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Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Address: 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
Phone Number: (317) 334-3322
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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 planetarium and a theater with children's plays and live entertainment.

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Nice but crowded

We did go on a Saturday but even so it was just too crowded to move. We were shoulder to shoulder many times. I might try again on a weekday.

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We did go on a Saturday but even so it was just too crowded to move. We were shoulder to shoulder many times. I might try again on a weekday.

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Thank Joshua S
Bloomington, Indiana
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have taken my niece here many times. She loves it and excitedly goes from dinosaurs to trains and so on. There is something of interest for any kid. There is even a play area for the really little ones. I highly recommend visiting!

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Thank Rachel H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great museum for families, one of the best for children. Very interactive exhibits. Well worth the time.

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Thank jntcasey7135
Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is so much more than a museum, there is something for every age. Interactive, historic, iconic, whatever intrigues you, you will fond it at The Children's Museum. Always something new and exciting. I've been going to TCM for over 30 years and still can't wait to see it again.

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Thank LadyFair50
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum has exhibits that entertain and get children and families active together. I had two toddles,elementary child and a teen with my group. They all enjoyed our time there. They voted the chocolate slide and the dinosaur exhibit their favorite.

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Thank Lynndunca
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Children's Museum is always a blast! There is so much to see and do and most of the exhibits are interactive. Plan on spending the whole day!

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Thank Allison S
Indianapolis, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a must visit for anyone in and outside of Indianapolis. Covered parking garage, playscape for little kids, planetarium, science works, trains and dinosaurs. There is a food court and wonderful haunted house.

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Thank Trish M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great time!We really enjoyed the dinosaurs. We also spent a lot of time in the hands-on science area.

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Thank Marilyn and Ter... O
Bunker Hill
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fun time for any age. So much to see and hands on fun to experience for all. My teen and pre-teens STILL love to visit this museum. It is the best one we've ever been to.

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Thank erwins5
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was an awesome visit. So much to see and do the whole family had a great time and learned things. Would highly recommend .

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