Children's Museum Of Indianapolis, Indianapolis

Children's Museum Of Indianapolis, Indianapolis - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, United States

Phone: +1-3173344000

Ticket Price: 22 USD

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Time Required: 05:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Children's Museum Of Indianapolis, Indianapolis

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

  • Shrimp Hut

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  • The children's museum is a great place to spend time as a family. There are activities for all ages and interests. Everything is tactile and interactive on some level. The exhibits change regularly and are usually well done. On the downside, it's a bit expensive for non-members and the crowds are usually rough on weekends and around holidays. The food options are decent, but kind of expensive even for members. I highly recommend getting a membership. It pays for itself in as little as two visits.

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  • I cant say enough good things about this place! My kids love it here! We drive over an hour to get here and each time we are never disappointed! This place is huge! So much more to do than our local children's museum! They have so many exhibits and considering everything that is included, it is extremely affordable! We look forward to the Christmas exhibits every single year! This place is great for families to make a day or two of.

  • This is a really great facility. Entry cost is reasonable, the exhibits are great and interactive, and kids love it. Its hard to actually see everything the museum has to offer in a single day, but there is so much you tend to be wore out by closing time. Their theater performance is nice and pretty entertaining to even younger children. The Indianapolis Children's Museum really has something special.

  • The Children’s Museum located on N. Meridian St. is a wonderful, location to visit. Whether it be with family, friends, or just a solo stroll, this is a fun spot to stop. The museum is filled with exhilarating things to do and see. One of the most notable attractions would be the Dinosaur exhibit. It’s filled with amazing artifacts, informative text, and wonderful replicas. This is a perfect place to learn, with information from space, to the finding of King Tut’s tomb, Scuba diving, and so much more. There are things to do for all ages; however there are certain ‘events’ just for the children. One of which was the Doc McStuffins. Unfortunately the prices are excruciatingly high. Up to $22 for a Adult Ticket and $17.75 for a child. The food court doesn’t get any better. If there were one thing that needs to be changed it would most definitely be the cost.

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  • My child goes to the children's museum preschool, so we literally go there twice a week. We obviously don't spend all day there twice a week after school, but if we did, we would probably find plenty to do for several weeks. The exhibits are clever and cater well to a wide variety of ages and ability levels. It is pricey, so if you are local and take your family more than once a year, spring for the membership- also there is a very cool branch of the public library there. If you are not local and are going to be in Indy for a couple days with kids, it's worth it to spend one there. They have the best dinosaur exhibit I've seen! The trains are a hit with my kids, but I wouldn't be upset if they upgraded that exhibit, honestly. The toddler area is awesome and I love love love the China exhibit. We have not been into the space exhibit yet but it looks interesting from afar :)

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