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.  

  • SOLD OUT: Conversation with World War II Veterans

    Nov 21st, 2017
    10:00am - 11:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Join Indy Honor Flight and the Indiana State Museum for a conversation with World War II Veterans. This unique opportunity provides audiences with a chance to glimpse history first hand. Students will have a chance to interact with several Hoosier combat veterans in a 90-minute panel discussion. This is a free program, but space is limited. To register, contact Sarah Rapp-Johnson at 317.233.8958.

    > Free to school field trip bookings

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  • Celebration Crossing Opening Day

    Nov 24th, 2017
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing, featuring the L.S. Ayres Santa Claus Express, opens at 10 a.m. anticipating the arrival by the Man in Red at noon. Santa lands by helicopter on the museum’s front lawn where he is greeted by hundreds of guests anxious to be the first to tell him their wishes for the coming holiday. The Indianapolis Children’s Choir performs in the museum’s Great Hall from 11 to 11:45 a.m. The museum remains open until 5 p.m. The official greeters this year are Indiana State Museum and Historic Site members, Jay and Lisa Bhatt, and their children Nick, Sam and Ana.

    > Included with museum admission; Free to members

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  • Peewinkle’s Holiday Cabaret

    Nov 25th, 2017
    1:00pm - 1:45pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Peewinkle’s Holiday Cabaret

    Back by popular demand, this large puppet production will celebrate the many international winter festivals: Hanukkah, Kwanzza, Diwali, Chinese New Year and Christmas. Many styles of puppets will perform on the 36 ft. set in the auditorium of the Indiana State Museum. Ideal for pre-school through 3rd grade students, and families. Educational material is provided for teachers with school groups.

    > $8
    > Children 2 and younger: Free

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Nov 26th, 2017
    9:00am - 11:30am
    L.S. Ayres Tea Room and Farmer’s Market Café

    Santa’s Holiday Breakfast
    Nov. 26, 2017
    Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 23, 2017
    Sunday seatings at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m.
    Saturday seatings at 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m.

    Join us for a delicious breakfast buffet featuring live music and roving holiday characters. The menu includes a fresh fruit medley with yogurt dip, warmed assorted breakfast muffins with butter, scrambled eggs with toppings that include shredded cheese, chopped bacon, sautéed mushrooms, salsa and catsup, Potatoes O’Brien, Applewood smoked bacon, tater tots, southern style biscuits and sausage gravy, French toast sticks and your choice of assorted beverages. Each child receives a goody bag after their meal on their way to visit Santa. Price includes breakfast, admission to the museum and a visit with Santa in his house.

    > Member Adult (ages 13+): $22.50, Member Child (ages 4-12): $13.75; Non-Member Adult (ages 13+): $31, Non-Member Child (ages 4-12): $22.25. Children younger than 4 are free.
    > Reservations required; Call 317.232.1637

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Nov 27th, 2017
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

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  • Peewinkle's Holiday Cabaret

    Nov 28th, 2017
    9:30am - 10:15am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Peewinkle’s Holiday Cabaret

    Back by popular demand, this large puppet production will celebrate the many international winter festivals: Hanukkah, Kwanzza, Diwali, Chinese New Year and Christmas. Many styles of puppets will perform on the 36 ft. set in the auditorium of the Indiana State Museum. Ideal for pre-school through 3rd grade students, and families. Educational material is provided for teachers with school groups.

    > $5
    > Children 2 and younger: Free

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

    More Details
  • Holiday Sounds

    Nov 28th, 2017
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

    More Details
  • Peewinkle’s Holiday Cabaret

    Nov 28th, 2017
    11:00am - 11:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Peewinkle’s Holiday Cabaret

    Back by popular demand, this large puppet production will celebrate the many international winter festivals: Hanukkah, Kwanzza, Diwali, Chinese New Year and Christmas. Many styles of puppets will perform on the 36 ft. set in the auditorium of the Indiana State Museum. Ideal for pre-school through 3rd grade students, and families. Educational material is provided for teachers with school groups.

    > $5
    > Children 2 and younger: Free

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Books, Booze and Brains: A Book Club for the Scientifically Curious

    Nov 28th, 2017
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Broken Beaker Distillery

    Geek out with other science fans at Central Indiana Science Outreach’s new book club! Each month, an expert scientist will join facilitator Cari Lewis Tsinovoi of CINSO to talk about a popular science-themed book and sip a signature cocktail mixed by our friends at Broken Beaker Distillery.

