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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46206 | view on map

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 one million kids and parents each year come to enjoy (seriously--it's that kind of museum) science, history, art and culture.

Among the interactive, hands-on attractions are National Geographic Treasures of the Earth (experience world-renowned archaeological sites), the Dinosphere (featuring life-size, roaring dinosaur skeletons and simulated fossil digs), Fireworks of Glass (a 43-foot sculpture by artist Dale Chihuly), and a fully-restored, fully-rideable antique carousel--plus constantly rotating touring national exhibits.

If you're planning a meeting, the museum offers exclusive after-hours access to five floors of world-class exhibits for your next event or meeting.

Our award-winning, nationally recognized events team will make planning and executing your next event easy, including menu planning and coordination through our exclusive caterer. Free garage parking and enclosed access to the museum are also included. We host extraordinary events for 6-6,000 guests!

The Manor at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, historically known as the Schnull-Rauch House, was featured as the 2013 Decorators' Show House and Gardens.

Providing both the grandeur of an elegant past and the warm ambiance of "at home" entertaining, The Manor can accommodate events from an intimate dinner party to receptions for over 100 guests.

Visit childrensmuseum.org for a list of current and upcoming exhibits. And go here to see how your event might look!

Hours and Costs

Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m, March-Labor Day; closed Mondays, Labor Day-Feb.; admission free the first Thursday of each month, 4-8 p.m. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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Summertime Family Fun in Indianapolis {on the cheap}
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
New Coupons for the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Get Your Art & History Fix At Once
Friday, March 18, 2011
Saving Money at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis 05/17/2010
VisitIndy.com - The Children's Museum of Indianapolis 04/28/2009
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Upcoming Events

Leonardo: The Mummified Dinosaur
04/18/2014 to 12/31/2015

Animal Secrets
04/18/2014 to 05/04/2014

Beyond the Exhibit: Beyond the Paleo Window

El Dia de los Ninos

Target Free Family Night
05/01/2014 to 12/04/2014

Pint-Size Beyond the Exhibit: All Aboard!

Take Me There® China: Grand Opening
05/10/2014 to 05/17/2014

Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army
05/10/2014 to 11/02/2014

Lemonade Day

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