Adult Programming


Science Programming

The Indiana State Museum partners with local scientists and organizations to provide opportunities for researchers to share their work with the public. We invite you to attend monthly programs, like Books, Booze & Brains, to geek out with fellow science fans and Hoosier scientists while enjoying signature cocktails (for ages 21+ only).

Books, Booze & Brains: A Book Club for the Scientifically Curious

Join facilitator Cari Lewis Tsinovoi and an expert scientist at this monthly book club to talk about a popular science-themed book and sip a signature cocktail mixed by Centerpoint Brewing Company (1125 E Brookside Ave Suite 2B). Books, Booze & Brains is a program of the Indiana State Museum,  Indiana Humanities  and the organizers of March for Science Indianapolis.

July 31, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Centerpoint Brewing Company

This month, we discuss the book “American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West" by Nate Blakeslee, with guest Pat Goodmann, Head Animal Curator, Wolf Park.

August 28, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Centerpoint Brewing Company

This month, we discuss the book "The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World" by Joel K. Bourne.

Discovery on Draft

Discovery on Draft brings together science experts, science-interested adults, and of course…beer! Join other members of the community as we hear professional testimony about various science topics and engage in conversations about how they apply to our world.

July 18, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Hollywood Heroes: Indiana Jones
Bier Brewery

Join us for an exciting discussion with Michelle Greenan, Director of Archeology at the Indiana State Museum; and Craig Mince, Board President at the Indianapolis International Film Festival, Theater Manager at IMAX Theater Indiana State Museum.

August 15, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Science of Taste
Deviate Brewing

Join us for an exciting discussion with Greg Ortwein, owner and brewer at Deviate Brewing.

Be sure to follow our calendar for additional upcoming events.

Calling all scientists! 

Science Communication & Professional Development
Share your work with school groups and visitors at the museum. Work with our education staff to develop hands-on activities related to your field. Join a network of Indiana-based scientists working together to improve science communication in our state. Contact Gail Brown, Director of Public and Family Engagement, at