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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.  

  • Today's programming at the Indiana State Museum

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

    Every day, find new and exciting ways to explore the world around you through hands-on activities at the Indiana State Museum. Here's what you'll uncover today:

    Cardboard Game Design 15-minute activity
    Exercise your creativity in Cardboard Engineering by creating a game out of cardboard. Then come to the Creativity Studio to add the finishing touches!
    11:30 a.m.

    What is That?! 15-minute demonstration
    Discover interesting tools and objects used by Hoosiers in the 19th century. What is that?!
    2 p.m.

    Vortex Cannons 15-minute activity
    Experiment with the power of a vortex! Use the cannon to knock down towers of cups.
    3 p.m.

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  • All locations closed on Mondays

    Oct 22nd, 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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  • Fort Fright

    Oct 25th, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Vincennes State Historic Sites

    Have a “spooktacular” time at the haunted trail around Fort Knox II and experience scare scenes based on local lore and legend. During the “no-scare hours,” little ones can enjoy games, a hay ride and more. During the “haunted trail hours,” families can test their courage with spooky experiences at dramatic stations around Fort Knox II.

    Price: $8/adult, $5/child under the age of 12

    Other Program Dates
    This program is offered on Oct. 25, 26 and 27, 2018.

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  • Fort Fright

    Oct 26th, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Vincennes State Historic Sites

    Have a “spooktacular” time at the haunted trail around Fort Knox II and experience scare scenes based on local lore and legend. During the “no-scare hours,” little ones can enjoy games, a hay ride and more. During the “haunted trail hours,” families can test their courage with spooky experiences at dramatic stations around Fort Knox II.

    Price: $8/adult, $5/child under the age of 12

    Other Program Dates
    This program is offered on Oct. 25, 26 and 27, 2018.

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  • The Slightly Haunted Puppet Studio

    Oct 26th, 2018
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    Join wacky Witch Gertrude, Zombie and Drac as they introduce their Halloween friends. Trick marionettes will perform on a special set with classical music. 

    Tickets are $8 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Tickets for a post-show workshop will be for sale for $3. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule:

    • Saturday, October 13 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, October 18 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Friday, October 19 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 20 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Friday, October 26 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 27 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, October 28 - 1 & 3 p.m.
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  • Paranormal Investigations

    Oct 26th, 2018
    6:30pm - 11:00pm
    New Harmony State Historic Site

    Explore the historic buildings of New Harmony after hours alongside a host of paranormal investigators. This hands-on experience will allow you to communicate with the souls who may inhabit the space using a variety of real paranormal equipment.

    Price: $50/person. Tickets can be purchased at www.hauntednewharmony.com. Pending availability, tickets can also be purchase day-of.  

    Other Program Dates
    This program is offered on Oct. 12, 19 and 26, 2018.

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  • Ghost Walks

    Oct 26th, 2018
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site
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  • Literally, A Haunted House

    Oct 26th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    Scaring since 1985, the Culbertson Mansion’s annual haunted house has all of the thrills and chills you would expect of a haunted house. This haunting takes place in the Carriage House of the Culbertson Mansion. Originally, the carriage house sheltered the family’s horse, buggy and the male servants to the household. After the Mansion was auctioned off, the carriage house fell into disuse, but dark legends abound concerning tragic fires, spiritual activity and even demonic possessions. Are you brave enough to traverse the haunted carriage house of the Culbertson Mansion? Come, if you dare!

    Price: $15/person
    Tickets: Purchased at the door

    Other Program Dates
    This program is offered on Fridays and Saturdays in October.

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  • Guided Tour of the Music of the Wild Nature Preserve

    Oct 27th, 2018
    9:00am - Noon
    Limberlost State Historic Site

    During this guided tour, join a Limberlost State Historic Site naturalist on a hike through the Music of the Wild Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary. You’ll see incredible wildlife and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the preserve with an expert to point out things you might normally miss.

    This event is $4 per person, and tickets will be purchased at the door. 

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  • At the Underground Railroad’s Grand Central Station: A Poetry Workshop for Kids

    Oct 27th, 2018
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

    Youth are invited to spend a day with Indiana poet Shari Wagner for a poetry workshop. They will become familiar with the story of Levi and Catharine Coffin, Quakers whose 1839 home was at one time known at the “Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad.” Children will enjoy a guided tour of the Coffin home and then work one-on-one with Wagner, where they will acquire insight into how they can express in words their reactions to the Coffin story and the history of the Underground Railroad. 

    Price: $5 for youth in grades 1 through 8

    This program is supported by the Indiana Arts Commission. Registration is required by Sept. 21 for the Sept. 22 program or Oct. 26 for the Oct. 27 program. Reservations can be made by emailing sharimwagner@aol.com

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  • Cardboard Canvas Studio Class (for children ages 8-12)

    Oct 27th, 2018
    10:00am - Noon
    Indiana State Museum

    Kids already use cardboard to create many fun and imaginative inventions, but in this program, they’ll learn new ways to use the boxes sitting around at home. Participants will use cardboard as a canvas to create a painting, while learning about mixing colors, using cardboard’s unique natural structure to experiment with texture, and discovering creative ways to paint.

    Price: $20/member, $25/non-member

    Register: Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

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  • The Slightly Haunted Puppet Studio

    Oct 27th, 2018
    10:30am - 1:30pm
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    Join wacky Witch Gertrude, Zombie and Drac as they introduce their Halloween friends. Trick marionettes will perform on a special set with classical music. 

    Today's shows are at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $8 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Tickets for a post-show workshop will be for sale for $3. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule:

    • Saturday, October 13 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, October 18 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Friday, October 19 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 20 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Friday, October 26 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 27 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, October 28 - 1 & 3 p.m.
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  • Halloween Hullabaloo

    Oct 27th, 2018
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Visitors are invited to evenings of spooky fun at Angel Mounds State Historic Site this October. Test your bravery in the Haunted Maze and escape the Mummy’s Curse in “The Tomb.” For those less brave, spend time working on games and crafts and take a tour of the grounds on a haunted hayride. Don’t forget to stop by the concession stand to warm up with a mug of hot chocolate! Visitors are invited to bring their trick-or-treat bags to collect candy throughout the night.

    Price: $5/person, free for children age 3 and younger

    Tickets: Purchase tickets at the door.

    Other Program Dates
    This program also is offered on other dates this month. See a full list here.

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  • Fort Fright

    Oct 27th, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Vincennes State Historic Sites

    Have a “spooktacular” time at the haunted trail around Fort Knox II and experience scare scenes based on local lore and legend. During the “no-scare hours,” little ones can enjoy games, a hay ride and more. During the “haunted trail hours,” families can test their courage with spooky experiences at dramatic stations around Fort Knox II.

    Price: $8/adult, $5/child under the age of 12

    Other Program Dates
    This program is offered on Oct. 25, 26 and 27, 2018.

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  • Ghost Walks - SOLD OUT!

    Oct 27th, 2018
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    This date's event is sold out.

    Is Lanier Mansion haunted? Find out for yourself during a ghost walk this fall. Attendees will go inside the mansion and enjoy a nighttime, behind-the-scenes tour of the home, hearing spooky stories related to the house and its former inhabitants. After the tour, visitors can journey on to three other locations to hear stories about those sites as well, with the final stop at the Broadway Tavern – where participants age 21 and older can enjoy an additional “spirit” if they wish.

    Price: $15/adult, $7/youth ages 12 to 17, not recommended for those under age 12. Reservations are required by calling 812.265.3526.

