Family Programs

Family Programs

Small Wonders

Small Wonders invites parents, grandparents and caregivers to bring their 3- to 5-year-olds to learn, play and discover in the museum. Our monthly program will build your child’s sense of wonder and playfulness as they engage in storytelling, hands-on activities, music, movement, art and gallery exploration. This class is for 3- to 5-year-olds and an adult.
Ages:  3 - 5 years old and adults
Cost:  $9/members; $12/non-members. Call us at 317.232.1637 to reserve your spot!
Dates: 

  • Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

Young Explorers

Be a big kid and join us for these 90-minute drop-off classes that encourage creativity, exploration, and independence in an environment that fosters curiosity and imagination. 
Ages:  4 - 6 years old
Cost:  $10/members; $13/non-members. Call us at 317.232.1637 to reserve your spot!
Dates:

  • Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Bees & Bugs
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Sensing the World Around Me


Canal Nights

Canal Nights at the Indiana State Museum are nights of free, family-friendly fun along the canal just outside the museum entrance from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy games, engineering activities, science challenges and more. 

Please join us for the final Canal Night of the summer!

Wednesday, July 25: Jump, Skip and Play 
Explore fun ways to get moving with games, activities and challenges. 

Canal nights are free and open to the public, though museum galleries remain closed. All activities take place outside on the canal side of the museum. In case of rain, the event will relocate inside to the Gov. Frank & Judy O'Bannon Great Hall. Parking is available in the White River State Park underground garage, and visitors will receive $5 parking with validation.