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Renew your membership.
Member events. 

Become a member and get free admission, special discounts, IMAX® movie vouchers, and lots more—including free admission to hundreds of other museums across North America and around the world!

All members enjoy:

  • Free unlimited admission to the Indiana State Museum
  • Free admission to all 11 State Historic Sites
  • Reciprocal benefits to more than 300 science centers through the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) travel Passport Program
  • Discounts on memberships to other local cultural institutions, including the IMA, the Indianapolis Zoo, and Conner Prairie
  • Free IMAX® vouchers and discounts on tickets
  • Parking passes for the White River State Park parking garage (Patron members get free parking!)
  • Exclusive invitations to special programs, members-only events and exhibition openings
  • 10% discount at the Indiana Store
  • 10% discount in the Farmers Market Café
  • Free subscriptions to Indiana State Museum publications

Membership Levels

special benefits within each level


  • Includes membership for 2 adults
  • Free admission for up to 2 additional guests
  • Free admission for all children and grandchildren under 21
  • Free parking at the White River State Park parking garage. Must be visiting the museum and must have exited the garage by 6 p.m. in order to receive the free parking benefit. *
  • 4 IMAX® vouchers
  • Free admission to over 800 North America Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association sites + over 300 ASTC sites = over 1,100 museums and science center admissions




*Enhanced parking benefits listed above apply starting Sept. 1, 2016, as members join or renew. To redeem the free parking at the White River State Park parking garage, please remember to bring your parking voucher with you when you visit the museum. Present your voucher at the ticket counter on Level 1 to exchange your voucher for a free parking pass. 

For a Limited Time: Lock In Your Membership Rate!

To celebrate our upcoming 150th anniversary in 2019, members have the opportunity to lock in their rate through 2019 when making a multi-year membership pledge. We are committed as ever to making your experience as an Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites member the best that it can be. To that end, we’ll be unveiling amazing new galleries and exhibitions throughout the years- and we want to make sure you can experience it all at one affordable rate. 

The membership rate lock is now available. To lock your membership rate through 2019, be sure to check the “Membership Rate Lock” on your new or renewal membership form. This offer is not available via online renewals. If you have questions about the membership rate lock please feel free to email 

Expectations Member Magazine - Digital Editions

Digital issues of our member magazine are available here.

Member Events

Member Night at Canal Nights 
Wed., June 28

Join us for free activities and family fun on Wednesday nights at the Indiana State Museum this summer. Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on the canal side of the museum for games, art, science and fun. Express your artistic side by painting on our community mural, exercise your competitive streak on game night or discover the science of bubbles through wacky water experiments. Each Wednesday offers a different kind of hands-on experience.

Wednesday, June 28, is Game Night and Member Night. Members will be able to enjoy all of the game-themed activities and more, including a behind-the-scenes museum tour and a meet and greet with new President & CEO Cathy Ferree.