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Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Receives Top Honors

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis was recently honored by AOL Travel online as one of the top ten museums in the United States for families.

Museums were chosen based on their “exhibits and amenities that work perfectly for families” and The Children’s Museum in Indianapolis was selected for having “so much to do you won’t know where to start.”

Current exhibits and events at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 

Black History Month: Levi Coffin and Madam C. J. Walker, Performances
February 3 and 5, 6:30 p.m.; February 5 and 12, 1:00 p.m.
Take your Indianapolis children to learn about African American history in Indiana in the most inspiring manner.
Carousel Wishes and Dreams
AOL Travel chose this, out of all the many great exhibits in the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, as the top must-see. A permanent installation.
Dinosphere: Now You’re in THEIR World
Here’s a permanent exhibit for kids of all ages, featuring an incredible collection of actual dinosaur fossils, a paleontology and question lab, an art gallery and a real dinosaur dig.
Dora and Diego–Let’s Explore!
February 5 through August 14, 2011
This adventure, put on in conjunction with nickelodeon, aims especially at pre-schoolers.
Fireworks of Glass
This permanent exhibit is an important piece of art in Indianapolis, an enormous blown-glass sculpture that rises 43 feet inside the museum.
The Power of Children: Making a Difference
An ongoing, permanent journey through the trials and lives of three heroic 20th century children.
ScienceWorks
On Level 4, you will encounter a fascinating hands-on science gallery, irresistible to kids and the inner child that dwells inside you.
Take Me There: Egypt
A fascinating, interactive exhibit featuring the mysterious wonders of ancient and modern Egypt.

The full list of AOL Travel museum honorees includes:

  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.
  • J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.
  • Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
  • American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y.
  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indianapolis Children’s Museum is one of the top attractions in Indianapolis and its environs, and is also on Fun City Finder‘s list of top museums in Indianapolis. A trip there with your clan makes an educational, fun and inspiring thing to do in Indianapolis.

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317.334.3322

To read the full story, visit AOL Travel online at http://news.travel.aol.com, or to learn more about The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis visit childrensmuseum.org.

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Mike Woods