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.
What’s the difference between poison and venom? Are all snakes venomous? Learn about different types of poisonous plants and venomous animals located right here in Indiana.
This gallery demonstration is located in the Power of Poison exhibit and is included with admission. Stop by any time during the hour to view the demonstration.
Ever wonder how a museum preserves its objects in the collection? Catch a glimpse of some behind-the-scenes work during our gallery cleaning demonstration and learn how to properly handle objects, which cleaning utensils are used and also discover why food and drinks are not allowed in the museum galleries.
This demonstration is included with museum admission.
Geek out with other science fans at this 21+ book club! Each month, an expert scientist will join facilitator Cari Lewis Tsinovoi of Central Indiana Science Outreach to talk about a popular science-themed book. This month, discuss the book “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” by Margot Lee Shetterly. The discussion will be joined by Kerrie Wilkens-Yel, PhD, School of Education, I.U. Bloomington.
This program is a collaboration between the Indiana State Museum, CINSO, Indiana Humanities and Science March Indianapolis.
Cost: Free (ages 21 and up)
Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Punch and Judy.
Our guest puppeteer, Guy Thompson, will present ths classic hand puppet show with bawdy Punch and his wife Judy. It’s totally family friendly, and still a perfect example of slapstick humor. One day only!
Tickets $12. Children under 2 are free. All tickets available through www.peewinklespuppets.org or 317-232-1637.
Post show workshops, $3, will be offered.
Get up close and personal with Abraham Lincoln as you learn to navigate the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection to see how it'll benefit your students.
View select objects from the collection. Meet the 16th president and see how first-person interpretation presents a new way of reaching students. And, learn about our digital resources that allow students to dig even deeper into Lincoln's presidency, life and role in history.
You'll receive the Abraham Lincoln through Objects curriculum and a letter confirming attendance for seven hours of professional development.
Registration is required. Please call guest services at 317.232.1637 before March 9.
Enjoy a day at the Indiana State Museum with your family as you check out what is new and improved! See our newest core galleries, visit special exhibitions and learn about great programming we have planned for you and your students.
Receive free materials from various state agencies that will assist you in teaching about Indiana topics, enjoy behind-the-scenes tours and check out the teachers’ lounge that is equipped with snacks and drinks.
Teachers will be able to purchase a Family/Grandparent Membership for 40 percent off on this day only. Space is limited.
> RSVP on Eventbrite
The annual Eggstravaganza at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will take place at the Lanier-Madison Visitor Center and the surrounding grounds of the site on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Easter activities for children ages 3 to 10 include storytelling, making a craft, face painting and a visit with the Easter Bunny.
There will be three egg hunts: toddlers to 4 year olds will be held at 12:40 p.m.,; 5 to 7 year olds will be held at 12:45 p.m.; and 8 to 10 year olds will be held at 12:50 p.m. There will be one special egg for each age level. Children who collect a special egg will win a prize.
Admission is $3 per child. Adults are free.
Spring Break Adventure Campers (ages 8-12) will find out what happens behind the scenes at the museum by exploring different collections, visiting with curators, and discovering what's new in the galleries. Each day a new topic will be covered through fun activities and hands-on projects. Book a whole week, or pick and choose the days you want!
Wednesday: Cultural History
Thursday: Museum Theater
Friday: Fine Art
CAMP DATES AND FEES
Dates: March 26-30 and April 2-6, 2018.
Full week fee: Members pay $210 per week; Non-members pay $235 per week.
Single day fee: Members pay $45 per day; Non-members pay $50 per day.
BEFORE AND AFTER CARE
Camp days begin at 9 am and end at 4 pm. If you are in need of before care (8 – 9 am) and/or after care (4 – 5:30 pm), its available for an additional fee.
Advanced registration is required and open through March 11, 2018. Call guest services at 317.232.1637 or register online.