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Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Address: 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
Phone Number: 13173343322
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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 planetarium and a theater with children's plays and live entertainment.

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$$$ Wonderful for young kids

The ticket prices for kids are outrageous if you do not have a membership. Double what it cost for a child to go to the Chicago Childrens museum. $18 for a 2 year old. Adult... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The ticket prices for kids are outrageous if you do not have a membership. Double what it cost for a child to go to the Chicago Childrens museum. $18 for a 2 year old. Adult ticket was $22. Under 2 is free. If you spend the entire day here I would bring your child. My son is 2 and had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am nine years old. I went with my family on a Monday. We went to the dinosaur exhibit three times. My favorite game was build the dino. If your children are between the ages of 3 - 5 I recommend you go to Pirates and Princesses. Me and my family had so much fun.

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Thank Amanda M
Wabash, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum offers a clean environment and efficient admin lines. Displays intrigue children and adults to learn about all topics displayed. At 42 years old my favorite display is the Dino dome. Food court is clean well priced with a great selection. Always review yearly membership of going your first time. As the pricing isn't much more when your looking at... More 

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Taylorsville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The children's museum combines playtime with some learning, but really just playtime. A wide range of activities allow children of all ages to have fun and experience something new. This is definitely a place where you could spend all day. For young children the best exhibit is the playscape, but the museum includes exhibits for all ages as well as... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited during a road trip. Our kids are 7 and 9 years old. We all had a great time. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. We planned to stay for 3 hours but ended up staying closer to 5 hours. The museum was huge, clean and packed full of awesome exhibits. They loved the dinosaurs, space and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this museum with three generations including two small children and expected to stay a couple hours at most. How wrong we were! Everyone was very excited and found plenty to see and do. Wonderful day out.....

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This isn't my first time going, but this is my first time giving my opinion. Compared from the previous 2 times I attended. This was a bit of a let down. Alot of the exhibits that were there before no longer exists. For example the dolls from around the world...(Barbies). This would show different dolls in multiple surroundings, dressed in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited theChildren's Museum for a special event that was there about various religions. Also saw the Dinosaur exhibit and the Planetarium. There is a lot to see and well worth the visit if you are in Indianapolis, IN. There is plenty to see for children and adults. This is one of the best museums in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Parking garage is very convenient and leads right into the museum. The staff is very helpful. Price of admission is well worth the experience.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I wish we had more time here because there is so much to do in every exhibit. My family and I spent almost two hours just with the dinosaurs. If we lived near this museum we would get a membership. We will be back for more fun hands on learning.

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