    Is it choice or fate?  Free will or destiny? Presenting Anthony Truitt and the Dark Parlour, an evening of “Spirit Theatre” will make you question what you see and what you believe. Through a series of unique tests and experiments, you’ll learn about your own mind’s ability to unlock the secrets within the Culbertson Mansion as you experience a true phenomenon of perception.

    Shows are at 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.

    Price: $15/person for advance purchase, $20/person at the door. 
    Tickets: Seats are limited, and reservations can be made online here or by calling (812) 944-9600.

    Other Program Dates
    This program is offered Sept. 22 and 29, Oct. 13, 20, 26, and 27, 2018.

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  • Real Haunted Happenings

    Oct 27th, 2018
    8:00pm - 9:30pm
    Corydon State Historic Site

    Just in time for Halloween, get a behind-the-scenes tour of Corydon’s more gruesome history. This walking tour will take you to the alleged haunts around the town, and Corydon Capitol State Historic Site staff will even talk about their own experiences with the unknown inside the Hendricks House and Capitol Building.

    Price: $15/non-member, $10/member

    Registration is required, and this event frequently sells out. Reservations can be made by calling (812) 738-4890.

     

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  • The Slightly Haunted Puppet Studio

    Oct 28th, 2018
    1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    Join wacky Witch Gertrude, Zombie and Drac as they introduce their Halloween friends. Trick marionettes will perform on a special set with classical music. 

    Today's shows are at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

    Tickets are $8 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Tickets for a post-show workshop will be for sale for $3. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule:

    • Saturday, October 13 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, October 18 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Friday, October 19 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 20 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Friday, October 26 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 27 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, October 28 - 1 & 3 p.m.
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  • Cardboard Canvas Studio Class (for Adults)

    Oct 28th, 2018
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Are you ready to move beyond building rocket ships and submarines and find new ways to use cardboard? Explore cardboard as a creative material by using it as a canvas for your own painting. Participants will learn about mixing colors and use cardboard’s unique natural structure to experiment with texture and creative ways to paint.

    Price: $20/member, $25/non-member

    Register: Registration is required by Oct. 23. Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

     

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  • All locations closed on Mondays

    Oct 29th, 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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  • Books, Booze & Brains

    Oct 30th, 2018
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Centerpoint Brewing Company

    In this adults-only science book club, join an expert for a facilitated discussion about a popular science-themed book while sipping a drink or eating a snack from Centerpoint Brewing. This month, join the discussion of “The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic – and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World” by Steven Johnson.

    This event is for those 21 and older.

    Price: Free

     

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  • STEAM Day

    Nov 1st, 2018
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Students will connect to the museum on a deeper level as they interact with handson, minds-on activities throughout the museum on these special STEAM Days. The galleries will have 8-10 activities spread throughout all three floors to tinker and discover Indiana’s connections to science, technology, engineering, art and math. Look for a special bonus in the Education Center for a design challenge that will complement our Cardboard Engineering experience. Students will have a real-world challenge to try to solve using low cost/recycled materials.

    There is limited space so register early! Contact Krystle Mangan at 317.509.7679 or kmangan@indianamuseum.org to schedule a STEAM Day field trip.

    Cost: $6 per student/$2 per chaperone, free for teachers.

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  • Heroes from the Heartland Display

    Nov 1st, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    This November, honor the contributions of Hoosier veterans and learn about the state’s military history during the annual “Heroes from the Heartland” exhibition. Show your patriotic pride by sending photos of your family’s veterans to heroesfromtheheartland@indianamuseum.org along with visiting the museum to see the display and enjoy live performances.

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  • Heroes from the Heartland Display

    Nov 2nd, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    This November, honor the contributions of Hoosier veterans and learn about the state’s military history during the annual “Heroes from the Heartland” exhibition. Show your patriotic pride by sending photos of your family’s veterans to heroesfromtheheartland@indianamuseum.org along with visiting the museum to see the display and enjoy live performances.

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  • An Evening With The Hoosier Songbook

    Nov 2nd, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    Noted Indiana singer, songwriter and storyteller Tom Roznowski and pianist Mike Lucas will perform works by Hoosier composers Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Albert Von Tilzer and Paul Dresser. They will also tell stories about these famous composers.

    This concert is free, but please RSVP by November 1 by calling 812.273.0556.

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  • Heroes from the Heartland Display

    Nov 3rd, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    This November, honor the contributions of Hoosier veterans and learn about the state’s military history during the annual “Heroes from the Heartland” exhibition. Show your patriotic pride by sending photos of your family’s veterans to heroesfromtheheartland@indianamuseum.org along with visiting the museum to see the display and enjoy live performances.

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  • Tavern Dinner

    Nov 3rd, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Vincennes State Historic Sites

    Enjoy an authentic Hoosier meal in a recreated frontier-era tavern during this unique dining experience. The dinner will feature a regional menu and musical program highlighting folk talks and storytelling.

    Price: $20/member, $25/non-member. Reservations are required by Oct. 26 and can be made by calling (812) 882-7422.

     

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  • Marsh After Dark

    Nov 3rd, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve

    During this special hike, you’ll enjoy a wildlife presentation before exploring the marsh at night. Show off your talents in the Firelight Theater Variety Show, and then finish off a night of nocturnal adventure by roasting marshmallows for s’mores. 

    Price: $4/adult, $3/youth ages 3-17, free for children age 3 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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  • Heroes from the Heartland Display

    Nov 4th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    This November, honor the contributions of Hoosier veterans and learn about the state’s military history during the annual “Heroes from the Heartland” exhibition. Show your patriotic pride by sending photos of your family’s veterans to heroesfromtheheartland@indianamuseum.org along with visiting the museum to see the display and enjoy live performances.

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  • Heroes from the Heartland Display

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

    This November, honor the contributions of Hoosier veterans and learn about the state’s military history during the annual “Heroes from the Heartland” exhibition. Show your patriotic pride by sending photos of your family’s veterans to heroesfromtheheartland@indianamuseum.org along with visiting the museum to see the display and enjoy live performances.

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  • All locations closed on Mondays

    Nov 5th, 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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  • Homeschool Tuesdays

    Nov 6th, 2018
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Dive into a world of investigation and discovery during these two-hour classes designed to stimulate a child’s interest in science, art, history and culture. Classes occur on the first Tuesday of the month, and adults join their learners for an interactive family experience.

    This month, explore the feasts of Indiana’s First Nations through special programming.

    Price: $8/members, $10/non-members

    Register: Sign up online here or by calling us at 317.232.1637. Members, please call us at 317.232.1637 to receive your member discount.

    This program is for youth ages 6 through 13. Museum admission not included, but can be purchased for discounted group rate.

     

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  • Heroes from the Heartland Display

    Nov 6th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    This November, honor the contributions of Hoosier veterans and learn about the state’s military history during the annual “Heroes from the Heartland” exhibition. Show your patriotic pride by sending photos of your family’s veterans to heroesfromtheheartland@indianamuseum.org along with visiting the museum to see the display and enjoy live performances.

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  • Heroes from the Heartland Display

    Nov 7th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    This November, honor the contributions of Hoosier veterans and learn about the state’s military history during the annual “Heroes from the Heartland” exhibition. Show your patriotic pride by sending photos of your family’s veterans to heroesfromtheheartland@indianamuseum.org along with visiting the museum to see the display and enjoy live performances.

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  • Heroes from the Heartland Display

    Nov 8th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    This November, honor the contributions of Hoosier veterans and learn about the state’s military history during the annual “Heroes from the Heartland” exhibition. Show your patriotic pride by sending photos of your family’s veterans to heroesfromtheheartland@indianamuseum.org along with visiting the museum to see the display and enjoy live performances.

