Calendar

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.  

  • Summer Camp: Rowdy Romans

    Jun 19th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    ROWDY ROMANS (NEW!)

    JUNE 18 – 22;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available  
    Registration deadline: June 4
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Join us as we explore the ancient Roman Empire. At it’s height, the empire contained about 20 percent of the world’s population. During camp you will learn about the people who made up the Roman Empire, test your skills as a Roman legionary, and learn how the patricians lived in the imperium sine fine (empire without end).

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  • Summer Camp: Micro-Culinary Arts Camp

    Jun 19th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 18 - 22, 2018

    Ages: 6 - 9

    Price: $210 member, $235 non-member – Max: 20. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 4, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    Learn how to help out in the kitchen by practicing mixing, measuring and kitchen safety. Discover sources of local food around the city and in your neighborhood. Try new foods and experiment with kitchen science. Explore what it takes to be a chef!

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

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  • Today's programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jun 19th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    There’s something new to do every day at the Indiana State Museum. Here’s what activities you’ll find on this day:

    R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab: Seed Balls
    Help Indiana’s pollinators by making seed balls. Just toss a seed ball to create a mini wildflower patch!
    11am, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

    Creativity Studio: Bee Puppets and Tissue Paper Butterflies
    Celebrate Indiana’s hardworking pollinators by making a bee puppet or a tissue paper butterfly.
    11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.

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  • Summer Camp: Rowdy Romans

    Jun 20th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    ROWDY ROMANS (NEW!)

    JUNE 18 – 22;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available  
    Registration deadline: June 4
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Join us as we explore the ancient Roman Empire. At it’s height, the empire contained about 20 percent of the world’s population. During camp you will learn about the people who made up the Roman Empire, test your skills as a Roman legionary, and learn how the patricians lived in the imperium sine fine (empire without end).

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  • Summer Camp: Micro-Culinary Arts Camp

    Jun 20th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 18 - 22, 2018

    Ages: 6 - 9

    Price: $210 member, $235 non-member – Max: 20. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 4, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    Learn how to help out in the kitchen by practicing mixing, measuring and kitchen safety. Discover sources of local food around the city and in your neighborhood. Try new foods and experiment with kitchen science. Explore what it takes to be a chef!

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

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  • Today's programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jun 20th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    There’s something new to do every day at the Indiana State Museum. Here’s what activities you’ll find on this day:

    R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab: Seed Balls
    Help Indiana’s pollinators by making seed balls. Just toss a seed ball to create a mini wildflower patch!
    11am, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

    Creativity Studio: Bee Puppets and Tissue Paper Butterflies
    Celebrate Indiana’s hardworking pollinators by making a bee puppet or a tissue paper butterfly.
    11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.

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  • 2018 Tribute Fundraiser

    Jun 20th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites’ annual “Tribute” fundraising gala recognizes Indiana’s greatest ambassadors with the Heritage Keeper Award for their embodiment of the Hoosier spirit through their achievements, leadership and service to the state of Indiana. Proceeds help the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites develop high-quality exhibitions and dynamic programming for visitors and school children across the state of Indiana. 

    For more information and tickets, click here.

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  • Discovery on Draft - Science of Fireworks

    Jun 20th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Centerpoint Brewing Company

    Science and culture intersect with a brilliant bang every time a firework explodes. Ahead of the Fourth of July, you’re invited to explore the chemistry of color through demonstrations with fire. During this event, join the discussion about 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.

    This event is free and for ages 21+.

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  • Summer Camp: Rowdy Romans

    Jun 21st, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    ROWDY ROMANS (NEW!)

    JUNE 18 – 22;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available  
    Registration deadline: June 4
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Join us as we explore the ancient Roman Empire. At it’s height, the empire contained about 20 percent of the world’s population. During camp you will learn about the people who made up the Roman Empire, test your skills as a Roman legionary, and learn how the patricians lived in the imperium sine fine (empire without end).

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  • Summer Camp: Micro-Culinary Arts Camp

    Jun 21st, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 18 - 22, 2018

    Ages: 6 - 9

    Price: $210 member, $235 non-member – Max: 20. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 4, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    Learn how to help out in the kitchen by practicing mixing, measuring and kitchen safety. Discover sources of local food around the city and in your neighborhood. Try new foods and experiment with kitchen science. Explore what it takes to be a chef!

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

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  • Today's programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jun 21st, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    There’s something new to do every day at the Indiana State Museum. Here’s what activities you’ll find on this day:

    R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab: Seed Balls
    Help Indiana’s pollinators by making seed balls. Just toss a seed ball to create a mini wildflower patch!
    11am, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

    Creativity Studio: Bee Puppets and Tissue Paper Butterflies
    Celebrate Indiana’s hardworking pollinators by making a bee puppet or a tissue paper butterfly.
    11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.

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  • Summer Camp: Rowdy Romans

    Jun 22nd, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    ROWDY ROMANS (NEW!)

    JUNE 18 – 22;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available  
    Registration deadline: June 4
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Join us as we explore the ancient Roman Empire. At it’s height, the empire contained about 20 percent of the world’s population. During camp you will learn about the people who made up the Roman Empire, test your skills as a Roman legionary, and learn how the patricians lived in the imperium sine fine (empire without end).

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  • Summer Camp: Micro-Culinary Arts Camp

    Jun 22nd, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 18 - 22, 2018

    Ages: 6 - 9

    Price: $210 member, $235 non-member – Max: 20. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 4, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    Learn how to help out in the kitchen by practicing mixing, measuring and kitchen safety. Discover sources of local food around the city and in your neighborhood. Try new foods and experiment with kitchen science. Explore what it takes to be a chef!

