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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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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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Well worth the money

Daughter picked this as her birthday trip. Enjoyed by all. No negatives. Food court pricey but decent selection of food choices.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Daughter picked this as her birthday trip. Enjoyed by all. No negatives. Food court pricey but decent selection of food choices.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Your experience starts at the parking garage when you are greeted upon entering. A great place to learn and play. Im looking forward to rerurning many times ; now that we have a family membership. I love the child friendly atmosphere,accessible restrooms and open areas.

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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kids of all ages will like the Childrens Museum. Great place to visit when the weather is bad because it's inside. Multiple levels and always changing displays

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are wondering if this place would be good for a child's birthday, it is! The staff is accommodating and friendly. Once party is over you can go explore. They have theme like rooms where you can set up and have the party. Great fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Facility was clean, the staff were incredibly friendly and the exhibits were fun !! A must see for the kids, but adults will enjoy , too.

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Greencastle, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids enjoyed all the exhibits especially the hands on exhibits. They have different exhibits throughout the year.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on New Years day. We have a 7 year old and a 13 year old and everyone loved it including us and we are 38 and 40. Everything we saw and did was awesome. Our oldest had the biggest smile and kept saying what a cool place it was and she is your typical teenager that is constantly... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is huge and 5 floors of pure entertaiment for kids. You can easily spend a whole day in there. The exhibits are great, well made and beautifully decorated. We lacked customer care experience and we felt many of the personel were quite rude. That really brought down our whole indianapolis children museum hype. The store is very overpriced.... More 

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The Children's ... o, Manager at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that your experience with some of the museum staff was poor. Customer service and the safety of our guests are our top priorities, and we want to do whatever we can to address this issue. It would be helpful to know in what area of the museum you encountered... More 

Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited over New Years weekend with family, all of us from out of town. Enjoyed everything we tried, but only spent 3 hours and I am sure we could have done twice that. 5 Yr old enjoyed the Doc McStuffin exhibit, that made her trip. Also tried the slide from teh 2nd floor to the first, probably her favorite thing.... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely day here on NYE. They have a countdown at Noon and 1pm for the kids. Very crowded but the place is big enough for everyone to find things to do.

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