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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis

(4.6/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
With five floors and more than 120,000 items, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest children's museum. Adults and children can enjoy exploring American culture, international cultures, and natural science. Discover retro Barbie dolls; an Indonesian puppet's samurai suit of armor; and Bucky, the teenage T. Rex. Information is presented in a way that is easily accessible to children, with lots of interactive activities. Older children may want to visit the emotional exhibit about three extraordinary children: Anne Frank, Ryan White, and Ruby Bridges. To visit The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and get the most from your holiday in Indianapolis, create itinerary details personal to you using our Indianapolis vacation builder.
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  • My kids absolutely love this place!!!!! If you can stomach the cost and large crowds then there is absolutely no reason to not take advantage of the Children's Museum of Indianapolis! There is somethi...  more »
  • This was a great place to take my 15 and 6 year old. There were so many different activities and exhibits that there was something for everyone! We spent 5 hours there and could have stayed longer if ...  more »
  • Took 14 year old grandson here with SOM National Tour classmates. Museum is wonderful for kids up to about 9-10 but at 14, he soon lost interest. We spent more time in gift shop. Within an hour we lef...  more »
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  • My children love this museum! They love it so much we became members. The membership is well worth it for us. We go probably every other week-once a month. My children are both under five so typically we don't even make it through the entire museum each trip. The exhibits change pretty frequently as well. The place is always clean & friendly staff; All around fun museum.
  • This is the largest children's museum in the world! It's beautiful and always unveiling new exhibits throughout the year. The doc McStuffins exhibit that was recently added has been my favorite and my daughter's aswell. (She's 3) the newly added food court is pricey but a nice addition. The membership totally pays for itself after two visits and is perfect for bad weather days when there isn't anything for the little ones to do. I just love it!
  • Awesome museum; however, the gift shop sells junk! Avoid NASA toys at the gift shop. Such a nice place - why would you sell cheap crap that broke before we even got to finish putting it together. If your going to be a great place, make sure everything is great. Never will go back just because of the overpriced garbage at the gift shop.
  • Off all the Kids Museums we have been too, this one is great. The toddler area is very nice. Our 2 year olds loved it. Play in water in their mini river, sift sand in the large sand "boxes", see how scarves fly in the wind tunnel, and much more! The cursed Castle for Halloween was pretty neat. Long lines! But the friendly times were perfect for young ages. The little treats they picked up were nice too. (even a toothbrush!)
  • I went here to see the Liberty Bell 7 exhibit. The presentation of it was not exactly what I expected, there is an actor involved giving a presentation as though he was part of the Mercury space program. The presentation was good and interesting but the room that it is in is small making getting good pictures a little difficult. I took my 13 year old with me, this place seems geared to a younger crowd if you have someone under 10 they are going to love it. Lots of activities and interactive things for them to do.