The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Located just minutes from the heart of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis offers inexhaustible fun and interactive learning opportunities that can expose curious children and their families to the wonders of the arts, world cultures, sciences, and humanities. This popular tourist attraction and museum has been voted as one of the very best of its kind in the country by a variety of different publications, and represents a must-see for any visitor to the city.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is 472,900 square feet in size and with five floors of exhibit halls and receives more than one million visitors annually. Its collection of over 130,000 artifacts and exhibit items is divided into two domains: Arts and Humanities and the Natural Sciences. The museum’s focus is family learning, and most exhibits are designed to be interactive, allowing children and families to actively participate.
Founded in 1925 by Mary Stewart Carey with conjunction with Indianapolis civic leaders and organizations, it moved to its current location at 3000 North Meridian Street in 1946, and the current building that houses it was constructed in 1976, with the facility having had four expansions since then.
There are a vast number of exhibits and activities for children and their families to engage in, such as the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience; the National Art Museum of Sport; The Power Of Children, which examines the lives of children who changed the world; Beyond Spaceship Earth, an exhibit honoring the men and women who made space exploration possible; the Schaefer Planetarium & Space Object Theater; National Geographic Treasures of the Earth, an archaeological showcase; North America’s largest water clock; a historic working carousel, and much, much more.
Admission is $19.50-$38, prices vary daily. Admission is $6 the first Thursday of each month, 4-8 p.m.
To find out more, please visit https://www.childrensmuseum.org.
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208