Reviews of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (Tourist Attraction)

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

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Kelly Senn

There is absolutely no excuse to not take your kids or even as adults go to the museum! My son has autism and likes to frequent the same places. He is so stimulated and happy at the museum…The staff is incredible. The exhibits are Educational as well as interesting. There are shows in the planetarium, Check out the times before you go to in sure you don’t miss it!

Jordan Ehrman

Great place for the whole family! They really do have something that everyone can enjoy all the way from adults even down to a sensory area for babies. Excellent place to go if you are looking for a fun day!

Brian Blank

Expensive ($100 for family of 4). The indoor museum is tough for kids under 5. Only area is 4th floor which is a great area, but fairly small. The other floors have a lot of look but don't touch exhibits. The carousel was great!

Marian Martin

We drove from Louisville and it was absolutely worth it. We went on a Saturday and it wasn't super busy. Not long waits to enjoy attractions. I had a three year old and five month old. Overall stroller friendly and easy to navigate. Not enough can be said to explain the outdoor space and how awesome it is.

Sarah Burks

There is something for everyone! We could stay from open to close and still not see it all.

Jacob R

We went as a couple of DINKs, and had a great time. Of course it's important to remember that this is a place primarily for children, so we were careful to always yield to their enthusiasm and discovery. That aside, it was a lot of fun. The exhibits are moving, informative, and educational. Adults will probably enjoy the pop culture, and the ancient Greece exhibit that's currently there. be sure to buy tickets a few weeks in advance that you can get the best price-- buying the day of is not recommended because it will be the most expensive

Steven Caudill

We are from Cincinnati, and have grown to understand that locally not much can match places like Kings Island, Cincinnati Zoo, or the Museum Center at Union Terminal. It's easy to be disappointed when starting out a trip by comparing locations to Cincinnati's best. Regardless, this place is pretty nice. Nice and clean, everyone was friendly, and the kids had a blast. The food was a little expensive but the selection was decent and the food was actually better than most of the similar places I've been. But making up cost, we went on the first Thursday of the month so tickets were only $4. We didn't get to check out the space exhibits and wanted to spend more time in the dinosaurs. My 2 youngest had a blast in the Paw Patrol area, the bigger two were just starting to find their interests as closing time hit. We will most definatly be going back. It's about 4 hrs of driving but counting gas, food, tickets and gift shop, its well worth $150-$175 especially after seeing those toddlers smiling ear to ear. Keep up the great work, Indy!

Tabitha Jackson

Our family loves the Indianapolis Children's Museum, we always have a different experience than our last visit. Free parking. Buy your tickets in advance online or buy a membership (if you can). So many amazing indoor and outdoor exhibits. We love the "take me there" exhibit, taking a ride on the carousel, science works, or seeing a show at lilly theater. Bring your own lunch or buy lunch in their cafeteria.

River Lule

Fantastic place, one can spend the entire day here with their child. Many activities and events going on. Parking garage is very convenient. Very curious about their preschool. Such a great concept to have a preschool within a children's museum.

Kelly Senn

There is absolutely no excuse to not take your kids or even as adults go to the museum! My son has autism and likes to frequent the same places. He is so stimulated and happy at the museum…The staff is incredible. The exhibits are Educational as well as interesting. There are shows in the planetarium, Check out the times before you go to in sure you don’t miss it!

Lauren Grabski Brooks

This place is amazing. My toddler loved digging for dinosaur bones!

Nathan Marcus Smith

Four levels of fun and an outdoor sports Park area with every sport. Totally recommend this to any and all families with children visiting Indianapolis this is a must-see. Our favorite exhibits are the dinosaurs and the outside Sports Park

Matthew Conley

Amazing for adults much more for children. So much to learn about but then you have so much fun with the kids they don't realize they are learning. Great outdoor play arena for parents and kids to play sports, climb tree house's, and race around the track!!

Rob Acton

Great place for kids and adults. I love the new outdoor area. The food is really good too, but pricey. The membership has proven to be well worth it. They change the events regularly and there is so much to see you'll need multiple visits to see it all.

Alexandra Green

This is a wonderful place to bring kids, even younger kids! There is a carousel on the top floor and a large kids area on the third floor that will keep them busy for hours

Matt Douglas

My son loves the museum and my daughter loves the sports park. It worth the 3 hour trip for us. But it gets very busy on the weekends. The parking garage is nice but fills up fast.

A. Branham

The Indy Children’s Museum never disappoints. So much to see and learn. Fun for all ages. Tickets may seem expensive but it’s really worth it. Especially considering how long you can be there and enjoy yourself. Food Court has lots to choose from (though it is pretty expensive. We spent $42 for 2 adults and 2 children and didn’t really get that much food). Definitely check out the outdoor area! Every time we go my children ask to go outside to the tree house (which is pretty incredible)!!!

Jason Cline

The outdoor sports area is amazing. Coolest mini golf courses ever.

Brian Mullery

Very well maintained. New sports area is great to get kids outside and moving. Strange approach to pricing as the cost goes up the closer you get, which for out of town visitors makes it cost more for no real reason. Skip the food court and bring your own lunch.

Tanya Ross

The exhibits there were very educational and full of great historical facti. The sports live in part which was outside with also a wonderful exhibit. The museum has five levels of things to do on the inside and then a whole world of things on the outside to explore.