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  • Heroes from the Heartland Display

    Nov 9th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    This November, honor the contributions of Hoosier veterans and learn about the state’s military history during the annual “Heroes from the Heartland” exhibition. Show your patriotic pride by sending photos of your family’s veterans to heroesfromtheheartland@indianamuseum.org along with visiting the museum to see the display and enjoy live performances.

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  • Girl Scouts: Engineering Art

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

    Calling all artists! Come to the Indiana State Museum to use your creativity to construct your own sculptural masterpiece. Using found objects, Girl Scouts will think like an engineer during the development of their artwork.

    Price: $12/Girl Scout, $1/adult

    Register: Registration is required by October 27. Register for the 10 a.m. session here, and for the 1 p.m. session here. Or, call the Central Indiana Girl Scouts office at (317) 924.6811.

    This program is offered from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. The 10 a.m. class is for scouts in grades 2 through 5; the 1 p.m. class is for scouts in grades 6 through 8. 

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  • Family Discovery Days: Biology

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

    Join us as we explore life itself. Students from Butler University’s Department of Biological Sciences will be on hand throughout the day to provide fascinating insights into the realm of biology. From cells and DNA to our human bodies and all living things, discover how all life is connected. 

    This event is inclued with museum general admission. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Girl Scout Day at Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

    Nov 10th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

    Learn how Levi and Catharine Coffin helped freedom seekers in the 1800s through sewing circles, hidden rooms and in other ways too. Meet Levi Coffin, explore the Coffin home on a guided tour and interact with history. Girl Scouts must pre-register to participate.

    This event is for grades 4 through 12.

    Cost: $6/girl; $2/adult
    Register: Contact Kate Weidner at 317.924.6834

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  • Heroes from the Heartland Display

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

    This November, honor the contributions of Hoosier veterans and learn about the state’s military history during the annual “Heroes from the Heartland” exhibition. Show your patriotic pride by sending photos of your family’s veterans to heroesfromtheheartland@indianamuseum.org along with visiting the museum to see the display and enjoy live performances.

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  • Sip & Create

    Nov 10th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    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.

    Tickets are $25 per person, and reservations are required by Nov. 1. Contact us to RSVP. This event is for those 21 and over.

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  • Heroes from the Heartland Display

    Nov 11th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    This November, honor the contributions of Hoosier veterans and learn about the state’s military history during the annual “Heroes from the Heartland” exhibition. Show your patriotic pride by sending photos of your family’s veterans to heroesfromtheheartland@indianamuseum.org along with visiting the museum to see the display and enjoy live performances.

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  • Sunday Serenade

    Nov 11th, 2018
    3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Join us for the annual Veterans Day Concert featuring the Indianapolis Municipal Band. Rousing patriotic marches, traditional American songs and spirited folk tune arrangements are all part of the fun. This program will take place in the museum’s great hall.

    This event is included with museum general admission. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

     

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  • Bricks Night Out

    Nov 13th, 2018
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Try something new for date night or a night out with friends by bringing your special someone or besties to THE ART OF THE BRICK during adult-only, evening hours. You’ll be inspired by the artist’s jaw-dropping creations and can enjoy a drink from the cash bar. Then, hang out and design your own brick masterpiece to take home.

    Register: Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    This event is for those 21 and older, with drinks and snacks available for purchase.

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  • Small Wonders

    Nov 14th, 2018
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Small Wonders is a monthly program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers to bring their little ones to learn, play and discover in the museum. This month, your little one will get messy as they explore different states of matter, including a mysterious substance called “oobleck” and conduct experiments.

    Price: $9 members/$12 non-members

    Register
    The registration deadline for paid programs is 3 days prior to the start date. Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    Other Program Dates
    This program also is offered on other dates this month. See a full list here.

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  • Discovery on Draft

    Nov 14th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Indiana City Brewing Co., 24 Shelby St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

    Adults 21 and older are invited to engage in conversations with local experts and academics on a variety of topics – from science-themed subjects to psychology, marketing and more – in this special program series that takes place at breweries around Indianapolis.

    Price: Free, donations accepted

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  • The Ultimate Engineering Challenge

    Nov 15th, 2018
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Do you have mad engineering or design skills? Do you have an inner MacGyver screaming to get out? Then this challenge is for you! Pull together a team of your five best DIY friends and put your skills to the test competing for the ultimate bragging rights. Each month, your team will have three hours to design, engineer and build a new challenge out of cardboard.

    Price: $50/team (up to 5 team members)

    Register: Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    This event is for those 21 and older, and beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase. 

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  • Small Wonders

    Nov 17th, 2018
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Small Wonders is a monthly program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers to bring their little ones to learn, play and discover in the museum. This month, your little one will get messy as they explore different states of matter, including a mysterious substance called “oobleck” and conduct experiments.

    Price: $9 members/$12 non-members

    Register
    The registration deadline for paid programs is 3 days prior to the start date. Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    Other Program Dates
    This program also is offered on other dates this month. See a full list here.

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  • Young Explorers

    Nov 17th, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    In this monthly program, drop your child off at a class made just for them to encourage creativity, exploration and independence in an environment that fosters curiosity and imagination. This month, your child will be inspired by brick artwork at the museum, and participants will create their own artwork using blocks and paint.

    Price: $10 members/$13 non-members

    Register
    The registration deadline for paid programs is 3 days prior to the start date. Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    This program is for 4- to 6-year-olds to attend on their own.

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  • Girl Scouts: Family Fun Day

    Nov 18th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Bring the whole family and explore the Indiana State Museum’s latest experiences, Art of the Brick and Cardboard Engineering. The Art of the Brick is a must-see global phenomenon exhibiting the masterful use of LEGO®  bricks to create colorful, awe-inspiring sculptures. Cardboard Engineering lets you turn your imagination into reality through open-ended, creative play using cardboard, tape and a few handy tools. Each experience creates a unique, interactive and engaging family experience where kids and adults can design, build and make together. 

    Price: $11.95/adult, $6.95/youth age 3 to 17, $10.95/senior age 60 and older, free for children age 3 and younger.

    Register: Contact the Central Indiana Girl Scouts office at (317) 924.6811.

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  • All locations closed on Mondays

    Nov 19th, 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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  • CLOSED: Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

    Nov 22nd, 2018
    All-day Event
    Indiana State Museum
    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is closed for Thanksgiving. 
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  • Celebration Crossing Opening Day

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

    Santa will arrive at the museum in style on Nov. 23, when he lands on the front lawn in a helicopter alongside Mrs. Claus. Be among the first to ride the Santa Claus Express Train, hear holiday sounds in the great hall, and even visit with Santa himself on this special day to kick off the holiday season in Indy.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

    Nov 23rd, 2018
    3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    Celebrate the holiday season while touring public sites and historic private homes around the charming town of Madison Indiana.

    Price: $15/pre-sale adult ticket through Nov. 9; $20/adult, $5/youth age 2 to 12, free for children under age 2

    Is it choice or fate?  Free will or destiny? Presenting Anthony Truitt and the Dark Parlour, an evening of “Spirit Theatre” will make you question what you see and what you believe. Through a series of unique tests and experiments, you’ll learn about your own mind’s ability to unlock the secrets within the Culbertson Mansion as you experience a true phenomenon of perception.

    Shows are at 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.

    Price: $15/person for advance purchase, $20/person at the door. 
    Tickets: Seats are limited, and reservations can be made online here or by calling (812) 944-9600.

