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“Best in the world!!” 5 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 #2 of 59 Attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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.
Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Best in the world!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This museum offers something for all ages of children and adults. The Dinosphere is like being back in time wandering under the feet of the dinosaurs. This area can be a bit frightening for those under age 4. There are areas for children to explore Egypt, see miniature dollhouses, rotate on a sofa to watch a glass sculpture change overhead, visit a planetarium, see a live show, ride a carousel and much more. The unique Children Make a Difference exhibit is a must see for children nine and over as well as adults. The history of Anne Frank, Ryan White and Ruby Bridges put you right into their lives. We go more than once a year because there are also changing exhibits that offer a wide range of interest.

Visited August 2012
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“Grandson, niece and nephew favorite place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

So happy to share this wonderful place with our family's next generation and out of state family. An absolute must see when visiting Indiana. In 2012 special exhibits included Hot Wheels and Lego World. Exhibits also have equal fun and learning for both kids and young at heart. Most impressive childrens museum ever visited.

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“OUT STANDING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is in a word OUTSTANDING! By far the best children's museum we have ever visited. They have four floors to explore. Whether your kids are into dinosaurs, trains, cars or robots they have it all! Dad's (Me) favorite exhibit was the Life-size Mattel Hot Wheels. My 5 year-old loved the "construction" area where kids can haul "rock" and "operate" a crane and bobcat. He could have played there for hours. They offer a AAA discount and have a large gift shop. They also have a variety of options at their cafeteria for a quick lunch or snack but beware it's a little pricey. In closing, if you have kids/grandkids it's well worth the visit. Check out their website for additional information on exhibits as there are way too many to list in this review.

Visited November 2012
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“Enjoyed by all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is truly an amazing museum for kids of all ages. Very hands on with fantastic exhibits. The dinosaur exhibit is wonderful.

Visited October 2012
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“Never Too Old!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

One is never too old for the Children's Museum! There's something for everyone and even an adult can spend hours there.

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