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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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Greatest place to take the kids!

I love the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Every time we attend there is something new to see...and it is such a great place for kids to play. Don't wait! Go!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jill B
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Every time we attend there is something new to see...and it is such a great place for kids to play. Don't wait! Go!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have gone for years to the museum for all seasons. Took my kids at ages 12, 13, 14, and this was the first time they were ready to leave. This is a great place to take your grandkids and children from 2 to 12!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in town for a Bowling Tournament our son was attending and needed to find a place indoors since the temperature was in the 90s our son was spending time with his friends and decided to give this a try. Great place and service. Best Children's Museum so far.

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Thank Greg T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

How many times do you find yourself saying,"Don't touch! Hands off! You'll break it!" Not here at the amazing Children's Museum. This place is made for kids to explore, touch, and experience in the developmentally appropriate ways needed to learn. You will have to keep a keen eye on the toddlers, of course, but they will have a blast right... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've taken our children and grandchildren to this excellent museum. They change some of the exhibits and add new ones on a regular basis. However, some major displays haven't changed in 35 years or more. As an adult I enjoy going to "The Children's Museum" even without kids. Plan to spend several enjoyable hours if you go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the most popular attraction for families in Indy by far. Since it is the biggest in the world of its kind, it pops up for things to do in Indy automatically. Don't get me wrong. It is a really nice attraction. However.... It tends to be very crowded and hot. It is expensive to get in, and everything... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place for young children, but also for the young at heart. If you're young at heart, but don't enjoy active kids, skip the Indianapolis Children's Museum.

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Star trek parody hokey n too long but kids loved it. Loved dinosaurs n China exhibit. Highly recommend. 5 yr Olds would especially enjoy.

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Santa Claus, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited the Children's Museum a number of times with my grandchildren. It is a fantastic place that has interaction for all age groups. It is very clean and well maintained. Well worth the time to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Children of all ages will enjoy this museum. Almost all things are touchable and interactive. Art, culture, history, and changing exhibits. The children were not bored. they are allowed to play, dig, stack, serve learn language, excavate sites and there are many more things to do! Kids loved it! Large parking garage right next to museum.

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