    Other Program Dates
    This program is offered Nov. 23, 34, 30, and Dec. 1, 2018.

    This event is open to all ages, and cocktails will be available for purchase for attendees 21 and older.

    This event is sponsored by Visit Madison. Reservations are encouraged through Nov. 9 and can be made by calling (800) 559-2956 or (812) 265-2956. Tickets can also be purchased day-of for a higher adult ticket price.

     

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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Peewinkle’s Holiday Cabaret

    Nov 24th, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle’s largest production is a great start to the holiday season. Audiences will not only be entertained and educated by the variety of puppets, but also learn about many of the Winter Festival of Lights. Ideal field trip for K-3rd graders.

    Tickets include popcorn. Children under two are free. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule

    • Saturday, November 24 – 1 p.m., tickets are $8
    • Tuesday, November 27 - 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m., tickets are $5
    • Wednesday, November 28 - 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m., tickets are $5
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  • Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

    Nov 24th, 2018
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    Celebrate the holiday season while touring public sites and historic private homes around the charming town of Madison Indiana.

    Price: $15/pre-sale adult ticket through Nov. 9; $20/adult, $5/youth age 2 to 12, free for children under age 2

    Other Program Dates
    This program is offered Nov. 23, 34, 30, and Dec. 1, 2018.

    This event is sponsored by Visit Madison. Reservations are encouraged through Nov. 9 and can be made by calling (800) 559-2956 or (812) 265-2956. Tickets can also be purchased day-of for a higher adult ticket price.

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  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Nov 25th, 2018
    9:00am - 10:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Enjoy a delicious and festive breakfast featuring live music and goodie bags in the nostaligic L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ or Farmers Market Cafe. After your meal, visit Santa in his house and take a ride on the Santa Claus Express.

    Seating options: 9, 9:30  and 10 a.m.,

    Cost: $24.50/member adult, $15.75/member child ages 3-12; $33.00/non-member adult, $24.25/non-member child ages 3-12; free for children younger than age 3

    Register: Call us at 317.232.1637

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Nov 25th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • State historic sites closed today*

    Nov 26th, 2018
    All-day Event
    All locations

    All state historic sites are closed on Mondays, with the exception of New Harmony State Historic Site.

    The Indiana State Museum is OPEN today.

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  • Peewinkle’s Holiday Cabaret

    Nov 27th, 2018
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle’s largest production is a great start to the holiday season. Audiences will not only be entertained and educated by the variety of puppets, but also learn about many of the Winter Festival of Lights. Ideal field trip for K-3rd graders.

    Today's shows are at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

    Tickets include popcorn. Children under two are free. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule

    • Saturday, November 24 – 1 p.m., tickets are $8
    • Tuesday, November 27 - 9:30 p.m. & 11 a.m., tickets are $5
    • Wednesday, November 28 - 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m., tickets are $5
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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Books, Booze & Brains

    Nov 27th, 2018
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Centerpoint Brewing Company, 1125 E. Brookside Ave., Suite 2B

    In this adults-only science book club, join an expert for a facilitated discussion about a popular science-themed book while sipping a drink or eating a snack from Centerpoint Brewing. This month, join the discussion of “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” by Christopher McDougall.

    Price: Free

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  • Peewinkle’s Holiday Cabaret

    Nov 28th, 2018
    9:30am - Noon
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle’s largest production is a great start to the holiday season. Audiences will not only be entertained and educated by the variety of puppets, but also learn about many of the Winter Festival of Lights. Ideal field trip for K-3rd graders.

    Today's shows are at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

    Tickets include popcorn. Children under two are free. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule

    • Saturday, November 24 – 1 p.m., tickets are $8
    • Tuesday, November 27 - 9:30 p.m. & 11 a.m., tickets are $5
    • Wednesday, November 28 - 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m., tickets are $5
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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Holiday Magic at the Mansion

    Nov 29th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    Experience a magical holiday night at the Lanier Mansion with interactive entertainer Richard Darshwood, who – quite literally – has a few tricks up his sleeve. This event promises an evening of mystery and wonder, with jaw-dropping illusions and an experience you’ll have to see to believe.

    Tickets are $30 per person. Ticket price includes batch cocktails. Reservations are required by Nov. 28 with limited tickets available.

    Reservations can be made by calling (812) 273-0556.

    This event is for those 21 and older.

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  • Celebration Crossing: Preschool Fridays

    Nov 30th, 2018
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Bring your little one age 5 and younger for an hour of special activities, including interactive story time with elves, a cardboard snowman craft and early access to the Santa Clause Express train.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

    Nov 30th, 2018
    3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    Celebrate the holiday season while touring public sites and historic private homes around the charming town of Madison Indiana.

    Price: $15/pre-sale adult ticket through Nov. 9; $20/adult, $5/youth age 2 to 12, free for children under age 2

    Other Program Dates
    This program is offered Nov. 23, 34, 30, and Dec. 1, 2018.

    This event is sponsored by Visit Madison. Reservations are encouraged through Nov. 9 and can be made by calling (800) 559-2956 or (812) 265-2956. Tickets can also be purchased day-of for a higher adult ticket price.

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  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Dec 1st, 2018
    8:00am - 9:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Enjoy a delicious and festive breakfast featuring live music and goodie bags in the nostaligic L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ or Farmers Market Cafe. After your meal, visit Santa in his house and take a ride on the Santa Claus Express.

    Seating options: 8, 8:30  and 9 a.m.,

    Cost: $24.50/member adult, $15.75/member child ages 3-12; $33.00/non-member adult, $24.25/non-member child ages 3-12; free for children younger than age 3

    Register: Call us at 317.232.1637

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  • Brick Art and Design Studios

    Dec 1st, 2018
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Are you inspired by the artwork in THE ART OF THE BRICK? Do you want to discover new ways of using your building bricks to create wonderful pieces of art? Join the folks from Snapology during our Brick Art and Design Studios and learn to create unique pieces of art. Each one-hour studio will focus on something different:

    December 1Sculpture Art
    December 8: Pop Art
    December 15: Contemporary Art

    Bricks will be provided during the studio for you to build the creations from your imagination. Photos of your creations will be provided to take home.

    Cost: $12 members; $15 non-members
    Register: Call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 1st, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

    Dec 1st, 2018
    3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    Celebrate the holiday season while touring public sites and historic private homes around the charming town of Madison Indiana.

    Price: $15/pre-sale adult ticket through Nov. 9; $20/adult, $5/youth age 2 to 12, free for children under age 2

    Other Program Dates
    This program is offered Nov. 23, 34, 30, and Dec. 1, 2018.

    This event is sponsored by Visit Madison. Reservations are encouraged through Nov. 9 and can be made by calling (800) 559-2956 or (812) 265-2956. Tickets can also be purchased day-of for a higher adult ticket price.

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  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Dec 2nd, 2018
    9:00am - 10:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Enjoy a delicious and festive breakfast featuring live music and goodie bags in the nostaligic L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ or Farmers Market Cafe. After your meal, visit Santa in his house and take a ride on the Santa Claus Express.

    Seating options: 9, 9:30  and 10 a.m.,

    Cost: $24.50/member adult, $15.75/member child ages 3-12; $33.00/non-member adult, $24.25/non-member child ages 3-12; free for children younger than age 3

    Register: Call us at 317.232.1637

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 2nd, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Christmas at the Puppet Studio

    Dec 2nd, 2018
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    The whole family will enjoy this music-and-puppet-filled Christmas variety show. Mozart & Ludmilla, the mice who live in the piano, host this well-loved show. A perfect gift for the family.

