When we were away for half-term a couple of weeks ago, we got to visit a few cool places, but The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is one of the top things that we did when we were in Indianapolis. Located just outside of the city centre, there is a lot to explore and enjoy with children of all ages. We took six children along (my two and four of their cousins) and we had a great time! We could have definitely spent longer there, as the museum itself is huge!
Parking was simple and easy, as with most places in the US, there is ample free parking right by where you need to be. We walked over from the car park and saw this huge statue of the BumbleBee Transformer, so I knew that we were going to have a great time – the children were in awe!
The museum itself is very hands-on, with a variety of different displays and interactive things to explore, press, and touch. The dinosaur section of the museum was the first stop, and with interactive stations, games, and tunnels, there is enough to keep the children entertained, as well as learning about all things dinosaurs.
The excavation site was a big hit – they could have stayed there for ages trying to find bones and fossils!
There are some quieter areas of the museum a couple of floors up (seriously, this place is huge), where you an sit and read, as well as draw. I really liked this aspect, and the children did too. It was all still related to what they had seen.
There are a range of other areas of the museum from space, to trains and miniature railways, to childhood with an indoor carousel and funky mirror walls and playground areas.
As Indiana can get some pretty cold weather, it is great that they can get a runaround indoors, and have somewhere to go to that is fun and interactive, when it is colder outside.
If you are in the area then a trip to The Children’s Museum is a must. The ticket price is a little steep, as far as museum prices go. However, you do really get value for money because there is a lot to see and do, and you could definitely spend all day there – there is so much to see and do. If you’re local you could also upgrade to an annual pass for not much more.
Have you ever been to Indiana before? It would be great to hear what you think.
*NOT A COLLABORATIVE POST – we paid for our tickets, just sharing the love.