Apr 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

indiana-state-museum Indiana State Museum

Pinewood Derby®

Indiana’s second greatest spectacle in racing is the Pinewood Derby, and the track will be rigged and ready for action as cars zip down 125 feet toward 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.

Price: Included with museum admission; $7 per person for scouts and their families

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Open Track 

Bring your car (or use one of ours) any day of the week to race it on the two-story track.

See how fast your car can go

Race and test your car’s performance! Test your engineering skills in stress tests, design your race team logo, and the main event – speed your car down the two story track with fellow racing fans. Stick around to get a photo at our own Victory Lane with your pit crew!

"Best in Show" competition

Find out all you need to know about taking part in the “Best in Show” competition – see rules and entry information here. View last year’s winners below.

  • Most Creative Youth Winner

    Frankie Buchanan

  • Most Creative Youth Honorable Mention

    Elijah Simon

  • STEM Youth Winner

    Sawyer Scheid

  • STEM Youth Honorable Mention

    Maddy Wrightsman

  • Scouts Youth Winner

    Donald Buchanan

  • Scouts Youth Honorable Mention

    Brooke Wrightsman

  • Most Creative Adult Winner

    Paul McCain

  • Most Creative Adult Honorable Mention

    Donna Carey

  • ISM Adult Winner

    Doug Poad

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