Mar 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

indiana-state-museum Indiana State Museum

Pinewood Derby®

You’re invited to celebrate the tradition of Pinewood Derby in a whole new way! Bring your car (or use one of ours) any day of the week, and share your design with other racers as you race it down our two-story track. You’ll receive a certificate with your official time to share with your pack. View our 2021 Best in Show winners below.

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


Open Track 

March 24-28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is no official race day for Scouts.

"Best in Show" competition

Thank you to the contestants who submitted photos of their designs for this year’s virtual Best in Show contest. Winners are displayed 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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