    Tickets are $12 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule

    • Sunday, December 2 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 6 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 7 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 8 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, December 9 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 13 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 14 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 15 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 20 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 21 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 22 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 27 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 2nd, 2018
    12:15pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • “A Dream of Beauty” Holiday Walk

    Dec 2nd, 2018
    1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

    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, which she called “A Dream of Beauty.” Guests can enjoy live entertainment, holiday goodies, crafts, and horse-drawn wagon rides around the property. Santa will arrive in a very special way and will visit with children and families, so bring your list!

    Tickets are $5 per person, and children 4 and under are free.

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  • Sensory-friendly Mornings at the Museum

    Dec 3rd, 2018
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    This morning allows children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have a fun, enjoyable and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment. During this special hour, museum lights will be at a lower level, extra sounds will be limited, and distracting motions or equipment will be paused.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Explore Without Boundaries

    Dec 3rd, 2018
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Extend your family’s sensory-friendly morning by attending this special program specifically designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences. Enjoy musical storytelling, sensory art and other activities.

    Cost: $7/member child age 3-10, $10/non-member child age 3-10
    Get Tickets: Call us at 317.232.1637.

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 3rd, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 3rd, 2018
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    To register your students, contact Krystle Mangan at 317.509.7679 or kmangan@indianamuseum.org.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • Certain Locations Closed on Mondays in December

    Dec 3rd, 2018
    All-day Event
    State Historic Sites
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  • Homeschool Tuesdays - Celebrating Cultures

    Dec 4th, 2018
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Dive into a world of investigation and discovery during these 2-hour classes designed to stimulate a child’s interest in science, art, history and culture. Classes occur on the first Tuesday of the month (unless listed) from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Adults join their learners for an interactive family experience. 

    Cost:  $8 members/$10 nonmembers; museum admission not included
    Register: Members, register here; nonmembers, register here.

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 4th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 4th, 2018
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    To register your students, contact Krystle Mangan at 317.509.7679 or kmangan@indianamuseum.org.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 5th, 2018
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    To register your students, contact Krystle Mangan at 317.509.7679 or kmangan@indianamuseum.org.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 6th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Christmas at the Puppet Studio

    Dec 6th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    The whole family will enjoy this music-and-puppet-filled Christmas variety show. Mozart & Ludmilla, the mice who live in the piano, host this well-loved show. A perfect gift for the family.

    Tickets are $12 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule

    • Sunday, December 2 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 6 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 7 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 8 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, December 9 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 13 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 14 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 15 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 20 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 21 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 22 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 27 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 6th, 2018
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    To register your students, contact Krystle Mangan at 317.509.7679 or kmangan@indianamuseum.org.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • Celebration Crossing: Preschool Fridays

    Dec 7th, 2018
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Bring your little one age 5 and younger for an hour of special activities, including interactive story time with elves, a cardboard snowman craft and early access to the Santa Clause Express train.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 7th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Christmas at the Puppet Studio

    Dec 7th, 2018
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    The whole family will enjoy this music-and-puppet-filled Christmas variety show. Mozart & Ludmilla, the mice who live in the piano, host this well-loved show. A perfect gift for the family.

    Tickets are $12 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule

    • Sunday, December 2 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 6 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 7 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 8 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, December 9 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 13 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 14 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 15 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 20 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 21 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 22 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 27 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 7th, 2018
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    To register your students, contact Krystle Mangan at 317.509.7679 or kmangan@indianamuseum.org.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • Brick Art and Design Studios

    Dec 8th, 2018
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Are you inspired by the artwork in THE ART OF THE BRICK? Do you want to discover new ways of using your building bricks to create wonderful pieces of art? Join the folks from Snapology during our Brick Art and Design Studios and learn to create unique pieces of art. Each one-hour studio will focus on something different:

    December 1Sculpture Art
    December 8: Pop Art
    December 15: Contemporary Art

    Bricks will be provided during the studio for you to build the creations from your imagination. Photos of your creations will be provided to take home.

    Cost: $12 members; $15 non-members
    Register: Call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 8th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Santa at the Cabin

    Dec 8th, 2018
    11:00am - 3:00pm
    Limberlost State Historic Site

    Enjoy complimentary refreshments while visiting with Santa!  Other children's activities will include the Limber Jim Swamp Show, a craft project and an outdoor treasure chest challenge. 

    All gift shop items will be discounted 20% off or more. This event is free.

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  • Christmas at the Puppet Studio

    Dec 8th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    The whole family will enjoy this music-and-puppet-filled Christmas variety show. Mozart & Ludmilla, the mice who live in the piano, host this well-loved show. A perfect gift for the family.

    Tickets are $12 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule

    • Sunday, December 2 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 6 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 7 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 8 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, December 9 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 13 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 14 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 15 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 20 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 21 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 22 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 27 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 8th, 2018
    12:15pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Dec 9th, 2018
    8:00am - 9:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Enjoy a delicious and festive breakfast featuring live music and goodie bags in the nostaligic L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ or Farmers Market Cafe. After your meal, visit Santa in his house and take a ride on the Santa Claus Express.

    Seating options: 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m.

    Cost: $24.50/member adult, $15.75/member child ages 3-12; $33.00/non-member adult, $24.25/non-member child ages 3-12; free for children younger than age 3

    Register: Call us at 317.232.1637

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 9th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

    More Details
  • Christmas at the Puppet Studio

    Dec 9th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    The whole family will enjoy this music-and-puppet-filled Christmas variety show. Mozart & Ludmilla, the mice who live in the piano, host this well-loved show. A perfect gift for the family.

    Tickets are $12 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule

    • Sunday, December 2 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 6 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 7 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 8 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, December 9 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 13 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 14 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 15 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 20 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 21 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 22 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 27 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
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  • Statehood Day

    Dec 9th, 2018
    Noon - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebrate Indiana Statehood Day with fun activities in the museum’s great hall and interactive activities from our state historic sites. Wick’s Pies of Winchester, Indiana will provide sugar cream pies to visitors while supplies last.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 9th, 2018
    12:15pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 10th, 2018
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    To register your students, contact Krystle Mangan at 317.509.7679 or kmangan@indianamuseum.org.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • Certain Locations Closed on Mondays in December

    Dec 10th, 2018
    All-day Event
    State Historic Sites
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  • Indiana Statehood Day

    Dec 11th, 2018
    10:00am - 1:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Come celebrate Indiana’s 202nd birthday at the Indiana State Museum with fun, interactive experiences and presentations by many state agencies and offices geared toward 4th grade students.

    Register: Space is limited so please contact Visitor Services at 317.232.1637. Or, schedule your group for the simultaneous programs at the Indiana State Museum, Indiana Historical Society or the Indiana State Library by calling the Capitol Tour Office for Statehouse activities at 317.233.5293.

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 11th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 11th, 2018
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    To register your students, contact Krystle Mangan at 317.509.7679 or kmangan@indianamuseum.org.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • Bricks Night Out

    Dec 11th, 2018
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Try something new for date night or a night out with friends by bringing your special someone or besties to THE ART OF THE BRICK during adult-only, evening hours. You’ll be inspired by the artist’s jaw-dropping creations and can enjoy a drink from the cash bar. Then, hang out and design your own brick masterpiece to take home.

    Cost: $10 individual members; $15 individual non-members/$20 member couple; $25 non-member couple; Does not include drink tickets
    Register:
     Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    This event is for those 21 and older, with drinks and snacks available for purchase.

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  • Small Wonders: Winter Wonderland

    Dec 12th, 2018
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Small Wonders invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers and 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. 

