School Festivals and Events

Enjoy hands-on activities, performances, games and more that will appeal to a variety of your students’ interests while fulfilling select Indiana Academic Standards. Learn more about our school resources in our downloadable PreK-12 Education Program Guide.

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Steam Days

Many thanks to the nearly 4,000 people who engaged with us recently to celebrate science, technology, engineering, art and math virtually this year during STEAM Days. You can still enjoy prerecorded videos and resources from the Indiana State Museum and our community partners that demonstrate a variety of STEAM topics.

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ANNUAL Pinewood Derby®

March 24-28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

On your mark, get set…for the second greatest spectacle in racing! The Indiana State Museum and Crossroads of America Council BSA invite you to build and race Pinewood Derby cars down the two-story, 125-foot race track and watch them speed across the finish line!

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Pinewood Derby


Celebration on April 23, 2021
Deadline for application is April 12, 2021
Geared towards students in kindergarten through grade 12

We’re going virtual! The Eco-Science Challenge encourages innovative Hoosier students to work towards finding solutions to current eco-science issues. Both small and big initiatives are welcome as we work together to positively impact our communities and beyond.

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May 15, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join TechPoint Foundation for Youth, Indiana University School of Education, and the Indiana State Museum for a hands-on, experiential opportunity designed to engage and inspire Indiana’s designers, builders, coders, makers and tinkerers of all ages. Explore student solutions for completing a common household task using a chain-reaction machine. This event is included with purchase of museum admission.

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