Children's Museum attendance hits another record

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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis set a new attendance record last year by attracting 1.27 million visitors.

The number is 9.4 percent higher than the previous record of 1.16 million visitors set in 2010, the museum said Tuesday afternoon.

“We are extremely appreciative of the support we receive from our members and visitors during these challenging economic times,” museum President and CEO Jeffrey H. Patchen said in a prepared statement.

Museum membership also reached a high of more than 34,000 in 2011 compared with 32,000 the previous year.

Museum store sales set a record, too, climbing 5 percent in 2010, to nearly $2.4 million.

Founded in 1925, the museum is the largest children's museum in the world.



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