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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a great place for a day trip. It's more likely your elementary aged children will like this place most but it's still great for everyone!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My little boy adored it. I was impressed as well. This is a great low cost way to spend quality time.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Since I haven't been to every Children's Museum in the US, I can't swear Indy's is the best, but from what I have seen, it's ahead of the rest. Constantly expanding, and constantly bringing in new exhibits, the ICM is a must see venue for both locals and tourists. Locals with children all keep memberships, and it's the first choice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to go with the kids! Buy the family pass and go anytime you want! There are several areas to do things and always special events. My grandchildren love the dinosaurs and the merry go round is an added plus! There is a hands on area for the kids to play in several educational areas! The museum is just... More 

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