Pinewood Derby

This program has been canceled due to COVID-19.

We appreciate your understanding while we work through these complicated times, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact Visitor Services at 317-232-1637 with any questions.



to the second-greatest spectacle in racing!


You’re invited to race your derby car on our two-story, 125-foot track and see if you can come in first at the finish line.

Indiana’s second greatest spectacle in racing. The Pinewood Derby track will be rigged and ready for action as cars zip down the 125 feet of track headed for the finish line.  Alumni derby racers can brush the dust off their own pinewood cars and new racers can fine tune their car creations or borrow one from the museum's line-up.  Launch your car from the second story start line and experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in the quest to find car perfection. Racing is open to the public and is included in museum admission. 

Scouts and their families will receive a special museum admission of $7 per person during these special days.

Open Track: Tuesday, April 7 - Friday, April 10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Race and test your car's performance!

Official Race Day:
 Saturday, April 11. Enter to race (by noon). View Race Day rules here>>

Best in Show competition:
Saturday, April 11. Enter your Pinewood Derby® car (by 2 p.m.) for a chance to take home a ribbon or trophy. Cars will be awarded based on their visual design. View "Best in Show" competition rules here>>

Included with museum admission. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>
Scouts and their families have a special $7 ticket

This program is in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council. 

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