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ONE MEMBERSHIP. TWELVE LOCATIONS.

An Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites membership provides you a full year of unlimited free admission to the Indiana State Museum and 11 historic sites across the state. Members also enjoy IMAX® vouchers, gift shop and restaurant discounts and free admission to other museums and science centers around the world. See below for details on our membership levels, and join today!

Individual Membership — $75

  • Membership for one (1) named adult and one (1) guest
  • Free admission to 300+ museums and science centers worldwide through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program*
  • Two (2) Indy IMAX® vouchers and discounts on tickets and concessions
  • 10% discount at museum and historic site gift shops
  • 10% discount at the Indianapolis Farmers Market Café
  • Exclusive invitations to members-only events
  • Monthly member e-newsletters
  • Three (3) free parking passes to Indy’s White River State Park parking garage to be used during a visit to the museum — additional discounted parking vouchers available
Individual Membership

Family Membership — $100

  • Membership for two (2) named adults
  • Free admission for all children in household and grandchildren, ages 21 and younger
  • Free admission to 300+ museums and science centers worldwide through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program*
  • Two (2) Indy IMAX® vouchers and discounts on tickets and concessions
  • 10% discount at museum and historic site gift shops
  • 10% discount at the Indianapolis Farmers Market Café
  • Exclusive invitations to members-only events
  • Monthly member e-newsletters
  • Three (3) free parking passes to Indy’s White River State Park parking garage to be used during a visit to the museum — additional discounted parking vouchers available
Family Membership

Family Plus Membership — $140

  • Membership for two (2) named adults
  • Free admission for two additional guests and all children in household and grandchildren under 21
  • Add a designated caregiver to your membership at no charge
  • Free admission to 300+ museums and science centers worldwide through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program*
  • Free admission to 800+ North America Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association sites**
  • Four IMAX® vouchers and discounts on tickets and concessions
  • 10% discount at museum and historic site gift shops
  • 10% discount at the Indianapolis Farmers Market Café
  • Exclusive invitations to members-only events
  • Monthly member e-newsletters
  • Free parking at the White River State Park parking garage to be used during a visit to the museum
Family + Membership

Donor Membership

Enjoy all the benefits of a Family Plus membership while making a tax-deductible gift supporting dynamic visitor experiences and education programs statewide. Your generosity ensures that the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites remains a place for lifelong learning and new discoveries.

Donor Membership
*Please note that reciprocal benefits do not extend to science centers and museums located within a 90-mile radius of the Indiana State Museum or within a 90-mile radius of your residence. We recommend you contact the organization before you visit to confirm what reciprocal benefits you will receive.
**Please note that reciprocal benefits do not extend to NARM-affiliated organizations within 15 miles of the Indiana State Museum. We recommend you contact the organization before you visit to confirm what reciprocal benefits you will receive.

Explore Museums and Science Centers Across the Country

Planning a trip? Don’t forget, your membership includes FREE admission to other museums and science centers across the country. Whether you’re traveling north, south, east or west, make sure your Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites membership is part of your next adventure!

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The Field Museum

The Field Museum of Natural History, also known as The Field Museum, is a natural history museum in Chicago, Illinois, and is one of the largest such museums in the world.

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Discovery Place

Discovery Place Science is a science and technology museum for visitors of all ages located in the Uptown area of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Orlando Science Cnte

The Orlando Science Center provides experience-based opportunities for learning about science and technology and to promote public understanding of science.

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Exploratorium

The Exploratorium is a museum of science, technology, and arts in San Francisco. Its mission is to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide.

Member Events

Historic Sites MEMBERS-ONLY TOURS

As a member of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, you have access to a wealth of perks across the state. These perks include free access to our state historic sites, each offering a unique and engaging experience. Take a custom guided tour through our historic sites. Each tour is lead by expert staff who will teach you the history of the historic site, answer your questions and show you a space that is normally not accessible to the public. Read through tour details below to see which historic site you’d like to travel to. These intimate tours are limited to 10 visitors each so be sure to make your reservations soon!