    Children will be inspired by the winter world around them. From investigating snowflakes and ice, kids will explore all things winter! Other activities include an interactive story time, snowy sensory play, and card making.

    Cost: $9 members/$12 non-members
    Register: Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.
    Other dates offered: This program is offered Wednesday, December 12 and Saturday, December 15 from 10 to 11 a.m.

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 12th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 12th, 2018
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    To register your students, contact Krystle Mangan at 317.509.7679 or kmangan@indianamuseum.org.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 13th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

    More Details
  • Christmas at the Puppet Studio

    Dec 13th, 2018
    10:30am - 1:00pm
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    The whole family will enjoy this music-and-puppet-filled Christmas variety show. Mozart & Ludmilla, the mice who live in the piano, host this well-loved show. A perfect gift for the family.

    Tickets are $12 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule

    • Sunday, December 2 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 6 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 7 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 8 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, December 9 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 13 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 14 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 15 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 20 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 21 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 22 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 27 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 13th, 2018
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    To register your students, contact Krystle Mangan at 317.509.7679 or kmangan@indianamuseum.org.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • Celebration Crossing: Preschool Fridays

    Dec 14th, 2018
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Bring your little one age 5 and younger for an hour of special activities, including interactive story time with elves, a cardboard snowman craft and early access to the Santa Clause Express train.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 14th, 2018
    10:30am - 1:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    To register your students, contact Krystle Mangan at 317.509.7679 or kmangan@indianamuseum.org.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Dec 15th, 2018
    8:00am - 9:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Enjoy a delicious and festive breakfast featuring live music and goodie bags in the nostaligic L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ or Farmers Market Cafe. After your meal, visit Santa in his house and take a ride on the Santa Claus Express.

    Seating options: 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m.

    Cost: $24.50/member adult, $15.75/member child ages 3-12; $33.00/non-member adult, $24.25/non-member child ages 3-12; free for children younger than age 3

    Register: Call us at 317.232.1637

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  • Small Wonders: Winter Wonderland

    Dec 15th, 2018
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Small Wonders invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers and 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. 

    Children will be inspired by the winter world around them. From investigating snowflakes and ice, kids will explore all things winter! Other activities include an interactive story time, snowy sensory play, and card making.

    Cost: $9 members/$12 non-members
    Register: Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.
    Other dates offered: This program is offered Wednesday, December 12 and Saturday, December 15 from 10 to 11 a.m.

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  • Brick Art and Design Studios

    Dec 15th, 2018
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Are you inspired by the artwork in THE ART OF THE BRICK? Do you want to discover new ways of using your building bricks to create wonderful pieces of art? Join the folks from Snapology during our Brick Art and Design Studios and learn to create unique pieces of art. Each one-hour studio will focus on something different:

    December 1Sculpture Art
    December 8: Pop Art
    December 15: Contemporary Art

    Bricks will be provided during the studio for you to build the creations from your imagination. Photos of your creations will be provided to take home.

    Cost: $12 members; $15 non-members
    Register: Call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    More Details
  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 15th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

    More Details
  • Christmas at the Puppet Studio

    Dec 15th, 2018
    10:30am - 3:30pm
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    The whole family will enjoy this music-and-puppet-filled Christmas variety show. Mozart & Ludmilla, the mice who live in the piano, host this well-loved show. A perfect gift for the family.

    Tickets are $12 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule

    • Sunday, December 2 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 6 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 7 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 8 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, December 9 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 13 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 14 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 15 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 20 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 21 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 22 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 27 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 15th, 2018
    12:15pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • Young Explorers: Winter Exploration

    Dec 15th, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Be a big kid and join us for these 90 minute drop-off classes that encourage creativity, exploration, and independence in an environment that fosters curiosity and imagination.

    Our explorers will have the chance to explore all things winter in this month’s program.  From taking an up close look at snowflakes to discovering what animals do in the winter—kids will become wintery experts. Other activities include an interactive story time, snowy sensory play, and exhibit exploration time.

    Cost: $10 members/$13 non-members
    Register: Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

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  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Dec 16th, 2018
    9:00am - 10:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Enjoy a delicious and festive breakfast featuring live music and goodie bags in the nostaligic L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ or Farmers Market Cafe. After your meal, visit Santa in his house and take a ride on the Santa Claus Express.

    Seating options: 9, 9:30  and 10 a.m.,

    Cost: $24.50/member adult, $15.75/member child ages 3-12; $33.00/non-member adult, $24.25/non-member child ages 3-12; free for children younger than age 3

    Register: Call us at 317.232.1637

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 16th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Holiday Sounds

    Dec 16th, 2018
    12:15pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensemble sand soloists perform holiday music in the museum’s great hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
    Offered Times: Holiday sounds is offered at the museum Dec. 2-16; 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; 12:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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  • Gene Stratton-Porter Christmas Bird Count

    Dec 17th, 2018
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

    Join GSP Staff and volunteers as we participate in one of the oldest citizen science projects. The annual Christmas Bird Count has been happening for 118 years and we are thrilled to participate in this annual project. If you are interested in helping, birdwatchers of all skill levels are welcome as we team up to hit the field. This is a great chance to see some beautiful birds, enjoy nature and be a citizen scientist for Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

    Registration is required by Dec. 14. Contact us to RSVP.

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 17th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Certain Locations Closed on Mondays in December

    Dec 17th, 2018
    All-day Event
    State Historic Sites
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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 18th, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Christmas at the Puppet Studio

    Dec 20th, 2018
    10:30am - 3:30pm
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    The whole family will enjoy this music-and-puppet-filled Christmas variety show. Mozart & Ludmilla, the mice who live in the piano, host this well-loved show. A perfect gift for the family.

    Tickets are $12 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule

    • Sunday, December 2 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 6 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 7 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 8 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, December 9 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 13 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 14 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 15 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 20 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 21 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 22 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 27 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
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  • The Ultimate Engineering Challenge

    Dec 20th, 2018
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Do you have mad engineering or design skills? Do you have an inner MacGyver screaming to get out? Then this challenge is for you! Pull together a team of your five best DIY friends and put your skills to the test competing for the ultimate bragging rights. Each month, your team will have three hours to design, engineer and build a new challenge out of cardboard.

    Price: $50/team (up to 5 team members)

    Register: Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    This event is for those 21 and older, and beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase. 

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  • Celebration Crossing: Preschool Fridays

    Dec 21st, 2018
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Bring your little one age 5 and younger for an hour of special activities, including interactive story time with elves, a cardboard snowman craft and early access to the Santa Clause Express train.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Christmas at the Puppet Studio

    Dec 21st, 2018
    10:30am - 1:30pm
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    The whole family will enjoy this music-and-puppet-filled Christmas variety show. Mozart & Ludmilla, the mice who live in the piano, host this well-loved show. A perfect gift for the family.

    Tickets are $12 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule

    • Sunday, December 2 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 6 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 7 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 8 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, December 9 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 13 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 14 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 15 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 20 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 21 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 22 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 27 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
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  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Dec 22nd, 2018
    8:00am - 9:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Enjoy a delicious and festive breakfast featuring live music and goodie bags in the nostaligic L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ or Farmers Market Cafe. After your meal, visit Santa in his house and take a ride on the Santa Claus Express.

    Seating options: 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m.

