Wow! The Childrenâ€™s Museum of Indianapolis is the largest childrenâ€™s museum in the world. This is no exaggeration; I have walked all five floors (472,900 square feet) of that museum for 6 hours and still havenâ€™t seen everything that the museum has to offer. Itâ€™s the childrenâ€™s museum that just keeps giving.
It is located at 3000 N . Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46208. Just in case you decide to head there after reading this post. Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. But be warned, it WILL be packed during spring break, but so worth the trip.
Must see exhibits at the Childrenâ€™s Museum of Indianapolis
Simulated Cretaceous Dinosaur Habitat: Children adore this area. My daughters thoroughly enjoyed being able to see firsthand what it felt like to roam the earth with dinosaurs.
Be immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of the Cretaceous Period, when dinosaurs roamed the earth. See one of the largest displays of real juvenile dinosaur fossils in this immersive, world-class environment.
The Carousel: The line is incredibly long but the carousel is gorgeous and when you ride on it, you feel like you are a kid again. Just sit back and take some photos, enjoy the giggles and know that you are making a memory.
Ride the Carousel, enjoy a mirror maze, a tree house, a walk-in, kaleidoscope, and a playhouse.
The Steam Locomotive: Who doesnâ€™t love a train, especially one of the old time steam locomotives? You never see them anymore and itâ€™s a real treat for the kids to walk aboard the train after being welcomed aboard by a real life conductor.
All Aboard! takes you back in the past to the “Age of Steam.” The centerpiece is a 35-foot long, 55-ton steam engine designed by and named after Reuben Wells in 1868.
The Barbie Exhibit: Obviously, being little girls, my little ones adore any and everything Barbie. They lost their little minds at the Barbie exhibit. Not only did they get to see vintage Barbies up close and personal, they were able to dress up and walk down the catwalk in a Barbie fashion show.
The worldâ€™s most popular doll is also everyoneâ€™s favorite fashionista, inspiring young designers and professionals alike to create the fashions of their dreams
For complete information and help planning your trip to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis check out the website.
*All blocked quotes are from the Children Museum’s website.