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Visitor Parking

Visitor Parking

Free surface parking is available in our Water Clock, Train, and Polar Bear Lots, which can be accessed from Illinois St. north of the parking garage entrance and exit lanes.

In addition to free parking, we have these additional parking options:

  • Premium parking spots on Levels 2 and 3 of the parking garage available Thursday–Sunday
  • Valet parking Saturday and Sunday—follow the signs in front of the museum

Here are some helpful tips to find convenient parking when you visit The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis:

  • We encourage all visitors to park in our free parking garage, accessed from the left side of Illinois St. just north of 30th St. 
  • Please refrain from parking on neighborhood streets.
  • Both the garage and Water Clock Lot have designated ADA parking spaces.

On our busiest days

On very busy days, you may see museum staff directing vehicles to our overflow parking lots north of the Water Clock Lot, and occasionally even to our bus parking lot.  

Walk the Skywalk

Our parking garage is connected to the museum by the Skywalk.  All visitors are encouraged to use the Skywalk to cross Illinois St., instead of having to wait to cross traffic on the busy street itself. 

Please note, pets are not permitted to be left in vehicles on museum property.

Need public transit? 

IndyGo buses stop at the museum daily. Routes 18, 28, 30, 38, and 39 serve the museum directly. For route information, visit or call IndyGo Customer Service at 317-635-3344.

The IndyGo Red Line makes regular stops at the museum throughout the day. The timetable for the Meridian Street & 30th Street stop along the northbound and southbound routes is available here.