Current Experiences


Kids and adults alike: Prepare to be challenged with a puzzling exhibit that gets you moving! Jump from dot-to-dot in Hop Dots and maneuver your way through the twists and turns of a giant walk-through cardboard maze. Discover the history of mazes and labyrinths and see original maze art. You may need to sharpen your logic and problem-solving skills to become a true maze-master! Aug. 31, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020 Learn more >>



Discover the life and incredible art from Hoosier artist Felrath Hines, who graduated from Crispus Attucks High School and attended classes at Herron School of Art. An abstract artist who used different shapes and colors to communicate, he also worked as an art conservator and restored his friend Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings. Explore interactives, listen to the jazz that inspired Hines and try your hand at creating an artwork with colorful shapes. June 22  – September 29 Learn more >>


The Hoosier Art Salon exhibition, now in its 95th year, showcases the work of its 2019 artist members. The competition is Indiana’s longest-running art exhibition and considered the preeminent juried exhibition of Indiana art by Indiana artists. See high quality traditional and abstract art in a variety of forms including paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, sculpture and glass created by Indiana artists. Aug. 2 – Oct. 13, 2019 Learn more >>

In our permanent experiences, you’ll find a place to explore big questions and learn the story of Indiana – from the ancient forces that shaped the land to Hoosier icons of the modern day. Here, there’s truly something for every interest. Learn more >>

Browse special art shows on our Whipple Truss Bridge and discover fascinating artifacts displays throughout the galleries. Learn more >>

Featuring academy award-winning IMAX® technology and a six-story screen, The IMAX Theater offers audiences both 2D and 3D IMAX films, as well as contemporary Hollywood movies. Conveniently located in White River State Park's Indiana State Museum, the IMAX is the ultimate larger-than-life experience. Learn more >> 

Visit our calendar for a list of daily programming, events and experiences at the Indiana State Museum and our 11 state historic sites. Visit calendar >>