Programs Calendar

Experience the best of Indiana, all over the state, by participating in our events and programs. Choose a category or date to find something specific or browse the calendar to encounter something new.  

  • All Locations Closed on Mondays*

    Mar 18th, 2019
    All-day Event
    All locations
    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is closed on Mondays, with the exception of New Harmony State Historic Site.
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  • Discovery on Draft: Fabric Dyeing and Design

    Mar 20th, 2019
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Indiana City Brewing Co., 24 Shelby St., Indianapolis

    Adults are invited to engage in conversations with local experts and academics on a variety of topics in this program series that takes place at breweries around Indianapolis. This month, join a discussion on the art of fabric dyeing and clothing design.

    Price: Free, donations accepted

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  • Family Night Out: Carnival of Color

    Mar 22nd, 2019
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    It’s time for a color explosion! Come dressed in your most lavish colors to take part in a celebration that would put a peacock to shame. Experience the new experience The Color of Style, meet local fashion designers, try dyeing fabric, create a paintball mural, and experiment with your own color combinations.

    Price: $5/member, $10/non-member 
    Register: 
    Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

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  • Remarkable Women

    Mar 24th, 2019
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about the women of Culbertson Mansion, from the family’s wives and daughters to the home’s domestic servants. Attendees will enjoy a light luncheon and tour the home.

    Price: $18/members, $20/non-members
    Tickets: Please purchase advance tickets by calling 812.944.9600.
    Questions? Call us at 812.944.9600 or email culbertsonmansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

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  • Spring Break Camp: Cardboard Creations

    Mar 25th, 2019
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    School break camps provide an engaging experience for students during their time out of school. Each day offers a different topic for new experiences. Camps are sold by day, allowing parents to choose the date and theme that works for their families. Learn about all spring break camps >>

    Monday, March 25 is Cardboard Creations day camp. Build a robot, sail the ocean, fly to the moon or make your own wings. If you can think it, you can create it with cardboard!

    Ages
    All spring break camps are designed for K-through-6th-graders.

    Cost

    Daily camp cost: $45 member, $50 non-member
    Before care: $6 per day
    After care: $9 per day
    Sibling discount: $5 off when siblings attend the same day camp

    Get Started
    Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here.

    Time
    Camp: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Before care: 8 – 9 a.m.
    After care: 4 – 5:30 p.m.

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  • Indiana State Museum is OPEN

    Mar 25th, 2019
    All-day Event
    Indiana State Museum
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  • Messy Mondays

    Mar 25th, 2019
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Looking for something fun to do with your little ones over spring break? Bring them to Messy Mondays to get a little messy while enjoying STEAM activities on a variety of topics.

    This program lasts one hour and is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

    Ages: 2 - 5
    Price: 
    $7 members/$10 non-members; free for children age 2 and younger
    Tickets: 
    Members can purchase tickets online here, and nonmembers can purchase tickets online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to purchase tickets by phone. The deadline to purchase tickets is three days before the program.

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  • State historic sites closed on Mondays*

    Mar 25th, 2019
    All-day Event
    All locations

    All state historic sites are closed on Mondays, with the exception of New Harmony State Historic Site.

    The Indiana State Museum is OPEN today.

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  • Sensory-friendly Mornings at the Museum

    Mar 26th, 2019
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    This morning allows children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have a fun, enjoyable and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment. During this special hour, museum lights will be at a lower level, extra sounds will be limited, distracting motions or equipment will be paused, and sensory friendly activities in the galleries will be offered.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Spring Break Camp: Science of Color

    Mar 26th, 2019
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum
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  • Explore Without Boundaries

    Mar 26th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Extend your family’s sensory-friendly morning by attending this special program specifically designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), sensory processing differences and other special needs. Enjoy musical storytelling, sensory art and other activities.

    Ages: 3 through 10
    Cost:
     $7/member child age 3-10, $10/non-member child age 3-10
    Get Tickets: Members, purchase tickets here; and nonmembers, purchase tickets here.

