Daily Experiences

Throughout the museum you'll find spaces dedicated to hands-on learning. Below, learn about these spaces and the types of activities you'll enjoy.

R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab (1st floor)
Explore what it means to be a naturalist as you observe specimens and artifacts from our collections, investigate the natural world through touch, smell, sight and sound, take a look at fossils, pine cones and other natural objects under the Micro Eye, read a book or play with our puzzles, puppets and tree blocks. 

Heritage Corner (2nd floor)
History comes alive as you examine artifacts up close, listen to the stories of the past and present, and converse with experts in the field.

Creativity Studio (3rd floor)
Exercise your creative side as you build, make, tinker and create using your imagination and the materials provided.

92 County Walk (outdoors)
Take a visual journey of all 92 counties in Indiana as you walk around the outside of the museum. Hunt for the embedded artwork in the walls and sculptures along the route. The 92 County Walk is always free and open to the public.

Watanabe Gardens (outdoors)
Stroll through our gardens to see plants native to Indiana, huge limestone boulders, our beehive and two life-size Mastodon sculptures. The Watanabe Gardens is always free and open to the public.

Here’s what daily engagements you’ll encounter this week: