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Join the State Museum for School’s Out! Labor Day


Contact: Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,

INDIANAPOLIS — Looking for something to do while the kids are out of school this Labor Day? Join the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites for School’s Out! Labor Day and enjoy a day of art activities, performances and special tours focused on Indiana industry. 

“On Labor Day, the Indiana State Museum will be filled with fun hands-on activities like making a Labor Day themed puppet, meeting Sullivan the Irish canal worker and discovering what it’s like to work in a limestone quarry,” said Emily Coleman, gallery programming specialist for the museum. “It’s a great opportunity to spend a day off enjoying some time with the family, while learning about Indiana’s labor history!”


Labor Day programming


Monday, Sept. 4

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
650 W. Washington St. in downtown Indianapolis

Activities included with museum admission

Art Cart Coloring Sheets: all day

Labor Day Puppet activity: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Irish Canal Worker performance: 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Visit a Limestone Quarry: Noon, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

For more information on Labor Day programming, please call 317.232.1637 or visit

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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage.  


Posted by Megan Simpson at 6:00 AM