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

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  • Today's programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jun 22nd, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    There’s something new to do every day at the Indiana State Museum. Here’s what activities you’ll find on this day:

    R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab: Seed Balls
    Help Indiana’s pollinators by making seed balls. Just toss a seed ball to create a mini wildflower patch!
    11am, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

    Creativity Studio: Bee Puppets and Tissue Paper Butterflies
    Celebrate Indiana’s hardworking pollinators by making a bee puppet or a tissue paper butterfly.
    11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.

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  • Corydon Friday Night Concert Series

    Jun 22nd, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Corydon State Historic Site

    Join Corydon State Historic Site every Friday night June 1 through July 27 (except for July 6) for a summer concert series. This series, featuring regional bands, has been a tradition in downtown Corydon for over 30 years. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. In the event of inclement weather, the concert may be cancelled. Food service opens at 6 p.m.

    June 1 Holy Name Concert Band
    June 8 Moonlight Big Band
    June 15 Kosair Dance Band
    June 22 Rosie & the Rockabillies
    June 29 Crawford County Community Band
    July 6 No concert
    July 13 Corydon Dulcimers
    July 20 River Cities Concert Band
    July 27 Bomar & Ritter

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  • Family Day: Pollinator Day

    Jun 23rd, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Join the fun as we celebrate bees and other pollinators in our own backyard as part of National Pollinator Week! Learn the buzz about pollination, what plants and flowers make a good habitat and how we can take part in saving the bees. Create your very own pollinator, dance and move like a bee, and  investigate different kinds of pollinators. Plus, explore the museum’s own bee hives and chat with local bee experts – all included with general admission. 

    This program is free for members and included with general admission for visitors.

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  • Today's programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jun 23rd, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    There’s something new to do every day at the Indiana State Museum. Here’s what activities you’ll find on this day:

    R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab: Seed Balls
    Help Indiana’s pollinators by making seed balls. Just toss a seed ball to create a mini wildflower patch!
    11am, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

    Creativity Studio: Art Journal Make & Take ($5)
    Create an art journal and then stroll through the Lois Main Templeton experience using the journal to capture what inspires you.
    1:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.

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  • Activity: Build your own bee house

    Jun 23rd, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Not all bees live in hives – some rely on wood houses to survive! During this class, use real tools and materials to design and build your own bee house, add your artistic flair through unique decorations, then take it home and add it to your backyard to give the bees a home.

    Ages:  Youth 6+ and an adult

    Cost: $15/members; $20/non-members. Cost includes one adult and one child for each project. Call us at 317.232.1637 to reserve your spot!

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  • Today's programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jun 24th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    There’s something new to do every day at the Indiana State Museum. Here’s what activities you’ll find on this day:

    R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab: What is a Fossil?
    What exactly is a fossil, and how can you tell the difference between a fossil and a regular bone? 
    11am, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

    Creativity Studio: Pipe Cleaner Bikes
    May is National Bike Month! Use pipe cleaners to create your own tiny bicycle. 
    11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.

    Art Carts: K’Nex Bikes
    All day

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  • Asian Fest

    Jun 24th, 2018
    Noon - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Experience the sights, sounds and taste of Asia without leaving Indy! This year’s featured country is Burman/Mayanmar. This event is free and open to the public; museum admission must be purchased to tour the Indiana State Museum.

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  • Pop-Up Adult Art Class: Mixed Media Painting

    Jun 24th, 2018
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Create your own one-of-a-kind piece of abstract art with guidance from guest artist Bekah Pollard during this adult art class. First, you’ll explore “Lois Main Templeton: A Reinvented Life,” making note of colors, brush strokes and images that inspire you while Pollard leads a conversation about Templeton’s inspiration and abstract expression. Afterward, create your own mixed media painting using acrylic paint, charcoal, and oil and chalk pastels. With Pollard’s help, you’ll create a unique piece of art, expressing yourself and experimenting with the different materials. 

    Bekah Pollard is a visual artist, teacher and writer living and working in Indianapolis. She teaches youth, teen and adult classes at the Indianapolis Art Center. Her artwork is mostly 2D, and focuses on exploring color, texture and composition through abstract and colorful paintings.

    Age:  18+
    Cost:
      $20 members; $25 non-members. Call us at 317.232.1637 to reserve your spot!

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  • Summer Camp: Art Through the Ages

    Jun 25th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    ART THROUGH THE AGES (NEW!)

    JUNE 25 – 29;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available
    Registration deadline: June 12
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Time travel from the ancient world to the present and experience art through the ages! Campers will explore many major art movements and marvelous mediums. Paint the caves at Lascaux, sculpt like a Renaissance artist, splatter a canvas like Jackson Pollack, look with wonder at the world around you and learn to capture it in infinite ways. This camp will set your inner artist free!

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  • Summer Camp: Culinary Arts Camp

    Jun 25th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25 - 29, 2018

    Ages: 10 - 14

    Price: $210 member, $235 non-member – Max: 20. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 11, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    Learn the basics of cooking including: mixing, measuring, knife skills and kitchen safety. Expand your palette by trying a variety of international cuisines and participate in a daily foodie challenge. Explore local food, molecular gastronomy, culinary careers and food science. Prepare to become Indy’s next top chef!

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

     

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Puppets, Puppets and More Puppets!

