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MEDIA ADVISORY: Family New Year’s Eve to ring in 2019 at Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 11, 2018) – On Dec. 31, even a family’s littlest ones can ring in the new year at Family New Year’s Eve at the Indiana State Museum – a family-friendly, alcohol-free event that will take over the whole museum. 

To cover the event, please contact Hannah Kiefer at or (317) 234-8146.

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WHAT: This New Year’s Eve celebration will feature face painting, dancing, music and more, all culminating with an epic balloon drop in the museum’s Great Hall at 8 p.m. This event is family-friendly and alcohol-free with activities for all ages, from toddlers through adults. The entire museum will be open throughout the event, including THE ART OF THE BRICK, Cardboard Engineering and Celebration Crossing experiences.

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m., Dec. 31; balloon drop at 8 p.m.

WHERE: Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis

PRICE: $10/members, $16/non-members; free for children younger than age 3. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling (317) 232-1637 or at the door.

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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. 

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