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Book a Family Vacation

Exterior photo of The Children's Museum of IndianapolisReady for countless hours of exploring, discovering, and just having fun? Whether it’s a whirl on the Carousel, a climb on the rock wall, dazzling stars in the Planetarium, or digging for fossils in Dinosphere, an unforgettable adventure awaits at the biggest and best children’s museum in the world!

And there is a ton to do outside of the museum. Indianapolis is full of mouthwatering restaurants, cultural events, shopping, and other destinations. It’s simple to plan an excitement-packed vacation in the Circle City.

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Plan Your Museum Visit

Get ready for a dynamic experience for your whole family! Spend a few minutes exploring our exhibits, events, and amenities to start planning your trip. Buy your tickets online to get in faster. Have questions before you visit? Contact our Customer Service Center at 317-334-4000.

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 Book a Hotel

Your family can easily spend an entire day at the museum and still have more to see! There are quality hotels all around the city where you can kick back after a day of museum exploration. You can also book a Family Fun Adventure package and receive tickets to both the museum and The Indianapolis Zoo. Learn more.

Here are our preferred hotel partners.

Downtown

Candlewood Suites—Indianapolis Downtown
317-536-7700
1152 North White River Parkway West Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46222

Crowne Plaza
317-631-2221
123 W. Louisiana St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Hampton Inn Downtown Indianapolis
317-261-1200
105 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Holiday Inn Express— Indianapolis Downtown
317-822-6400
410 S. Missouri St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Omni Severin Hotel
317-634-6664
40 W. Jackson Place
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Staybridge Suites — Indianapolis Downtown
317-536-7500
535 S. West St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

North

Hampton Inn Carmel
317-843-1100
12197 N. Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032

Homewood Suites Hilton at the Crossing
317-253-1919
2501 E. 86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Staybridge Suites Indianapolis— Fishers
317-577-9500
9780 Crosspoint Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Northwest

Hampton Inn Northwest Indianapolis
317-290-6000
5860 W. 73rd Street
Indianapolis., IN 46278

Residence Inn Northwest Indianapolis
317-275-6000
6220 Digital Way
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Holiday Inn Express Northwest Indianapolis
317-290-1212
7220 Woodland Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278

South

Holiday Inn Express South
317-783-5151
5151 S. East St.
Indianapolis, IN 46227

West

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport
317-244-6861
2501 S. High School Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46241

Hampton Inn & Suites Indianapolis Airport
317-856-1000
9020 Hatfield Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46231