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Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Address: 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
Phone Number: +1 317-334-4000
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The largest children's museum in the world urges children to dig in and...

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 theater with children's plays and live entertainment.

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This Children's museum was like none other I have seen. You have the dinosaurs crashing through the structure before you ever walk inside. I was then greeted by the transformers... read more

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Children's museum was like none other I have seen. You have the dinosaurs crashing through the structure before you ever walk inside. I was then greeted by the transformers which was amazing. There was so much to do that it definitely takes more than one day to get through it all! This was a great activity for everyone in... More 

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Montgomery
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love places like this, and since we were in the area, we wanted to make sure we stopped here. My son loved the dinosaur exhibits, although it was WAY too loud for him when the music and sounds started. He was very interested in the trains, and LOVED the Doc McStuffins exhibit. Unfortunately for us, most of this museum... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful place for all ages. Grandparents, Parents, and children enjoyed the museum very much. Make sure that you give yourself plenty of time. Some attractions are hard to get the kids away from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We drove in from Detroit just to experience the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle display. My son was so excited and happy he got a change to see his favorite super heroes on such a large scale. We enjoyed the entire museum. His second favorite part was the dinosaur floor. They actually had dinosaur bones that a Paleontologist has been cleaning... More 

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Crestwood, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent an afternoon at the museum. We were a large group ranging is age from 1 to 61. Two under 4 the rest adults. Everyone had a great time. Way more to see than what could be seen in one afternoon.

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Thank Mark J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Children's Museum is a must visit or minimally a drive by in Indianapolis. The exhibits are changed with a permanent dinosaur exhibit, a permanent Dale Chihuly exhibit, an Antique Carousel and a 2 story water clock. Plan a minimum of 2 hours.

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Thank Daniel R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Children's Museum and had a wonderful time. This place was fun, fun, fun. So much to see and so much to do. One of the best museum's I have ever been to. Our kids had a great time and learned about so many things. Must see if you are in Indianapolis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've grown up going here every year and now that my brother and are adults we still like to go and see the new exhibits. More fun with kids but still a great time.

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Lexington, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 4yr old to this and you will definitely spend the entire afternoon or all morning on this stop. There is so much for kids to actually do and get their hands on that they will happily spend the time here. They don't forget the adults that are there too, so there are things that you will enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

have brought several groups of kiddos here I was babysitting and we have always discovered something new and I always have just as much fun as they do learning and exploring the museum!

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