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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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The Biggest and Best

One of the nation’s top tourist attractions for families, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis should be on every family’s must-see (and do) list! Discover five floors filled with exciting exhibits for kids of all ages.

  • Conduct real NASA experiments aboard a recreation of the International Space Station in Beyond Spaceship Earth.
  • Walk among the dinosaurs and touch a real dinosaur bone in Dinosphere.
  • Ride a real old-time Carousel.
  • “Travel” to modern-day China and explore daily life in the world’s most populous country in Take Me There: China.
  • Explore the work of real scientists in ScienceWorks.
  • And so much more!
  • One visit and you will understand why Parents magazine, USA Today, and TripAdvisor rank The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis among the best places in the nation for family fun!

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Experience Chihuly

See the world’s largest permanent installation by renowned artist Dale Chihuly, Fireworks of Glass. The breathtaking 43-foot tower features over 3,200 stunning pieces of brilliant blown glass.

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One-on-one with the dinosaurs

Don’t just see the dinosaurs, get to know them! In Dinosphere at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, step into a world dominated by tyrannosaurs and triceratops. Meet a paleontologist, touch a real fossil, try your hand at paleo art, and dig in our recreated fossil dig site!

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Explore life in space

In the all-new permanent exhibit, Beyond Spaceship Earth, immerse yourself in the dynamic story of space exploration—from the history of NASA’s Project Mercury program to the research happening now on the International Space Station.

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Real science happens here

How many different scientists can you be in a day? Find out in the reinvented Dow AgroSciences ScienceWorks! Get hands-on by participating in one of our free, STEM-based public programs.

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