Children's Museum Of Indianapolis

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  • Address: 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3173344000
  • Ticket Price: 22 USD
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Children Museum, Landmark, Historical Site, Entertainment, Performance, Family And Kids

Children's Museum Of Indianapolis - Review

This is the world’s largest children’s museum and a part of the American Alliance of Museums. The building is marked with 5 floors consisting of exhibit halls. This museum was founded by Mary Stewart Carey in 1925 with the generous help of a number of civic leaders and the present location was chosen in 1946. It is also the 4th oldest such institution in the whole world.

The main exhibits of the museum are-

  • Science Port: China- This place is for young discoverers and scientists to explore the beautiful world of Chinese culture. The best part is that the children get to involve themselves in the host of activities in here. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.
  • Spark of Inspiration- This is a place for young and creative writers. Here they take inspiration from everyday objects and jot down these on the inspiration board to create their new TRANSFORMERS character.
  • Pambassador- This section is dedicated completely to the cute pandas. This is to promote the awareness and importance of pandas in the Chinese culture. Here the ambassador is called as ‘pambassador’ and the children experience a very close encounter with the pandas. 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM.
  • Up Close and Personal- On the Set!-here the children learn how the programs they watch on TV are created by using a variety of techniques. 10:30 AM-10:45 AM, 1 PM-1:15 PM, 3 PM-3:15 PM.
  • Biotech Center:Green Thumbs- This program is attended by families where they learn gardening techniques and also build one small garden each. It is like a small project which they can take back home and the see the plants grow. 10:30 AM-10:50 AM, 11:30 AM-11:50 AM, 1:30 PM-1:50 PM, 2:30 PM-2:50 PM, 3:30 PM-3:50 PM.
  • Dissect a T- Rex- The huge skeleton of a dinosaur is conserved to enable the visitors study the inside of the world’s largest mammal that is now extinct. 11 AM-11:15 AM.
  • Kite to Flight- This is a journey in history for the children where they are shown how the Wright brothers were successful in constructing the 1st aircraft in the world.
  • The other exhibits here include Backlot Game Show challenge, Experiencing Art Together, Up Close and Personal, Ruby’s Story, Secrets of the Lab, Cosmic Canopy, Active Play, Sean and Emma’s Genre Dilemma, Musical Storytelling, Treasures of the Tomb, Paleo Art Exploration, Waterclock, Back to the Moon for good, Take Action, Anne’s Story, One World One Sky, Dishu: Art with Characters, What’s the Buzz, Make Music Together, etc.

Children's Museum Of Indianapolis Information

  • Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and also carry your child’s swimsuit.
  • Check the official website for the additional event details.

Children's Museum Of Indianapolis Ticket Prices

  • Youth under 2: Free
  • Youth (ages 2–17): $18.50
  • Senior (60+): $20.50
  • Groups of 20 or more- Youth (ages 2–17): $12.50
  • Adult (Ages 18–59): $16.50
  • Senior (60+): $15.75

Children's Museum Of Indianapolis Opening and Closing Hours

  • The Museum Store: Mon–Sun, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • InfoZone-  Fri to Sun from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tues to Thurs from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • First Thursday of every month- Free: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • April 26, 2015—Free admission for El Dia de los Ninos
  • Dec. 24, 2015—Free 10 am–2 pm for Christmas Eve

How To reach Children's Museum Of Indianapolis by Public Transport

  • Bus numbers 18, 38 and 39 till Meridian Street and 30th Street.
  • Bus numbers 4 and 28 till Illinois street and Private Dr- 3100 N.

Restaurants Near Children's Museum Of Indianapolis

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  • Children's Museum Of Indianapolis Address: 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, United States
  • Children's Museum Of Indianapolis Contact Number: +1-3173344000
  • Children's Museum Of Indianapolis Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Children's Museum Of Indianapolis Price: 22 USD
  • Best time to visit Children's Museum Of Indianapolis(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Children's Museum Of Indianapolis: 05:00 Hrs
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Children's Museum Of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Reviews

  • This museum was an outstanding experience for my family. The exhibits are very well organized and interactive all the way through. I live in Chicago I plan to travel to Indianapolis several more times just to go to this museum. There outdoor sporting facility is the best bonus that you can ever get with your museum entry fee. I highly recommend his place to any family looking for a full day of fun. They even allow you to bring in your own lunch for you in your family, and if not they have a food facilities there. They even had dairy and allergy free options. This is definitely a 5 star experience

  • Amazing place! So awesome that the biggest children's museum in the world is only a few hours away from us. I just wish the museum was open later- there is so much to do and it's impossible to do it all in one day. My kids love this place and they would be happy for hours in just one section. There are so many exciting learning experiences here. I can't imagine the amount of time and money that goes into everything they create. The new sports experience was pretty awesome! My kids loved being able to play any sport they ever wanted. I am very impressed with this museum.

  • This place has so many things to do for kids of all ages and they're always rotating some of their exhibits so there's often something new to see. It's actually a lot of fun for adults too! There is a lot to learn in the science areas. There are crafts and climbing areas for toddlers. The rotating exhibits are always fun - right now they have DC Comics superheroes, Hot Wheels, and an outdoor sports area that is accessible to kids of all ages. Then the parade at the end of the day that the kids get to join in is a lot of fun! They have come up with a ton of ways to make the museum fun and fresh.

  • We love taking our kids to the Children's Museum in Indianapolis. It's well known for being one of the biggest and best in the nation. I do feel like it's a bit overdue for an update. The new World of Sports addition seems like a great start but too much of it relies upon good weather in my opinion. We only got a brief time before we were forced inside by rain. The rest of the museum is getting a bit dated and could use its own overhaul. Many exhibits show obvious signs of all the curious, little hands which have explored them over time which I suppose is to be expected.

  • We arrived at 10 and played our hearts out until closing! The outdoor space was great and I’m glad we did that first before it got too hot. Staff was friendly and helpful. A little sad that the tree wasn’t open but the experience was still great! We moved on inside and had lunch at the reasonably priced cafeteria. Once again the staff was great. The exhibits are a nice mixture of reading and hands on experience. The staff in the bottom floor dinosaur exhibit were especially engaging and great with kids. Perfect for my two kids aged 7 & 9. If we lived here we would absolutely have a membership!

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