    Cost: $24.50/member adult, $15.75/member child ages 3-12; $33.00/non-member adult, $24.25/non-member child ages 3-12; free for children younger than age 3

    Register: Call us at 317.232.1637

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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Christmas at the Puppet Studio

    Dec 22nd, 2018
    10:30am - 3:30pm
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    The whole family will enjoy this music-and-puppet-filled Christmas variety show. Mozart & Ludmilla, the mice who live in the piano, host this well-loved show. A perfect gift for the family.

    Tickets are $12 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule

    • Sunday, December 2 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 6 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 7 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 8 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, December 9 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 13 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 14 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 15 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 20 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 21 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 22 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 27 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
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  • Santa’s Holiday Breakfast

    Dec 23rd, 2018
    9:00am - 10:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Enjoy a delicious and festive breakfast featuring live music and goodie bags in the nostaligic L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ or Farmers Market Cafe. After your meal, visit Santa in his house and take a ride on the Santa Claus Express.

    Seating options: 9, 9:30  and 10 a.m.,

    Cost: $24.50/member adult, $15.75/member child ages 3-12; $33.00/non-member adult, $24.25/non-member child ages 3-12; free for children younger than age 3

    Register: Call us at 317.232.1637

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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Certain Locations Closed on Mondays in December

    Dec 24th, 2018
    All-day Event
    State Historic Sites
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  • CLOSED: Museum and Historic Sites

    Dec 25th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Indiana State Museum
    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is closed on December 25.
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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Christmas at the Puppet Studio

    Dec 27th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:30am
    Peewinkles Puppets at the Indiana State Museum

    The whole family will enjoy this music-and-puppet-filled Christmas variety show. Mozart & Ludmilla, the mice who live in the piano, host this well-loved show. A perfect gift for the family.

    Tickets are $12 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Call 317-232-1637 for tickets.

    Full show schedule

    • Sunday, December 2 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 6 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 7 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 8 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, December 9 - 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, December 13 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 14 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, December 15 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 20 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday, December 21 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 22 - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 27 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
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  • Celebration Crossing: Preschool Fridays

    Dec 28th, 2018
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Bring your little one age 5 and younger for an hour of special activities, including interactive story time with elves, a cardboard snowman craft and early access to the Santa Clause Express train.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Celebration Crossing

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

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Celebration Crossing

    Dec 31st, 2018
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Limberlost New Year’s Eve

    Dec 31st, 2018
    11:00am - 12:30pm
    Limberlost State Historic Site

    Families will enjoy crafts, games and refreshments in the Visitor Center during New Year’s Eve day. A countdown celebration will lead up to a noon balloon drop plus plenty of New Year’s Hoopla and Hoop-tee-doo!

    This event is $3 per child.

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  • Certain Locations Closed on Mondays in December

    Dec 31st, 2018
    All-day Event
    State Historic Sites
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  • Family New Year’s Eve

    Dec 31st, 2018
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    End 2018 with a bang at our family friendly, alcohol-free celebration in our great hall. Enjoy face painting, magicians, activities and music. Cap off the evening with a balloon drop at 8 p.m. to let even the littlest ones celebrate in style before bedtime.

    Cost: $10/member, $16/non-member, free for children younger than age 3
    Get Tickets: Members, purchase tickets here; and nonmembers, purchase tickets here.

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Jan 1st, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Celebration Crossing

    Jan 2nd, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
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  • Celebration Crossing

    Jan 3rd, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Celebration Crossing: Preschool Fridays

    Jan 4th, 2019
    9:00am - 10:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Bring your little one age 5 and younger for an hour of special activities, including interactive story time with elves, a cardboard snowman craft and early access to the Santa Clause Express train.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Jan 4th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Jan 5th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Celebration Crossing

    Jan 6th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of local bands and choirs, to the jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus as they welcome visitors into their cozy home, through Dec. 24. Beginning Dec. 26, Raggedy Ann, a beloved Indiana icon, takes residence here through Jan. 6. Students of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express, and visit Santa’s Workshop to create and play. A variety of demonstrations and activities happen daily on an on-going basis.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • All Locations Closed on Mondays*

    Jan 7th, 2019
    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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  • Homeschool Tuesdays: Famous Hoosier Scientists

    Jan 8th, 2019
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Dive into a world of investigation and discovery during these 2-hour classes designed to stimulate a child’s interest in science, art, history and culture. Classes occur on the first Tuesday of the month. Adults join their learners for an interactive family experience. 

    From Gene Stratton-Porter to Percy L. Julian, Indiana is full of fascinating scientists! Explore how Hoosier scientists’ cutting-edge research affected the world, and conduct your own scientific experiments.

    Price: $8/members, $10/non-members

    Register: Members can sign up here, and non-members can sign up here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone. 

    This program is for youth ages 6 through 13. Museum admission not included, but can be purchased for a discounted group rate. 

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  • Little Learners: Becoming Scientists

    Jan 8th, 2019
    9:45am - 11:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Homeschool Tuesdays now accommodates families with the littlest learners. While the big kids enjoy STEAM-based activities and explore, so will their youngest siblings in this companion program. Little Learners Homeschool Tuesdays offers different STEAM-based, hands-on experiences like station explorations, story time, and collaborative projects. The last 30 minutes will be comprised of free-choice play, allowing the child to build creativity, foster decision-making skills and independence. This month, our little learners will do hands-on experiments and explore all things STEAM. 

    This program is for 3- to 5-year-olds, and their youngre siblings are welcome.

    Price: $8 members/$10 non-members

    Register
    The registration deadline for paid programs is 3 days prior to the start date. Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

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  • Small Wonders: Light Exploration

    Jan 9th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Small Wonders is a monthly program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers to bring their little ones to learn, play and discover in the museum. This month, children and families will explore light with the help of an interactive story time and engaging stations. They will have an opportunity to engage with fun-filled activities such as shadow art, glow in the dark sensory exploration, and light table play. 

    This program is for 3- to 5-year-olds and an adult.

    Price: $9 members/$12 non-members

    Register
    The registration deadline for paid programs is 3 days prior to the start date. Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    Other Program Dates
    This program also is offered Wednesday, January 9 OR Saturday, January 12.

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  • Small Wonders: Light Exploration

    Jan 12th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Small Wonders is a monthly program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers to bring their little ones to learn, play and discover in the museum. This month, children and families will explore light with the help of an interactive story time and engaging stations. They will have an opportunity to engage with fun-filled activities such as shadow art, glow in the dark sensory exploration, and light table play. 

    This program is for 3- to 5-year-olds and an adult.

    Price: $9 members/$12 non-members

    Register
    The registration deadline for paid programs is 3 days prior to the start date. Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    Other Program Dates
    This program also is offered Wednesday, January 9 OR Saturday, January 12.

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  • Young Explorers: Music & Movement

    Jan 12th, 2019
    1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    In this monthly program, drop your child off at a class made just for them to encourage creativity, exploration, and independence in an environment that fosters curiosity and imagination. This month, children will become musicians as they take part in an interactive musical storytelling. Other activities include making their own instruments, exploring sound waves, and a musical art project.

    This program is for 4- to 6-year-olds to attend on their own.

    Price: $10 members/$13 non-members

    Register
    The registration deadline for paid programs is 3 days prior to the start date. Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

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  • All Locations Closed on Mondays*

    Jan 14th, 2019
    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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  • Courageous Conversations

    Jan 17th, 2019
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Courageous Conversations is a quarterly moderated discussion of contemporary community and neighborhood topics. The panel will include representatives offering a wide array of opinions and moderated by Indiana State Museum staff members. This is a contemporary version of the 1960’s-era Monster Meetings.

    This program is for high schoolers and adults.

    Cost: $5 per adult. 

