Get face-to-face with dinosaurs and tigers. Go inside an Egyptian burial tomb and underwater with dolphins. When you combine Indy’s two biggest attractions, the combinations are endless. Follow along as one family’s Indianapolis getaway takes them to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Zoo in White River State Park and other points in between.
The largest (and, according to Child magazine, the best) children's museum in the world, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a huge, five-level playground where over every year more than one million kids and parents come to enjoy (seriously--it's that kind of museum) science, history, art and culture.
The Indianapolis Zoo (one of the nation's Top 10, according to TripAdvisor) includes over 350 different animal species on its nearly 70 acres. The zoo is triple-certified as zoo, aquarium and botanical garden, offering up-close encounters with everything from tigers to dolphins to orchids.
Indianapolis offers plenty to do after a day of attractions. Rent a bike or boat and explore White River State Park and the Canal. Enjoy family-friendly dining at one of more than 200 restaurants downtown. And, a trip to Indianapolis isn’t complete without visiting Monument Circle in the heart of the city.