School Programs

Explore Indiana with your students
The Indiana State Museum provides resources, both for the classroom and for museum visits, to enhance educators' curriculums. Whether it’s a school program, outreach program, learning resource trunk or professional development opportunity, we’re here to serve you. Learn about our opportunities below or in our downloadable PreK-12 Education Program Guide.

Visit the Museum

Field Trips

Explore our natural and cultural history galleries, from geological specimens to objects related to our 16th president. Discover historical figures in Indiana like Gene Stratton-Porter and Thomas Say. Experience hands-on learning in one of our programs or theater performances. With so many possibilities, no field trip to the museum is ever the same! Learn more >>

School Programs

During your field trip, schedule a themed school program tailored to your group's ages. We have a variety of options to choose from that will complement the learning in your classroom. Learn more >>

Festivals and Events

Enjoy hands-on activities, performances, games and giveaways that will appeal to a variety of your students’ interests while fulfilling select Indiana Academic Standards. Learn more >>

Outreach: Bring the Museum to You

Outreach Programs

Want to provide a museum experience for your students but can’t make it to Indianapolis? Let us bring our outreach programs directly to you. We have a variety of options to choose from to compliment your curriculum. Learn more >>

Outreach Performances

Engage in conversation with Abraham Lincoln or Thomas Say by participating in interactive live theater performances in your own classroom. Your students will find themselves in the thick of the action! Learn more >>

Educator Resources

Join one of our enrichment opportunities designed to help teachers bring their classrooms alive with content and activities to supplement curriculum. From exhibit previews to learning resource trunks, we offer a variety of programs to add to your knowledge and enhance your skills. Learn more >>

Download your copy of our PreK-12 Education Program Guide.
This handy tool includes everything you need to know about our field trips, school and outreach programs, galleries, and special exhibitions. Download now >>

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Sign up for our educator newsletter to stay informed of the latest learning opportunities, experiences, educational programs and events at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. In our subscription center, sign up for the 'School/Education Programs' topic. There, you also can sign up to receive news about other upcoming programs through our Monthly Lineup newsletter. Subscribe >>

Calendar

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