Sandapaperdaisy Art

Fascinating and full of fun activities. The exhibit that included Ryan White, Ruby Bridges and Anne Frank was incredibly powerful and touching. In addition you can travel to strange and fascinating places, roar with the dinosaurs, and find out the inner workings of our own nation's waterways.

Tomi Ostendorf

BUY ONLINE IN ADVANCE TO SAVE. Holy smokes, One day is not enough... Just barely to see it all, if you get your walking shoes on This place is amazing!!!! It was pretty expensive for our family of 7... Around 25+ per person. Well done. You can bring your own food and also can buy it there.

Ayesha Butt

There is so much to do here! The children can spend all day here and learn fine motor skills and gross motor skills.

Brian Baldwin

What an outstanding museum. Glad we got the membership instead of just tickets. Started at 11:30 and ended at 5:30 and still didn't see everything. Highly recommend!!

Shona Moreland

The best discoveries in the world! I love taking my grandkids to the Indianapols Children's Museum! We are members and we go there often!

Ward Furniss

Place is amazing. So much to do and if you are going to go more than once I recommend the season pass. Well worth it and hard to see and do everything on one day.

Daniel Ulanicki

Incredible. Wow, enough different activities to keep any child engaged for hours. The dinosaur exhibit, though not large, very well done and presents a story. The outdoor sports activity was a very nice surprise. I couldn’t pull my son away.

Jennifer Rohe

I've been to many children's museums across the country and this is by far the best. I have been to this museum around three times over the past few years and have had a great time at every visit. There are a few areas that remain the same each visit (dinosaurs, trains, space, etc.) but then there are also new exhibits that change out. This last visit it was warm out so we got to enjoy the outside area for the first time. It is amazing! So many small versions of a variety of sports for the little ones to try out. If I lived close (we live on the west coast) I would definitely have a membership. Don't forget to ask for a military discount if you are eligible.

Stephen Torain

Best kids (and adults) fun and learning place ever. It's done amazing things to become even more than 5 stars since I was young. A membership is well worth it.

Andrea Alcauter

We really enjoy this museum. Something new is always coming, and there are things to interest and engage every age. There's a special area especially for 0 to o 5 years, the outdoor space is amazing, we love the seasonal exhibit every holiday season as well. The workers in the exhibit for the underwater cannons were great answering my son's questions and explaining what they are working on, made it understandable and really interesting for him. Definitely worth the membership.

Chad Geister

Kids had a day off school, so we spent the day at the Museum. First, it was huge. We were moving the kids along just so we could see more things. The displays were very cool, with plenty of interactive exhibits for kids (and adults) to explore. Some of the best bits were being able to talk to scientists on staff that answered and asked kids questions. We will definitely be returning, as the kids really enjoyed themselves.

Tom Wilson

Always a great place to take the family. Very crowded this Saturday. Paw patrol is here for a few more days. The kids always have a blast here. Food was good here with unlimited refill on soda and tea

Jiaxuan Wang

This museum is truly an amazing place. There are eye-catching exhibits all over and they are all very informative while remaining interesting. This place is great for children as it never really gets boring. I loved coming here when I was younger.

David Inman

We've been to children's museums all over the country and this is without a doubt the best one. We spent eight strait hours there, and then five more hours the next week, and we have barely seen over half of what they have to enjoy. I imagine they would be a blast away any time of the year, but I highly recommend visiting when you can enjoy the outside portion as well because it was amazing for the older kids. And if you're wondering, there's tons to do for kids as young as one, so bring the whole family!

Nauman Choudhry

I drove in from Canada not sure what to expect. Overall I thought it was a great place with a well laid out plan. The sports and science area was a hit with my kids. I would definitely recommend it.

David Hornal

Amazing place for kids of all ages. Spend the entire day inside and out. So much to do. The sports area outside is a fantastic addition. Clean and well maintained. The dinosaur area was great and the staff was very helpful. Just go and enjoy.

Betty Douglas

We usually enjoy the Children's Museum immensely. This visit, we were disappointed that 2 of the main galleries were not open due to new exhibits being installed, yet the price is the same. Having to scan and rescan tickets is also inconvenient. It would be great to have the option of entrance wristbands that would allow better flow between areas. We loved the Superhero exhibit and the Hotwheels exhibits and hope to enjoy something like that again in the future.

Mary Runion

This was sheer joy to walk through and see what we could see. The exhibits are well done and very interactive! I definitely want to spend the whole day next time because there were about 4 exhibits that we didn't get to see. But, we will definitely be back soon!

Elizabeth Herrington

I've been here twice now, once on their $5 First Thursday event and again today after winning a four pack of tickets at work. Both times were amazing and there is tons of different exhibits for all different ages. I have a 2 and 9 year old that loved both visits. Now we plan on getting membership passes since this is a great place to go in all kinds of weather with kids.

Nikki Sanchez

This place is amazing. My 3yr old went absolutely nuts and has had the best time. The price is a little on the steep side, but maybe if you buy ahead of time it coyld be more reasonable. However, I regret nothing.

Steven Smith

It's an amazing place for children to explore. The museum is huge with many active displays. It's a bit pricey but well worth the expense. Make sure you come early and plan on spending the day unless you do the membership and break it up over more than one day.

Kellyn Christmas

Unique, creative, engaging activities and exhibits for all ages! So accommodating to kids & families: child sized toilets and sinks, family bathrooms, nursing rooms, and plenty of space for strollers. Well worth a trip to spend an entire day (or more!).