    This month’s book is Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan. Our discussion will feature Dr. Bill Sullivan, Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology, Microbiology and Immunology, IU School of Medicine.
    This program is a collaboration between the Indiana State Museum, Central Indiana Science Outreach and Indiana Humanities.

    > Free and open to the public
    > Guests must be 21+

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  • Peewinkle’s Holiday Cabaret

    Nov 29th, 2017
    9:30am - 10:15am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Peewinkle’s Holiday Cabaret

    Back by popular demand, this large puppet production will celebrate the many international winter festivals: Hanukkah, Kwanzza, Diwali, Chinese New Year and Christmas. Many styles of puppets will perform on the 36 ft. set in the auditorium of the Indiana State Museum. Ideal for pre-school through 3rd grade students, and families. Educational material is provided for teachers with school groups.

    > $5
    > Children 2 and younger: Free

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

    More Details
  • Holiday Sounds

    Nov 29th, 2017
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

    More Details
  • Peewinkle’s Holiday Cabaret

    Nov 29th, 2017
    11:00am - 11:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Peewinkle’s Holiday Cabaret

    Back by popular demand, this large puppet production will celebrate the many international winter festivals: Hanukkah, Kwanzza, Diwali, Chinese New Year and Christmas. Many styles of puppets will perform on the 36 ft. set in the auditorium of the Indiana State Museum. Ideal for pre-school through 3rd grade students, and families. Educational material is provided for teachers with school groups.

    > $5
    > Children 2 and younger: Free

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

    More Details
  • Holiday Sounds

    Nov 30th, 2017
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

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  • Preschool Fridays

    Dec 1st, 2017
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    The museum opens at 9 a.m. to welcome preschool-age children and their families for an hour of special programming and access to the Santa Claus Express and other holiday fun.

    > Included with museum admission; Free to members

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 1st, 2017
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

    More Details
  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Dec 2nd, 2017
    8:00am - 10:30am
    L.S. Ayres Tea Room and Farmer’s Market Café

    Santa’s Holiday Breakfast
    Nov. 26, 2017
    Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 23, 2017
    Sunday seatings at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m.
    Saturday seatings at 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m.

    Join us for a delicious breakfast buffet featuring live music and roving holiday characters. The menu includes a fresh fruit medley with yogurt dip, warmed assorted breakfast muffins with butter, scrambled eggs with toppings that include shredded cheese, chopped bacon, sautéed mushrooms, salsa and catsup, Potatoes O’Brien, Applewood smoked bacon, tater tots, southern style biscuits and sausage gravy, French toast sticks and your choice of assorted beverages. Each child receives a goody bag after their meal on their way to visit Santa. Price includes breakfast, admission to the museum and a visit with Santa in his house.

    > Member Adult (ages 13+): $22.50, Member Child (ages 4-12): $13.75; Non-Member Adult (ages 13+): $31, Non-Member Child (ages 4-12): $22.25. Children younger than 4 are free.
    > Reservations required; Call 317.232.1637

    More Details
  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 2nd, 2017
    10:00am - 10:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

    More Details
  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 2nd, 2017
    12:15pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

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  • Christmas Open House

    Dec 2nd, 2017
    1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    Experience a Victorian Christmas at the Culbertson Mansion. Enjoy exquisite decorations, live musical entertainment, refreshments, crafts and a self-guided tour of the mansion.

    > Free for a donation

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  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Dec 3rd, 2017
    9:00am - 11:30am
    L.S. Ayres Tea Room and Farmer’s Market Café

    Santa’s Holiday Breakfast
    Nov. 26, 2017
    Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 23, 2017
    Sunday seatings at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m.
    Saturday seatings at 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m.

    Join us for a delicious breakfast buffet featuring live music and roving holiday characters. The menu includes a fresh fruit medley with yogurt dip, warmed assorted breakfast muffins with butter, scrambled eggs with toppings that include shredded cheese, chopped bacon, sautéed mushrooms, salsa and catsup, Potatoes O’Brien, Applewood smoked bacon, tater tots, southern style biscuits and sausage gravy, French toast sticks and your choice of assorted beverages. Each child receives a goody bag after their meal on their way to visit Santa. Price includes breakfast, admission to the museum and a visit with Santa in his house.