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  • Books, Booze & Brains

    Mar 26th, 2019
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Ash & Elm Cider Company (2104 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46201)

    Get your fix of science talk and craft brews at Books, Booze and Brains! Meet at Ash & Elm Cider Co. each month to talk about a popular science-themed book with facilitator Krista Hoffmann-Longtin and an expert scientist guest. All geeks 21 and older are welcome!

    This month's book and discussion:

    Book: "Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea" by Charles Seife
    Guest: Richard Patrick Morton, Ph.D. - Mathematical Sciences Professor, IUPUI

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  • Spring Break Camp: Duct Tape Fashion

    Mar 27th, 2019
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    School break camps provide an engaging experience for students during their time out of school. Each day offers a different topic for new experiences. Camps are sold by day, allowing parents to choose the date and theme that works for their families. Learn about all spring break camps >>

    Wednesday, March 27 is Duct Tape Fashion day camp. Use your imagination to transform this common household material into colorful, creative and sometimes sticky fashion accessories. Be prepared to strut your stuff and show off your designs!

    Ages
    All spring break camps are designed for K-through-6th-graders.

    Cost

    Daily camp cost: $45 member, $50 non-member
    Before care: $6 per day
    After care: $9 per day
    Sibling discount: $5 off when siblings attend the same day camp

    Get Started
    Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here.

    Time
    Camp: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Before care: 8 – 9 a.m.
    After care: 4 – 5:30 p.m.

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  • Site Swap: Levi Coffin and the Underground Railroad

    Mar 27th, 2019
    7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Limberlost State Historic Site

    Levi Coffin is often referred to as the President of the Underground Railroad. See how Coffin was instrumental in leading efforts to resist the Fugitive Slave Laws by assisting freedom seekers, or runaway slaves, on their journeys to Canada.

    You'll also also, get a better understanding of why the Underground Railroad developed in states like Indiana and Ohio and why some historians see it as our nation’s first civil rights movement.

    This program is presented by the site manager of the Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site, Joanna Hahn.

    Price: $2/members $3/non-members
    Tickets: Purchase tickets at the door
    Questions? Call us at 260.368.7428 or email limberlostshs@indianamuseum.org.

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  • Spring Break Camp: Garden to Lunchtime

    Mar 28th, 2019
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    School break camps provide an engaging experience for students during their time out of school. Each day offers a different topic for new experiences. Camps are sold by day, allowing parents to choose the date and theme that works for their families. Learn about all spring break camps >>

    Thursday, March 28 is Garden to Lunchtime day camp. Spring into the planting season as you design your own lunchtime garden. Plant your own mini garden, learn about the proper care of your seedlings, craft your own containers and more. Will you grow a salad or pizza garden?

    Ages
    All spring break camps are designed for K-through-6th-graders.

    Cost

    Daily camp cost: $45 member, $50 non-member
    Before care: $6 per day
    After care: $9 per day
    Sibling discount: $5 off when siblings attend the same day camp

    Get Started
    Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here.

    Time
    Camp: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Before care: 8 – 9 a.m.
    After care: 4 – 5:30 p.m.

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  • Fashion Social

    Mar 28th, 2019
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Stylists, fashionistas, and designers: Join this adult social event to mingle with some favorite local artists to celebrate our newest exhibit, Color of Style. Meet local artists and designers, explore the exhibits, and show off your own stylish accessories.

    Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

    Price: $10/members, $15/non-members
    Tickets:
     Members can purchase tickets online here, and nonmembers can purchase tickets online here. Tickets also may be purchased by credit card at the door.

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  • Spring Break Camp: Only in Indiana

    Mar 29th, 2019
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    School break camps provide an engaging experience for students during their time out of school. Each day offers a different topic for new experiences. Camps are sold by day, allowing parents to choose the date and theme that works for their families. Learn about all spring break camps >>

    Friday, March 29 is Only in Indiana day camp. What makes Indiana unique? What does it mean to be a Hoosier? Discover the wonders of Indiana as we explore the history, science, art and culture that’s found only in Indiana.