    Jun 25th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25- 29, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Price: $200, Hours

    Campers will make a variety of puppets: marionettes, hand, black light, shadow and more! Camp begins with a ‘mini’ puppet show and concludes with a camper performance for families. Campers bring a sack lunch and snacks. This is a great camp for the creative child!

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Let’s get Stringing! Puppet Camp

    Jun 25th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25 - 29, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Ages: 9 and up

    Price: $200

    Campers in this level will make a bird marionette along with a few shadow and black light puppets. They will use drills, saws, glue guns and more. Campers also will learn some history of the art of puppetry. Camp begins with a ‘mini’ puppet show and concludes with a camper performance for families. Campers bring a sack lunch and snacks.

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • All locations closed on Mondays

    Jun 25th, 2018
    All-day Event
    All locations
    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is closed on Mondays, with the exception of New Harmony State Historic Site.
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  • Summer Camp: Art Through the Ages

    Jun 26th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    ART THROUGH THE AGES (NEW!)

    JUNE 25 – 29;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available
    Registration deadline: June 12
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Time travel from the ancient world to the present and experience art through the ages! Campers will explore many major art movements and marvelous mediums. Paint the caves at Lascaux, sculpt like a Renaissance artist, splatter a canvas like Jackson Pollack, look with wonder at the world around you and learn to capture it in infinite ways. This camp will set your inner artist free!

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  • Summer Camp: Culinary Arts Camp

    Jun 26th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25 - 29, 2018

    Ages: 10 - 14

    Price: $210 member, $235 non-member – Max: 20. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 11, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    Learn the basics of cooking including: mixing, measuring, knife skills and kitchen safety. Expand your palette by trying a variety of international cuisines and participate in a daily foodie challenge. Explore local food, molecular gastronomy, culinary careers and food science. Prepare to become Indy’s next top chef!

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

     

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Puppets, Puppets and More Puppets!

    Jun 26th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25- 29, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Price: $200, Hours

    Campers will make a variety of puppets: marionettes, hand, black light, shadow and more! Camp begins with a ‘mini’ puppet show and concludes with a camper performance for families. Campers bring a sack lunch and snacks. This is a great camp for the creative child!

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Let’s get Stringing! Puppet Camp

    Jun 26th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25 - 29, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Ages: 9 and up

    Price: $200

    Campers in this level will make a bird marionette along with a few shadow and black light puppets. They will use drills, saws, glue guns and more. Campers also will learn some history of the art of puppetry. Camp begins with a ‘mini’ puppet show and concludes with a camper performance for families. Campers bring a sack lunch and snacks.

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • Today's programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jun 26th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    There’s something new to do every day at the Indiana State Museum. Here’s what activities you’ll find on this day:

    R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab: Cups of Calcium & Rubber Bones
    June is National Dairy Month! Learn about the importance of calcium in the human body.
    11am, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

    Creativity Studio: Magic Milk Painting
    Use milk as a medium in this 15-minute art activity.
    11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.

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  • Summer Camp: Art Through the Ages

    Jun 27th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    ART THROUGH THE AGES (NEW!)

    JUNE 25 – 29;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available
    Registration deadline: June 12
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Time travel from the ancient world to the present and experience art through the ages! Campers will explore many major art movements and marvelous mediums. Paint the caves at Lascaux, sculpt like a Renaissance artist, splatter a canvas like Jackson Pollack, look with wonder at the world around you and learn to capture it in infinite ways. This camp will set your inner artist free!

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  • Summer Camp: Culinary Arts Camp

    Jun 27th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25 - 29, 2018

    Ages: 10 - 14

    Price: $210 member, $235 non-member – Max: 20. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 11, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    Learn the basics of cooking including: mixing, measuring, knife skills and kitchen safety. Expand your palette by trying a variety of international cuisines and participate in a daily foodie challenge. Explore local food, molecular gastronomy, culinary careers and food science. Prepare to become Indy’s next top chef!

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

     

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Puppets, Puppets and More Puppets!

    Jun 27th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25- 29, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Price: $200, Hours

    Campers will make a variety of puppets: marionettes, hand, black light, shadow and more! Camp begins with a ‘mini’ puppet show and concludes with a camper performance for families. Campers bring a sack lunch and snacks. This is a great camp for the creative child!

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Let’s get Stringing! Puppet Camp

    Jun 27th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25 - 29, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Ages: 9 and up

    Price: $200

    Campers in this level will make a bird marionette along with a few shadow and black light puppets. They will use drills, saws, glue guns and more. Campers also will learn some history of the art of puppetry. Camp begins with a ‘mini’ puppet show and concludes with a camper performance for families. Campers bring a sack lunch and snacks.

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • Today's programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jun 27th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    There’s something new to do every day at the Indiana State Museum. Here’s what activities you’ll find on this day:

    R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab: Cups of Calcium & Rubber Bones
    June is National Dairy Month! Learn about the importance of calcium in the human body.
    11am, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

    Creativity Studio: Magic Milk Painting
    Use milk as a medium in this 15-minute art activity.
    11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.

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  • Canal Nights: Build it!

    Jun 27th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Join us as we celebrate summer nights out on our Canal Terrace for free activities and family fun Wednesday evenings in June and July from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy games, art, science and fun! Exercise your competitive side on game night or discover the science of bubbles through wacky water experiments. Each Wednesday offers a different kind of hands-on experience!

