the place; I mean there's a dinosaur lifting the top of the building! You walk in, and there's Bumblebee from the Transformers movie. They had a random little skit too, that had some guy in a box that "transformed" into Bumblebee; I thought the kids heads were going to pop off. Do... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderfull experience for my 2 grandsons. They are thrilled to return. CLEAN and very engaging. A bigger than life/fictional Bumblebee Transformer in main lobby. Have recently renewed donor status for 2nd year. Routinely change attractions themes during the year.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Interesting exhibitions. It looks like staff really care about the performance of this museum. Food is quite decent. It's an ideal adventure for kids under six years old that will kept them entertained the whole day.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Every level of this museum pleased the 8, 11, 31, and 68 year olds in our group. The food court was huge and clean, plenty of space to sit and the prices weren't as high as we'd expected. The clock demonstration was entertaining. By far the best park was the hands on water and boats. We spent at least an... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had such a great time at this children's museum. There is so much to do and see. My kids loved the dinosaur exhibit. Watching the archaeologists actually work was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My daughter has a membership here so they visit every other week and sometimes once a week depending on the weather. This place is awesome and worth every penny of admission. The kids are engaged and the adults get to step back to a simplier time and watch the pure joy of the children playing, learning and exploring. My grandson... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I grew up going to this place all the time, my personal favorite is the dollhouse exhibit. I'm almost 25 years old and I still love this place :)

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