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Delight the Senses of Your Little One


This exhibit is for ages 5 and under.

Explore a world of play and learning alongside your infant, toddler, or preschooler. Watch their curiosity blossom as they discover new sounds, sights, and things to touch and manipulate. Designed specifically for our youngest guests, Playscape® encourages learning through all kinds of sensory play and fun.

  • Explore and discover an underwater pond habitat.
  • Create an original work of art in the Art Studio.
  • Launch balls through the Reaction Contraption.
  • Play authentic musical instruments.
  • See things fly through the Whirly Twirly Tower.
  • Pour, mix, and measure sand and water.
  • Climb through our nature-inspired activity set.

Located on Level 3.

Playscape Is Family-Friendly Too

Diaper bags, bottles, pacifiers . . . and so much more! Outings with little ones can be quite an undertaking. That’s why we made Playscape® as hassle-free as possible for caregivers with amenities like private nursing areas for moms, family restrooms, and diaper-changing stations.

Visit Tip

Preschool group visits are scheduled Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. To avoid crowds, plan your visit around these times. To book a school visit, visit our Field Trip page, or call 317-334-4000.

Playscape is made possible through lead gift support of PNC Foundation, with major support provided by The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund, W.B. Fortune, the Joseph F. and G. Marlyne Sexton Family, The Children’s Museum Guild, the Harlan Family Foundation, the Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation, Jane and Steve Marmon, Jerry and Elsie Martin, Randall and Deborah Tobias, and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent.