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Event Locations

When it comes to events, location is everything. With stunning venues—big and small—you can choose a space that fits your needs.

Entire MuseumEntire Museum

Get exclusive after-hours access for your guests to enjoy five floors of fun and all available galleries. Holds up to 6,000 guests.

Sunburst Atrium and MezzanineSunburst Atrium and Mezzanine

This colorful, cheerful area is an energizing space that sets the tone for an upbeat event. Featuring the largest water clock in North America, it’s perfect for large gatherings of all kinds. Holds up to 350 banquet-style or 600 reception guests.

Welcome CenterWelcome Center

Overseen by Bumblebee the Transformer and two friendly brachiosaurs, the spacious Welcome Center is a grand-scale venue with a lighthearted twist. Holds up to 350 banquet-style or 600 reception guests.


With 14 full-sized dinosaur fossils, this mesmerizing space transports your guests back 65 millions years. Guests will be immersed in the sights and sounds of dinosaur times. Holds up to 150 banquet-style or 300 reception guests.

Fireworks of GlassFireworks of Glass

Entertain underneath world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly's largest permanent glass sculpture. The spectacular blown-glass tower rises above this space and dazzles with breathtaking colors and shapes. Holds up to 150 banquet-style or 300 reception guests (lower level).

The Manor at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Host an extraordinary event at the Historic Schnull-Rauch House, located next door to the museum. Experience the grandeur of an elegant past and the warm ambience of "at home" entertaining. Learn more about The Manor


Permanent ExhibitsPermanent Exhibits

Have an adventure in any of our current exhibits, including:

Special ExhibitsSpecial Exhibits

Spend an evening exploring one of our exciting traveling or seasonal exhibits. 

  • Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer
    Sept. 26-April 10

Monday MeetingsNEW! Monday Meetings

Did you know you can host your retreat or team-building activity on Mondays when the museum is closed to the public?

Now through Feb. 28, host your retreat or team-building activity at Indiana’s #1 cultural tourism attraction. Whether you are building a team, building rapport, or building buzz, The Children’s Museum is fresh, fun, and forever young. You’ll enjoy five floors of fun, customized scavenger hunts, interactive and immersive experiences, and world-class exhibits. Call 317-334-3800 for more information.

Learn more about our current and upcoming special exhibits here. Start planning your event today! Contact our Event Team at eventrentals@childrensmuseum.org or 317-334-3800.