Adult 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.

2018 EVENTS:

May 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

This month, join scientist Robert Pascuzzi, MD (Department of Neurology, IU School of Medicine) to discuss Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

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.

2018 EVENTS:

June 20, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Science of Fireworks
Centerpoint Brewing Company

Science and culture intersect with a brilliant bang every time a firework explodes. Just in time for the Fourth of July, we'll explore the chemestry of color through demonstrations with fire. We'll also discuss how fireworks get their variety of shapes and colors, why we use them to express our patriotism and how cultures have enjoyed fireworks through history.

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 Mel Fox, PhD, Indiana State Museum Science and Innovation Program Manager, at