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Category: Public and Family Programs

GeoFest gem, fossil and mineral show returns to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 11, 2020) – Rock, mineral and fossil lovers are invited to GeoFest at the Indiana State Museum on Feb. 21-23.  This annual gem, fossil and mineral show will feature 22 vendors from all over the country, including bead and jewelry-makers, as well as vendors selling gems and fossils. Community partners will also be on site with hands-on activities for visitors to enjoy.  For photos of past GeoFests, go here:  WHAT: ... Read More
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Celebrate creativity during CREATE! at the Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 15, 2019) – Visitors to the Indiana State Museum can celebrate all things creativity during the museum’s second annual CREATE! event on Jan. 25 For photos of last year’s CREATE! go here: WHAT: Imagination and artistry are front and center at this celebration featuring fun for the whole family. Attendees will experience art, film, music and more through artistic displays, musical performances and a chance to invent... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at 1/15/20

Free admission offered at Indiana State Museum on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 6, 2020) – The Indiana State Museum will offer free admission and special activities from museum staff and community partners throughout the museum on Jan. 20 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  There will also be free admission offered at all of the museum system’s currently-open historic sites around the state: Angel Mounds (Evansville), Corydon Capitol (Corydon), Culbertson Mansion (New Albany), Levi and Catharine Coffin (Fountain City),... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at 1/6/20

Family New Year's Eve to ring in 2020 at Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 19, 2019) – On Dec. 31, even the littlest family members can ring in 2020 at Family New Year’s Eve at the Indiana State Museum – a family-friendly event featuring a balloon drop at 8 p.m. in the museum’s Great Hall.  To cover the event, please contact Hannah Kiefer at or (317) 234-8146. For photos of past events, go here:   WHAT: This New Year’s Eve celebration will... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at 12/19/19