    Ages
    All spring break camps are designed for K-through-6th-graders.

    Cost

    Daily camp cost: $45 member, $50 non-member
    Before care: $6 per day
    After care: $9 per day
    Sibling discount: $5 off when siblings attend the same day camp

    Get Started
    Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here.

    Time
    Camp: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Before care: 8 – 9 a.m.
    After care: 4 – 5:30 p.m.

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  • Batik Fabric DIY

    Mar 30th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Create a piece of fabric in the ancient batik style after being inspired by the vibrant pieces in the Color of Style experience. Design beautiful symbols filled with personal color choices that represent your style.

    Ages: 8 through 12
    Cost:
     $15/members, $20/non-members
    Tickets: Members can purchase tickets online here, and nonmembers can purchase tickets online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to purchase tickets by phone. The deadline to purchase tickets is three days before the program.

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  • Site Swap: Indiana Wildlife Then and Now

    Mar 30th, 2019
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

    Explore Indiana wildlife from the Ice Age to present time, with emphasis on the period of European settlers to today. See and touch a variety of wildlife items presented by Limberlost State Historic Site’s Curt Burnette. Participants will interact with a variety of skulls, furs, nests and preserved specimens.

    Price: $2/members; $3/non-members
    Tickets: Purchase tickets at the door
    Questions? Call us at 765.847.1691 or email LeviCoffinCenter@indianamuseum.org

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  • Spring Break Camp: Astronomy

    Apr 1st, 2019
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    School break camps provide an engaging experience for students during their time out of school. Each day offers a different topic for new experiences. Camps are sold by day, allowing parents to choose the date and theme that works for their families. Learn about all spring break camps >>

    Monday, April 1 is Astronomy day camp. Explore the solar system and the stars in the sky as we investigate the field of astronomy.

    Ages
    All spring break camps are designed for K-through-6th-graders.

    Cost

    Daily camp cost: $45 member, $50 non-member
    Before care: $6 per day
    After care: $9 per day
    Sibling discount: $5 off when siblings attend the same day camp

    Get Started
    Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here.

    Time
    Camp: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Before care: 8 – 9 a.m.
    After care: 4 – 5:30 p.m.

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  • Indiana State Museum is OPEN

    Apr 1st, 2019
    All-day Event
    Indiana State Museum
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  • Messy Monday

    Apr 1st, 2019
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Looking for something fun to do with your little ones overs Spring Break? Join Messy Mondays, which allows children and their grown-ups to explore STEAM topics through messy yet fun activities. There are several stations that children and adults can explore that promote learning through play. 

    This program is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and lasts one hour.

    Who would enjoy this program? Children ages 2 - 5
    Price: $7/members, $10/non-members
    Tickets: Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 317.232.1637 | At the door
    Questions? Chat with us at 317.232.1637 or museumcommunication@indianamuseum.org.
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  • State historic sites closed on Mondays*

    Apr 1st, 2019
    All-day Event
    All locations

    All state historic sites are closed on Mondays, with the exception of New Harmony State Historic Site.

    The Indiana State Museum is OPEN today.

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  • Spring Break Camp: Pinewood Car Making

    Apr 2nd, 2019
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    School break camps provide an engaging experience for students during their time out of school. Each day offers a different topic for new experiences. Camps are sold by day, allowing parents to choose the date and theme that works for their families. Learn about all spring break camps >>

    Tuesday, April 2 is Pinewood Car Making day camp. Design, build and decorate your very own wooden car and test it on our two-story, 125-foot track during Pinewood Derby.

    Ages
    All spring break camps are designed for K-through-6th-graders.

    Cost

    Daily camp cost: $45 member, $50 non-member
    Before care: $6 per day
    After care: $9 per day
    Sibling discount: $5 off when siblings attend the same day camp

    Get Started
    Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here.

