The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46208
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest children's museum. Its collection of over 120,000 artifacts and exhibit items is divided into three domains: the American Collection, Cultural World Collection, and Natural World Collection.
It is 472,900 square feet (43,933.85 m2) with five floors of exhibit halls and receives more than one million visitors annually.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis was founded in 1925 by Mary Stewart Carey, a wealthy civic patron who owned the Stewart-Carey Glass Company. She was inspired to create the museum after a 1924 visit to the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
A fund raising drive held in 1973 raised $8.7 million and allowed for the construction of the current museum building. The old museum was demolished and the new one built on its site.
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