The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and its collection

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest children's museum . It is located at 3000 North Meridian Street , Indianapolis , Indiana , United States , in the United Northwest Area neighborhood of the city. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums . It is 472,900 square feet (43,933.85 m ) with five floors of exhibit halls and receives more than one million visitors annually. Its collection of over 130,000 artifacts and exhibit items is divided into two domains: Arts & Humanities and the Natural Sciences. Among the exhibits are a simulated Cretaceous dinosaur habitat, a carousel , a steam locomotive , and the glass sculpture Fireworks of Glass Tower and Ceiling . The museum's focus is family learning; most exhibits are designed to be interactive, allowing children and families to actively participate. Founded in 1925 by Mary Stewart Carey with the help of Indianapolis civic leaders and organizations, it is the fourth-oldest such institution in the world. The current site became home for the museum in 1946; the current building was constructed in 1976 and has had four major expansions since then. The museum hosts thousands of activities annually, including plays at the Lilly Theater, classes and workshops for school children, traveling exhibits, and fund-raising events. With a 2008 budget of $28.7 million, it has 400 employees and 1,500 volunteers. Its financial stability is ensured by a large endowment that was first established in the 1960s and is governed by a board of trustees. In May 2021, the museum announced Jennifer Pace Robinson, a 29-year veteran of the museum, as its new president and CEO.

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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
North Meridian Street 3000
IN 46208 Indianapolis
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Visitor information The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Opening hours

Nov. 1, 2021–March 18, 2022
Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

March 19-Sept. 4, 2022
Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sept. 5–Oct. 30, 2022
Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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North Meridian Street 3000, Indianapolis

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