    > Member Adult (ages 13+): $22.50, Member Child (ages 4-12): $13.75; Non-Member Adult (ages 13+): $31, Non-Member Child (ages 4-12): $22.25. Children younger than 4 are free.
    > Reservations required; Call 317.232.1637

    More Details
  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 3rd, 2017
    11:00am - 11:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

    More Details
  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 3rd, 2017
    12:15pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

    More Details
  • Christmas Open House

    Dec 3rd, 2017
    1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    Experience a Victorian Christmas at the Culbertson Mansion. Enjoy exquisite decorations, live musical entertainment, refreshments, crafts and a self-guided tour of the mansion.

    > Free for a donation

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  • “A Dream of Beauty” Holiday Walk

    Dec 3rd, 2017
    1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

    Joining us in celebrating the centennial of Gene’s Christmas of 1917 which she referred to as “A Dream of Beauty.” See the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site when it’s all decked out for the holidays. Gene’s Cabin will be open and decorated according to her description of the Christmas of 1917. Guests can enjoy live entertainment, holiday goodies, crafts, a cookie contest and horse-drawn wagon rides around the property. Santa will arrive in a very special way at 2 p.m. and will visit with children and families until 5 p.m. so bring your list!

    > $5 per person 

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  • Steele’s Country Christmas

    Dec 3rd, 2017
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    T.C. Steele State Historic Site

    On-site in Steele’s Large Studio. Visits from St. Nicholas and Belsnickel, cookies, hot cider, crafts and musical program entertain guests in this annual celebration of St. Nicholas Day, a kickoff to the Christmas season.

    > Included in standard site admission

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 4th, 2017
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

    More Details
  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 5th, 2017
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 6th, 2017
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

    More Details
  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 7th, 2017
    9:30am - 10:15am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

    More Details
  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 7th, 2017
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

    More Details
  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 7th, 2017
    11:00am - 11:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

    More Details
  • Preschool Fridays

    Dec 8th, 2017
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    The museum opens at 9 a.m. to welcome preschool-age children and their families for an hour of special programming and access to the Santa Claus Express and other holiday fun.

    > Included with museum admission; Free to members

    More Details
  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 8th, 2017
    9:30am - 10:15am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

    More Details
  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 8th, 2017
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

    More Details
  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 8th, 2017
    11:00am - 11:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

    More Details
  • Christmas Murder Mystery

    Dec 8th, 2017
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    At the 1883 Culbertson’s annual Christmas party, tensions are running high after William and his new fiancée Rebecca announce their engagement--tensions that ultimately lead to murder! As a guest at the party, you will have the opportunity to play detective by naming the killer and the motive. Guests can enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and an interactive history experience. Admission price includes a full dinner. RSVP at 812.944.9600. 

    $25 per person; RSVP required

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  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Dec 9th, 2017
    8:00am - 10:30am
    L.S. Ayres Tea Room and Farmer’s Market Café

    Santa’s Holiday Breakfast
    Nov. 26, 2017
    Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 23, 2017
    Sunday seatings at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m.
    Saturday seatings at 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m.

    Join us for a delicious breakfast buffet featuring live music and roving holiday characters. The menu includes a fresh fruit medley with yogurt dip, warmed assorted breakfast muffins with butter, scrambled eggs with toppings that include shredded cheese, chopped bacon, sautéed mushrooms, salsa and catsup, Potatoes O’Brien, Applewood smoked bacon, tater tots, southern style biscuits and sausage gravy, French toast sticks and your choice of assorted beverages. Each child receives a goody bag after their meal on their way to visit Santa. Price includes breakfast, admission to the museum and a visit with Santa in his house.

    > Member Adult (ages 13+): $22.50, Member Child (ages 4-12): $13.75; Non-Member Adult (ages 13+): $31, Non-Member Child (ages 4-12): $22.25. Children younger than 4 are free.
    > Reservations required; Call 317.232.1637

    More Details
  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 9th, 2017
    10:00am - 10:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

    More Details
  • Santa at the Cabin

    Dec 9th, 2017
    11:00am - 3:00pm
    Limberlost State Historic Site

    Visit with Santa. Other activities for children include the Limber Jim Swamp Show, a craft project and an outdoor treasure chest challenge. All items in the gift shop discounted 20 percent or more. Complimentary refreshments.

    > Free and open to the public; Donations encouraged

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 9th, 2017
    Noon - 12:45pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

    More Details
  • Girl Scout Holiday Sing

    Dec 9th, 2017
    Noon - 1:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    This event features Girl Scouts from Central Indiana singing holiday carols in the museum’s Great Hall. The program has become a tradition over the years with the original event held on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. Scouts must register with Kendra Nowell at 317.924.6811.