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Jan 21st, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebrate Dr. King’s dream and explore the struggle for civil rights. Videos will highlight Dr. King’s most iconic speeches, and activities will explore civil and human rights, helping create a “dream” mural, and reflecting on what you can do to ensure the dream lives on.

    This event is FREE with a canned food donation, or included with museum general admission. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • CREATE!

    Jan 26th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Shake off the winter blues and celebrate vibrant colors and imagination within humanities creative spirit! Join us as we celebrate all things creative. Art, film, theater, comedy, music, science, and so much more. Enjoy artistic displays, sing along with music performances, tell a joke, invent something new, or try your hand at Shakespeare. Or, you can sit back and enjoy the creative spirit or jump in and create something yourself. There will be so much to do!

    Cost: This event is included with museum general admission. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • All Locations Closed on Mondays*

    Jan 28th, 2019
    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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  • All Locations Closed on Mondays*

    Feb 4th, 2019
    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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  • Homeschool Tuesdays: Cardboard Construction

    Feb 5th, 2019
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Dive into a world of investigation and discovery during these two-hour classes designed to stimulate a child’s interest in science, art, history and culture. Classes occur on the first Tuesday of the month, and adults join their learners for an interactive family experience. This month, students will put their maker skills to the test when they plan and construct their own design!

    Price: $8/members, $10/non-members

    Register: Members can sign up here, and non-members can sign up here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone. 

    This program is for youth ages 6 through 13. Museum admission not included, but can be purchased for a discounted group rate. 

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  • Little Learners: Creating with Cardboard

    Feb 5th, 2019
    9:45am - 11:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Homeschool Tuesdays now accommodates families with the littlest learners. While the big kids enjoy STEAM-based activities and explore, so will their youngest siblings in this companion program. Little Learners Homeschool Tuesdays offers different STEAM-based, hands-on experiences like station explorations, story time, and collaborative projects. The last 30 minutes will be comprised of free-choice play, allowing the child to build creativity, foster decision-making skills and independence. This month, we will become engineers as we plan and design our own cardboard creations. Children will also conduct hands-on experiments with cardboard and explore art. Other activities include an interactive story time, stations, and free-choice play.  

    This program is for 3- to 5-year-olds, and their youngre siblings are welcome.

    Price: $8 members/$10 non-members

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    The registration deadline for paid programs is 3 days prior to the start date. Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

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  • We are Lincoln

    Feb 8th, 2019
    11:00am - Noon
    Indiana State Museum

    Six characters from diverse backgrounds will speak the words of Lincoln in this thought-provoking theater piece, where their words will be juxtaposed against current headlines. You’ll be invited to consider who we were and who we are as Americans today.

    Cost: $10/members, $15/non-members

    Offered programs: This program is offered at the following times:

    • February 8 at 11 a.m.
    • February 9 at 1 p.m.
    • February 10 at 2 p.m.
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  • We are Lincoln

    Feb 9th, 2019
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Six characters from diverse backgrounds will speak the words of Lincoln in this thought-provoking theater piece, where their words will be juxtaposed against current headlines. You’ll be invited to consider who we were and who we are as Americans today.

    Cost: $10/members, $15/non-members

    Offered programs: This program is offered at the following times:

    • February 8 at 11 a.m.
    • February 9 at 1 p.m.
    • February 10 at 2 p.m.
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  • We are Lincoln

    Feb 10th, 2019
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Six characters from diverse backgrounds will speak the words of Lincoln in this thought-provoking theater piece, where their words will be juxtaposed against current headlines. You’ll be invited to consider who we were and who we are as Americans today.

    Cost: $10/members, $15/non-members

    Offered programs: This program is offered at the following times:

    • February 8 at 11 a.m.
    • February 9 at 1 p.m.
    • February 10 at 2 p.m.
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  • All Locations Closed on Mondays*

    Feb 11th, 2019
    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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  • GeoFest: Fossils, Gems and Minerals

    Feb 15th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Calling all rock hounds, fossil hunters, jewelers, scouts and families for a day of shopping for gems, fossils and minerals, participating in hands-on activities and exploring our natural history galleries through daily activities and demonstrations. 

    Dates: Feb. 15 - 17, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Cost: This event is included with museum general admission. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • GeoFest: Fossils, Gems and Minerals

    Feb 16th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Calling all rock hounds, fossil hunters, jewelers, scouts and families for a day of shopping for gems, fossils and minerals, participating in hands-on activities and exploring our natural history galleries through daily activities and demonstrations. 

    Dates: Feb. 15 - 17, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Cost: This event is included with museum general admission. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • GeoFest: Fossils, Gems and Minerals

    Feb 17th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Calling all rock hounds, fossil hunters, jewelers, scouts and families for a day of shopping for gems, fossils and minerals, participating in hands-on activities and exploring our natural history galleries through daily activities and demonstrations. 

    Dates: Feb. 15 - 17, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Cost: This event is included with museum general admission. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Messy Monday

    Feb 18th, 2019
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    This program allows children and their grown-ups to explore STEAM topics through messy yet fun activities. There will be several stations that children and adults can explore that promote learning through play.

    This program lasts one hour and is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

    Price: $7 members/$10 non-members; free for children age 2 and younger

    Register: Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    Other Program Dates
    This program also is offered on other dates this month. See a full list here.

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  • Small Wonders: Color Creation

    Feb 20th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Small Wonders is a monthly program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers to bring their little ones to learn, play and discover in the museum. This month, children will explore color through various STEAM-based stations. From color mixing with water colors and paints to creating with different fabrics and textures, children will be inspired by colors. There will also be an interactive story telling time and collaborative project. 

    This program is for 3- to 5-year-olds and an adult.

    Price: $9 members/$12 non-members

    Register
    The registration deadline for paid programs is 3 days prior to the start date. Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    Other Program Dates
    This program also is offered Wednesday, February 20 OR Saturday, February 23.  

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  • Young Women and Engineering

    Feb 21st, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Engineers are helping solve some of the world’s greatest challenges – but women make up less than 15% of the engineering workforce. This evening of hands-on activities, inspirational speakers and more will inspire girls to consider careers in engineering, with college representatives and real woman engineers there to answer questions.

    Cost: $3/member, $5/non-member

    This program is for girls ages 12-18.

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  • Small Wonders: Color Creation

    Feb 23rd, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Small Wonders is a monthly program that invites parents, grandparents and caregivers to bring their little ones to learn, play and discover in the museum. This month, children will explore color through various STEAM-based stations. From color mixing with water colors and paints to creating with different fabrics and textures, children will be inspired by colors. There will also be an interactive story telling time and collaborative project. 

    This program is for 3- to 5-year-olds and an adult.

    Price: $9 members/$12 non-members

    Register
    The registration deadline for paid programs is 3 days prior to the start date. Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    Other Program Dates
    This program also is offered Wednesday, February 20 OR Saturday, February 23.  

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  • Young Explorers: Exploring Air

    Feb 23rd, 2019
    1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    In this monthly program, drop your child off at a class made just for them to encourage creativity, exploration, and independence in an environment that fosters curiosity and imagination. This month, children will have the chance to explore the world around them with the help of a study of air! After an interactive story telling time, children will be able to create wind power simple machines, air-based art, and more STEAM based activities. Children will also explore a museum experience.

    This program is for 4- to 6-year-olds to attend on their own.

    Price: $10 members/$13 non-members

    Register
    The registration deadline for paid programs is 3 days prior to the start date. Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

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  • All Locations Closed on Mondays*

    Feb 25th, 2019
    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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  • All Locations Closed on Mondays*

    Mar 4th, 2019
    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.