    June 6 – STEAM Night
    June 13 – Nature Play Days
    June 27 – Build It!
    July 4 – Boom and Sparkle (Art and science inspired by fireworks)
    July 11 – Water Science
    July 18 – Game Night + Member Night
    July 25 – Jump,  Skip and Play (fitness night)

    Canal nights are free and open to the public, though museum galleries remain closed. All activities take place outside on the canal side of the museum. In case of rain, the event will relocate inside to the Gov. Frank & Judy O'Bannon Great Hall. Parking is available in the White River State Park underground garage, and visitors will receive $5 parking with validation.

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  • Summer Camp: Art Through the Ages

    Jun 28th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    ART THROUGH THE AGES (NEW!)

    JUNE 25 – 29;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available
    Registration deadline: June 12
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Time travel from the ancient world to the present and experience art through the ages! Campers will explore many major art movements and marvelous mediums. Paint the caves at Lascaux, sculpt like a Renaissance artist, splatter a canvas like Jackson Pollack, look with wonder at the world around you and learn to capture it in infinite ways. This camp will set your inner artist free!

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  • Summer Camp: Culinary Arts Camp

    Jun 28th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25 - 29, 2018

    Ages: 10 - 14

    Price: $210 member, $235 non-member – Max: 20. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 11, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    Learn the basics of cooking including: mixing, measuring, knife skills and kitchen safety. Expand your palette by trying a variety of international cuisines and participate in a daily foodie challenge. Explore local food, molecular gastronomy, culinary careers and food science. Prepare to become Indy’s next top chef!

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

     

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Puppets, Puppets and More Puppets!

    Jun 28th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25- 29, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Price: $200, Hours

    Campers will make a variety of puppets: marionettes, hand, black light, shadow and more! Camp begins with a ‘mini’ puppet show and concludes with a camper performance for families. Campers bring a sack lunch and snacks. This is a great camp for the creative child!

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Let’s get Stringing! Puppet Camp

    Jun 28th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25 - 29, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Ages: 9 and up

    Price: $200

    Campers in this level will make a bird marionette along with a few shadow and black light puppets. They will use drills, saws, glue guns and more. Campers also will learn some history of the art of puppetry. Camp begins with a ‘mini’ puppet show and concludes with a camper performance for families. Campers bring a sack lunch and snacks.

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • Today's programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jun 28th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    There’s something new to do every day at the Indiana State Museum. Here’s what activities you’ll find on this day:

    R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab: Cups of Calcium & Rubber Bones
    June is National Dairy Month! Learn about the importance of calcium in the human body.
    11am, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

    Creativity Studio: Magic Milk Painting
    Use milk as a medium in this 15-minute art activity.
    11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.

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  • Summer Camp: Art Through the Ages

    Jun 29th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    ART THROUGH THE AGES (NEW!)

    JUNE 25 – 29;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available
    Registration deadline: June 12
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Time travel from the ancient world to the present and experience art through the ages! Campers will explore many major art movements and marvelous mediums. Paint the caves at Lascaux, sculpt like a Renaissance artist, splatter a canvas like Jackson Pollack, look with wonder at the world around you and learn to capture it in infinite ways. This camp will set your inner artist free!

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  • Summer Camp: Culinary Arts Camp

    Jun 29th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25 - 29, 2018

    Ages: 10 - 14

    Price: $210 member, $235 non-member – Max: 20. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 11, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    Learn the basics of cooking including: mixing, measuring, knife skills and kitchen safety. Expand your palette by trying a variety of international cuisines and participate in a daily foodie challenge. Explore local food, molecular gastronomy, culinary careers and food science. Prepare to become Indy’s next top chef!

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

     

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Puppets, Puppets and More Puppets!

    Jun 29th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25- 29, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Price: $200, Hours

    Campers will make a variety of puppets: marionettes, hand, black light, shadow and more! Camp begins with a ‘mini’ puppet show and concludes with a camper performance for families. Campers bring a sack lunch and snacks. This is a great camp for the creative child!

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Let’s get Stringing! Puppet Camp

    Jun 29th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: June 25 - 29, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Ages: 9 and up

    Price: $200

    Campers in this level will make a bird marionette along with a few shadow and black light puppets. They will use drills, saws, glue guns and more. Campers also will learn some history of the art of puppetry. Camp begins with a ‘mini’ puppet show and concludes with a camper performance for families. Campers bring a sack lunch and snacks.

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • Today's programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jun 29th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    There’s something new to do every day at the Indiana State Museum. Here’s what activities you’ll find on this day:

    R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab: Cups of Calcium & Rubber Bones
    June is National Dairy Month! Learn about the importance of calcium in the human body.
    11am, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

    Creativity Studio: Magic Milk Painting
    Use milk as a medium in this 15-minute art activity.
    11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.

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  • Corydon Friday Night Concert Series

    Jun 29th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Corydon State Historic Site

    Join Corydon State Historic Site every Friday night June 1 through July 27 (except for July 6) for a summer concert series. This series, featuring regional bands, has been a tradition in downtown Corydon for over 30 years. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. In the event of inclement weather, the concert may be cancelled. Food service opens at 6 p.m.

    June 1 Holy Name Concert Band
    June 8 Moonlight Big Band
    June 15 Kosair Dance Band
    June 22 Rosie & the Rockabillies
    June 29 Crawford County Community Band
    July 6 No concert
    July 13 Corydon Dulcimers
    July 20 River Cities Concert Band
    July 27 Bomar & Ritter

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  • Funeral Murder Mystery

    Jun 29th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    Travel back in time to 1892, right after William S. Culbertson passed away and his loved ones have gathered in his beautiful home to pay last respects. But as the wealthiest man in Indiana, one thought remains: What are the contents of the will? Who will inherit what – and will the discovery compel someone to murder? You’ll find out at the Funeral Murder Mystery, where you’ll uncover clues to find out who in attendance is a friend – or foe.