    Time
    Camp: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Before care: 8 – 9 a.m.
    After care: 4 – 5:30 p.m.

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  • Pinewood Derby® Open Track Day

    Apr 2nd, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    On your mark, get set, GO…to the second-greatest spectacle in racing! You’re invited to race your derby card on our two-story, 125-foot track and see if you can come in first at the finish line.

    The track is open for fun runs April 2 to 5 and April 7, with official race day on Saturday, April 6.

    All participating cars must be registered by noon on race day. Enter your car by 2 p.m. for the “Best in Show” competition, where cars will be awarded based on visual design.

    This program is in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council.

    Dates: 
    April 2 - 7, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Cost: 
    Included with museum admission, with special pricing of $5 per person for Scouts and their families. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Spring Break Camp: Citizen Science

    Apr 3rd, 2019
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    School break camps provide an engaging experience for students during their time out of school. Each day offers a different topic for new experiences. Camps are sold by day, allowing parents to choose the date and theme that works for their families. Learn about all spring break camps >>

    Wednesday, April 3 is Citizen Science day camp. Become a citizen scientist for the day as you explore the natural world and help scientists understand the world around us.

    Ages
    All spring break camps are designed for K-through-6th-graders.

    Cost

    Daily camp cost: $45 member, $50 non-member
    Before care: $6 per day
    After care: $9 per day
    Sibling discount: $5 off when siblings attend the same day camp

    Get Started
    Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here.

    Time
    Camp: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Before care: 8 – 9 a.m.
    After care: 4 – 5:30 p.m.

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  • Pinewood Derby® Open Track Day

    Apr 3rd, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    On your mark, get set, GO…to the second-greatest spectacle in racing! You’re invited to race your derby card on our two-story, 125-foot track and see if you can come in first at the finish line.

    The track is open for fun runs April 2 to 5 and April 7, with official race day on Saturday, April 6.

    All participating cars must be registered by noon on race day. Enter your car by 2 p.m. for the “Best in Show” competition, where cars will be awarded based on visual design.

    This program is in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council.

    Dates: 
    April 2 - 7, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Cost: 
    Included with museum admission, with special pricing of $5 per person for Scouts and their families. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Spring Break Camp: X Marks the Spot

    Apr 4th, 2019
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    School break camps provide an engaging experience for students during their time out of school. Each day offers a different topic for new experiences. Camps are sold by day, allowing parents to choose the date and theme that works for their families. Learn about all spring break camps >>

    Thursday, April 4 is X Marks the Spot day camp. Learn about maps, use a compass and go on a scavenger hunt to pinpoint where X marks the spot on this museum adventure.

    Ages
    All spring break camps are designed for K-through-6th-graders.

    Cost

    Daily camp cost: $45 member, $50 non-member
    Before care: $6 per day
    After care: $9 per day
    Sibling discount: $5 off when siblings attend the same day camp

    Get Started
    Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here.

    Time
    Camp: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Before care: 8 – 9 a.m.
    After care: 4 – 5:30 p.m.

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  • Pinewood Derby® Open Track Day

    Apr 4th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    On your mark, get set, GO…to the second-greatest spectacle in racing! You’re invited to race your derby card on our two-story, 125-foot track and see if you can come in first at the finish line.

    The track is open for fun runs April 2 to 5 and April 7, with official race day on Saturday, April 6.

    All participating cars must be registered by noon on race day. Enter your car by 2 p.m. for the “Best in Show” competition, where cars will be awarded based on visual design.

    This program is in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council.

    Dates: 
    April 2 - 7, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Cost: 
    Included with museum admission, with special pricing of $5 per person for Scouts and their families. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Maximum Velocity (ages 21+)

    Apr 4th, 2019
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Start your engines and shift into gear as you race a wooden car down our 125-foot race track during Pinewood Derby®!  Whether you’re a novice, pro or veteran, everyone can participate in these fun runs just for adults. Bring your own car, borrow a premade car or purchase a kit at the event to build your very own.

