TIME for Kids’ Reveals First-ever List of World’s 50 Coolest Places

TIME for Kids’ Magazine Ranks The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis As One of The World’s 50 Coolest Places of 2019! The museum is praised for it’s outdoor sports experience that features health and fitness through various sports as well as its diverse exhibits inside including: Beyond Spaceship Earth, Dinosphere (all about dinosaurs) and Take Me There: Greece. Fine art, science and education are also key features.

TIME For Kids (TFK) revealed the first-ever list of the World’s 50 Coolest Places of 2019, spotlighting a mix of educational, innovative, and fun destinations that are tailored to the interests of kids. The list identifies The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis as one of the 50 coolest places.

To assemble the list, TIME for Kids gathered nominations from its network of TFK Kid Reporters and from young readers around the world. Each nomination was then evaluated on several factors, including quality, originality, sustainability, and accessibility.

The result: a list of 50 exciting, innovative, and iconic destinations around the world—from a Michelin-starred restaurant in Singapore with a gourmet kids’ menu to America’s tallest sand dunes, which are perfect for sledding.

The article praised The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: “There are many children’s museums, but none are quite as amazing—or as expansive—as the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. After all, it’s the largest children’s museum in the world. Here, kids can learn about dinosaurs, ancient Greece, outer-space artifacts, and much more. In 2018, the museum opened the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. It’s a 7.5-acre space where kids can play while learning about the history and culture of sports. Experts are on hand to coach young athletes. They can help them use their newfound skills in football, basketball, hockey, golf, car racing, and other sports. Kids can also sculpt their own sports figures or record a TV-ready sports broadcast,” said Rebecca Katzman.

See the full list here and make sure you share on social media by tagging @TCMIndy and @TIMEforKids.

“We are honored to have such a notable, global magazine recognize the world’s largest children’s museum with such a prestigious honor,” said Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO, The Children’s Museum. “The best part is that we were selected by children and families who visit, engage, and immerse themselves in the rich arts, sciences and humanities-based experiences we provide. Our goal is to transform lives in positive ways and we are thankful for this wonderful acknowledgement of the success of our work.”

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is proud to partner with Riley Children’s at Indiana University Health, Old National Bank and Ice Miller LLP.


About The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. For more information about The Children’s Museum, visit http://www.childrensmuseum.org, follow us on Twitter @TCMIndy, Instagram@childrensmuseum, YouTube.com/IndyTCM, and Facebook. 

Meet real dinosaur fossils and learn all about their past at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

TIME for Kids chooses the world’s largest children’s museum as one of the 50 Coolest places in the world

There are many children’s museums, but none are quite as amazing—or as expansive—as The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.