To reserve your spot for any of the tours below, please call 317.232.1637.

Angel Mounds

Angel Mounds

August 14, September 11 and October 9
10 a.m.

Explore the village site and Works Progress Administration (WPA) camp to learn about the history of Angel Mounds, and discover the science and history behind the archaeological efforts that have taken place at the site.

Corydon Capitol

September 2 and October 7
10 a.m.

Get a sneak peek of artifacts not regularly on display to the public during your guided tour of the Federal-style limestone Capitol building at Indiana’s first state capital.

Corydon Capitol Building
Culbertson Mansion

Culbertson Mansion

September 2 and October 7
2 p.m.

Discover art, carved seashells, photographs and more while exploring some of the unique items within Culbertson Mansion during this guided “Eye for Detail” tour.

Gene Stratton-Porter

September 4 (sold out) and October 2
10 a.m.

Discover – or rediscover – the home on Sylvan Lake that inspired works of Hoosier author, naturalist and photographer Gene Stratton-Porter. Led by the site’s naturalist, take a stroll through the gardens that Gene designed herself and explore her cabin in Wildflower Woods.

Wisteria Arbor at GSP
Front Steps of Lanier Mansion

Lanier Mansion

September 30 and October 22
10 a.m.

Explore the sprawling Greek Revival mansion and beautiful gardens on the banks of the Ohio River, plus learn the story of James F.D. Lanier – the businessman who helped Indiana remain in the Union during the Civil War.

Levi and Catharine Coffin

August 9 and September 20 (sold out)
1:30 p.m.

Experience the home where 1,000+ freedom seekers found safety during their Underground Railroad journey, and learn the story of Levi and Catharine Coffin, the Quaker couple who used their home and business to provide shelter to freedom seekers on their dangerous journey north.

Live Coffin House
Directional Signage at Limberlost

Limberlost

August 21, September 18 and October 16 (sold out)
10 a.m.

Take a guided tour of the home that Hoosier author, naturalist and photographer Gene Stratton-Porter designed herself, and walk through the swamplands that inspired Gene to capture, protect and conserve the beauty of the wilds of Indiana.

T.C. Steele

September 17 (sold out)
10:15 a.m.

Experience the Brown County home that inspired Hoosier painter T.C. Steele’s plein air paintings. Step into the painter’s large studio to discover his original works, and explore the gardens that his wife, Selma, nurtured and tended while living at the House of the Singing Winds.

T.C. Steele Large Studio
French House at Vincennes

Vincennes

August 13, September 10 and October 8
2 p.m.

Tour the original Territorial Capitol building and see replica buildings of the first school of higher learning and the territory’s first print shop while learning about Indiana’s territorial history during a trip to the Indiana’s oldest city.

Whitewater Canal

August 20
10 a.m.

Discover Indiana’s early transportation history during a visit to the transformed Metamora Grist Mill. Explore mill mechanics, learn more about the grist mill’s history and find out how Hoosiers traveled from here to there in the brand-new transportation discovery space.

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MEMBER SERVICES FORM

Use this form to update your membership information, request a replacement card, or send us a message. We look forward to hearing from you!

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GIFT A MEMBERSHIP

Love being a member so much you want to purchase a membership for someone else? That’s great news! Gift memberships can be purchased online. When purchasing the membership, be sure to enter the recipient of the gift in the recipient information box, then use your own information in the billing section. Be sure to answer the question indicating if you’d like the membership cards shipped to the recipient or to you.

Gift Membership

 

MAKE A DONATION

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites relies on the support of passionate individuals like you to develop dynamic and hands-on immersive experiences that engage visitors across the 12-site museum system. Learn about additional donation opportunities and how you can help increase your impact.

Donation Opportunities

 

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Our experiences are full of shareable stories and Instagramable moments. We’d love to see the unique ways you use your membership. Submit your favorite stories and photos and we just might share them to inspire others!