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“Busy, but what a great place!!!” 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 #3 of 80 attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Children's 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.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Busy, but what a great place!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Traveled from Michigan with our grandchildren ages 7 and 9 just to visit this museum. We had heard wonderful things about it and were not disappointed. So much to do and see! Included in the admission price are free tickets to the Planetarium shows and there also was a live theater performance the day we visited. Both were excellent. Be sure to get your free tickets right away when you arrive so you can plan your day. We were happy to do something that included sitting 2 times during the day! The dinosaur exhibit is spectacular, but our grandkids liked the temporary gecko exhibit the best. Wish we would have gone to the 4th floor first to science area. We visited on a very busy day during spring break, and it was hard for the kids to try all the things in that exhibit by the time we made it up there in the afternoon. The food court is VERY pricey, but you can bring your own lunch and stash it in a locker ($1 rental fee). The carousel is an extra dollar per person to ride. Nothing special, but of course the kids wanted to ride. Plan on several hours. Get there when it opens to avoid crowds in line for tickets. I wish we had taken the option of prepurchasing tickets on line!

Visited April 2013
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Homewood, Illinois
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“Cool place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Very interactive. Best for children 10 and under. The plays, special events and staff made this a wonderful experience for our family.

Visited March 2013
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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“Granddaughter & All Had A Good Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Everything for the kids to do was hands on. Our granddaughter literally ran from one area to another. We will be going there the next time we go to Indianapolis.

Visited March 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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“Totally Kid Friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Wonderful museum for kids of all ages. Both educational and fun. New exhibits regularly. Spectacular dinosaur exhibit. The entire museum really is kid friendly and endless opportunities for hands on learning.

Visited March 2013
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Fishers, Indiana
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“Great experience for kids and parents”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful hands on experiences for the kids, but also interesting to adults. We went during the Gecko exhibit and it was fascinating! Also, don't miss Dino world. It's truly first-class, with actual Dino fossils mixed in with castings. Finally, the carousel is worth the extra dollar for the ride. A great day for the family.

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