Programs Calendar

Experience the best of Indiana, all over the state, by participating in our events and programs. Choose a category or date to find something specific or browse the calendar to encounter something new.  

  • Today's Programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Feb 19th, 2019
    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:

    Fluorescing Minerals 15-minute activity
    Did you know that some minerals appear to glow under a black light? Find out why in this 15 minute demonstration.
    11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

    Presidential Hats and Beards 15-minute activity
    Celebrate President’s Day by creating a hat or beard inside the Cardboard Engineering gallery, then put on the finishing touches in the creativity studio!
    11:30 & 2:30 p.m.

    Flextangles 15-minute activity
    What is a flexagon? Design and create a seriously cool paper puzzle with intricate colors and patterns.
    Noon & 2 p.m.

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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 is offered Wednesday, February 20 and Saturday, February 23.  

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  • Today's Programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Feb 20th, 2019
    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:

    Fluorescing Minerals 15-minute activity
    Did you know that some minerals appear to glow under a black light? Find out why in this 15 minute demonstration.
    11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

    Presidential Hats and Beards 15-minute activity
    Celebrate President’s Day by creating a hat or beard inside the Cardboard Engineering gallery, then put on the finishing touches in the creativity studio!
    11:30 & 2:30 p.m.

    Flextangles 15-minute activity
    What is a flexagon? Design and create a seriously cool paper puzzle with intricate colors and patterns.
    Noon & 2 p.m.

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  • Discovery on Draft: Costumes

    Feb 20th, 2019
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Centerpoint Brewing Company

    Adults are invited to engage in conversations with local experts and academics on a variety of topics in this program series that takes place at breweries around Indianapolis.

    This month, learn how costume design intersects with storytelling in the realm of superheroes. Join special guest speaker Michael Costello, President of Downtown Comics to discuss how costume design can enhance storytelling of superheroes, reflecting on the early costume design of several well-known characters.

    This event is free, but donations are encouraged.

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  • Today's Programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Feb 21st, 2019
    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:

    Fluorescing Minerals 15-minute activity
    Did you know that some minerals appear to glow under a black light? Find out why in this 15 minute demonstration.
    11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

    Presidential Hats and Beards 15-minute activity
    Celebrate President’s Day by creating a hat or beard inside the Cardboard Engineering gallery, then put on the finishing touches in the creativity studio!
    11:30 & 2:30 p.m.

    Flextangles 15-minute activity
    What is a flexagon? Design and create a seriously cool paper puzzle with intricate colors and patterns.
    Noon & 2 p.m.

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  • Today's Programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Feb 22nd, 2019
    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:

    Fluorescing Minerals 15-minute activity
    Did you know that some minerals appear to glow under a black light? Find out why in this 15 minute demonstration.
    11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

    Presidential Hats and Beards 15-minute activity
    Celebrate President’s Day by creating a hat or beard inside the Cardboard Engineering gallery, then put on the finishing touches in the creativity studio!
    11:30 & 2:30 p.m.

    Flextangles 15-minute activity
    What is a flexagon? Design and create a seriously cool paper puzzle with intricate colors and patterns.
    Noon & 2 p.m.

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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 is offered Wednesday, February 20 and Saturday, February 23.  

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

    Feb 23rd, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

    Girl Scout troops are invited to experience the Interpretive Center and a guided tour of the Coffin home. Special activities hosted by site staff will also take place.

    Price: $5/scouts and their family members
    Registration: Please register by Feb. 16 by contacting Kate Weidener at Girl Scouts of Central Indiana at 317.924.6834.
    Questions? Call us at 765.847.1691 or email LeviCoffinCenter@indianamuseum.org

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  • Today's Programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Feb 23rd, 2019
    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:

    Fluorescing Minerals 15-minute activity
    Did you know that some minerals appear to glow under a black light? Find out why in this 15 minute demonstration.
    11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

    Presidential Hats and Beards 15-minute activity
    Celebrate President’s Day by creating a hat or beard inside the Cardboard Engineering gallery, then put on the finishing touches in the creativity studio!
    11:30 & 2:30 p.m.

    Flextangles 15-minute activity
    What is a flexagon? Design and create a seriously cool paper puzzle with intricate colors and patterns.
    Noon & 2 p.m.

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  • Young Explorers: Exploring Air

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

    Drop off your child at a class to encourage creativity, exploration and independence in an environment that fosters curiosity and imagination. This month, children will study the air around them through wind power, air-based art and more. 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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  • Feasting on History

    Feb 23rd, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

    Visitors will enjoy a themed period dinner using delicious recipes pulled from historical sources. This multi-course meal also includes a special program tied to the theme.

    Price: $20/members, $25/non-members
    Tickets: Registration is required by Feb. 18 by calling 812.738.4890.
    Questions? Call us at 812.738.4890 or email corydoncapitolshs@indianamuseum.org.

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  • Today's Programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Feb 24th, 2019
    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:

    Fluorescing Minerals 15-minute activity
    Did you know that some minerals appear to glow under a black light? Find out why in this 15 minute demonstration.
    11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

    Presidential Hats and Beards 15-minute activity
    Celebrate President’s Day by creating a hat or beard inside the Cardboard Engineering gallery, then put on the finishing touches in the creativity studio!
    11:30 & 2:30 p.m.

    Flextangles 15-minute activity
    What is a flexagon? Design and create a seriously cool paper puzzle with intricate colors and patterns.
    Noon & 2 p.m.

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  • Sunday Serenade: The Hoosier Hour

    Feb 24th, 2019
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Join the staff of Indiana’s smallest radio station during WWII as they struggle to program a live radio show, complete with skits, commercials, live music and more.

    Shows happen at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

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

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