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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

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters Member Morning
Sat., March 11 

Saturday; members only morning with light breakfast snack 9 to 11 a.m.

We invite you to join us at the Indiana State Museum on Saturday, March 11, for an exclusive sneak peek of our new exhibition, Nature Unleashed. ISMHS members will have the opportunity to chat with the exhibition curator, enjoy a light breakfast snack and meet Fox59 Chief Meteorologist Brian Wilkes, along with other special activities from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. A valid membership card must be shown for entry. Register for this event online at

In order for us to continue to offer high-quality, low-cost events to our valued members, we ask you to consider a contribution to help offset the cost of this event. Contributions are not required, but are greatly appreciated.

The first $5 per person of your contribution is not tax-deductible, as that represents the value of the breakfast received. Any contribution above and beyond that amount will be considered a tax-deductible contribution to the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites.

The first 25 member families that register for this event will receive a complimentary 4-pack of tickets to Extreme Weather 3D showing at 11:15 a.m. at the IMAX® Theater in the Indiana State Museum on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Additional tickets will be available for purchase at the IMAX® box office at the member ticket rate. Members who receive the 4-pack of tickets will be contacted by the Indiana State Museum.