The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
General Info and Tips
The largest children’s museum in the world sits on a 482,950-square-foot campus and welcomes more than 1.2 million visitors every year. Located just minutes from downtown, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis features five floors of fun and interactive learning that have the power to transform the lives of children and families across the arts, world cultures, sciences, and humanities. The museum also offers a massive outdoor sports complex that is open seasonally.
Run, drive, jump, putt, and play while learning how to stay happy, healthy, and safe. Meet a legendary sports character every visit, hear their story of greatness, and get coached in the drills and skills that helped them succeed.
Deep down we all want to be heroes. Ignite a passion for changing the world around you through the powerful stories of four extraordinary 20th-century children—Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, Ryan White, and Malala Yousafzai. Recommended for ages 8+.
Now You’re in Their World: Venture into the immersive world of dinosaurs in the newest recreation of the Dinsophere, taking you back through Giants of the Jurassic™, Creatures of the Cretaceous™, Monsters of the Mesozoic Seas™.
Are you brave enough to uncover the mystery of an Egyptian tomb? Find out at Treasures of the Earth, featuring three recreations: the tomb of pharaoh Seti I, the burial site of China’s Terra Cotta Warriors, and the shipwreck of Captain William Kidd.
Voyage to contemporary Greece and discover a vibrant culture where the ancient Parthenon overlooks a bustling modern city. Explore homes, learn about real families, shop in the market, and make traditional Greek foods, and study traditional music and dances.
Through interactive storytelling and self-reflective activities, the informative showcase offers guests ages 10+ the opportunity to brainstorm on how they can be a changemaker and stand up for racial justice in their own communities.
What to Know:
Advance tickets are encouraged for all visitors, including members and donors, and a General Admission ticket gives you access to the entire campus. Admission is $19.50-$38, prices vary daily.
Children ages 2 and under are free. Combine and save on Indy’s top attractions with a 1-day or 3-day Indy Attraction Pass. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, and be sure to wear play-ready shoes and weather appropriate clothing. The Children’s Museum is ADA compliant with accessible activities and parking, sensory activation keys, and noise canceling headphones. Learn more on our Accessible Indy guide.