The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Where are we going?

The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N Meridian St
IN 46208


What is there to do?

We LOVE a good children's museum - but it's even better when it's the largest in the WORLD! And lucky if you're thinking about heading to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis then you're in the right place!

With more than 400,000 sq feet of children's fun, with 11 major galleries where they can explore the physical and natural sciences, world cultures, arts, and history. It's a place where they can learn and develop whilst having an amazing time! 

Can you hear thundering footsteps, or see unusual plants? You might be in Dinosphere - an exhibit that transports you back 65 million years! You're in their world now! Kids can come face to face with full sized dinosaur skeletons, and even dig for dino bones! There is even an authentic T-Rex bone that they can touch, and see one of the largest displays in the world of juvenile dinosaur fossils. Pretty incredible! 

Kids can take science to a whole new level at ScienceWorks, where they can explore the inner workings of nature, as well as the forces that bind life together, and even the structure of human creations. It's a dynamic experience where kids can learn how plants help the planets, look for frogs, grab a hula hoop or climb a 20 foot rock wall! In a museum? Only at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis!

Other exhibits take them through treasures of the Earth, through Egyptian burial cites, or Chinese traditions. They take them through glass blowing features, carousels, and for those little ones - Playscape. Perfect for pre-schoolers, they can watch their curiosity blossom. 

Situated on 19 acres of land, you might have to make your family day out a few days more! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $21.50

Children: $18.50 (Ages 2 - 17)

Discount: Seniors $20.50

Free Under: 2 years.


Need a little extra help?

Most of the areas are barrier free, and there are only a handful of less accessible areas because of when the building was build. BUT they do try their best to give you an amazing experience!


When can we go?

10am - 5pm Tuesday to Sunday

Closed Mondays, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas


Any top tips?

Check out some of the reduced admission days, like the first Thursday of every month is FREE from 4pm - 8pm!

I’m Hungry!

Of course all that play is going to make you hungry! The food court is where you need to head for the delis, pizza, burgers, or confections!

Healthy Eating

Dino Deli has salads and sandwiches which are great for those wanting something a bit healthier. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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