Meetings & Daytime Events

The Indiana State Museum is the ideal location for your meeting, conference or other daytime event. Looking for a room with a view with all the modern conveniences to make your event successful? We’re confident we have the space for you.

View our Planning Guide for additional information.

To inquire about hosting your event at the Indiana State Museum, please fill out our inquiry form. Take a virtual tour of our event spaces. 

Administration Conference Room

(Accommodates 6 guests)

For an intimate meeting with a stunning view of the Indianapolis skyline, the Administration Conference Room is for you.

Board Room

(Accommodates 20 guests)

With its breathtaking view of the canal, the Board Room is equipped with all the conveniences necessary to host a successful meeting, small conference or other business-related event. A laptop, projector and screen are available for your use. Web-conferencing is available for an additional fee.

Museum Conference Room

(Accommodates 60 guests)

For larger meetings, the Museum Conference Room offers room to think, views that inspire and the necessary tools to get the job done. Rental of this space includes a laptop, screen and projector for your use. It’s a versatile space that offers a variety of configurations to meet your specific needs.

Foundation Conference Room

(Accommodates 15 guests)

The Foundation Conference Room is the perfect space for a small gathering. A private terrace offers your guests a view of the canal. This space includes a laptop, screen and projector for your use.

Earl A. Goode Education Center

(Accommodates 100 guests)

The Earl A. Goode Education Center is the ideal location for a large meeting in a historical setting. Housed behind the façade of Oscar C. McCulloch School #5, this is a versatile space that offers a variety of configurations to meet your needs. A laptop, screen and projector are available for an additional fee.

Dean and Barbara White Auditorium

(Accommodates 240 guests)

When you need to communicate with a live audience, the Dean and Barbara White Auditorium provides a beautiful setting. From conferences to presentations, ceremonies to performances, the space can certainly meet your needs. The Auditorium features studio-quality lighting and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. An Audiovisual Technician must be booked for this space at an additional fee.

L.S. Ayres Tea Room

(Accommodates 64 guests)

Nostalgic elegance and delicious food make the L.S. Ayres Tea Room a lovely venue for a range of events from luncheons to reunions, showers to holiday gatherings. A recreation of the original, your guests will be immersed in a beautiful setting throughout your event. Special rates apply for rentals from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Governor Frank & Judy O’Bannon Great Hall

(Accommodates 300 guests)

The iconic INDIANA obelisk graces the center of the Great Hall, lending elegance and unmistakable Hoosier presence to events. With the canal flowing outside and breathtaking architecture indoors, the Great Hall is a remarkable venue for your event from corporate breakfasts to awards presentations. Please Note: The museum is open to the public during regular business hours, so the Great Hall is semi-private during the day.
Audiovisual equipment may be rented for an additional fee in all event spaces.