About the Exhibit

The United States is in the middle of a crisis that is impacting families and communities with Indiana at the epicenter: opioid use disorder.

At the Indiana State Museum, we invite our visitors to learn about this crisis and be a part of the solutions through our exhibit “FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis,” open Feb. 1, 2020 through Aug. 1, 2021. This exhibit works to reduce the stigma surrounding opioid use disorder and build empathy through art, personal stories and trustworthy information about the science behind the disorder. Students are affected by this crisis – and they can also be part of the solutions. Throughout the exhibit, they’ll explore interactives about brain chemistry, how cravings work and more. They can experience interactive artwork and see photos of recovery by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Bill Foley, taken specifically for this exhibit. Before leaving, students will have access to resources and learn what they can do to make a difference in their own communities.

There is hope within this crisis. Your students can be a part of it.


The FIX exhibit and related program experiences connect with the following Indiana Academic Standards but may connect with additional classroom curriculum.

English 6-12 – RN.4, RV.4, SL.3
Biomedical Sciences – Domain 1, Domain 2
Anatomy and Physiology – Core Standard 10
Physical Education High School – Stress
Health and Wellness – Grades 6-8 – Standard 1, 2, 3, 4, 8
Health and Wellness – Grades 9-12 – Standard 1, 2, 3, 4, 8



We invite teachers to visit this exhibit so you can share the information and resources with your students. As a reminder, all accredited K-12 educators receive free admission with their valid teacher ID.

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