Current Experiences

Experience the joy of the holidays at the Indiana State Museum. From the sounds of local choirs to visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus, Celebration Crossing is a holiday tradition your family won’t want to miss. Ride the Santa Claus Express train, enjoy a delicious and nostalgic lunch in the L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ and more. November 23, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019. Learn more >>


This blockbuster exhibition, featuring more than 80 original sculptures made entirely of LEGO bricks, is now at the Indiana State Museum. Designed to inspire ingenuity and creativity, THE ART OF THE BRICK is the world's largest and most elaborate display of LEGO art featuring sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya. This captivating exhibition takes an ordinary children’s toy and elevates it to the realm of art. Sept. 29, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019. Learn more >>


Bring your child – or just your own inner child – to experience this 3,000-square-foot play space stocked with cardboard boxes of all sizes, cardboard pieces large and small, more colorful tape than you could possibly use, markers, safety scissors and much more. Sept. 29 – May 27. Learn more >>

In our permanent experiences, you’ll find a place to explore big questions and learn the story of Indiana – from the ancient forces that shaped the land to Hoosier icons of the modern day. Here, there’s truly something for every interest. Learn more >>

Featuring academy award-winning IMAX® technology and a six-story screen, The IMAX Theater offers audiences both 2D and 3D IMAX films, as well as contemporary Hollywood movies. Conveniently located in White River State Park's Indiana State Museum, the IMAX is the ultimate larger-than-life experience. Learn more >> 

In partnership with the Indiana State Museum, Peewinkle's Puppet Studio offers performances in its studio space on the second floor of the museum. Learn more >> 

Visit our calendar for a list of daily programming, events and experiences at the Indiana State Museum and our 11 state historic sites. Visit calendar >>