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 these opportunities below or download our Indiana State Museum Educator Guide.

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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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School Programs

EXPLORE

Explore programs happen at the museum or in your classroom. 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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Education Resources

DISCOVER

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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SHARE

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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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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HOMESCHOOL Programs

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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Historic Sites Map

PLAN YOUR VISIT TO THE STATE HISTORIC SITES

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is 12-location museum system. The museum is centrally located in Indianapolis and the 11 historic sites are scattered across the state. Each location has a unique story to tell and offers programs that satisfy many of the Indiana Academic Standards. Click the name of the location below to learn more about their PreK-12 educational offerings.

Children on the Canal

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

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