Exhibits & Events

Lois Main Templeton: A Reinvented Life

March 10 – Aug. 5, 2018 

A retrospective of original paintings from the early 1980s to the present
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Pinewood Derby

Tuesday, April 3 - Saturday, April 7

Always a race fan favorite, Pinewood Derby® returns to the Indiana State Museum with its impressive two-story, 125-foot race track! 
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The Power of Poison 

Now through April 22, 2018

Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, The Power of Poison offers surprises at every turn for the entire family.
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100 Years Later: Indiana in the First World War

Now through Nov. 11, 2018

See cases of artifacts and displays of art throughout our public spaces and explore Indiana’s contributions to the war effort. Along with the personal and political sacrifices Hoosiers made, visitors will learn more about this challenging historical period and honor Indiana’s veterans.
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Level 1 and 2 Core Galleries

Featuring the natural history that made Indiana what it is today, the core galleries on level one feature artifacts and interactive experiences that allow visitors to connect with Indiana's geology, geography, paleontology and archaeology.
The second level of the museum is dedicated primarily to the cultural history of Indiana. From Abraham Lincoln to RCA televisions, Stutz automobiles to Civil War artifacts, this is the place to explore the cultural history of Hoosiers.

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Peewinkle's Puppet Studio

In partnership with the Indiana State Museum, Peewinkle's Puppet Studio is now offering performances in its new studio space on the second floor of the museum.
Find more information, upcoming shows and 2018 puppet camps here