    > Included with museum admission; Free to members

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 9th, 2017
    12:15pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

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  • Awake to the World: A Poetry Reading

    Dec 9th, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

    Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner will host a poetry reading on to honor the legacy of Levi and Catharine Coffin and the hundreds of freedom seekers who found refuge in their home. This program will take place at the Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site Interpretive Center - celebrating its one year anniversary since opening to the public in December 2016.

    Featured poets will share poems related to social and environmental justice. These poets include Angela Jackson-Brown from Muncie, Ind., JL Kato from Indianapolis and Linda Reising and Jessica Thompson from New Harmony, Ind.  Audience members are invited to read a poem relating to social justice or the environment at the open mic that follows the featured readers. Refreshments will be provided and poets will be available to sign and sell their books.

    > Free and open to the public
    > Site admission required to tour the Coffin House and Interpretive Center

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 9th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:45pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

    More Details
  • Behind the Scenes Tour

    Dec 9th, 2017
    4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    “What is lurking behind that door?” Discover the answer for yourself during this exclusive tour of the mansion. Visitors will see areas of the mansion not included in the regularly scheduled tours including the huge basement and the cupola. The will also hear information about the site not explained on the standard tours. Visitors taking this tour should be prepared to climb stairs and walk on uneven surfaces.

    > Reservations are encouraged, but not required. Call 812.273.0556.

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  • Christmas Murder Mystery

    Dec 9th, 2017
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    At the 1883 Culbertson’s annual Christmas party, tensions are running high after William and his new fiancée Rebecca announce their engagement--tensions that ultimately lead to murder! As a guest at the party, you will have the opportunity to play detective by naming the killer and the motive. Guests can enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and an interactive history experience. Admission price includes a full dinner. RSVP at 812.944.9600. 

    $25 per person; RSVP required

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  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Dec 10th, 2017
    9:00am - 11:30am
    L.S. Ayres Tea Room and Farmer’s Market Café

    Santa’s Holiday Breakfast
    Nov. 26, 2017
    Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 23, 2017
    Sunday seatings at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m.
    Saturday seatings at 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m.

    Join us for a delicious breakfast buffet featuring live music and roving holiday characters. The menu includes a fresh fruit medley with yogurt dip, warmed assorted breakfast muffins with butter, scrambled eggs with toppings that include shredded cheese, chopped bacon, sautéed mushrooms, salsa and catsup, Potatoes O’Brien, Applewood smoked bacon, tater tots, southern style biscuits and sausage gravy, French toast sticks and your choice of assorted beverages. Each child receives a goody bag after their meal on their way to visit Santa. Price includes breakfast, admission to the museum and a visit with Santa in his house.

    > Member Adult (ages 13+): $22.50, Member Child (ages 4-12): $13.75; Non-Member Adult (ages 13+): $31, Non-Member Child (ages 4-12): $22.25. Children younger than 4 are free.
    > Reservations required; Call 317.232.1637

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  • Statehood Day

    Dec 10th, 2017
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Join us for a public celebration of Indiana Statehood Day and participate in a variety of activities and presentations celebrating the state’s 201st birthday. Wick’s Pies from Winchester, Ind. will be on hand with free samples of the state’s official sugar cream pie.

    > Included with museum admission; Free to members

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 10th, 2017
    11:00am - 11:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 10th, 2017
    12:15pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 10th, 2017
    1:00pm - 1:45pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Statehood Day

    Dec 11th, 2017
    10:00am - 1:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    On December 11, 1816, Indiana became the 19th state to join the Union. On December 11, 2017, the Statehouse will host “Indiana Statehood Day” to celebrate Indiana's 201st birthday.

    The Birthday Party will include interactive activities throughout the statehouse. There will be presentations by many state agencies and offices designed for 4th grade students. You may schedule your group for the simultaneous programs at the Indiana State Museum, Indiana Historical Society or the Indiana State Library. Please call the Capitol Tour Office to make reservations for Statehouse activities (317.233.5293). You may also enjoy fun hands-on activities to help bring Statehood Day alive at the Indiana State Museum. Please call 317.232.8293 for information and to make a reservation.

