Three Floors of Fun

Our exhibits spark children’s learning through play.
The experiences are open-ended, allowing children to explore, create and pursue their own interests.
Children build their brains and bodies during a visit to Minnesota Children’s Museum.

Experience the first-ever museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning television series Doc McStuffins!

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit, the highly interactive English and Spanish bilingual experience, will transport kids and families from Doc’s backyard clinic to the McStuffins Toy Hospital. There, families are invited to help Doc perform check-ups and diagnose toy patients while learning about healthy habits, compassion and nurturing care.

Through imaginative play and hands-on activities, children learn important life lessons about health and wellness. Feed and rock a baby in the Nursery, take care of patients in the Emergency and Operating Rooms, give a pet an exam in the Pet Vet and so much more.

Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning “Doc McStuffins” is an imaginative animated series about a 6-year-old girl who communicates with and heals stuffed animals and broken toys out of her backyard playhouse clinic and in the magical McStuffins Toy Hospital. Created and executive-produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winning Chris Nee, the series has been lauded globally for its modeling of good health practices and imparting to young viewers the importance of taking care of oneself and others.

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit is produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and presented by Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Disney character live appearances are not part of the exhibit. © Disney

Our World | Best Buy Gallery

Step into a pretend town with a post office, fire station, farmers market, hardware store and food stand. Kids take on new roles, try out new words, make friends and act out adventures.

The Studio | Target Gallery

Express your thoughts and feelings through drawing and other art in this maker studio. Create a journal or make a booklet with various materials. In The Studio, kids and adults grow their creative thinking.

Creativity Jam | Target Gallery

Get creative with big and delightful blocks. The colorful interlocking pieces offer endless possibilities of large-scale creations. Children and adults show off their creative thinking.

Sprouts

Designed especially for toddlers, youngsters climb stairs, venture over a bridge and go down a slide. Toddlers love experimenting at a light table and they delight in manipulating water at a one-of-a-kind water table.

Backyard

Get outside to check out plants, the queen ant from the previous version of Our World and a variety of sculptures made from unexpected objects.

Forces at Play | 3M Gallery

Spray and scrub a wacky vehicle in the car wash. Engineer your own play with ramps, tubes, balls and cars. Children build critical thinking by building and experimenting.

Super Awesome Adventures

Sneak your way through a laser maze. Try out the green-screen climbing wall. Snake your way through a tunnel on stilts. Kids tell stories, create adventures and build large motor skills.

Imaginopolis

Star in your own space adventure. Fly a ship, crawl through tunnels and explore a satellite. Kids stretch their imaginations and build on each other’s stories.

Tip Top Terrace

Take in the sights and sounds of the city. Touch, smell and taste plants in the sensory garden. Play with light by turning a giant kaleidoscope. Paint with brushes and water.

Temporarily Closed or Removed

As part of the museum’s health and safety precautions, some experiences have been removed or modified.

  • The Scramble – Two climbing towers and corkscrew slide
  • Paint Your Own Face in the Martha MacMillan Atrium
  • Ball launchers in Forces at Play
  • Costumes in Our World and Imaginopolis

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