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On our recent road trip, we were able to spend a day at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis! I still remember visiting this museum when I was a child, and I made sure we had time for this on our drive. It was the perfect way to spend a day of summer vacation!
Visiting The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis with Young Children
This place is huge, so a stroller or carrier for babies is a good idea. The Children’s Museum has family restrooms around the facility along with changing areas. The Playscape area is especially for children ages 5 and under with a soft play area just for babies. Read more about this later in my post!
A Full Day of Fun
We had a great time, spending about 6 hours there, and we still didn’t see everything! We did get to spend a little bit of time in their new outdoor sports exhibit.
This dinosaur exhibit was really cool and held the interest of all of my kids. There was a pretend play area, some dinosaur skeletons on display and a spot to dig.
Protecting their Eggs
Looking for Dinosaur Bones
Chihuly Fireworks of Glass
This amazing glass sculpture can be seen from above or below. Kids can even create their own piece of art using plastic pieces.
View from Above
View from Below
My Little Artist
My three year old could have spent all day in this preschool area featuring sand and water play.
Sand Play Area
Water Play Area
The Outdoor Sports Area
This outdoor area is brand new and really awesome. Temperatures were 90+ degrees on the day of our visit, so we didn’t spend too much time outside. We got to try a few of the different sports, but would have definitely spent more time there in more tolerable temperatures.
The kids pedal their way to the finish line.
Their first experience playing hockey. We appreciated the pointers from the staff!
There were areas with different challenges along with hoops of different heights.
There were several areas that we didn’t see including golf, tennis and baseball. You could easy spend several hours in the outdoor area alone.
Hot Wheels Exhibit
Beyond Spaceship Earth
I didn’t get a ton of pictures in this area, because we were so busy! But, my 10 year old said it was his favorite part.
Treasures of the Earth
This was such a fun visit to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis! Have you been there? What is your favorite area of the museum?