    Tickets: $25/person. Reservations are required, and the ticket price includes a dinner as well as the murder mystery performance. Reservations can be made by calling (812) 944-9600.

     

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  • Today's programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jun 30th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    There’s something new to do every day at the Indiana State Museum. Here’s what activities you’ll find on this day:

    R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab: Cups of Calcium & Rubber Bones
    June is National Dairy Month! Learn about the importance of calcium in the human body.
    11am, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

    Creativity Studio: Art Journal Make & Take ($5)
    Create an art journal and then stroll through the Lois Main Templeton experience using the journal to capture what inspires you.
    1:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.

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  • Funeral Murder Mystery

    Jun 30th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Culbertson State Historic Site

    Travel back in time to 1892, right after William S. Culbertson passed away and his loved ones have gathered in his beautiful home to pay last respects. But as the wealthiest man in Indiana, one thought remains: What are the contents of the will? Who will inherit what – and will the discovery compel someone to murder? You’ll find out at the Funeral Murder Mystery, where you’ll uncover clues to find out who in attendance is a friend – or foe.

    Tickets: $25/person. Reservations are required, and the ticket price includes a dinner as well as the murder mystery performance. Reservations can be made by calling (812) 944-9600.

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  • All locations closed on Mondays

    Jul 2nd, 2018
    All-day Event
    All locations
    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is closed on Mondays, with the exception of New Harmony State Historic Site.
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  • Say’s Firefly Party

    Jul 2nd, 2018
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    New Harmony State Historic Site

    Join a free party to celebrate the designation of Say’s Firefly as Indiana’s official state insect. New Harmony scientist Thomas Say first discovered and described this type of firefly in the 1820s. The party will take place in the evening so visitors can watch the beautiful flickering of the fireflies.

    NOTE: This event begins at 5:00 CST, 6:00 EST.

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  • Independence Day Birds of Prey Program

    Jul 4th, 2018
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Limberlost State Historic Site

    Visit the Limberlost State Historic Site to celebrate America’s birthday by participating in the Birds of Prey program. See a live bald eagle, hawk and owl! A presentation about the bald eagle will be offered in the visitor center classroom.

    This program is free, but donations are encouraged.

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  • Canal Nights: Boom and Sparkle

    Jul 4th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Join us as we celebrate summer nights out on our Canal Terrace for free activities and family fun Wednesday evenings in June and July from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy games, art, science and fun! Exercise your competitive side on game night or discover the science of bubbles through wacky water experiments. Each Wednesday offers a different kind of hands-on experience!

    June 6 – STEAM Night
    June 13 – Nature Play Days
    June 27 – Build It!
    July 4 – Boom and Sparkle (Art and science inspired by fireworks)
    July 11 – Water Science
    July 18 – Game Night + Member Night
    July 25 – Jump,  Skip and Play (fitness night)

    Canal nights are free and open to the public, though museum galleries remain closed. All activities take place outside on the canal side of the museum. In case of rain, the event will relocate inside to the Gov. Frank & Judy O'Bannon Great Hall. Parking is available in the White River State Park underground garage, and visitors will receive $5 parking with validation.

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  • Corydon Capital Days

    Jul 7th, 2018
    10:00am - 6:00pm
    Corydon State Historic Site

    Step back in time during Corydon Capital Day in Historic Downtown Corydon, featuring a powwow, demonstrators, vendors, live entertainment, old-fashioned games and an outdoor food court. Activities take place in Corydon’s downtown square and are free to the public.  

    Learn more about the event here.

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  • Summer Camp: Mad Scientist's Lab

    Jul 9th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    MAD SCIENTIST’S LAB

    JULY 9 – 13;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available
    Registration deadline: June 25th
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Come join us as we explore our world through science and inquiry! Each day of camp will focus on a different scientific field, including geology, biology, and chemistry. Have no fear, this will not be a boring science camp! Our camp will culminate on Friday with a day spotlighting all things that go BOOM!

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  • Summer Camp: Crime Scene Indiana State Museum Camp

    Jul 9th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018

    Ages: 10 - 14

    Price: $210 member, $235 non-member – Max: 30. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 25, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    Pieces of valuable art are missing from the museum! Think you have the skills to find the crooks? Use your powers of deduction to become a super sleuth as you solve this and other mysteries. Campers will work as a team of investigators to gain experience with evidence examination, identifying fingerprints, ink analysis and documenting mock crime scenes. See how insects can be used at a crime scene, meet professional forensic experts and discover the science behind investigative techniques.

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

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  • Summer Camp: Indiana Animals (Half Day Camp)

    Jul 9th, 2018
    9:00am - Noon
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018

    Ages: 4 - 6

    Price: $105 member, $117 non-member – Max: 20. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 25, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    What are the fiercest predators of the Ice Age? Which Indiana animals are endangered? Where do animals live? From the Ice Age to their backyards, you’ll learn all about the animals of Indiana’s past and present. 

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Advanced Puppetry Camp (Invitation only)

    Jul 9th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Price: $200

    This camp is designed with our Peewinkle PIPS (Puppeteers in Progress) in mind and is by invitation only. Apprentice puppeteers in this level will be making a professional quality break away skeleton marionette. And of course, we will throw in a few surprises along the way! Sewing, drilling, painting and stringing all will be a part of this camp. Campers in this level are required to bring their own tool kits. Campers may also bring their own sewing machines. Come prepared for fun and hard work!

