Core Galleries

History IN Progress:

We're currently working on some exciting updates to our core galleries. We've just unveiled all-new Natural Regions, Contested Territory and 19th State galleries. These spaces are more immersive, more interactive and offer fantastic new experiences to explore. As we move through our plan to create the same sort of exiting changes in all of our core galleries, you may notice areas that are closed while we make these improvements. Please note that beginning February 23, 2017, the Ice Age and Prehistoric Native American galleries will be closed to the public for renovations. If you have questions about specific areas or artifacts, please call us at 317.232.1637 or email prior to your visit, and we'll be happy to help.

Level 1 Core Galleries

Featuring the natural history that made Indiana what it is today, the core galleries on level one feature artifacts and interactive experiences that allow visitors to connect with Indiana's geology, geography, paleontology and archaeology.

Level 2 Core Galleries

The second level of the museum is dedicated primarily to the culture and cultural history of Indiana. From Abraham Lincoln to RCA televisions, Stutz automobiles to Civil War artifacts, this is the place to explore the cultural history of Hoosiers.