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Category: Adults Night In

Adults Night In: Space Night

With the SpaceX launching last week, it’s a perfect time to dream about space. Indiana has a rich history of Hoosiers traveling into the stars, so  we are going to celebrate space for this week’s Adults Night In!   STARGAZING The best way to enjoy space is to see it for yourself of course – even if from the ground. Stargazing can be difficult to do with the light pollution downtown, but in the suburbs or rural areas around our sites, you can see many of the... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at Thursday, June 4, 2020

Adults Night In: Naturalist Night

For Adults Night In this week, we are taking some inspiration from Gene Stratton-Porter, a famous novelist, naturalist and photographer, and becoming a naturalist for a night! Gene Stratton-Porter has close ties to our Limberlost State Historic Site and Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site . Gene was an inspiration, and her love for nature is apparent in her books and artwork – to learn more about Gene check out this article from Smithsonian Magazine featuring some of our... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at Thursday, May 14, 2020

Adults Night In: Ice Age Date Night

Before COVID-19, a date to the museum proved a great way to spend some time with your honey, strolling hand in hand in our ice tunnel while seeing Fred the Mastodon and our other Ice Age giants! While we aren’t able to stroll hand in hand with our date on a night out right now, we wanted to bring some fun to you inspired by one of our permanent exhibits. Don’t worry if you don’t have a date that lives with you – call up your gal pals or even your grandma online for a... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hoosier Hounds and Famous Felines Contest!

As our staff continues to work from home, many of them have gained new ‘coworkers’ that are eager to learn about Indiana, while some are not as happy to have their naps interrupted. To celebrate our furry coworkers and their newfound love of Indiana, we are launching the  Hoosier Hound   and Famous Feline contest ! During this next  Adults Night In , get creative and dress your four-legged friend as a famous Hoosier! Judges will consist of museum staff members and... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at Thursday, April 30, 2020

Adults Night In: Memory Box

Just because you can’t leave the house right now doesn’t mean you have to spend all your free time watching yet another movie at the end of the day. In this blog, you'll find tips and suggestions on how you can reflect on your personal journey through the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, create a memory box for a time in the future when you want to remember how life was so different – whether it’s for you and your family to simply reflect and share memories later, or... Read More
at Friday, April 17, 2020

Adults Night In: Baking!

Just because you can’t leave the house right now doesn’t mean you can’t bake up and enjoy a delicious treat at the end of the day. In this blog, learn how to make a classic Hoosier dessert: sugar cream pie. And, you might be surprised to learn you may already have all the ingredients you need without making a trip to the store. Enjoy – and have fun!     INGREDIENTS   FOR THE CRUST:   2 cups all-purpose four 1... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at Saturday, April 4, 2020