Play, make, create and discover!

Registration is open for our fun-filled spring break day camps. Explore the parks around the Indiana State Museum, experience camp in person or at home with Angel Mounds State Historic Site, create art en plein air at T.C. Steele State Historic Site and so much more.

Scholarships are available for qualifying families.

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Spring Break at the Indiana State Museum

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 22-26 and March 29-April 2
Kindergarten-Grade 6 students
$55/per camper per day, 10% discount for members, $5 sibling discount

Free time for campers offered 8 to 9 a.m.

March 22 | Balancing Act

Can you balance on one foot? Can you keep a tall tower from falling down? Try some fun balance activities from our friends at The Franklin Institute.

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March 23 | Color your World

Experiment with crayons and paint as we melt, crush and mix to create colorful art.

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March 24 | Park Play

Visit parks around the museum and then make our own mini park to take home.

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March 25 | Animal Tracks

Learn more about animals found in Indiana, how to know if an animal has been there and what our wild animals need to survive.

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March 26 | Slimy Spring

Celebrate spring break by making slime!

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March 29 | Nature Unleashed

Explore wind and how air moves things in both a light breeze and a gale-force wind.

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March 30 | Spring into Art

We’ll use nature and the sun to create some creative pieces of art.

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March 31 | Deep Space

Move beyond the planets to explore space. We’ll investigate stars, black holes and micro-gravity.

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April 1 | Science of Magic

Learn about the science and math behind some great magic tricks.

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April 2 | Fossil Friday

Find out about fossils found in Indiana at a time when the state was covered by an ancient sea!

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How we're staying safe

  • Our Camp Room

    • Tables are spaced 5-6 feet apart.
    • We will have up to two campers per 6’ table, sitting at opposite ends of the table.
    • We allow campers to self select their seat for the day. Siblings may choose to sit together or at different tables.
  • Camp activities

    • All materials will be grouped per child. Each camper will have a bin of art supplies that will be just theirs to use during the camp day. When extra materials are needed, an ISM staff person will gather those materials.
    • We will do our best to limit contact with non-camp staff and museum guests. This includes visiting the galleries before the museum opens and having lunch in our camp room.
    • Recess and free exploration are important aspects of camp. We will have variety of exploration bins that a camper can explore with for the day. These materials will be cleaned at the end of each day. If the weather permits (not raining), we will go outside for walks and non-contact recess games.
  • Cleaning

    • Campers will wash their hands when entering and leaving the camp room, before and after snack and lunch, and after using the restroom. Both hand sanitizer and soap and water will be available for campers to use as needed.
    • Tables, chairs, camper bins, and materials will be cleaned at the end of each camp day, once the campers have left for the day.
    • We are using 80% isopropyl alcohol, Virex, and cleaning wipes to clean items after use.
  • Additionally

    • Campers and ISM staff will be expected to wear a mask during the camp day, except for lunch and snack time.
    • Pick-up and drop off will happen in the circle drive right outside the museum entrance. This will limit the number of adults in the camp space. Additional details will be emailed to parents before camp.
    • If we don’t reach our minimum camp attendance, camp will be cancelled on the Monday the week before that scheduled camp.

BEGINNING MARCH 1

Soon you’ll be able to check out our lineup of day and weeklong summer camp offerings at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. Camps this summer include: Get Curious with PBS’s Elinor Wonders Why, Radical Reptiles, Bead Creations, Fossil Discovery, Superhero Science, Kid Cakes, Deconstruct It, Young Actors Theatre Camp, Tech Art & Design and many more!

Because nothing is more important than the health and safety of your child, we have the most up-to-date COVID-19 protocols in place to provide your child fun, interactive and engaging learning experiences throughout the summer.

Spring Break at Angel Mounds State Historic Site

Destination Discovery

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 22, 24 and 26
Kindergarten-Grade 6 students
$45/camper per day or $120 for all three days
Drop off from 8:30 to 9 a.m. with pick up from 4 to 4:30 p.m. No extended care available.

Spend a day at Mesker Park Zoo, Wesselman Woods and Angel Mounds State Historic Site learning and having fun during these three days of Spring Break camps!

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VIRTUAL Destination Discovery

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. OR 2 to 4 p.m., March 22-March 26
$100/camper, $20/additional child for activity materials

Get ready for a week of fun – at home! Each family will receive a box of supplies to participate in the activities during these daily two-hour sessions with an additional activity or two to complete in the comfort of home. Each two-hour session will be led by a different organization throughout the week, including the Children’s Museum of Evansville, Wesselman Woods, Evansville Museum, Mesker Park Zoo and Angel Mounds State Historic Site.

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Spring Break at T.C. Steele State Historic Site

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 15-19
Kindergarten-Grade 6 students
$50/child per day, 10% discount for members, $5/sibling discount
Registration required by March 7

March 15 | Wild About Wildflowers

Find out about the native wildflowers that might grow in your own backyard. Explore the wilderness using our field guides to identify plants, and plant your own milkweed to attract butterflies and other pollinators needed to help flowers grow.

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March 16 | Gross Me Out!

Our bodies can be gross! Learn why snot is so important to keep germs out, find out how long our large intestine is, plus discover how gas can build up until it must escape. Hands-on experiments will help us explore how our bodies work.

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March 17 | Spring into Art

Welcome spring by creating art masterpieces from nature. Fashion your own flower suncatcher, make leaf prints and more.

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March 18 | Birds, Bugs and Critters

Grab your binoculars and get ready to use your senses to discover the animals and insects that call Brown County home. Check out replica skulls, measure a moth’s wing and find out how snakeskin can be used for camouflage during this nature exploration.

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March 19 | Outdoor Artist

We will gather up our art supplies and create much like T.C. Steele used to do – en plein air (or outdoors!) Create watercolor paint from flowers, dissect a plant and explore the unique details of flowers, seeds and leaves in your masterpiece.

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Camp registration can be cancelled or rescheduled to an available camp up to two weeks before the start of camp. Camp registrations cancelled less than two weeks prior to the start of camp will not be refunded. Review our registration, cancellation and bad weather policies here.