The ABCs of Online, At-Home, and In-Classroom Learning

The Indiana State Museum provides resources for the classroom, for museum visits and virtual learning to enhance educators’ curriculums. Whether it’s a school program, outreach program, or professional development opportunity, we’re here to serve you. Learn about our opportunities below or in our downloadable PreK-12 Education Program Guide.

Education Resources


Discover programs offer you resources to supplement your classroom curriculum and e-learning, and to enhance a field trip with free, downloadable resources including exhibit and learning guides, historic site correlations, literature connections, community resources and website links.

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Connect programs allow you to explore any one of our 11 locations across the state in the comfort of your classroom or home with a free, 30-minute live virtual broadcast in place of a field trip.

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School Programs


Explore programs happen at the museum, in your classroom or virtually. They offer hands-on, exploratory and interactive programs on a variety of topics that provide students a fun way to learn about Indiana’s people, places and things through art, history and STEM connections.

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Share programs help you take your teaching to the next level with hands-on and interactive professional development workshops, either virtually or in-person, in small groups.

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Field Trips

From geological artifacts and historical objects to epic experiences and hands-on learning, our galleries, programs and theater performances come alive. With so many possibilities, no trip to the museum is ever the same!

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Assembly Shows

Participate in interactive assembly programs at the Indiana State Museum or at your school. Your students might even find themselves in the thick of the action!

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Festivals and Events

Enjoy hands-on activities, performances, games and giveaways that will appeal to a variety of your students’ interests, fulfill select Indiana academic standards, and get them excited about learning!

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The Indiana State Museum offers classes, events and group visits for homeschool families that integrate art, history and STEM through hands-on exploration, gallery tours, outdoor investigation and more.

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Out-of-School Time

Continue learning outside of the classroom. Bring your out-of-school group to the Indiana State Museum for special programs and reduced rates designed just for you.

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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, special exhibitions and more.

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Our Teachers Say It Best

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    “I wanted to send a thank you for a great visit to your STEAM Day. One of my kids said it was AMAZING! The DNA extraction activity was a BIG hit. We were also able to use their experience on the 3D drawing activity in class today. Between the hands-on activities, the STEAM activities, and the pendulum, I’m not sure what else we could have asked for in our day. SOOOO much great learning.”

    Maria Ging

    4th Grade Teacher at Fall Creek Elementary

School Programs & Events

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