Our Members Go Places

Go on a journey with us and make a statewide impact

ONE MEMBERSHIP. TWELVE LOCATIONS.

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is a statewide museum system with 12 locations, including a central museum based in Indianapolis and 11 historic sites that stretch from the shores of Sylvan Lake to the banks of the Ohio River. Each location offers you the opportunity to engage with the past and connect it to the present – carrying your newfound knowledge and experiences with you long after you leave!

Have you visited us recently? You can apply the cost of admission to the price of a new membership within seven days of your visit to any of our 12 locations. Call 317.232.1637 to learn more.

Individual Membership — $99

  • Membership for one (1) named adult + one (1) guest
  • Two (2) Indy IMAX® vouchers
  • Three (3) free parking passes to Indy’s White River State Park garage to be used during a visit to the museum
  • Free unlimited admission to Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites statewide
  • Instant access to your membership at moment of purchase via digital membership download
  • Indy IMAX® vouchers and discounts on tickets and concessions
  • 10% discount at gift shops
  • Monthly member e-newsletters
  • Exclusive invitations to members events
  • 25% discount on select programs and 10% discount on camps
  • 10% discount at the Indy’s Farmers Market Café
  • Free admission to 300+ museums and science centers worldwide through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program
Discounted parking vouchers available after free passes have been redeemed.
Individual Membership

Family Membership — $129

  • Membership for two (2) named adults
  • Free admission for all children in household and grandchildren, ages 21 and younger
  • Two (2) Indy IMAX® vouchers
  • Three (3) free parking passes to Indy’s White River State Park garage to be used during a visit to the museum
  • Free unlimited admission to Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites statewide
  • Instant access to your membership at moment of purchase via digital membership download
  • Indy IMAX® vouchers and discounts on tickets and concessions
  • 10% discount at gift shops
  • Monthly member e-newsletters
  • Exclusive invitations to members events
  • 25% discount on select programs and 10% discount on camps
  • 10% discount at the Indy’s Farmers Market Café
  • Free admission to 300+ museums and science centers worldwide through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program
Discounted parking vouchers available after free passes have been redeemed.
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Family Plus Membership — $179

  •  Membership for two (2) named adults
  • Free admission for two (2) guests
  • Free admission for all children in household and grandchildren, ages 21 and younger Option to add designated caregiver at no charge
  • Four (4) Indy IMAX® vouchers
  • Free parking at Indy’s White River State Park garage to be used during a visit to the museum
  • Free admission to 1,300+ arts, cultural and historical institutions through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association**
  • Free unlimited admission to Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites statewide
  • Instant access to your membership at moment of purchase via digital membership download
  • Indy IMAX® vouchers and discounts on tickets and concessions
  • 10% discount at gift shops
  • Monthly member e-newsletters
  • Exclusive invitations to members events
  • 25% discount on select programs and 10% discount on camps
  • 10% discount at the Indy’s Farmers Market Café
  • Free admission to 300+ museums and science centers worldwide through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program
Discounted parking vouchers available after free passes have been redeemed.
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Donor Membership

  • Membership for two (2) named adults
  • Free admission for two additional guests and all children in household and grandchildren, ages 21 and younger
  • 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 1,500+ North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association sites**
  • Free unlimited admission to Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites statewide
  • Instant access to your membership at moment of purchase via digital membership download
  • Indy IMAX® vouchers and discounts on tickets and concessions
  • 10% discount at gift shops
  • Monthly member e-newsletters
  • Exclusive invitations to members events
  • 25% discount on select programs and 10% discount on camps
  • 10% discount at the Indy’s Farmers Market Café

Enjoy all the benefits of a Family Plus membership listed above 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.

Discounted parking vouchers available after free passes have been redeemed.
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*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.

Good Night Forest Member Preview
June 8, 9-10 a.m.

Designed with the youngest visitors in mind, Good Night Forest encourages children to be brave and explore when the sun goes down … all from the safety of the Indiana State Museum. Inside this colorful, whimsical space, little ones can go on an adventure through nature to build confidence and cultivate their scientific curiosity as they learn about animals that come out at night. This interactive exhibit offers families a special place in a cozy early-childhood area filled with engaging sensory activities.

  • Digital Membership FAQ

    What are digital membership cards?
    Your ISMHS member verification now happens from your phone instead of a physical membership card. Using digital membership cards is more environmentally friendly as it cuts down on paper and plastic waste, and it means you never have to worry about forgetting your membership card at home. The digital membership also allows you to bypass the ticket counter. Show your digital membership to the attendant at the gallery entrance on Level One. After joining or renewing your ISMHS membership, you will receive an email within two weeks with a link to download your digital card.

    How will I use my digital membership card?
    Your digital membership card is unique to your membership and displays your name, membership level, expiration date and a unique barcode. Simply show your digital membership card to our staff at the Ticket Desk or Gift Shop to take advantage of your member benefits!

    How will my reciprocal benefits work when visiting other organizations?
    Digital membership cards display the reciprocal logo(s) and list participation in the reciprocal programs as a benefit of the membership level. Simply show your digital membership card at participating institutions to receive free or reduced admission. You can also find links to reciprocal lists in the eMembership Card app.

    How do I access IMAX or parking vouchers on the digital membership?
    Your vouchers are stored in the eMembership Card app under the “vouchers” button. To use your vouchers, just pull those up before you get to the ticket desk and let us know you’d like to use them on your visit. Existing valid paper vouchers will still be honored.

    I downloaded my card, but now I can’t find it. Where did it go?
    Simply search in your app library for “eMembership Card”. You can also add your card to your Apple or Google Wallet after downloading but will still need to use the eMembership Card app for your other membership benefits.

    There is an error on my membership card. How can I fix it?
    Our apologies. Just email us the correct information and we’ll get it updated.

    I renewed or made changes to my membership, but my membership card hasn’t been updated. How do I fix this?
    To get your new membership card, simply click “Find My Membership Cards” and complete that process again, including downloading your new membership cards.

    There is more than one adult named on my membership. How do they access their membership card?
    All adults named on the membership will be able to download a digital membership card following the same process. They will need your membership number or phone number to locate the membership card and will be required to show photo ID at check-in.

  • 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 memberships are valid immediately upon purchase.
    • Purchase a gift membership online by checking the gift box on the purchase page.
    • Provide your recipient’s email, and they will receive emails right away informing them of your gift and containing instructions for downloading eMembership cards.
    • If your gift is a surprise, provide YOUR email instead of the recipient’s. Electronic materials will be sent to you, for forwarding or printing out at your convenience.
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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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  • 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
  • Share Your Stories

    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!

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