Phoenix Crabtree

We had an amazing time. Everyone there was beyond helpful and came with quick response time when we had an emergency that day. Also, my son wears braces on hit feet, so on the peddle cars on the outside track, he struggled with.. the young lady working was the most kind hearted person and stepped in immediately to help him, she made sure he made it all the way back to the finish line. We can't wait to go back.

Ana Byrd

We’re very lucky to live near this amazing museum. Definitely worth the money for family passes, my kids can spend all day in just one exhibit! With all there is to see and do, and new exhibits popping up regularly, it’s absolutely worth a trip from out of town. You can visit the Indianapolis Zoo and Conner Prairie while you’re here!

Richard PELLECCHIA II

Very nice museum. Well organized and laid out. Friendly employees. I really enjoyed the tour guides, they seemed to really love their jobs. Did the archaeology tour ( very informative and engaging) and the water clock (he was silly and fun). Free parking was a super bonus! The sports interactive area is an amazing idea! Don't forget Payton played for Denver too

BigCannon Entertainment

One of the best, Interactive museums we ever been in. The kids as well as us adults love it. On this trip the carousel was down for service. The price was a little high considering we still had to pay extra for the new exhibit

P. Renee Gholson

Children's Museum is always a pleasure. 4 floors of a wide variety of interactive (and temporary) displays from dinosaurs to pop culture to ancient Greece. They're constantly inventing new displays, so it's never exactly the same museum.

Phoenix Crabtree

We had an amazing time. Everyone there was beyond helpful and came with quick response time when we had an emergency that day. Also, my son wears braces on hit feet, so on the peddle cars on the outside track, he struggled with.. the young lady working was the most kind hearted person and stepped in immediately to help him, she made sure he made it all the way back to the finish line. We can't wait to go back.

Kimberly Goodman

In the couple of years since we last visited they have expanded the museum to include outside activities and have made one temporary exhibit permanent. Plus the planetarium was remodeled so it is now a Star Trek exhibit which was cool. Never a dull moment at this museum.

Jesse Fivecoate

Same stuff since i was a kid, same stuff since i took my kids. If you have someone that hasnt went yet, they will enjoy it.

Elizabeth Canter

They never disappoint. Lines were really long but it was ok we had plenty to look at.

Daniel Krier

What a fun museum for kids off all ages! Our kids' favorite exhibit was the dinosaurs. Ours was the extremely large play area where they could just be kids and have a blast!

E J

Love this place!! Love taking my little guys there and making awesome memories. It's so fun and the employees are always so sweet.

Chris

We enjoyed our trip to the museum. We were there between Christmas and New Years, so the only issue that we had was finding parking in the garage. The exhibits were great; my favorite being the Chinese exhibit (we were there in 2016) and …

mark york

An absolutely must do if you have kids. The place is huge with so much to do, you could spend a whole weekend here. The sports areas outside were great (just too bad we went when it was 98 degrees and sunny with no wind). The kids had a blast as did me and the Mrs.

Heather Unrue

Had a lot of really cool experiences for all different interests with good hands on in each exhibit. The price to get in is high, especially with them wanting you to pay again for special exhibits or shows but my daughter had fun!

Rufus Shinra

I got to wear a sticker they gave me for my birthday, which my kids thought was hilarious. All the staff said happy birthday. Also, turns out the sticker gets you free cotton candy(or another small treat of your choice)!! I had a great accidental 27th birthday celebration!

Michelle Reckelhoff

It’s sad how far downhill this museum has gone. We used to love this place, but it seems like maybe there’s not enough funding to go around any more or they aren’t using it to the fullest extent. The exhibits were boring and just not as interactive as they were 5 years or so ago. The whole place seemed dirty and not taken care of. The outside sports area looked very nice, but why would you pay for the children’s museum just to go play outside sports like you could at any park for free? We won’t be returning.

Jasmine Hardin

My family and I literally spent our entire day here until it closed! There is so much to do for everyone, this is my second visit and I was in just as much awe as the first time. We came from Ohio and it was well worth the drive. Concessions is not overly priced, everyone was so friendly and there is so much to do and learn. I'm looking forward to out next visit!

Tyler Crays

Spent 9 hours here and I never went through it all. My daughter loved it and so did my wife. Tons of fun and will be back

Lord Cupcake

The kids love it. Dino Sphere is great. The rotating section is great too. Was there for thr Marvel exhibit and later to the Paw Patrol. Both were good and excited to see the next one. Some exhibits do seem a little old and worn down though. Nothing too bad though.

carlos19mgg

It is a nice museum, but i think my expectations were a little high. It’s supposed to be the largest children’s museum around, but a huge portion of the museum is empty. The quantity of children’s interactive activities was a lower than expected. A lot of the exhibits were donated by the typical sponsors/companies and were kind of dull. The sports area was very nice, and different than other children’s museum. One thing that I felt i was getting nickeled and dined was at the carousel, the general admission ticket cost is high enough. It was only a dollar, but after walking through two floors which were 75 % empty it was a turn off. It was nice, but probably will not return.

Tierra Austin

My babies love the museum, however, if we didn't get discounted admission there's absolutely no way we could ever afford to go and participate in all the exhibits, since they charge extra for random things... It's over $30.00 for an adult, and pretty darn close for a child... This is sad, society is so money hungry, that most kids today can't enjoy the museums....

