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“Great variety” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Children's Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
(317) 334-3322
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Ranked #1 of 196 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Leisure education
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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.
Illinois
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“Great variety”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Lots of different activities. Our kids Under 10 liked the dino exhibit and the dino digging, as well as the Hot Wheels special exhibit and the water and construction area. Allow at least 4 hours.

Visited October 2012
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This used to be a favorite destination of our family but then it got overly political and they started charging for individual exhibits.

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“Nice place to take the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Plenty of things to see and do. Kids had a great time. Food was pretty good also.

Some of the exhibits may be getting a little dated. It had been a couple years since we had been there and there were more of the same things than I expected.

Visited October 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“One of the best in the United States”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This place is truly a wonder for both adults and children. They are often changing the areas which explains why some families go back many times in one season. We go to the Children's Museum with other friends or family and always are amazed and enjoy the time there. They also have a very nice toy store with many very hard to find creative items.

Visited September 2012
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“Must see at least once.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

On par with the better choldrens museums (Du Page, Chicago, Kohls) but bigger!. Good use of art and hobbie work to give fun environment. Free parking, garage and outside with a covered bridge so u can have fun on a rainy day. Pricey, but they pretty much have a monopoly with their product. Plenty of healthy cafeteria food with Starbucks.

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