    One signature drink is included with your ticket, and additional drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

    Who would enjoy this program? Adults 21+
    Price: $10/members, $15/non-members
    Tickets: Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 317.232.1637
    Questions? Chat with us at 317.232.1637 or museumcommunication@indianamuseum.org.
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  • Spring Break Camp: Poetry in Motion

    Apr 5th, 2019
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    School break camps provide an engaging experience for students during their time out of school. Each day offers a different topic for new experiences. Camps are sold by day, allowing parents to choose the date and theme that works for their families. Learn about all spring break camps >>

    Friday, April 5 is Poetry in Motion day camp. Celebrate National Poetry month as we explore and experiment with the rhythm and rhyme of words.

    Ages
    All spring break camps are designed for K-through-6th-graders.

    Cost

    Daily camp cost: $45 member, $50 non-member
    Before care: $6 per day
    After care: $9 per day
    Sibling discount: $5 off when siblings attend the same day camp

    Get Started
    Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here.

    Time
    Camp: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Before care: 8 – 9 a.m.
    After care: 4 – 5:30 p.m.

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  • Pinewood Derby® Open Track Day

    Apr 5th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    On your mark, get set, GO…to the second-greatest spectacle in racing! You’re invited to race your derby card on our two-story, 125-foot track and see if you can come in first at the finish line.

    The track is open for fun runs April 2 to 5 and April 7, with official race day on Saturday, April 6.

    All participating cars must be registered by noon on race day. Enter your car by 2 p.m. for the “Best in Show” competition, where cars will be awarded based on visual design.

    This program is in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council.

    Dates: 
    April 2 - 7, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Cost: 
    Included with museum admission, with special pricing of $5 per person for Scouts and their families. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • A Dramatic Poetry Presentation

    Apr 5th, 2019
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    Experience a first-person interpretation of Gene Stratton-Porter (Historian Glory-June Greiff) reading her essays and telling the audience a bit about her life.

    Ages: This program is recommended for those ages 12+ and interested in history, nature and literature.
    Price: $5/youth members, $10/adult members; $7/youth non-members, $12/adult non-members
    Tickets: Please purchase tickets by April 4 by calling 812.265.3526.
    Questions? Call us at 812.265.3526 or email laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

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  • Pinewood Derby® Race Day

    Apr 6th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    On your mark, get set, GO…to the second-greatest spectacle in racing! You’re invited to race your derby card on our two-story, 125-foot track and see if you can come in first at the finish line.

    The track is open for fun runs April 2 to 5 and April 7, with official race day on Saturday, April 6.

    All participating cars must be registered by noon on race day. Enter your car by 2 p.m. for the “Best in Show” competition, where cars will be awarded based on visual design.

    This program is in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council.

    Dates: 
    April 2 - 7, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Cost: 
    Included with museum admission, with special pricing of $5 per person for Scouts and their families. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Pinewood Derby® Open Track Day

    Apr 7th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    On your mark, get set, GO…to the second-greatest spectacle in racing! You’re invited to race your derby card on our two-story, 125-foot track and see if you can come in first at the finish line.

    The track is open for fun runs April 2 to 5 and April 7, with official race day on Saturday, April 6.

    All participating cars must be registered by noon on race day. Enter your car by 2 p.m. for the “Best in Show” competition, where cars will be awarded based on visual design.

    This program is in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council.

    Dates: 
    April 2 - 7, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Cost: 
    Included with museum admission, with special pricing of $5 per person for Scouts and their families. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • All Locations Closed on Mondays*

    Apr 8th, 2019
    All-day Event
    All locations
    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is closed on Mondays, with the exception of New Harmony State Historic Site.
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  • Homeschool Tuesdays: Spring Safari

    Apr 9th, 2019
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Dive into a world of investigation and discovery during these two-hour classes designed to stimulate a child’s interest in science, art, history and culture. This month, learn about what makes springtime special in Indiana. Join us for our spring nature study and explore weather patterns we experience this time of year in the Hoosier state.