Billie Bell

It's educational. It's fun. For kids of any age. Has a price that's affordable. Love everything about it. Truly a place you can enjoy.

WILLY WONKA

My kids love the place. The staff is friendly and the exhibits are always exciting for my kids. Just know when to go. Many use this place to just let there kids run wild. So please keep and eye on your little ones, cause if ya don't they will be lost completely.

Vaun's Photography

Very interesting visit with my son and his family. The younger two grandkids loved exploring on their own, their older sister helped watch them. We had to keep a close eye on them. All of us enjoyed different aspects of the museum.

Sindy Love

There's so much for kids to explore and learn. There's also some for adults. The sports experience is great too! I wish it was more guided fun instead of just a free for all in the areas for toddlers. Purchase your tickets two weeks in advance, otherwise the day of is pretty pricey.

Matthew Coker

We have been coming to the Children's Museum for about six years. Even today my family still loves it. The exhibits are always changing and the quality doesn't fade. Our favorite is the mirror maze and the Dino Sphere but the outdoor area was a great addition. We also have enjoyed some of the rotating exhibits like Avatar, Santa Winter Wonderland, and Visit China. There is a reason this is listed as the best children's museum in the county, you won't be disappointed.

Lauren Martinez

The dinosaur exhibit is a fan favorite. Be sure to check out the TVs near the exhibits to learn more about each dinosaur on display. Our other favorite is the train exhibit. Make sure to check out how the train got inside and make time to follow all the models on the track. The fireworks gallery is beautiful and is close to the planetarium which offers free shows. We also enjoyed the space exhibit and seeing how the astronauts lived

Abigail Dickens

Wow, we love this place! There is SO much to do here and so little time. Next time we will deff be back for more than one day. Outside was definitely our favorite. Getting to play outside and play all the sports and doing hands on activities. We got to play baseball, basketball, football, race cars, climb a treehouse, play tennis and so many more fun sports were offered outside.

Christine Ray

Great place for kids or people young at heart. The place is ginormous so bring your walking shoes. They do have wheelchairs available if you need them. There was no deposit or fee to use the wheelchair. There are also wagons, but I do not know how much those were.

Google Reviewer

Great destination for children. As for the older kids though (11+ years) and adults, there's not as much to do. It's geared mainly toward younger children, as the name suggests. Food court has ok food, but if you want to save a lot of money they allow you to pack food, especially if you have a bigger family (4+ kids). You will already spend enough money on admission. Anyways it a great spot to go to and it's worth every penny. Your kids will have a blast!

Dave Roth

Excellent full day adventure with children and adults alike! Best value are annual family passes or they also offer military and other discounts so be sure to do your homework and check out the offers before you go. This museum is so awesome because it is "hands on" everyone can touch and experience the exhibits! Plan on full day excursion! The cafeteria is a great place to eat, but for those on a budget they will allow you to bring in your own lunch.

NotMyOfficialID

Awesome place. Definitely needed 5 hours to spend. Informative and entertaining place for all. Little pricey. Buy upfront if you have plans to lower it..

Ricky Smith

Because my children love it so much and that's all they want to go do whenever I ask where they want to go and do on the weekend, and this is the first place that they scream and shout out lol , it's like they are addicted to it or something. We have been so many times, I know we have been more than 40 times this year alone, that's with a group bigger than 6 at one time. It's a great place for the family. Highly recommend for sure!!!!

Robert Sanchez

Amazing museum. Not much I can say that others haven't already. All I can say it is worth the money here. We thought we only spend an hour or two here. We ended up spending 5+ hours and only left since they were closing. Super friendly and clean here. Definitely world class.

Ana Byrd

We’re very lucky to live near this amazing museum. Definitely worth the money for family passes, my kids can spend all day in just one exhibit! With all there is to see and do, and new exhibits popping up regularly, it’s absolutely worth a trip from out of town. You can visit the Indianapolis Zoo and Conner Prairie while you’re here!

Vida Herrera

This is a great place! Winter, summer, raining??... Doesn't matter!! Several displays, they are always updating everything. They have intwresting stuff for all ages. You can spend all day there and probably won't finish. To have the membership is a great idea, because you can go as many times as you want all year long. It is clean, service is amazing. An excellent experience overall.

Pamela Scott

I can't comment on the prices because I received free entry passes from my school, but once inside it was great. We had children in our group ranging from 9 months to 11 years. While my older child wasn't elated (typical teenage indifference, too cool to care), we still overall had a great time. The play place upstairs is super fun for toddlers and babies. The space area had a really cool presentation about technology. Overall I definitely recommend; even the haunted house was fun.

Nathan Miller

Fun for all ages! I've been visiting this museum since childhood. The temporary exhibits are exciting, and the permanent exhibits are staples. Strongly recommend, but it's better NOT to go on weekends or holidays if you can help it - it gets too crowded.

Zachary Edwards

Just Wow! This place is huge! It has four floors of fun for children, plus a huge outdoor area as well. This museum is probably best for kids from 3-13 years old. I would do the inside area first unless your kids love sports. Otherwise they will water all their energy outside and be too tired to enjoy the indoor areas. My twin boys loved it, we were there for 6 hours and still didn't see everything this incredible place had to offer.