    > Program 11 to 11:30 a.m.
    > Free for K-12 students, registration required

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 12th, 2017
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 13th, 2017
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 14th, 2017
    9:30am - 10:15am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 14th, 2017
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 14th, 2017
    11:00am - 11:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • MEMBERS ONLY: Supper with Santa

    Dec 14th, 2017
    5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    YOU'RE INVITED! Supper with Santa and Friends
    Thurs., Dec. 14
    5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and all of their friends at the family friendly buffet supper, a Celebration Crossing event just for museum members! Ride the Santa Claus Express around Toy Mountain, hear from Mik the Music Man, play in Santa’s Playground and decorate the special members-only holiday tree.

    Space is limited, RSVP today!

    The first 100 member families to register will receive a free keepsake photo with Santa.

    Call 317.232.1637 by Dec. 8 to make your reservation.

    > $30 per adult, $16 per child (ages 4-12); children younger than age 4 are free

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  • Preschool Fridays

    Dec 15th, 2017
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    The museum opens at 9 a.m. to welcome preschool-age children and their families for an hour of special programming and access to the Santa Claus Express and other holiday fun.

    > Included with museum admission; Free to members

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 15th, 2017
    9:30am - 10:15am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 15th, 2017
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 15th, 2017
    11:00am - 11:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Dec 16th, 2017
    8:00am - 10:30am
    L.S. Ayres Tea Room and Farmer’s Market Café

    Santa’s Holiday Breakfast
    Nov. 26, 2017
    Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 23, 2017
    Sunday seatings at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m.
    Saturday seatings at 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m.

    Join us for a delicious breakfast buffet featuring live music and roving holiday characters. The menu includes a fresh fruit medley with yogurt dip, warmed assorted breakfast muffins with butter, scrambled eggs with toppings that include shredded cheese, chopped bacon, sautéed mushrooms, salsa and catsup, Potatoes O’Brien, Applewood smoked bacon, tater tots, southern style biscuits and sausage gravy, French toast sticks and your choice of assorted beverages. Each child receives a goody bag after their meal on their way to visit Santa. Price includes breakfast, admission to the museum and a visit with Santa in his house.

    > Member Adult (ages 13+): $22.50, Member Child (ages 4-12): $13.75; Non-Member Adult (ages 13+): $31, Non-Member Child (ages 4-12): $22.25. Children younger than 4 are free.
    > Reservations required; Call 317.232.1637

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 16th, 2017
    10:00am - 10:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 16th, 2017
    Noon - 12:45pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 16th, 2017
    12:15pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 16th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:45pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Christmas Clue Party

    Dec 16th, 2017
    8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    Was it Colonel Mustard in the Library? Or Mr. Culbertson in the Blue Room? Can you figure out the real life game of clue? Make your way through the Culbertson Mansion and find the hidden clues to reveal who-done-it, where, and why. Costumes are encouraged. Cocktails and appetizers will be provided. RSVP at 812.944.9600.

    > $25 per adult

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  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Dec 17th, 2017
    9:00am - 11:30am
    L.S. Ayres Tea Room and Farmer’s Market Café

    Santa’s Holiday Breakfast
    Nov. 26, 2017
    Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 23, 2017
    Sunday seatings at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m.
    Saturday seatings at 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m.

    Join us for a delicious breakfast buffet featuring live music and roving holiday characters. The menu includes a fresh fruit medley with yogurt dip, warmed assorted breakfast muffins with butter, scrambled eggs with toppings that include shredded cheese, chopped bacon, sautéed mushrooms, salsa and catsup, Potatoes O’Brien, Applewood smoked bacon, tater tots, southern style biscuits and sausage gravy, French toast sticks and your choice of assorted beverages. Each child receives a goody bag after their meal on their way to visit Santa. Price includes breakfast, admission to the museum and a visit with Santa in his house.

    > Member Adult (ages 13+): $22.50, Member Child (ages 4-12): $13.75; Non-Member Adult (ages 13+): $31, Non-Member Child (ages 4-12): $22.25. Children younger than 4 are free.
    > Reservations required; Call 317.232.1637

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 17th, 2017
    11:00am - 11:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 17th, 2017
    12:15pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hear the sounds of the holiday echo throughout the building as school and community groups from around the state perform in the museum’s public spaces.

    > Free and open to members and non-members

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 17th, 2017
    1:00pm - 1:45pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 19th, 2017
    10:00am - 10:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Christmas at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

    Dec 19th, 2017
    Noon - 12:45pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Christmas at the Puppet Studio. 

    The ritzy rodents, Mozart and Ludmilla, will once again emerge from their piano to host the Christmas marionette variety show. Audience participation is encouraged, and classic holiday music will put the whole family into the spirit of the season!

    > $12
    > Children 2 and younger: Free
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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