Things To Do Indianapolis Museums: A Guide to Indy's Top Museums & Exhibits

Indianapolis Museums

A Family-Friendly Guide to Indy's Top Museums and Exhibits

Free Days

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Worth the Drive

Discover family-friendly museums beyond greater-Indianapolis.

Top Museums around Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

3000 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest children's museum. Family's will enjoy roaming all 5 floors plus the 7 acre Sports Legends Experience.

Indiana State Museum

650 W Washington St, Indianapolis

The Indiana State Museum is a museum located within White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis.

Conner Prairie

4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis

Newfields

3000 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis

Families can find both art and nature when they visit Newields. The brand-new Star Studio will give kids ....

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

3000 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest children's museum. Family's will enjoy roaming all 5 floors plus the 7 acre Sports Legends Experience.

Indiana Historical Society

3000 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest children's museum. Family's will enjoy roaming all 5 floors plus the 7 acre Sports Legends Experience.

Rhythm! Discovery Center

Washington Street, Suite A Lower Level, Indianapolis

Did you know that Indianapolis is home to the world’s foremost interactive drum and percussion museum? Rhythm! Discovery Center is a hands-on museum in downtown Indy that features unique, interactive exhibits that highlight the history of drumming. The museum is a place where the history of percussion is preserved, celebrated and shared.

NCAA Hall of Champions

700 W Washington St, Indianapolis

On the first floor visitors will find trivia challenges, current team rankings and video highlights. Play, on the second level, is a fully interactive area to compete virtually and hands-on through sports simulators, a 1930s retro gymnasium, ski simulator and more.

Indianapolis Firefighters Museum

748 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Firefighters Museum, located in downtown Indy’s Mass Ave neighborhood, is a small museum –- a quick stop will take around 30 minutes. However, the history and artifacts in this historical museum will delight and educate firefighter lovers of all ages.

Museums Worth the Drive

Conner Prairie: A Living History Museum and Attraction

Combining history with science, at Conner Prairie visitors can explore Indiana's heritage through hands-on indoor and outdoor exhibits. The museum offers history-themed, immersive experiences,...

Explore The Garfield Trail and See Jim Davis Memorabilia in Grant County, Indiana

Fun fact: Jim Davis — cartoonist and creator of everyone’s favorite lasagna-loving fat cat Garfield — was born and raised in Indiana! In fact,...

Worth the Drive: Terre Haute Children’s Museum

The Terre Haute Children's Museum is a hands-on museum for families that is three stories of fun and exploration. Located near the Indiana-Illinois border,...

Tips for Visiting the City Museum in St. Louis

Once a shoe factory, this 600,000 square foot space in the heart of St. Louis is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic...

Worth a Trip: American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery at COSI

If your kid likes dinosaurs (and what kid doesn't?), then you have to head to Columbus, OH. The American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur...
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