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • All locations closed on Mondays

    Jul 9th, 2018
    All-day Event
    All locations
    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is closed on Mondays, with the exception of New Harmony State Historic Site.
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  • Summer Camp: Mad Scientist's Lab

    Jul 10th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    MAD SCIENTIST’S LAB

    JULY 9 – 13;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available
    Registration deadline: June 25th
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Come join us as we explore our world through science and inquiry! Each day of camp will focus on a different scientific field, including geology, biology, and chemistry. Have no fear, this will not be a boring science camp! Our camp will culminate on Friday with a day spotlighting all things that go BOOM!

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  • Summer Camp: Crime Scene Indiana State Museum Camp

    Jul 10th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018

    Ages: 10 - 14

    Price: $210 member, $235 non-member – Max: 30. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 25, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    Pieces of valuable art are missing from the museum! Think you have the skills to find the crooks? Use your powers of deduction to become a super sleuth as you solve this and other mysteries. Campers will work as a team of investigators to gain experience with evidence examination, identifying fingerprints, ink analysis and documenting mock crime scenes. See how insects can be used at a crime scene, meet professional forensic experts and discover the science behind investigative techniques.

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

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  • Summer Camp: Indiana Animals (Half Day Camp)

    Jul 10th, 2018
    9:00am - Noon
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018

    Ages: 4 - 6

    Price: $105 member, $117 non-member – Max: 20. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 25, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    What are the fiercest predators of the Ice Age? Which Indiana animals are endangered? Where do animals live? From the Ice Age to their backyards, you’ll learn all about the animals of Indiana’s past and present. 

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Advanced Puppetry Camp (Invitation only)

    Jul 10th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Price: $200

    This camp is designed with our Peewinkle PIPS (Puppeteers in Progress) in mind and is by invitation only. Apprentice puppeteers in this level will be making a professional quality break away skeleton marionette. And of course, we will throw in a few surprises along the way! Sewing, drilling, painting and stringing all will be a part of this camp. Campers in this level are required to bring their own tool kits. Campers may also bring their own sewing machines. Come prepared for fun and hard work!

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • Summer Camp: Mad Scientist's Lab

    Jul 11th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    MAD SCIENTIST’S LAB

    JULY 9 – 13;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available
    Registration deadline: June 25th
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Come join us as we explore our world through science and inquiry! Each day of camp will focus on a different scientific field, including geology, biology, and chemistry. Have no fear, this will not be a boring science camp! Our camp will culminate on Friday with a day spotlighting all things that go BOOM!

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  • Summer Camp: Crime Scene Indiana State Museum Camp

    Jul 11th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018

    Ages: 10 - 14

    Price: $210 member, $235 non-member – Max: 30. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 25, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    Pieces of valuable art are missing from the museum! Think you have the skills to find the crooks? Use your powers of deduction to become a super sleuth as you solve this and other mysteries. Campers will work as a team of investigators to gain experience with evidence examination, identifying fingerprints, ink analysis and documenting mock crime scenes. See how insects can be used at a crime scene, meet professional forensic experts and discover the science behind investigative techniques.

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

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  • Summer Camp: Indiana Animals (Half Day Camp)

    Jul 11th, 2018
    9:00am - Noon
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018

    Ages: 4 - 6

    Price: $105 member, $117 non-member – Max: 20. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 25, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    What are the fiercest predators of the Ice Age? Which Indiana animals are endangered? Where do animals live? From the Ice Age to their backyards, you’ll learn all about the animals of Indiana’s past and present. 

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Advanced Puppetry Camp (Invitation only)

    Jul 11th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Price: $200

    This camp is designed with our Peewinkle PIPS (Puppeteers in Progress) in mind and is by invitation only. Apprentice puppeteers in this level will be making a professional quality break away skeleton marionette. And of course, we will throw in a few surprises along the way! Sewing, drilling, painting and stringing all will be a part of this camp. Campers in this level are required to bring their own tool kits. Campers may also bring their own sewing machines. Come prepared for fun and hard work!

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • Canal Nights: Water Science

    Jul 11th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Join us as we celebrate summer nights out on our Canal Terrace for free activities and family fun Wednesday evenings in June and July from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy games, art, science and fun! Exercise your competitive side on game night or discover the science of bubbles through wacky water experiments. Each Wednesday offers a different kind of hands-on experience!

    June 6 – STEAM Night
    June 13 – Nature Play Days
    June 27 – Build It!
    July 4 – Boom and Sparkle (Art and science inspired by fireworks)
    July 11 – Water Science
    July 18 – Game Night + Member Night
    July 25 – Jump,  Skip and Play (fitness night)

    Canal nights are free and open to the public, though museum galleries remain closed. All activities take place outside on the canal side of the museum. In case of rain, the event will relocate inside to the Gov. Frank & Judy O'Bannon Great Hall. Parking is available in the White River State Park underground garage, and visitors will receive $5 parking with validation.

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  • Summer Camp: Mad Scientist's Lab

    Jul 12th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    MAD SCIENTIST’S LAB

    JULY 9 – 13;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available
    Registration deadline: June 25th
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Come join us as we explore our world through science and inquiry! Each day of camp will focus on a different scientific field, including geology, biology, and chemistry. Have no fear, this will not be a boring science camp! Our camp will culminate on Friday with a day spotlighting all things that go BOOM!