Richard PELLECCHIA II

Very nice museum. Well organized and laid out. Friendly employees. I really enjoyed the tour guides, they seemed to really love their jobs. Did the archaeology tour ( very informative and engaging) and the water clock (he was silly and fun). Free parking was a super bonus! The sports interactive area is an amazing idea! Don't forget Payton played for Denver too

Reed O'Neal

If you have kids this is the place to go. Probably the best kids museum for a wide variety of ages. Tons to do, easily enough for a full day or 2! Highly recommend.

Josh Rittenhouse

I absolutely love this place. Having small children now, I get to relive that sense of awesome and excitement again that I had as a kid coming here. There is far more to do than a family can get to in one visit, but it keeps growing. We can not wait to go back again and again.

Cody Clemons

Amazing experience for the entire family. Hotel of Spells was really fun, and during summer is a very good time to go with the sports complex. Always fun, new, and exciting.

Jason Blair

Very interactive. Our 3 year old loved it! We spent almost 6 hours there so it was worth the money. The outdoor sports area was fun and a nice bonus for your admission. All in all it was a day well spent and I highly recommend it if you have little ones.

Brenda Barnett

The Ticket Sales Staff were very nice and welcoming. We definitely appreciated that! We went Sat. September 28, 2019 when the Sports Legends exhibit was going on and that was definitely our favorite spot. We went there last because fortunately it did stay open later than the rest of the museum, which was such a plus because the kids got to run around and live their best life outside with all the activities before we went home. We also really enjoyed "going to Greece" exhibit and many of the other exhibits they had. They do have hands on activities for all ages and we will definitely be going back; the kids were not ready to leave even after being there for a good 6 hours!! Thank you Indianapolis!!

Misty Williams

It can be a bit chaotic when several field trips are there and children are running around unsupervised. I do not care for the prices at the gift shop as well as some of the merchandise that is a waste of money. In addition after my total was announced by the cashier I was ask if I would like to donate $1 to the museum. I love how clean and the number of restrooms are, the space where children can explore on their level and the constant care the employees who provide interactive stations for the children.

Chris Striley

The Indianapolis Children's Museum is a wonderful place to take the whole family, including babies. Their interactive, educational exhibits are unmatched by any other children's museum I've been to. They also rotate exhibits so there will …

Derek Vaughn

What can I say that hasn’t been said?! We are members and go often. This is BY FAR the best children’s museum we’ve been to and rumor has it there isn’t one better. Do your kids or grandkids a favor and let them explore this wonderful place.

Brenda Barnett

The Ticket Sales Staff were very nice and welcoming. We definitely appreciated that! We went Sat. September 28, 2019 when the Sports Legends exhibit was going on and that was definitely our favorite spot. We went there last because fortunately it did stay open later than the rest of the museum, which was such a plus because the kids got to run around and live their best life outside with all the activities before we went home. We also really enjoyed "going to Greece" exhibit and many of the other exhibits they had. They do have hands on activities for all ages and we will definitely be going back; the kids were not ready to leave even after being there for a good 6 hours!! Thank you Indianapolis!!

Larson Gevirtz

It was a fantastic trip for the family and I, and everyone enjoyed it thoroughly. We spent 4 hours there, and none of us were bored for a second.

Misty Williams

It can be a bit chaotic when several field trips are there and children are running around unsupervised. I do not care for the prices at the gift shop as well as some of the merchandise that is a waste of money. In addition after my total was announced by the cashier I was ask if I would like to donate $1 to the museum. I love how clean and the number of restrooms are, the space where children can explore on their level and the constant care the employees who provide interactive stations for the children.

Melissa Robinson

I love the children's museum I love the idea that they don't charge you to park and there's the covered walkway to come in and out but I also was a little disappointed at the Egyptianthat you were charging a separate fee to see that display …

Jaycen Herndon

Coming from St. Louis. The museum was just fine when you factor the price in for an entire family to go. It may have been the time we went, but a large amount of the spaces were under construction leaving a couple of the floors a little "bare". The outside sport area was probably the most fun for our family, though.

Jane Wang

It was one of the best children's museums I've been to, and I've been to a few. So colorful and exciting for the children. You probably need a few days to explore the place. It's five stories high. And the parking is free. My son didn't want to leave at the end of the day. We still have some areas left unexplored, can't wait to go back again in August.

Crystal Rapinchuk

Absolutely phenomenal! You absolutely can spend an entire day (or more!) here. Good for all ages from youngest to oldest.

A

They're always updating their exhibits, which keeps locals coming back. There's so much to see and do with tons of hands on activities. It's very easy to spend an entire day here with kids of all ages. The out door sports area is great for older kids where they can run off extra energy. There's a perfect mixture of fun and learning exhibits that even the adults won't be bored. They have fair prices, even free and extremely reduced prices for familys of lower income so everyone can enjoy the museum. The museum is always clean and well taken care of, There is ample parking with short walking distance to the museum most of which is completely covered even the walkway to the museum so you never have to worry about about weather

Deric North

This is a very fun place to take your children, or to just go by yourself. It's a tad pricey, but they always have interesting exhibits and they change frequently enough to warrant a couple trips per year if you can afford it. Their food court has good variety and they are also very accessible to those with mobility issues. The parking is free, which is saying a lot in Downtown Indianapolis.

Preston Lamb

Our kids had a blast at the Children's Museum. We were there for 4 hours and only barely scratched the surface. Outside there is an area where the kids (and their parents) can try multiple sports, including soccer, baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and tennis. I believe there are a few others as well. Inside there are a lot of exhibits to visit, including trains, space, Egypt, China, and many more. We walked through fairly quickly to see as much as possible, but you could spend a lot of time here. There are also many other things to do on each floor, so check out their website to see what all there is to do. We didn't see many of the floors, but there is a lot to do there. A one day pass won't be enough to do everything, so if you love in the area I think the annual pass and going a few times over the course of the year would be the best option.

