Dining

Farmers Market Café

Enjoy the best view in the city at the museum's main restaurant, the Farmers Market Café. With indoor and outdoor dining, the menu is reflective of Indiana’s heritage as a source of fresh, local produce with seasonal menus and fresh soups, salads and sandwiches. A fabulous place to eat in downtown Indianapolis, the Farmers Market Café, located inside the museum just off the canal, offers the perfect lunch location.

Full menu is available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Visit our grab-and-go cooler for a selection of sandwiches, salads and snacks throughout the day, available until 5 p.m. 

L.S. Ayres Tea Room™

The L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ is available by reservation-only to groups of 15 and more throughout the year. A special group menu applies, and at least two weeks’ notice is required.  The Tea Room is also available for private rental, and it is ideal for luncheons, board meetings, showers and more.

Call 317.232.1637 for more information. 

Food service at the Indiana State Museum is provided by Kahn’s Catering.