School Break Camps

Member daily camp cost: $50  Non-Member daily camp cost: $55
Aftercare: $9 per day
Sibling discount: $5 discount when siblings attend the same day camp

Spring Break Camp: Member tickets | Non-member tickets
For students in kindergarten through grade 6.
To enroll in aftercare, please call us at 317.232.1637.
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Camp: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Camp dropoff is between 8 and 9 a.m. During this time, youth will engage in free choice time that could include crafts, reading or playing games while socializing with other campers.
Aftercare: 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline
Please register your child by 5 p.m. the day before camp start date.

Spring Break Camps

Play, make, create and discover with our fun-filled spring break day camps! Explore the Indiana State Museum galleries, get up close to specimens and artifacts, wander through our Watanabe Gardens and enjoy the canal view with integrated art, science and nature exploration. Partial scholarships are available to a limited number of eligible campers.

We offer Spring Break Camp scholarships for qualifying families. Click below to learn more.


Monday, March 23, 2020 | Twist, Turn, Lift!
Test your engineering skills as we explore how simple machines help build the world around us.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | Kitchen Chemistry
Investigate and experiment with things found in the kitchen as we learn more about chemistry.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | Spring into Art
Welcome Spring by using nature to create art. Campers will create flower sun catchers, make leaf prints, and more!

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | Planet Mars
Are you ready for your mission? Explore Mars and determine what it will take to survive on this red planet. Make a rover, test landing gear and design a new space suit.

Friday, March 27, 2020 | Secrets of the Museum
The Indiana State Museum has a lot of amazing items in its collection but not enough room to share it all! Join us as we learn about a few of the objects and the secrets they keep as we go behind the scenes.

Monday, March 30, 2020 | Gross me Out
*Belch* Excuse me! Our bodies can be gross! We’ll learn why snot is so important to keep germs out, how long our large intestine is, and even how gas can build until it must escape.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | Paper Creations
Fold, twist and roll paper to create masterpieces as we learn more about the art of origami and quilling. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | Small Science
Shrink down to the Nano level as we do some big experiments.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | Domino Effect
Do you have some zany ideas on ways to complete simple tasks? Join us as we use potential and kinetic energy and our imaginations to make a ball move or close a book.

Friday, April 3, 2020 | Botanical Safari
Nature is starting to bloom! Join us as we explore flowers, seeds and leaves by creating watercolor paint from flowers, dissect a plant and more.

Sign up for Spring Break Camp

 Member tickets

Non-member tickets


Summer Camps

Registration opens Jan. 1, 2020

This summer, sign up your child for a camp as unique as them at the Indiana State Museum. Your child can dive into the world of high-tech with STEM or coding camps, or explore their passions in baking or space camps. With 26 camps to choose from, there’s something for every interest – from preschoolers to eighth graders!

We offer the flexibility of one-day and full-week camps to fit your family’s busy schedule.

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Camp registration can be cancelled or rescheduled to an available camp up to two weeks before the start of camp. Camp registrations cancelled less than two weeks prior to the start of camp will not be refunded. Review our registration, cancelation and bad weather policies here.