    Who would enjoy this program? Students ages 6 - 13
    Price: $8/members, $10/non-members
    Tickets: Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 317.232.1637
    Other program dates: Find a list of all upcoming Homeschool Tuesdays here.
    Questions? Chat with us at 317.232.1637 or museumcommunication@indianamuseum.org.
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  • Little Learners: Indiana Animals

    Apr 9th, 2019
    9:45pm - 11:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Little Learners offers different STEAM-based, hands-on experiences like station explorations, storytime and collaborative projects. The last 30 minutes is comprised of free-choice play which allows the child to build creativity, decision-making skills and independence.

    This month, will take a closer look at the animals that call Indiana home—from animals in our backyards to the gigantic animals of the Ice Age!

    Children must be accompanied by an adult, and younger siblings are welcome.

    Who would enjoy this program? Children ages 3 - 5
    Price: $8/members, $10/non-members; free for children younger than age 3
    Tickets: Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 317.232.1637 | At the door
    Questions? Chat with us at 317.232.1637 or museumcommunication@indianamuseum.org.
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  • Small Wonders: Cardboard Engineering

    Apr 10th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Small Wonders is a monthly program that builds your child’s sense of wonder and playfulness as they engage in storytelling, hands-on activities, music, movement and art.

    This month, children will become engineers as they construct their own creations out of cardboard.  Inspired by the book, Not a Box by Antoinette Portis, children will use their imagination and their engineering skills to explore and create using cardboard.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Who would enjoy this program? Children ages 3 - 5
    Price: $9/members, $12/non-members
    Tickets: Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 317.232.1637 | At the door
    Other program dates: This program is offered April 10 and April 13 at 10 a.m. both days.
    Questions? Chat with us at 317.232.1637 or museumcommunication@indianamuseum.org.
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  • Courageous Conversations

    Apr 11th, 2019
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Join your neighbors to talk about contemporary community topics in this moderated discussion. Explore the status of fresh food availability in urban neighborhoods.

    Who would enjoy this program? High school-aged students and adults
    Price: $5/person, $2/student with student ID
    Tickets: Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 317.232.1637
    Questions? Chat with us at 317.232.1637 or museumcommunication@indianamuseum.org.
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  • Eco Science Fair

    Apr 12th, 2019
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Innovative Hoosier students are invited to get involved in becoming the solution to global climate issues. Students can submit science fair projects on a range of topics including aquaculture, vermiculture, composting, social awareness, urban farming, alternative energy, and recycling initiatives in their schools and communities. Learn more >>

    Cost to submit a project: There is no fee for submitting a project, and the event is free for K-12 students and teachers/chaperones to attend. Learn more >>

    Cost to attend the fair: This event is included with museum general admission. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Girl Scouts: Puppet Play

    Apr 13th, 2019
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Learn about the history of puppetry and create your very own shadow puppet. Using the elements of a story, construct a character and put on a puppet show.

    This program is part of the SciGirls series.

    Dates and Options:

    • Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Puppet Play, Grades: 1, 2, 3 
    • Saturday, April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m., Puppet Play, Grades 4, 5, 6, 7,


    Price:
    $12/scout, $1/adult
    Tickets: Purchase tickets by March 30 by calling Kendra Nowell at 317.924.6811.
    Questions? Chat with us at 317.232.1637 or museumcommunication@indianamuseum.org.
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  • Small Wonders: Cardboard Engineering

    Apr 13th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Small Wonders is a monthly program that builds your child’s sense of wonder and playfulness as they engage in storytelling, hands-on activities, music, movement and art.

