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Kidscommons: A Great Spring Break Option for Families

If your spring break plans have you traveling to, through, or staying put in Indiana this year with the kids, you’ll need some family-friendly options to make sure it’s a week to remember. My family recently visited Kidscommons, a children’s museum in downtown Columbus, Indiana. It features three floors of interactive fun for kids of all ages.

Fun with bubbles at Kidscommons

Kidscommons is probably best known for being home to an incredibly large toilet. Don’t worry—your kids won’t spend the rest of the day making bad bathroom jokes. Instead, they’ll learn all about the ins and outs of how a house functions. And they’ll certainly never forget their trip down the toilet slide.

My favorite area of the museum is Bubble-ology. You can encase yourself in a giant bubble, as well as get yours hands a little wet at the bubble table. There’s something about bubbles that captivate kids, and this takes the dollar store wand in the backyard to a whole new level.

There’s plenty more to see and do at this museum, including a climbing wall and a sports/fitness area. For younger kids, there is a recreated campsite, an early childhood garden and a model Japanese home that are all very toddler-friendly. There’s also an art room for kids who want to get creative.

Kidscommons is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $6 per person (children 18 months and younger are free). You can find a coupon for $2 off admission by picking up a copy of Columbus Parent (available at the museum). For an even better deal, admission is free from 4-6 p.m. on March 4, April 1 and May 6 for the museum’s Family Fun Time.

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Written by : Nicole is a stay-at-home mom and blogger living in Columbus, Indiana. She blogs about adventures at home and away with her husband and 2-year-old son at She grew up in Plainfield, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in 2002. She grew up in Plainfield, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in 2002. She spent seven years living and working in downtown Indianapolis following college. Nicole is always looking for fun, kid-friendly outing ideas. You can contact her via email or find her on Twitter at @arrowssentforth. Nicole receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.