Museums in Indiana with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Indiana, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in The Hoosier State offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick!  Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Indiana…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • HealthWorks Kids Museum

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    South Bend

    HealthWorks!, a one of a kind place that merges the best of both worlds from children�s museums and health education centers with our own creative spin.

  • The Studebaker Museum

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    South Bend

    The Mission of the Studebaker National Museum is to honor and perpetuate the legacy of the rich industrial heritage of the South Bend area, through the display, interpretation, conservation and ...

  • Hannah Lindahl Childrens Museum

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    Mishawaka

    There�s a place in Michiana made just for you! And this is it - the Hannah Lindahl Children�s Museum! Step inside and you�ll step back in time to a world your grandparents - even your ...

  • Grissom Air Museum

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    Peru

    WELCOME . . . to the Grissom Air Museum, one of the nation�s fastest growing aviation museums. Here you can learn about our historic aircraft, climb the Observation Tower, view exciting ...

  • National Model Aviation Museum

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    Muncie

    Visit the Museum and view the largest collection of model aircraft in the United States. Discover how aeromodeling helped change the world of aviation and examine the astonishing craftsmanship and ...

  • Muncie Children's Museum

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    Muncie

    A fun children's museum in Indiana where kids can learn and play in a safe and creative environment!

  • Terra Haute Children's Museum

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    Terre Haute

    A fun science and tech learning experience for kids in Indiana, with hands-on exhibits that encourage learning through play!

  • Museum of Miniature Houses

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    Carmel

    Come and see what is on display today! Explore our gift shop, which offers fine and unusual miniatures, books and periodicals about miniatures and dollhouses. Visiting children can play the Museum ...

  • Indiana Transportation Museum

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    Noblesville

    Our engineers are ready to take you on a wide range of train excursion experiences for the whole family, from caboose rides, our family-oriented Pizza Train and the popular Dinner on the Diner.

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art

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    Indianapolis

    Enjoy an afternoon exploring our galleries, strolling our gardens and grounds, or discovering the past at our historic home.

  • Indiana Medical History Museum

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    Indianapolis

    The Indiana Medical History Museum is located in the Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital on the near westside of Indianapolis.

  • The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis

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    Indianapolis

    Visit the LARGEST children's museum in the WORLD! Pretty amazing! The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is an incredibly fun and exciting hands-on experience for kids who can learn and discover ...

  • Hesston Steam Museum

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    La Porte

    History comes alive at the Hesston Steam Museum as real steam locomotives take you on a spectacular two and a half mile journey through deep woods, past lakes and farm fields.

  • National New York Central Railroad Museum

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    Elkhart

    A TIMETABLE TO THE PAST At the center of it all was the New York Central Railroad. Elkhart's National New York Central RR Museum recaptures the days when locomotives were symbols of progress, and ...

  • The Last Supper Museum

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    Greensburg

    The Last Supper Museum, LLC displays over 2,000 inspirational art pieces of Christ’s Last Supper as described in the Bible.

  • Koch Family Childrens Museum

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    Evansville

    18,000 square feet of hands on, multi media exhibits and activities encouraging skill development, self expression and the freedom to explore!

  • Santa Claus Museum and Village

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    Santa Claus

    All things Santa! Take the kids on a stroll through history at the Santa Claus Museum and Village, and visit various part of Santa's festive and magical world!

  • Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

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    Indianapolis

    Uncover secrets and stories of Indiana at this fascinating state museum, with three floors of surprises!

  • Imagination Station

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    Lafayette

    Enjoy hands on science exhibits including nanotechnology, archeology, microscopes and kaleidoscopes, plus a Mars Rover simulation!

  • Science Central

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    Fort Wayne

    Learning all things science whilst having FUN at this Indiana Science Center, with over 130 hands-on exhibits that will teach science in an engaging way

  • Hall of Heroes Museum

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    Elkhart

    Visit the world's ONLY superhero museum, and it's in Indiana!

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  • Amish Acres

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    Nappanee

    80 acres of fascinating historic farm and heritage resort that lets families experience the lifestyle of the Amish through guided tours. With farm animals, musical theatre, food, crafts, and shops. A ...

  • The Washington Park Zoo

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    Michigan City

    Founded in 1928, this great Indiana zoo encompasses 15 acres ,and is home to more than 200 animals from all over the world!

  • Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo

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    Fort Wayne

    Animals from all around the world, plus train rides, rainforests, hands-on fun and an African Safari - all at this great Fort Wayne zoo perfect for kids!

  • Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

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    Albion

    Spend the day with beautiful, rescued exotic animals in this non-profit animal sanctuary.

  • Wolf Park

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    Battle Ground

    Explore this wolf conservation park with 18 wolves, as well as coyotes, red foxes and a herd of bison!

  • Indianapolis Zoo

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    Indianapolis

    Since opening in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo has grown into a world-class facility hosting a million visitors each year and playing a major role in worldwide conservation and research. One of the many ...

  • Red Wolf Sanctuary

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    Rising Sun

    A beautiful wolf sanctuary with visits by appointment only. Kids can experience rescued animals, from foxes, coyotes and of course, wolves.

  • Columbian Park Zoo

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    Lafayette

    Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing 79 different species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an appreciation for the world's ...

  • Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden

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    Evansville

    Situated on 50 acres of rolling hills on Evansville's north west side. Mesker park zoo is home to over 700 animals, thousands of exotic botanic species and Amazonia , forest of riches!

  • Joe Huber Family Farm

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    Starlight

    Classic farm fun in Indiana, with rides, slides, fun events, fruit picking and even live music!

  • Potawatomi Zoo

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    South Bend

    Explore over 160 species of animals over 23 acres in this very special zoo in South Bend, with a rich history and great learning fun for kids!

  • Wolf Creek Habitat

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    Brookville

    A unique experience for the family where you can interact with amazing wolves IN their enclosures! A fun animal experience for your family day out in Indiana!

  • Holiday World and Splashin Safari

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    Santa Claus

    Scream your head off riding some of the top coasters on the planet! Whether you like to spin, bump, fly, or bounce, your family will laugh yourself silly on these great family rides.

  • Deep River Waterpark

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    Crown Point

    Make a splash at Northern Indiana's largest family water park, with water fun over summer, and ice skating in winter.