LD D

Amazing!!! THIS is a must stop when you are in town. It is the largest children's museum in the world- but it is so much more. There is something for everyone. They even have an outdoor sports area. We were so surprised when we went to see …

Chris Striley

The Indianapolis Children's Museum is a wonderful place to take the whole family, including babies. Their interactive, educational exhibits are unmatched by any other children's museum I've been to. They also rotate exhibits so there will be at least one new thing every few months. Their outdoor area for sports is a lot of fun as well. It is worth it to get a membership if you have small kids and are within a few hours' driving distance.

Gregory Cushing

This is excellent place to take kids of all ages. The food was great in the food court. Plenty of things to see and learn. If you want to see it all, plan to take at least a few hours. There is a section for toddlers which is great and interactive. I highly recommend

Michael Alfieri

A Great experience. This museum provides children with bite size info on many many topics. It is well thought out presentations that keep kids interest even though they are actually learning a lot. Great job!!

always Wyte

Good place to go on a rainy day and hang out with family or friends. Still a great and friendly vibe, and great way to learn.

Sarah Paschall

No complaints here! One of the best children's museums you'll ever visit! If you're not a member, you're going to want to spend a whole day here--from dinosaurs to science to the playscape to special exhibits....and now the new sports complex! So much to see and interact with. You'll not be disappointed.

Lola A

We didn't know there were so many outside activities; this was a great find. We really enjoyed being outside & doing all the activities. The tree house is so fun for the kids. We weren't overly impressed with the indoor activities/options. The Lilly Theater was fun; good show. The prices are insane. $100 for 2 adults & 1 child is outrageous.

Rafael Haro

Amazing place. Never seen such beautiful place for children to explore and learn. Excellent location. Very clean and well maintained. Friendly staff. Great food court. Large gift shop. Outside sports of every type. Military discount honored. Can't wait to return with my grandchildren.

Marc Mendes

Second time visiting and still worth the money (which was a decent chunk). Incredible displays and the outdoor area dedicated to sports is excellent! The only disappointment was that the dinosaurs lab was closed and sealed off, but they are preparing for a new large dinosaur exhibit so understandable.

Joseph Long

Went here with 3 other adults, no kids, and it kept us all completely enthused! This museum was so cool! The engineering, dinosaur, archeology, and science exhibits were especially good. The cafeteria serves, actually, really good food. As of now there's also an exhibit on ancient Greece that was phenomenal. It's definitely worth a visit!

Jeremiah Gillam

Such a wonderful place to spend a day with a child. While I have been here many times in the last 15 years, this was the first time visiting the new outside area and wow, what a great time!

Steve Otto

We tried to go to the haunted house. The haunted house was supposedly open till 9pm. We got there at 8:30 and the girl at the ticket counter said that they stop selling tickets at 8:30. Understanding if it was overly packed, but it wasn't. People with pre bought tickets were still being allowed to go in. Very disappointed. For a parent with a busy work schedule it's hard to find family time.

Sarah DeBlieck

Even though my husband and I just went alone, we both had fun. We went on the low cost day and there was a lot of people and kids, but it was still enjoyable. Sadly I couldn't get involved with a lot of the experiences because i was to big xD but it would be a perfect day if you had kids with you.

Ruth Poling

We are a very frugal family, but even though it was expensive, it was an amazing experience... and we don't regret spending the money on it. Staff are very helpful. The exhibits were interesting, educational, interactive and FUN! We appreciated the sky walk from the free parking garage across the street.

Maddie Grace

Friends and I made a trip to the museum and have to say it was great even for all ages! Absolutely a must if you are in Indianapolis! Carousel was my favorite! Made me feel like a kid again lol!

J Chev

Great place to take the kids to see the haunted house now but awesome year round!

Rachelle Clark

The Children's Museum is amazingly awesome every single time you go. There's always something new to do and to see. Extraordinary!

Susan Smith

This was an amazing place fun for kids and adults atmosphere was very energetic and had lots of knowledge growing educational development for the kids would recommend very highly for everyone to go see and have fun for all age groups from infants to preteen

Adam Mikels

This is without a doubt the best Children's Musuem in the country. There is so many things to see and do. We did not fit it all into a full day open to close. You need at least 2 days. It has enough to interest all of our kids age 2 to 11. …

rachel earles

The Haunted Hotel of Spells was so much fun! Not too scary for my 3yo during lights-on hours, so he enjoyed it. Our favorite exhibit right now is the Playscape. Everything is just right for smaller children and there's no worrying about my little one getting bowled over by big kids running wild. It's easy to spend an entire day at the museum and not see everything, so we're definitely getting use out of our membership.

Sherry Strawn

Love this place.. so much fun. I've been taking my kids and now the grandbaby for a quarter of a century. Does not disappoint.

Cheryl Conwell

I love the Children’s Museum. My adult daughter and I were disappointed that the science area is less interactive than it used to be. It is very crowded so go early or late. The dinosaur exhibit is still amazing although some littles are scared.

