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Indianapolis Children's Museum


If you are looking for a place to travel to with your kids, and you even remotely close to Indianapolis, I highly suggest you make a trip to the Indianapolis Children's Museum.  It is over 400,000 square feet and spread out over 29 acres.   It is THE largest children's museum in the world.



I have to say, when my husband told me he got a job in Indiana, I was like Indi- who?  Okay, so yes I knew where Indiana was, but I did not know ANYTHING about what was in this state.  The town we live in is an awesome college town, that I had no idea about before moving here.  Despite there being quite a bit to do in our town itself, Indianapolis is only about an hour away.  Easy peesy!  There's a lot to do in Indy as well, and I'm sure even though we've lived her about 8 years now, we haven't even scrapped the surface.  Hands down, the two favorite places that our kids love to go to, is the zoo, and the Children's Museum.

They are EXPENSIVE though.  Well for us anyways, because....we're cheap. LOL!  Usually, when we go to the museum, we'll go once, maybe twice a year and spend the whole day there.  That is a lot of walking, a lot of engagement for the kids, and a LOT of yelling "come back, wait your turn" and all the other fun parental phrases!

So this past Christmas, when my father asked what he could buy for the kids, I mentioned a membership to the Children's Museum.

And that's what he got us!

So for one year, we can go as many times as we want, and for as long as we want.  It's great, because we don't feel as if we have to get it all done in one day!  We don't have to spend 6-7 hours (just writing that makes me tired) chasing our children.  We can go, do a floor or two, and after 2-3 hours, come home.  Knowing we can come back next month, and do some more, makes it so less stressful!
So, thanks Dad, for one of the best gifts my kids could have gotten!

LEGO Canada

Anyways, we went recently, for the 3rd time this year, and as always, the kids had a blast.  This place is just so awesome.  It's perfect for kids of all ages.  My husband and I are able to split up for short amounts of time so he can go with the oldest where she can actually do some hands on learning experiences geared towards her age, and I can stay with the little ones where they can get in their own learning experiences.  EVERYTHING is pretty much hands on, which is perfect for my kids.  They want to hit buttons, see how things move, and play with pretend artifacts.

The Indianapolis Children's Museum, is always changing out their new themes also.  Right now they had a huge circus room that the kids loved!

Playing pretend in the ice cream shoppe

Doing some important scientific research

Holy cow!  My 4 year old is amazing!

Not to be outdone, my 8 year old is showing off her muscles!

Playing around on the circus ladders

He thinks his Daddy is hilarious


Comments

  1. That looks super fun!! I haven't been to a good kid/science museum in years! They were always my favorite thing to do too! We don't have any good ones here. But now I know a place we need to travel to and a place to visit while we are there! Super fun!

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    1. This is probably the best museum I've been too. I highly suggest checking it out!

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  2. I've never been there, but this looks so fun! I enjoy children's museums and if I ever head that way, I will be going to that museum for sure! Thank you!

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    1. It's a great one, and even my husband and I have fun there! Great for all ages!

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  3. This is great place for kids to learn and have fun.

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  4. Tho I'm almost 26, I would love spending at least one hour in such museum. Especially lifting that fake weights. :D

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    1. Heck I'm 34 and I have fun there. What do you mean fake? My kids are just that strong!! LOL Just kidding.

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  5. Your kids are adorable! This place looks awesome!

    Linda
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  6. Wow, such great place to spend time Family! Their concept of changing themes iss really interesting. Also, the pictures are so joyful!

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    1. We love coming here for family days. I love that they change the themes so there is always something new. Now they have the Hot Wheels exhibit which we still need to check out!

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  7. That looks like so much fun. It has a lot more activities than my local Children's museum.

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  8. we have a children's museum in Atlanta too! we went their with my niece and nephew, they loved it!

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    1. If I ever go down there I'm sure we'll check it out! We like to visit local zoos and museums wherever we go visit.

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  9. We have a Children's Natural Science Museum in Nashville too and it's honestly as much fun for the adults as the kids. I've never seen anything like the Circus Room though - kinda neat that your museum has that since the "greatest Show on Earth" has gone the way of the dinos.

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    1. I have a feeling that's why they did that theme. My kids like going to these hands on museums so we try to check them out wherever we go. I'm sure we'll hit up the Nashville one at some point!

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  10. My friend takes her daughter to this museum all the time! It looks so fun!

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    1. It's definitely a popular one! It's always crowded no matter which day we go.

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  11. Aww the kids look adorable! Looks like it was a lot of fun

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    1. Thank you so much, it is a very fun place!

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  12. I wish this was near us! My four year old would love it! Thanks for the post!

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    1. I bet your child would love it! IF you every come this way, you'll have to check it out.

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  13. I'm from the UK so I had no idea about this but you did a wonderful job in entertaining and informing me at the same time. The pictures were a nice addition. Best of luck with the blog!

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting!

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  14. Haha!My aunt and uncle live in Indianapolis but they have teenage children though.I will ask them if they know about this place

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    1. Oh I'm sure they do. It's very popular! Thanks for visiting.

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  15. Excellent blog and very informative!

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  16. Someday when i get a chance surly will visit the museum

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    1. I hope you get a chance, it's a great place.

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  17. My daughter would LOVE to go there! Thank you so much for sharing this post!

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you for visiting.

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  18. This looks such a fun place to go!!

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  19. It looks like a mini circus/amusement park for kids. The exterior photo with the dinosaurs reminds me of Jurassic park.

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    1. My kids get so excited every time they see those dinos!

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  20. Hi, this looks like a great to visit for all ages. I like that didn't want to be outdone.

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  21. Even as an adult, I love children's museums. They are just so fun and immersive. All museums should be like that!

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  22. How fun! This looks like such a great museum. My daughter would love it.

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    1. It's definitely a great place to go to have fun

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  23. What a great place for the kids, those dinosaurs are huge. Wow India is a big move but thats amazing.

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    1. It's actually in Indiana. My kids, LOVE the dinos that they put out front!!

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