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. Learn about our opportunities below or in our downloadable PreK-12 Education Program Guide.
Dive into a world of investigation and discovery during these 2-hour classes designed to stimulate a child’s interest in science, art, history and culture. Students ages 6 - 13 will enjoy these programs. Let your child learn in the museum for a day during this two-hour class exploring different topics in science, art, history and culture. Adults join their learners for an interactive family experience.
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and NEW! 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
First Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted)
$10/student, 25% discount for members
Admission is included for students but must be purchased by accompanying adults or additional children if visiting the museum after the program.
September 1, 2020
Explore what life was like in Ancient Greece and how it influenced the world around you. Try your hand at Greek pottery and build your own chariot.
October 6, 2020
Challenge your engineering skills as you create a device that lights up in the dark, and test your chemistry knowledge by making candy disappear right before your eyes in a spooky experience.
November 10, 2020
Did you know the Mayflower voyage was 66 days long? Bring your sea legs along as we learn about the pilgrims’ travels across the Atlantic Ocean and the science behind the sails that helped to get to Plymouth Rock.
December 1, 2020
Explore how artists use hundreds of dots and the illusion of form to create their masterpiece, then create your very own amazing work of art!
January 5, 2021
Learn all about the design process, then show off your new skills to build a house or figure out the fastest way to climb a beanstalk during our storybook engineering challenges.
February 2, 2021
Begin your training to become an astronaut by learning all about gravity and building a lunar module. Then, get ready to discover what it takes to fly to the moon.
March 2, 2021
Discover what archaeologists have worked to uncover in Indiana, and explore how these artifacts help us to know more about the daily lives of people who lived here long before us.
April 6, 2021
Engage in hands-on activities while learning about Ecology and why it’s important to take care of our Earth.
May 4, 2021
Get ready for outdoor adventures and exploring what art and nature have in common. Examine patterns and color while creating nature sculptures and more.
Homeschool co-ops and homeschool educators and students may schedule a field trip and school program of your choice at the Indiana State Museum. Groups of 10 or more qualify for the K-12 free field trip rate. Learn more >>
School programs are available to groups of 15 or more PreK through 12th grade students. Learn more >>
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