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Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Address: 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208-4716
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+1 317-334-4000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Great time!

Kids love it and so do the adults! Always a great time! Staff is friendly, clean facilities. I highly recommend stopping here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kids love it and so do the adults! Always a great time! Staff is friendly, clean facilities. I highly recommend stopping here!

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Hillsboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had 3 people in our group. 1 -17 year old 1-49 year old and 1 -81 year old. We all had a great time. First you walk in and in the parking garage and enterance there are 2 statues to look at. They have several nice exhibits. Dinosaur, space, outside, science, Ryan, Ann Frank and Ruby ( I think... More 

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Edwardsburg, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a little disappointed. Spent around $70 for 3 of us. We took our 3.5 yr old primarily bc she had seen ads for the doc exhibit and was begging us to go. Of course in the ad it showed "Doc" who turned out to only be there for grand opening so she was pretty upset she didn't get... More 

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been going for years and years as an Indy resident. This is the best children's museum in the United States and it keeps growing and getting better. The exhibits change so it is never exactly the same. It is beautiful, well maintained. You should add this to your Indy visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the pleasure to been there for couple times so, its amazing, fun, interesting etc. I took my kids to spent the day, took then at Halloween party, to see Avatar exhibition and took my brasilian family to see how much I love that place. Everyone loved it.

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Thank Viviane J
Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a teacher I have always been very fond of this museum. I even brought students from Cincinnati. Now I live locally and the museum is a favorite of my grandchildren. Even the ones from D.C.

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Thank jcriggins3
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the worlds largest, & best! Tons to do and experience- maybe too much for 1 day. It was busy, but ICM is equipped to handle it. Tickets are a bit pricey, but you can take advantage of their free days, which are about once a month. A must visit; worthy of traveling from other states!

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

We take our 4 year old grandson to the museum everytime he comes to visit at Christmas. He loves the interactive exhibits and the dinosaurs.

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

We have had the membership to the Childrens Museum. It is wonderful. At times, we have gone as often as weekly and have never been ready to leave. It is exciting for children as well as adults. The store is well stocked and could hold your interest for quite a while. The Science Center could be an all afternoon experience.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are retired empty nesters who have thoroughly enjoyed each visit we have made to the Children's Museum. On our last visit we took in the Terra Cotta Warrior exhibit which was excellent in all regards. We also greatly enjoy gazing at the permanent Dale Chihuly glass work that runs up the center of the 3 story circular stairs. Yes,... More 

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