Current Experiences

Become part of the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. For the first time ever, the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis will be lived streamed. Experience musical history being made while you make friends with this often mysterious instrument. Aug. 25 – Nov. 11. Learn more >>

The Hoosier Salon exhibition, now in its 94th year, showcases the work of its 2018 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. Learn more >>

See the 12 months through a child’s perspective.Started in 1998, Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ Calendar Art Contest is open to all K-12 students who want to create an illustration for the organization’s annual wall calendar. Each of the numbered grades is given the corresponding month of the year to illustrate: 12 grades, 12 months. 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 >>

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 >> 

In partnership with the Indiana State Museum, Peewinkle's Puppet Studio offers performances in its studio space on the second floor of the museum. 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 >>