Eric Brock

We've been going here for years, def worth the 2 hour drive from Cincinnati. Being able to watch scientists uncover fossils and ask them questions as they work is a cool opportunity. We experienced the new outdoor sports play place today and can't recommend it highly enough. We're not athletic and still spent 3 hours outside. The climbing tree, race cars and golf were our favorites.

Tiffany Belcher

Wow! This place was the best! Our 6yo still asks every few weeks when we will return and he’s been to NUMEROUS Children’s museums. Every exhibit was extremely detailed and filled with fun! We spent the entire day here (open to close and additional evening time outdoors at the sports complex ) and could have easily spent another FULL day enjoying it all! Price wasn’t overly expensive considering how much fun we all had. The sports complex is amazing and super well-done! Incredible facility overall and we would love to come back every weekend! If you live close to this place you should totally have a membership!

Carey LaBella

We had a great time at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. We took our 4 year old, 3 year old and 1.5 year old to see the Paw Patrol exhibit this summer. We enjoyed our time we bought a membership and plan to go back soon. We only saw 2 of the floors with exhibits. Highly recommend!

karen squires

This a place my children grew up. Imagination for a child is exciting and the can see some of their dreams in person. This place is for the entire family go enjoy and learn something new every time.

skwiesen

So much to do and good for all ages. Love spending the day here

Jeremy Rowland

Always worth driving two hours one way to see the museum! Love the new exhibits from time to time and the educational experience with my kids!

Hongyoung Jeon

Good place to go if you have kids (younger than 10 maybe..). But if you go there over and over, you will realize there are not much changes over time..

John John

I thought this place would be like Disney world - overrun with strollers. But I was wrong it wasn't! Place was great with a bunch of random stuff. I really wish the exhibits were more of a coherent piece. At times it feels like they just found random objects and plastered it on every piece of white space. The sports facility next door was super bomb after the long walks around the museum.

Ashley Whittington

The discounted admission pass for low income families definitely allows us to visit much more often

J. M. S. S.

Was a madhouse, was also spring break apparently. Loved the dinosaurs. Outdoors was pretty neat too. My kids needed to be a tad bit older to enjoy and appreciate it. They were 5 and 2 at the time. I recommend the youngest to be at least 6 to fully enjoy everything.

Mike Russelle

What a wonderful place for all ages. Very interactive educational and fun. Outdoor sports exhibits were amazing, wish we had something like this locally. Thought entry fees were a bit expensive even when purchased in advance.

Erika Purlee

The entire experience from ease of parking, members and visitors entrance, children's fun educational experiences, and even food options are great! The friendly helpful staff and new exhibits are a plus! If you are local to Indy and have young children, a membership has so much value and pays for itself in just a couple trips. As parents of toddlers know "plans" go out the window quick if your child is having an off day. So, the freedom to spend as much or as little time as you want indoors or outdoors and know that you don't have to get to it all in a day just to get your money's worth with your littles, and still never get board, because there is just so much to see and do.

Rebecca Baer

It's always a blast! My daughter has gone here at least twice a year since she was little. It's even fun if you're a kid at heart!

Jolynn Jones

Lots to do and see here. We had a great day with our 2 year old grandson.

PuyoDead

Absolutely amazing place to go, both as a kid, and an adult. They're just an incredible amount of stuff to see and do here. From highly informative educational displays, to sheer fun interactive activities, to outdoor physical games. Also, a giant gift shop that is actually fairly priced, unlike some other similar places I've gone to. If you plan to go, get as much time set aside for it as possible, the place is absolutely gigantic. It's going to take a whole day to see everything.

Corey Cordell

One of the best indoor places to go with kids. Plus the outdoor sports areas is amazing and like nothing else. We go all the time. Many exhibits change which gives plenty of variety. Fun for the whole family.... kids and adults. If you have ne or been it's a must go.

M J

The Museum was nice, but being as large as it is, I expected more. I drove 4+ hours to make this visit a small family get away. We visited another museum in Ann Arbor earlier this year, and it seems like that first smaller museum had more to do. Especially more hands on activities. Sports area was really cool. I think if you are visiting the city, it is a good option for something to do; However, I would not come from far away if you have an ok/good Museum closer to home.

Roderic Rinehart

I take my classes here every year on a field trip. More to see and do than a class or family can handle in 3 hours. Stuff for all ages and they change exhibits often enough (and keep some permanently as well) that you can go yearly and still have a great time.

Jay Schlafman

Just saw on the news that the Children’s Museum is so honorably volunteering to house asylum seeking children from the border. What an amazing idea. What better place to house children then at the Children’s Museum? Brilliant. You can fit thousands in there. When do the first buses arrive? Where can I chip in on gas? You guys are awesome.

kaitlyn hermsen

Great place for kids but cafeteria staff is beyond rude. We are members of the museum but can’t handle how rude the people are that clean tables. Literally force larger families into the back of the room and make a big deal about it. I should be able to sit where I want to without being told. It would be one thing to be in the aisle and in the way but didn’t realize there was assigned seating.

Joseph, Jaclyn Harvie

The museum is fun and has a lot to experience. They change the exhibits every couple months which adds new experiences all the time. The new out door sports center is a great way to help children learn while keeping them active. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Sasha Star

Haunted hotel was fantastic!!! Not super scary but very fun to do. If you appreciate art and a good old fashion haunted house. Do it.

RazoredRaven

Monthly events, egageing exhibits. They even have group activities for children at various locations in the museum. I highly recommend it. They even have an outdoor portion of the museum that is open later you have make it an whole day affair.

