Despite the temporary closure, there is still plenty happening at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites! We're continuing to provide educational and engaging activities on our website and social accounts. Follow us for new stories, behind-the-scenes tours and other fun content every day.
Little Learners Demonstrations Adults Night In Behind-the-Scenes Virtual Exhibits Teaching Tuesdays Puzzles Zoom Backgrounds Historic Sites Bee-Stream Reading Material
We can hardly wait to re-open the doors to our early childhood space, Firefly Landing! Until then, the learning and fun doesn't need to stop. Miss Hayley and Mr. Evan are bringing you story times and interactive activities to enjoy in your own home. Join us for new adventures every Wednesday.
The Indiana State Museum's demonstration experts are bringing their exciting activities to you. View our demonstration playlist for scientific and creative videos.
Tired of watching Netflix during your Saturday nights at home? Tune in to our #AdultsNightIn series every Saturday evening for new, fun activities.
Adults Night In Blogs
Want to learn about unique artifacts from the comfort of your couch? Our collections experts are giving tours, and sharing their knowledge every Friday.
The museum may be closed but that isn't stopping us from bringing you beautiful artwork in our new exhibit Symphony in Color. Click through to experience this exhibit online.
Our education specialists are making sure school stays in session at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. We're sharing educational, step-by-step, activities with you every Tuesday.
Need a fun challenge? Head over to our puzzle page to complete a brainteaser for each of our 12 locations.
Want a unique background for your next Zoom meeting? Change up your work-from-home space by downloading an image from one of the 12 Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites locations! Click the button above to browse and download beautiful historic site images.
Our Historic Sites have a lot of gems to share with you. Check out their Facebook pages for interesting facts, behind-the-scenes looks and more throughout the week. And, be sure to visit the Indiana State Museum Facebook page for site highlights on #SiteSunday!
Angel Mounds Corydon Capitol Culbertson Mansion Gene Stratton-Porter Lanier Mansion Levi & Catharine Coffin House Limberlost New Harmony T.C. Steele Vincennes Whitewater Canal
The Indiana State Museum houses two bee hives on the east-side balcony overlooking the Watanabe Family Gardens. While you can't see them from inside the museum, you can step out to the gardens and find a sign pointing up to the hives.
Learn more about bees and see photos of our hives in our blog, Bee-lieve it or not: Five things to know about honey bees.
Click through to watch live feeds of the outside and inside of our hives. These feeds are also great for educational viewing.
Looking for some new reading material during your stay at home? Our blog is full of short and interesting reads about Indiana history and its people.
As our staff continues to work through these unprecedented times to create and deliver meaningful experiences for you and your family, we appreciate your support now more than ever. We hope that you are enjoying our virtual content and we all look forward to the day when we can once again open our physical doors to welcome you back to our 12 locations around the state.
Thank you for any donation amount you are able to give to support Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites role as a catalyst for informal lifelong learning. We are all in this together and we will continue to bring the museum into your homes with your help.
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