This is a guest post from Cincinnati Dad, Trent Kotch…
We spent the day at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and had a wonderful time. This place is 5 levels of non-stop things for kids to push, pull, touch, climb, roll, ride and splash.
Open from 10 – 5, it is possible to spend the whole day and still realize that you have not seen everything that they have to offer. Our two and a half year old ate it up and even learned a thing or two while playing non-stop for six hours.
There are so many other things to see and do that finding something slightly familiar (to our local museum in Cincinnati) seemed to be a bit of a comfort to our daughter in a sea of over-stimulation.
The Chihuly glass sculpture is amazing, and the kid’s play area for it is really cool, along with the mesmerizing billiard-ball roller coaster in the science area. The beautiful carousel costs a dollar a ride for non-members which is a bit of a bummer but we sprung for two rides and with so much else to do she did not seem to mind.
Parking is free in their garage connected by skywalk. Tickets were $14.50 for adults and $9.50 for kids 2-17 (under 2 free) and our total had 10% taken off for AAA. We spent $20 on lunch for the 3 of us and had more than we could eat (good selection) and $5 on an ice-cream treat as we needed a little more energy to see the science area at the top.
Lots of fun and something I would definitely recommend.