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  • Summer Camp: Crime Scene Indiana State Museum Camp

    Jul 12th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018

    Ages: 10 - 14

    Price: $210 member, $235 non-member – Max: 30. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 25, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    Pieces of valuable art are missing from the museum! Think you have the skills to find the crooks? Use your powers of deduction to become a super sleuth as you solve this and other mysteries. Campers will work as a team of investigators to gain experience with evidence examination, identifying fingerprints, ink analysis and documenting mock crime scenes. See how insects can be used at a crime scene, meet professional forensic experts and discover the science behind investigative techniques.

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

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  • Summer Camp: Indiana Animals (Half Day Camp)

    Jul 12th, 2018
    9:00am - Noon
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018

    Ages: 4 - 6

    Price: $105 member, $117 non-member – Max: 20. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 25, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    What are the fiercest predators of the Ice Age? Which Indiana animals are endangered? Where do animals live? From the Ice Age to their backyards, you’ll learn all about the animals of Indiana’s past and present. 

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Advanced Puppetry Camp (Invitation only)

    Jul 12th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Price: $200

    This camp is designed with our Peewinkle PIPS (Puppeteers in Progress) in mind and is by invitation only. Apprentice puppeteers in this level will be making a professional quality break away skeleton marionette. And of course, we will throw in a few surprises along the way! Sewing, drilling, painting and stringing all will be a part of this camp. Campers in this level are required to bring their own tool kits. Campers may also bring their own sewing machines. Come prepared for fun and hard work!

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • Summer Camp: Mad Scientist's Lab

    Jul 13th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    MAD SCIENTIST’S LAB

    JULY 9 – 13;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available
    Registration deadline: June 25th
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Come join us as we explore our world through science and inquiry! Each day of camp will focus on a different scientific field, including geology, biology, and chemistry. Have no fear, this will not be a boring science camp! Our camp will culminate on Friday with a day spotlighting all things that go BOOM!

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  • Summer Camp: Crime Scene Indiana State Museum Camp

    Jul 13th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018

    Ages: 10 - 14

    Price: $210 member, $235 non-member – Max: 30. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 25, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    Pieces of valuable art are missing from the museum! Think you have the skills to find the crooks? Use your powers of deduction to become a super sleuth as you solve this and other mysteries. Campers will work as a team of investigators to gain experience with evidence examination, identifying fingerprints, ink analysis and documenting mock crime scenes. See how insects can be used at a crime scene, meet professional forensic experts and discover the science behind investigative techniques.

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

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  • Summer Camp: Indiana Animals (Half Day Camp)

    Jul 13th, 2018
    9:00am - Noon
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018

    Ages: 4 - 6

    Price: $105 member, $117 non-member – Max: 20. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.

    Registration deadline: June 25, 2018; Advance registration is required by calling guest services at 317.232.1637 or online.

    What are the fiercest predators of the Ice Age? Which Indiana animals are endangered? Where do animals live? From the Ice Age to their backyards, you’ll learn all about the animals of Indiana’s past and present. 

    Not available this week? Click here to see additional camp options. 

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  • Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Summer Camp: Advanced Puppetry Camp (Invitation only)

    Jul 13th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Date: July 9 - 13, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Price: $200

    This camp is designed with our Peewinkle PIPS (Puppeteers in Progress) in mind and is by invitation only. Apprentice puppeteers in this level will be making a professional quality break away skeleton marionette. And of course, we will throw in a few surprises along the way! Sewing, drilling, painting and stringing all will be a part of this camp. Campers in this level are required to bring their own tool kits. Campers may also bring their own sewing machines. Come prepared for fun and hard work!

    To register, call 317-232-1637 or visit www.peewinklespuppets.org.

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  • Corydon Friday Night Concert Series

    Jul 13th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Corydon State Historic Site

    Join Corydon State Historic Site every Friday night June 1 through July 27 (except for July 6) for a summer concert series. This series, featuring regional bands, has been a tradition in downtown Corydon for over 30 years. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. In the event of inclement weather, the concert may be cancelled. Food service opens at 6 p.m.

    June 1 Holy Name Concert Band
    June 8 Moonlight Big Band
    June 15 Kosair Dance Band
    June 22 Rosie & the Rockabillies
    June 29 Crawford County Community Band
    July 6 No concert
    July 13 Corydon Dulcimers
    July 20 River Cities Concert Band
    July 27 Bomar & Ritter

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  • Building Indiana

    Jul 14th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Budding architects, engineers and builders are invited to this NEW event at the Indiana State Museum, featuring community partners in all things construction. Interactive activities will let you explore the world of building things, from creating new structures to tearing them down. Local experts will talk about how they turned their hobbies into careers, and visitors will even have a chance to see construction trucks up close.

    This program is free for members and included with general admission for visitors.

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  • Mad Tea Party

    Jul 14th, 2018
    11:00am - 12:30pm
    T.C. Steele State Historic Site

    Bring your mad decorating skills as we spend the morning sipping tea or other refreshments, and decorating hats for your special stuffed animal.

    Hosted by Steele Artist-in- Residence, and Hatter Susan Freese. Kids will be hat-decorating using ribbons and buttons to adorn hats for dolls and bears. "Tea" and light refreshments will be served.

    Tickets are $8 per child with one adult. Limit 12 children.

    Tickets include a tour of the historic buildings.

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  • Sip & Create

    Jul 14th, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

    Join us as we design and create take-home pieces inspired by Gene Stratton-Porter and her love of nature. Staff and volunteers will guide you as you create pieces using natural elements that Gene showcased in her home in Wildflower Woods. Each session includes supplies, snacks and Indiana-made wine.

    This event is for those 21 and over. Tickets are $25 per person, and reservations are required by July 2. Contact us to RSVP.

