Educator Resources

Take advantage of programs aimed at expanding your knowledge and enhancing your teaching skills. Use our resources to supplement your classroom curriculum, enhance a field trip experience, or bring Indiana to life for your students. Learn about these opportunities below or in our downloadable PreK-12 Education Program Guide.

Educator Open House

Enjoy a day at the Indiana State Museum with your family as you check out what is new and improved! See our newest permanent galleries and experiences including The Art of the Brick and Cardboard Engineering, and learn about the various programs we have planned for you and your students this year. Take a sneak peek at our new programs and educator resources and learn how Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites can best complement your classroom teaching!  
As a special thank you to educators, save $10 on the purchase of a NEW Family Plus, Family or Individual level membership this day only.
Date: Sept. 29; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free for teachers with a valid ID.
RSVP: Please RSVP through this EventBrite link

Learning Resource Trunks

From Civil War to Indiana quilts, we have a Learning Resource Trunk perfect for your class! Give your students hands-on activities to help them discover Indiana art, science and culture. Interactive trunks are packed with books, artifacts, posters and activities. Each trunk includes a teacher’s manual and fulfills select Indiana Academic Standards. Learn more >>

Educator Guides

There are so many things to experience within the galleries, and our downloadable guides will help you plan a more in-depth experience for your students. Stay tuned for new guides coming soon!

Educator Newsletter

Our educator newsletter offers the latest learning opportunities, experiences, educational programs and events at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. Here are a few of our recent Educator Newsletters:


Sign up for the Educator Newsletter in our subscription center by selecting the 'School/Education Programs' topic. There, you also can sign up to receive news about other upcoming programs through our Monthly Lineup newsletter. Subscribe >>

PreK-12 Education Program Guide

Download your copy of our PreK-12 Education Program Guide. This handy tool includes everything you need to know about our field trips, school and outreach programs, galleries, and special exhibitions. Download now >>

Educator Activity of the Month

Each month, we explore an activity designed to stimulate students’ development and interest in STEAM topics. View activity >>