Nicholas Hart

Really wonderful experience. Lots of interactive exhibits. But I wish it had more of a focuse on education and less on Pop culture.

Sarah Rice

Lots of fun things! This museum is huge and has a variety of things. They did a wonderful job on their Greece exhibit (it is temproary). A must do in Indianapolis if you have kids or if you're an adult check out the adult only nights. So many cool things to check out and the parking structure is great.

Joshua Hedderich

I grew up coming here as a child and today I got to share it with my 8 year old daughter. She absolutely loved it, especially the dinosaur exhibit! It was so awesome to see her sense of wonder come out.

Mark Wisehart

Holy cow! This place is amazing!! My daughter is an attorney now and I have pics of her at 2 sitting in a toy firetruck with a fireman’s hat on! We’ve lived all over the nation and it is the go to place for kids in Vacation planning. Talk about doing things right the first time!! Excellent!

Laurie Fraher

Great place for kids to play and explore. Larger than any other children's museum and worth every penny you pay. Come on time (or a touch early) and take advantage of the experience. You can bring your own lunch, rent a locker to store your stuff, bring a stroller and still great for my older kids (9 &7)!

Jan Osborne

There are interactive exhibits for all ages, encompassing a huge variety of interests. A visit is so much fun that kids don't realize how much they are learning. Add to this frequent updates, an attached parking garage, easy accessibility for visitors with mobility issues, a food court, and a well prepared friendly staff -- you will want to visit often.

Thomas Kwong

We closed this museum down! From the time it opened till the last call the kids had so much fun and didn’t want to leave. We took a special trip to come visit this museum and it was well worth it. Make sure you order your tickets online ahead of time to save some money.

Tiffanie B.

Fun place for kids to visit, the dinosaur exhibit was phenomenal, the sound effects, the staff explaining about the dinosaurs, and the Egyptian exhibit was cool too. The kids liked the train walk through too. It was so incredibly hot when we went we didn't make it to the outdoor play area but wish we could of.

Patty Nichols

It is a great museum. There are lots of things for kids to do. You could spend a whole day.The display on Greece is interesting, for the kids they have fishing, saving the turtles, and a pretend restaurant where they make food and deliver it to the table.

Aiesha Waltower

My 8 year old really enjoyed it! We spent over 4 hours there. Playing and learning about Greece, dinosaurs, sport's legends... We'll be going back for sure.

Dennis Swender

We had an absolute blast at the haunted hotel (lights off). I lost the competition and screamed the most. Glad we were able to get free tickets with the Indianapolis Public Library Summer Reading.

Kate H

Fun for all ages. We had three generations there and we all had a blast. Lots of inside and outside activities. The new outside playground was fun, but didnt spend much time there as it was very hot. Always good to take children there!

Sara Deee

Five star service friendly employees and super informative. Four stars because there's a lot of parts that were closed off with no mention prior to spending over $100 on admission. They've taken a lot of the more fun attractions out, water play area and climbing wall. Aside from that there were many things to do and keep kids entertained.

xxxxWONTONxxxx

Simply amazing! Was there at 10am and stayed all day! Everything for every age, very interactive. Kept my 3 & 2 year old busy and having fun the whole time! Only wished they were open longer! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

Quirine van Oldenborgh Dahlquist

Amazing. Spent all day here and we still didn't do/see it all. Mold-a-rama added to collection. Staff looks like they actually enjoy what they are doing which is so refreshing. Thank you for a great experience. My 7 year old boys really enjoyed themselves, as did we!

Joshua Summers

Super fun place for families or date nights. There is so much to see that it's tricky to see everything in one day, so come early if you can! The outdoor/sports are stays open a bit longer on weekends and is great for kids to run around and wear them out. Depending on the season they'll have different displays, so check out their website to see what they have!

Joleen Tawfik

Love coming here. A family favorite when we get the extra money. Not affordable for every day families. Love all the hands in exhibits. First time at the sports center. Loved that experience.

PuyoDead

Absolutely amazing place to go, both as a kid, and an adult. They're just an incredible amount of stuff to see and do here. From highly informative educational displays, to sheer fun interactive activities, to outdoor physical games. Also, a giant gift shop that is actually fairly priced, unlike some other similar places I've gone to. If you plan to go, get as much time set aside for it as possible, the place is absolutely gigantic. It's going to take a whole day to see everything.

Rosalba Lopez

Tons of hands on exibits for the little ones. My 4 year old daughter loved every second of excitement. The little play area for kids 5 and under on the 3rd floor was absolutely amazing. We even got on the amazing carousel. I cant wait to go back!

Cory Gehring

Great fun for all ages. Any time you are in Indy and have a half a day to spare, check this place out. You and your children/grandchildren will always come away having learned something new. To avoid the crowds I'd suggest going on a weekday, but even on a busy day, it is still not as crowded as you would think. Lots of hands on for the whole family

Mary Hannigan

Has something for everyone. Cannot express how wonderful the whole experience was here. Has something whatever interests your child enjoys. I must see if you're in the area. Any age group would enjoy.

Business Hours of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis in Indiana

SUNDAY
10AM–5PM
MONDAY
(COLUMBUS DAY) CLOSED HOURS MIGHT DIFFER
TUESDAY
10AM–5PM
WEDNESDAY
10AM–5PM
THURSDAY
10AM–5PM
FRIDAY
10AM–5PM
SATURDAY
10AM–5PM

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