Rhythm! Discovery Center, Indianapolis

4.7
#7 of 14 in Museums in Indianapolis
The Rhythm! Discovery Center is the world’s foremost percussion museum; providing innovative programs, interactive, standards-based educational exhibits, and artist performances. Drawing upon cultures from around the world, Rhythm! offers a unique, engaging experience to explore the universality of rhythm and percussion and its role in shaping communication, music, art, performance and society. While walking through the visually captivating exhibits, guests are invited to fulfill their dreams of being a percussionist!
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  • July 25, 2017
    We visited the Rhythm Discovery Center almost two years ago and our kids loved it! So when we were talking about taking a quick trip before school starts in August, we remembered how much we loved Ind...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    A great place for kids of all ages. If you are looking for a nice, peaceful visit this is not the place for you. However, if you want to see a lot of people having fun, it's definitely the place to be...  more »
  • June 27, 2017
    Fun place for any age or percussion level. Would have liked a few more hands on displays but we happened to be there at a slow time so didn't have to wait. The sound proof rooms are fun with ability t...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    One of the best interactive experiences in the Indianapolis area. I have taken my child there for years and it still ranks very high on his "What do we want to do today?" list. It is a lower cost option for downtown fun, with roughly two hours of entertainment to be had. Try to plan a visit around one of their days featuring live entertainment for an even more enjoyable and immersive experience. A great choice to bundle with other downtown activities for a day of exploring Indy.
  • March 16, 2017
    We wanted a place to spend our afternoon in Indianapolis that our 3 year old and 1 year old would enjoy that wouldn't cost a fortune. The Rhythm! Discover Center fit the bill perfectly. Kids under 5 and under are free and while the the Discovery Center isn't that big, there's enough to do that you could easily spend an hour or two there, especially on a day when it's not too crowded. There's lots of different percussion instruments; lots of drums, cymbals, drum kits, a xylophones, and much more. The kids especially enjoyed banging on the pots and pans, as well as the nook filled with smaller instruments. The exhibit on electronic drums was pretty cool too. And let's face it, even as an adult, banging on drums is a lot of fun
  • March 15, 2017
    My 13month old son who loves music and drums absolutely had a blast. We spent about 2 hours here letting him play everything he could. We were going to visit the children's museum but didn't know it was closed on Mondays so a waitress suggested this place. We're so glad we went because it was perfect! It's definitely an awesome place to visit. We wish they had one in Louisville, KY. We would go weekly because it was that much fun!
  • April 25, 2017
    This place is so much fun! From beginner to expert, anybody can appreciate this interactive museum, where you can learn about percussion throughout history, and play untold numbers of percussion instruments. Honestly, it's a blast!
  • March 11, 2017
    Interactive museum?? More like total fun for the entire family. We spent over 2 hours here so I bought the annual membership

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