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October 31, 2017

Visit Indianapolis: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

When planning our trip to Indianapolis, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis was a must-do on our list.

The enormous 472,900 square-foot facility features 11 major galleries, and welcomes more than 1.2 million visitors a year.

As soon as we drove up to the museum, we knew we'd be in for a treat, as the exterior depicted dinos crashing through the museum. How cool is that?!



Speaking of dinos, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has a fun Dinosphere exhibit that features dinosaur skeletons under a color-changing sky.  There were several fun, interactive displays, and the kids even had a chance to examine and touch real fossils!




One of the kids' favorite exhibits was the Circus - Starring YOU! They performed a variety of stunts and tricks as they pretended to be a part of the entertainment under the big top.



Beyond Spaceship Earth was another great exhibit.  The kids imagined they were floating through space and performing maintenance work on space aircraft.




The Dow AgroSciences ScienceWorks was full of all sorts of hands-on activities, such as driving a John Deere combine cab, managing a water system to transport materials, and climbing a hillside to search for new species.




In Carousel Wishes & Dreams, visitors can ride an actual carousel (for a fee), navigate through a maze, and play new and retro video games!




There was still so much more to see and do!  The kids learned all kinds of dances in DANCE!, immersed themselves in Chinese culture in Take Me There: China, and solved a mummy puzzle in Treasures of the Earth.







One of my favorite exhibits was Power of Children, which focused on the amazing, powerful stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White.  



Another of my personal favorite exhibits was American POP, where a lot of iconic toys, comics, and other memorabilia conjured up fond memories of growing up in the 80s.


The kids even got to make their own comic book cover!


In The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, there is a phenomenal Dale Chihuly 5-story piece, Fireworks of Glass, that is in the center of the museum, a Reuben Wells train from the 1890s, and even an Indy Car!




There was no shortage of things to see and do in The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.  The various exhibits were engaging, entertaining, and educational.

If you have young kids, a visit to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a must!

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 334-4000

Complimentary admission for four members of my family was provided.

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