    This month, children will become engineers as they construct their own creations out of cardboard.  Inspired by the book, Not a Box by Antoinette Portis, children will use their imagination and their engineering skills to explore and create using cardboard.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Who would enjoy this program? Children ages 3 - 5
    Price: $9/members, $12/non-members
    Tickets: Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 317.232.1637 | At the door
    Other program dates: This program is offered April 10 and April 13 at 10 a.m. both days.
    Questions? Chat with us at 317.232.1637 or museumcommunication@indianamuseum.org.
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  • Small Wonders: Angel Mounds

    Apr 13th, 2019
    11:00am - Noon
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    We all know that the Mississippians lived at Angel Mounds many years ago, but who lives here today? Bring your little one ages 3 - 5 to learn about the animals who call Angel Mounds their home and the habitats they live in.

    This monthly program for little ones includes storytime, sensory bins and hands-on activities, plus a take-home project.

    Price: $3/members, $5/non-members
    Register: Registration is required by April 10 by emailing ebostelman@indianamuseum.org
    Questions? Call us at 812.853.3956 or email angelmoundsshs@indianamuseum.org.

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  • Eggstravaganza on the Lanier Lawn

    Apr 13th, 2019
    Noon - 1:30pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    Experience Easter celebrations as you might have in the 1800s, along with modern traditions. Enjoy storytelling, crafts, face painting, historical games and visit with the Easter Bunny. Plus, join Easter egg hunts at the mansion at 1 p.m.

    Price: $5/youth members (ages 3-10), $6/youth non-members (ages 3-10); adults free with youth admission
    Tickets:
    Purchase tickets in advance by calling 812.265.3526, or at the door. Site admission is not included.
    Questions? Call us at 812.265.3526 or email laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

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  • Young Explorers: Cardboard Engineering

    Apr 13th, 2019
    1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Young explorers allows little ones to be a big kid during these 90-minute drop-off classes that encourage creativity, exploration and independence in an environment that fosters curiosity and imagination.

    This month, children will become engineers as they construct their own creations out of cardboard.  Inspired by the book, “Not a Box” by Antoinette Portis, children will use their imagination and their engineering skills to explore and create using cardboard in Cardboard Engineering.

    Who would enjoy this program? Children ages 4 - 6
    Price: $10/members, $13/non-members
    Tickets: Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 317.232.1637 | At the door
    Questions? Chat with us at 317.232.1637 or museumcommunication@indianamuseum.org.
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  • Arts of the Earth Day

    Apr 14th, 2019
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    T.C. Steele State Historic Site

    Enjoy a day of stone carving and painting demonstrations. Learn about spring bulbs during a talk about some of the more obscure and interesting flowers in the site’s formal garden. Each participant will receive seed packets for their own gardens.

    Price: Included with purchase of site admission (Adults/$7, Seniors/$6, Youth/$4, Children Under 3/free, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Members/free)
    Questions?
     Call us at 812.988.2785 or email tcsteeleshs@indianamuseum.org.

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  • Sunday Serenade featuring On The Air: The Hoosier Hour

    Apr 14th, 2019
    1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Meet the cast of the live radio show broadcast of Indiana’s smallest radio station – WISM – as it struggles to produce a weekly radio show during the wartime shortages of World War II. Commercials, live performances and a weekly soap opera are sure to please audiences of all ages. 

    These half-hour performances begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

    Who would enjoy this program? Families with youth and children
    Price: Included with purchase of general admission. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Questions? Chat with us at 317.232.1637 or museumcommunication@indianamuseum.org.
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  • All Locations Closed on Mondays*

    Apr 15th, 2019
    All-day Event
    All locations
    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is closed on Mondays, with the exception of New Harmony State Historic Site.
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  • Discovery on Draft: Climate Change (ages 21+)

    Apr 17th, 2019
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Metazoa Brewing Company, 140 S. College Ave., Indianapolis

    Adults are invited to engage in conversations with local experts and academics on a variety of topics in this program series that takes place at breweries around Indianapolis. This month, join a discussion on climate change and discover how the Polar Regions are responding.

    Who would enjoy this program? Adults 21+
    Price: Free, donations encouraged
    Questions? Chat with us at 317.232.1637 or museumcommunication@indianamuseum.org.
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