Eco-Science Challenge

This program has been canceled due to COVID-19.

We appreciate your understanding while we work through these complicated times, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact Visitor Services at 317-232-1637 with any questions.


Friday, April 24, 2020
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Indiana State Museum

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Visit the Fair

Challenge your skills at spotting energy foes, conduct water quality experiments, plant your own garbage garden and create your own water filter to take home with you! Meet members of environmental awareness organizations and businesses from around the state who will be available to show you the latest, greatest and simplest ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.

This event is free for K-12 students and teachers/chaperones, and is included with general museum admission for other visitors. Buy tickets online and save $1 per ticket.

Thank you to our community partner:

Submit a Project

Innovative Hoosier students are invited to get involved in becoming the solution to eco-science issues. Both small and big initiatives are welcome as we work together to positively impact our communities and beyond.

Elementary, middle and high school students, scout groups, homeschool students, and 4-H groups are invited to present projects for the 2020 challenge. Students have the option to submit their project either for the competition or to exhibit and share with fellow students. Projects topics may include renewable energy, plastic waste, zero food waste, eco-friendly products, air quality, sustainable agriculture, climate change and others.

There is no fee for submitting a project, and schools, organized groups, students and families are welcome to attend.

Click here to submit your Eco-Science Challenge application. Please submit the application no later than Friday, April 3, 2020.

Project Guidelines and Judging Rubric


As a model of sustainability in business, Subaru of Indiana Automotive is always seeking the next innovative idea for going green. Students who qualify in the first round of judging will be eligible to compete for the Subaru STARS Award. This award comes with a plaque for the winning student as well as a $3,000 grant for the student’s school.



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