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Hours and Admission

Welcome Back!

We are excited to announce the museum is NOW OPEN! Your health and safety are our top priority. In collaboration with an advisory council of scientists, physicians, and public health officials, we have implemented new policies and procedures to ensure a safe visit for your family. Learn more about our new procedures.

Admission

Advance tickets are encouraged for all visitors—including members, donors, and Access Pass holders. For your safety, we are limiting daily ticket reservations to 25% of the museum's pre-COVID capacity to allow for social distancing.

Our daily General Admission ticket includes access to the museum, plus the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience® (outdoor areas are seasonal).

We suggest buying online below or over the phone with Plan-Ahead Pricing. With Plan-Ahead Pricing, you can save up to 25% by buying your tickets at least 2 weeks in advance. Prices will always cost more the day of your visit, so buy ahead to save! Admission is free for visitors under 2 years old. The museum also offers free and discounted days throughout the year. 

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Peace of Mind Policy
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when booking your visit. Any tickets that have not been used can be exchanged for a future date within this calendar year. The full value of your ticket will be applied to the purchase price of a new ticket of equal or greater value. Simply select another date and pay the difference, if any. If you’re not ready to select a future date, you can hold onto your ticket and apply the value toward another admission ticket or a membership at any time through Dec. 31, 2020. To exchange your ticket, please call the museum’s Customer Service Center at 800-820-6214 or email customerservice@childrensmuseum.org. We hope this allows you to continue planning your visit without concerns that your plans may change.

Group Visits
It's more fun when you bring everyone! If you're purchasing for a group of 20 or more, you receive a group rate.

Access Pass
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is proud to join forces with other local museums and cultural institutions to make fun family learning more accessible through the Access Pass program. General admission for Access Pass is $2 per qualifying member for admission to the museum and the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience®. Click here to see if you qualify and to apply online. Access Pass members also receive 10% off in the food court.

The carousel and haunted house are not included in Access Pass.

Hours

Please see the homepage for today’s specific hours. Our hours by season are below. 

WINTER

Nov. 2, 2020-March 2021

Museum:
Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Mondays
(Except Dec. 21, 28)
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Sports Experience:
Outdoor experiences closed.

Indoor exhibits:
Follow museum hours

SPRING

March 2021-May 2021

Museum:
Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Easter

Sports Experience:
Includes outdoor* and indoor experiences.
Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

SUMMER

May 22–Sept. 7, 2020

Museum:
Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sports Experience:
Includes outdoor* and indoor experiences.
Daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

FALL

Sept. 8–Nov. 1, 2020

Museum:
Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Mondays

Sports Experience:
Includes outdoor* and indoor experiences.
Tues.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Mondays

*Outdoor experiences are weather dependent.