Afterschool Programs

Bring your afterschool group to the Indiana State Museum for special programs and rates designed just for you. Learn about our opportunities below or in our downloadable PreK-12 Education Program Guide.

Afterschool Field Trips

Visit the museum after school hours or during school breaks Tuesday through Friday to receive the field trip admission rate of $6/student (ages 3-17), one free adult per every 10 students, and $11/additional adult chaperone. One adult is required for every 10 students. Learn more >>
Book your field trip: Fill out our inquiry form or call 317.232.1637 during business hours. 
Learn more: Contact Jessica Stephens, youth programs manager, at 317.232.8293 or

Afterschool Programs

Looking for a one-time visit, six-week session or weekly programs throughout the year? Let us custom design interactive, hands-on, minds-on programs in STEM, art, history and culture just for you!
Learn more: Contact Jessica Stephens, youth programs manager, at 317.232.8293 or

Afterschool Enrichment Outreach Programs

Perfect for afterschool programs, camps and library programs. We bring hands-on, inquiry-based learning to your location. Each session is led by museum staff for up to 25 participants for a one-hour program and is geared toward grades K-8.

Theme options:

  • STEAM: Bring a bit of the museum to your students! Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math through hands-on activities that tie into the newest and coolest museum experiences including A•MAZE•D: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips and Rube Goldberg™: The World of Hilarious Invention!
  • Color Science: Investigate what happens when science meets art! Observe how chemical reactions create colorful creations and be dazzled with multi-colored experiments.
  • Going Green: Discover how your students can go green and help save the planet! Tinker with alternative forms of energy, experiment with eco-friendly materials, and investigate environmental science.
  • Out of this World: Prepare for blast-off as your students become astronauts for the day! Explore what lies beyond our atmosphere with hands-on activities designed to challenge students of all ages to think about the cosmos.


  • $150/60-minute program; $100/each additional session
  • Travel fees: 30-60 miles=$20; 60-90 miles=$40; 90+ miles=$60
  • Please contact Jessica Stephens, youth programs manager, at 317.232.8293 or for more information or to discuss customizing your program.


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Browse our calendar to discover all programs, events and special activities throughout the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. Browse calendar >>

As a reminder, the registration and cancellation date for all programs is three days (72 hours) prior to the event. Review our registration, cancellation and bad weather policies here.