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The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

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Address: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA How do we get there? Number: 317-334-3322
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About this activity

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! 

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The museum is at 3000 North Meridian Street, and the parking garage is at 3000 North Illinois St.

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How much does it cost?






$18.50 (Ages 2 - 17)



Seniors $20.50


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2 years.


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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!

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

Toys, toys and more toys! The gift shop in the store will leave you baffled as to what to buy! You might have to alllow a day out just for the store!

What a great place to take kids to learn about the world! Groups of 20 or more get a reduced fee, and make sure you schedule a month in advance.

Dino Deli has salads and sandwiches which are great for those wanting something a bit healthier.

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!

If you really LOVE the museum, have a look at the membership because there are a lot of perks, like unlimited carousel rides and free admission for a YEAR!

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