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Hours and Admission

Explore the world’s biggest and best children’s museum! This is a place where you’ll make discoveries, spark your creativity, be transported to other times and places, get your hands in sand and water, climb and jump . . . and have a ball doing it all. Start planning the adventure of a lifetime today.

Outside of Museum

Current Hours

Daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
  • Open free 4–8 p.m. on the First Thursday of every month for Target Free Family Night

Plan Your Family’s Day

Additional Hours

  • The Museum Store: Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • InfoZone: Fri.–Mon., 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Tues.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–8 p.m.


Youth under 2: Free
Youth (ages 2–17): $18.50
Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Adult (Ages 18–59): $22.50
Senior (60+): $21.50
Access Pass: $1
Groups of 20 or more, see pricing below.

Buy Tickets

 Call 317-334-4000 to purchase a gift admission tickets.


Let the unlimited adventures begin! Save hundreds of dollars with all kinds of perks, like:

  • Free admission for a full year
  • Unlimited free carousel rides
  • Exclusive members-only hours
  • Advance tickets to shows

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Free and Reduced Admission


Free and Reduced Admission

The Children’s Museum is proud to make family learning available to more Indiana families through free or reduced admission days and reduced admission programs like Access Pass.

First Thursday of every month—Free 4–8 p.m. for Target Free Family Night
April 24, 2016—Free 10 a.m.–5 p.m. for El DÍa de los Niños
Dec. 24, 2016—Free 10 a.m.–2 p.m. for Christmas Eve


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Groups of 20 or more qualify for reduced admission to the museum. Advance reservations are required at least two weeks before your visit date.

Youth (ages 2–17): $15
Adult (Ages 18–59): $18
Senior (60+): $17.50

A limited number of group reservations are available each day so we recommend scheduling at least one month in advance. Unregistered walk-in groups will be charged full price at the museum Box Office. One chaperone is required for every 10 youth.