School Festivals and Events

Enjoy hands-on activities, performances, community collaborations and more that will appeal to a variety of your students while fulfilling select Indiana Academic Standards. Most of these events are included in the price of admission. Learn more about our school resources in our downloadable PreK-12 Education Program Guide.


K-Grade 12
March 29-April 8 (The Indiana State Museum is closed April 3, 4 & 9)

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 racetrack and watch them speed across the finish line!

Pinewood Derby


K-Grade 12
April 21, 2023; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Deadline for application: April 14, 2023

Innovative Hoosier students are invited to get involved in becoming the solution to global climate issues. Students can submit science challenge projects on a range of topics including aquaculture, vermiculture, composting, social awareness, urban farming, alternative energy and recycling initiatives in their schools and communities. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the schools of the winning students to assist in continuing eco-science-related work.

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