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 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

With our new Plan-Ahead Pricing, when you buy ahead—you SAVE! Spend a few minutes exploring our exhibits, events, and amenities to start planning your trip, then click our Tickets page to find the perfect date and rate right for your budget. Need help? 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. Call 877-336-1190 or visit the website to learn more.

Here are our preferred hotel partners.


Crowne Plaza
123 W. Louisiana St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Hampton Inn Downtown Indianapolis
105 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Holiday Inn Express— Indianapolis Downtown
410 S. Missouri St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Omni Severin Hotel
40 W. Jackson Place
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Staybridge Suites — Indianapolis Downtown
535 S. West St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225


Hampton Inn Carmel
12197 N. Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032

Staybridge Suites Indianapolis— Fishers
9780 Crosspoint Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46256


Hampton Inn Northwest Indianapolis
5860 W. 73rd Street
Indianapolis., IN 46278

Residence Inn Northwest Indianapolis
6220 Digital Way
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Holiday Inn Express Northwest Indianapolis
7220 Woodland Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278


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


Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport
2501 S. High School Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46241

Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport
8555 Stansted Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241

Hampton Inn & Suites Indianapolis Airport
9020 Hatfield Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46231