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“Great for the Whole Family!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rhythm! Discovery Center

Rhythm! Discovery Center
Ranked #24 of 163 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Rhythm! Discovery Center is the world's foremost interactive drum and percussion museum providing innovative programs; interactive, standards-based educational exhibits and artist performances. Drawing upon cultures from around the world, the Center offers a unique, engaging experience to explore the universality of rhythm and percussion and its role in shaping communication, music, art, performance and society. Walking through the visually captivating exhibit rooms and performance venue, guests are invited to fulfill their dreams of being a percussionist.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Bloomington, Indiana
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56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great for the Whole Family!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

I went to this with my two daughters because they love drums and music. We had a great afternoon together learning, listening, and making music. In fact we went to lunch (there is a Panera Bread right up the escalator) and came back for more. The center is not huge but it is packed with lots to see and do. There are areas for small children to explore as well as more mature displays explaining the history of percussion. My 5 year old loved playing the "real" drum set. I will definitely be going back with my family next time we are in Indianapolis.

Visited July 2012
Thank Donald N
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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place for young children!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

We visited this place after reading about it on a local blog. What a great place to take young children! My 20 month old had a blast and could have played for hours longer if we let her. I didn't have much time to actually read any of the info, we spent the 2 hours we were there playing with all of the instruments that were available. I don't think many people know about this place yet because it wasn't busy at all. Which is even better when you have kids that want to play with everything. I definitely recommend checking this place out! (kids 5 and under are FREE!)

Thank Froggie758
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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111 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great surprise in Indy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

This is a hidden gem for all ages. Incredibly interactive for kids. It's a good 1-2-3 hour activity and well worth your time.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank Ali M
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Columbus, OH
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83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Fun experience, but could be better. Might return with kids.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012 via mobile

We are a couple in our mid 30's that wandered in because of the rain without knowing what to expect. Fun little museum. Took us about an hour to wander around. Really wish that there had more staff to offer information and demos. The only staff we saw was at the front desk. This would be much more enjoyable with school aged kids. But we had fun trying out all of the instruments and loved the "recording studios" but again would have appreciated guidance and info from staff.

1 Thank JenColumbus_OH
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great concept that could be executed better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

Young children will love being able to experiment with different types of percussion instruments. Several displays that are very educational. Local families should definitely spend an hour or so here at least once.

Wenger practice rooms are amazing pieces of technology- but the average person wandering into them would think they were simply soundproof rooms.

My suggestions to PAS would be 1) Printed instructions for the Wenger rooms, 2) Side by side video of orchestras recording soundtracks running next to the film clips if available 3) more detailed instructions on the Simpson's exhibit- it assumes you know how to read sheet music.

Visited July 2011
2 Thank mrsklamc
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