Although our Canal Nights’ programs for June have been canceled due to COVID-19, we are still planning for July family fun! See below for details.

Join the Indiana State Museum on Wednesday evenings throughout July for FREE family-friendly fun along the Downtown Canal. Enjoy games, a variety of hands-on activities, unique challenges and interactive demonstrations.


July 8, 2020

Nature Play Day

Get outside and play while taking part in some nature-based activities on the museum grounds! Explore the Watanabe Gardens during nature bingo, learn about mammoths and mastodons during Ice Age feeding time and explore connections between nature and art with leaf rubbings.


July 15, 2020

Chemistry Night

Conduct experiments and discover if your hypothesis is correct during Chemistry Night at the Indiana State Museum. Watch a science show, discover fun facts during a science demonstration, and learn about different science experiments you can conduct at home.


July 22, 2020

Field to Fork

Explore the route Indiana produce takes from gardens and fields to your plate. Build a self-watering planter from recycled materials, go on a pollinator scavenger hunt along the canal and in the museum’s Watanabe Gardens, and see if you have what it takes to win a mystery recipe challenge.


July 29, 2020


Water is essential to all living things. Learn how water shapes Indiana and plays an important role in your life by conducing wacky water experiments and discovering water habitats of various animals.

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