It's a new year. Time to try new things!

New events and programs happening now through April.

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See original paintings and new works of art in Inspired by the Dunes: Paintings by Frank V. Dudley and explore a collection of vintage cars and fashions displayed alongside them in Vintage Vision: Cars of the 1920s.

 

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A fun way to learn and play

Register for early childhood programs happening through May 2023 and visit the Indiana State Museum to celebrate Literacy Day on March 4.

 

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Hands-on learning

Rockhound and fossil enthusiasts can join us for the 20th annual GeoFest and derby racers can test their cars on our 125-foot track during Pinewood Derby®. Bring your BSA or Girl Scout to collect their badges during Badge Days and sign your camper up for our spring and summer camps happening at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites.

 

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Adults can have fun too

Leave the kids at home and join us for a cocktail at Quirky Queries: The Things We Do for Beauty.

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Our 11 State Historic Sites have engaging programs happening all season. Take a Utopian painting class in New Harmony,  learn how to tap your own maple syrup at Angel Mounds, explore the architecture of the Limberlost Cabin, learn tips from Master Gardeners in Corydon, how Fountain City got its name and so much more. Just want to pop by for a tour? Visit on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 20, for free!

 

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One membership. 12 Locations.

Enjoy a full year of unlimited free admission to the Indiana State Museum and 11 historic sites across the state. Members also enjoy IMAX® vouchers, discounts, early access to camp registration and exclusive invites to members only events like Marvel at Mastodons.

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Annual Sponsors

Arthur Jordan Foundation   •   Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation   •   Indy Arts Council   •   City of Indianapolis •   Ayres Foundation   •   Barnes and Thornburg LLP   •   Citizens Energy Group   •   Corteva   •   F.A. Wilhelm Construction   •   GEICO Philanthropic Foundation   •   Institute of Museum and Library Services   •   Indiana Humanities   •   Lacy Foundation   •   Lilly Endowment Inc.   •   National Endowment for the Humanities   •   Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation   •   OneAmerica   •   Old National Bank   •   OrthoIndy Foundation   •   PNC Foundation   •   Subaru   •   RATIO Design   •   Efroymson Family Fund   •   Ball Brothers Foundation   •   Indiana Academy of Science   •   Christel DeHaan Family Foundation   •   Major Taylor Cycling Wear   •   Indy Cycle Specialist   •   Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana   •   Wayne County Foundation   •   Bennett & Bennett Insurance   •   Community Foundation of Noble County   •   Adams County Community Foundation   •   Vincennes Knox County Visitors and Tourism Bureau   •   Franklin County Community Foundation   •   Harrison County Community Foundation