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  • Music at the Mansion Free Concert Series

    Jul 14th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    Enjoy free summer nights of music outside of the beautiful Lanier Mansion. Bring a blanket or chairs and pack a picnic to enjoy while taking in the sounds of different bands in a gorgeous location. Bands will include the Sycamore Community Band, Juggernaut Jug Band, Lick Creek Band, and Small Time Napoleon

    • June 9, 7-9 p.m.
    • July 14, 7-9 p.m.
    • Aug. 11, 7-9 p.m.
    • Sept. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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  • Exploring Abstraction with Art Therapist, Lauren King

    Jul 15th, 2018
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Teens ages 13 to 17 are invited to explore the artwork of Lois Main Templeton, how it relates to their own lives and how it can be used as a means of self-expression. Participants will engage with the artwork on display – visually, verbally and through their own artistic response. The first portion of the workshop will be in the experience, where participants will study Templeton’s original pieces, followed by artmaking and discussion led by an art therapist. Each participant will create his or her own unique artwork using line, shape and color to express emotion. 

    Ages 13 - 17 years old

    Cost
    :  $20/members; $25/non-members. Call us at 317.232.1637 to reserve your spot!

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  • Bluegrass Jamboree

    Jul 15th, 2018
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Limberlost State Historic Site

    Volunteer musicians gather on the site to play a variety of bluegrass, gospel and folk music. Bring an instrument to join the musicians, or bring a lawn chair to sit back and enjoy the tunes.

    This event is free, but donations are encouraged.

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  • Summer Camp: Mississippian Mania

    Jul 16th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    MISSISSIPPIAN MANIA

    JULY 16 – 20;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available 
    Registration deadline: July
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Have you ever watched a movie like Swiss Family Robinson or The Hunger Games and wondered how the characters lived off the land? Answer these questions and more as you learn about how the ancient Mississippian people survived and thrived. Learn how to start a fire without matches, discover ways to track animals, and build a shelter from materials you find in the woods.

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  • All locations closed on Mondays

    Jul 16th, 2018
    All-day Event
    All locations
    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is closed on Mondays, with the exception of New Harmony State Historic Site.
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  • Summer Camp: Mississippian Mania

    Jul 17th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    MISSISSIPPIAN MANIA

    JULY 16 – 20;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available 
    Registration deadline: July
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Have you ever watched a movie like Swiss Family Robinson or The Hunger Games and wondered how the characters lived off the land? Answer these questions and more as you learn about how the ancient Mississippian people survived and thrived. Learn how to start a fire without matches, discover ways to track animals, and build a shelter from materials you find in the woods.

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  • Summer Camp: Mississippian Mania

    Jul 18th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    MISSISSIPPIAN MANIA

    JULY 16 – 20;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available 
    Registration deadline: July
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Have you ever watched a movie like Swiss Family Robinson or The Hunger Games and wondered how the characters lived off the land? Answer these questions and more as you learn about how the ancient Mississippian people survived and thrived. Learn how to start a fire without matches, discover ways to track animals, and build a shelter from materials you find in the woods.

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  • Small Wonders: Butterflies & Moths

    Jul 18th, 2018
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Small Wonders invites parents, grandparents and caregivers to bring their 3- to 5-year-olds to learn, play and discover in the museum. Our monthly program will build your child’s sense of wonder and playfulness as they engage in storytelling, hands-on activities, music, movement, art and gallery exploration.

    During this month’s class, little ones can learn all about butterflies and moths.

    Ages:  3 - 5 years old and adults

    Cost:  $9/members; $12/non-members

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  • Canal Nights: Game Night + Member Night

    Jul 18th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Join us as we celebrate summer nights out on our Canal Terrace for free activities and family fun Wednesday evenings in June and July from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy games, art, science and fun! Exercise your competitive side on game night or discover the science of bubbles through wacky water experiments. Each Wednesday offers a different kind of hands-on experience!

    June 6 – STEAM Night
    June 13 – Nature Play Days
    June 27 – Build It!
    July 4 – Boom and Sparkle (Art and science inspired by fireworks)
    July 11 – Water Science
    July 18 – Game Night + Member Night
    July 25 – Jump,  Skip and Play (fitness night)

    Canal nights are free and open to the public, though museum galleries remain closed. All activities take place outside on the canal side of the museum. In case of rain, the event will relocate inside to the Gov. Frank & Judy O'Bannon Great Hall. Parking is available in the White River State Park underground garage, and visitors will receive $5 parking with validation.

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  • Discovery on Draft — Science of Hollywood Heroes: Indiana Jones

    Jul 18th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    TBD

    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.

    This month's program will feature speaker Michelle Greenan, Director of Archaeology, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites and Pop Culture Historian. The event is free and for ages 21+.

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  • Discovery on Draft — Science of Hollywood Heroes: Indiana Jones

    Jul 18th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    TBD

    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.

    This month's program will feature speaker Michelle Greenan, Director of Archaeology, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites and Pop Culture Historian. The event is free and for ages 21+.

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  • Summer Camp: Mississippian Mania

    Jul 19th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    MISSISSIPPIAN MANIA

    JULY 16 – 20;  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available 
    Registration deadline: July
    $175 per camper; $150 for members

    Have you ever watched a movie like Swiss Family Robinson or The Hunger Games and wondered how the characters lived off the land? Answer these questions and more as you learn about how the ancient Mississippian people survived and thrived. Learn how to start a fire without matches, discover ways to track animals, and build a shelter from materials you find in the woods.

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