Explore Our Out-of-School Time Programs
Continue learning outside of the classroom. Bring your out-of-school group to the Indiana State Museum for special programs and reduced rates designed just for you.
Located in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum features three levels of interactive galleries, special exhibits and hands-on activities.
- Admission rate of $6/student (ages 3-17)
- Two free staff members
- One free adult required per every 10 students
- Free for children younger than age 3
FAMILY NIGHTS AND EVENTS
Family engagement is important to creating a connection that extends learning beyond your program. We can help! If you have a family event and are looking for stations with hands-on activities for all ages, we’ve got you covered. We can help plan an event at your school for your families, either during the day or in the evening, depending on your needs.
We provide hands-on activity stations with all needed materials and an Indiana State Museum staff member for set up, 30 minutes of training for station volunteers, oversight and problem-solving during the event, and clean up afterwards. You will need to supply space, one table for each station with electrical outlet access if needed, and one volunteer per station.
Cost: $100 for the first activity station, and $75 per additional stations, up to 3 hours. All materials are included in the cost.
Some activity station options: Water Filtration; Light and Shadow; Fizzy Painting; Indiana Animal Tracks; Engineer an Artist’s Tool; Fossil Transportation Engineering Challenge; Lunar Landers and Mission Patch Design; Fuzzball Maze; and Wind Tunnel Testing.
Outreach Programs, K-8
Let us bring the Indiana State Museum to you! Perfect for out-of-school-time programs, afterschool programs, summer and school break camps, and library programs. We bring hands-on, inquiry-based learning to your location.
Students will use skills like collaboration, communication and critical thinking as they engage with hands-on activities designed to spark their interest in all things STEAM. Sessions can be designed to meet the needs and interests of your out-of-school time program.
Length: 60 min.
Maximum number of students: 25
Travel fees: 30-60 miles $20; 60-90 miles $40; 90+ miles $60
Shipping fees for kit materials for locations outside a 30-mile radius.
Youth will build their creativity, problem-solving and teamwork skills with design challenges. Can they engineer a solution to solve a problem?
Observation skills will be put to the test with these guided experiments.
Using a variety of art mediums and tools, youth will explore different styles and techniques as they create art that reflects themselves.
Do you have a unique idea or a special topic you want to explore? We can help! Let us create a program fit just for your program.
This is our typical outreach program at your site with a few new updates. Staff will bring individually packaged supply kits for each of your participants as part of the program. Museum educators will follow any COVID 19-related guidelines provided by your organization.
Jan 20 - May 12, 2024
Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks
Visitors young and old can create their own “towers of tomorrow”.Learn More
Dec 1 - Feb 15, 2024
Nikon's Small World
Celebrating photography through the microscope.Learn More
Nov 24 - Dec 31, 2023
Visitors experience the magic of the holidays during this all-ages celebration.Learn More
Open thru Oct 22, 2023
Hoosier Art Salon 99th Annual Exhibition
Annual competition displaying artwork from Hoosier artists.Learn More
Open thru Oct 29, 2023
Discover how the 19th-century Black community fought for full citizenship.Learn More
Open thru Oct 15, 2023
Vintage Vision: Cars of the 1920s
Indiana was once a mecca of automobile manufacturing and wow, we turned out some beauties.Learn More