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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Easily the best attraction in Indy

This is better than your average children's museum. The price was maybe just a tad high at over $100 for five people but with free parking and reasonably-priced lunches on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Illinois City, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is better than your average children's museum. The price was maybe just a tad high at over $100 for five people but with free parking and reasonably-priced lunches on the location its still a good bargain. We spent nearly 5 hours there and could probably have spent more. Beware that it closes relatively early and that the attractions will... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very cool place! Beautiful Chihuly glass sculpture five story tall. A lot of fun activities for kids. Interesting for adults as well.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would have given five stars if it wasn't for the price. One adult and one child was $41!! The exhibits were great especially for children under ten. It truly is the biggest and has a huge variety

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are from Southwest Michigan (3 hour drive from Indy) but decided to make the trip to check out this museum when our 2-year-old daughter saw the Doc McStuffins exhibit advertised on Disney Junior. She can barely communicate, but it was clear - she had to see it. We also have a 5-year-old son, and his favorite exhibits were the... More 

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Boonville, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My oldest son is 10 and had a WONDERFUL time at the museum. We visited on the Friday after Thanksgiving, so we could see Santa's arrival. The activities that day were very fun for him. He enjoyed all of the activities throughout the day. The food in the food court was pricey. I would hope that it would be lower... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a reason they are rated at the top among the best children's museums. We went for the Doc McStuffins exhibit. Great place and WILL be back again. There is nothing like it else where. Staff was great. We were able to experience the "Jolly Days" and the kids loved it. We drove 5 hours and this visit was... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best museums in the world. While ticket prices are similar to others, the endowment this place has puts it several cuts above the rest. Everything is SO well designed and interactive. Recommend two days to really enjoy it. Also, see a (free!) show by getting tickets from the concierge early in the day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a patron of this museum since I was a little girl. As a 28 year old woman I still thoroughly enjoy the interactiveness and selection of exhibits. I highly recommend anyone with children or who just enjoy fun and interactive museums to check it out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the kids loved it. Great for toddlers for hands on play. 4 levels so wear your walking shoes. Easy to find. Looks like December would be perfect to go. Lots of Christmas stuff

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mostly this place would serve as an excellent place for school field trips . We did not think it was fun , my daughter (9) was getting board a little. i believe the tickets were kind of pricey as this place again has no rides or fun activities beside story telling.

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