Public and Family Programs

Dive deeper into the Indiana State Museum with fun and engaging programs for the whole family.

Find out about all of our upcoming programs and events in our Guide to What's Next! View guide >>

Family Discovery Days

Find out what you can see, make, and do at the Indiana State Museum during Family Days. These days are filled with family-friendly activities, opportunities to meet experts in the field, and just have fun! Learn more >>

Public Events

Discover a new interest, chat up an expert or just enjoy an afternoon at an Indiana State Museum public event. Learn more >>


Festivals are some of our largest events of the year. You're sure to meet an expert, discover something unexpected and experience a whole new type of fun. Learn more >>

Family Night Out

Bring the family to an evening at the Indiana State Museum that everyone will enjoy! Learn more >>

Daily Engagement

The museum comes alive every day through hands-on activities, engaging demonstrations, gallery theater, Make & Takes, and much more.

Daily Experiences
Dive in and discover more about the world around you. These 15-minute experiences will immerse you in a scientific experiment, an art project, an animal encounter and more. Learn more >>

Canal Nights

Join us on the canal or cool off inside our Great Hall space select Wednesdays in June and July for Canal Nights! Each night is a different theme with fun and exciting games, activities, projects and experiments. Learn more >>


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Browse our calendar to discover all programs, events and special activities throughout the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. Browse calendar >>