Upcoming Experiences

Discover the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light of a microscope in this 20-image display. The world's best photo-micrographers have captured dynamic images that showcase a wide variety of advanced scientific disciplines. November 19, 2018 – March 15, 2019. Learn more >>

Experience the joy of the holidays at the Indiana State Museum. From the sounds of local choirs to visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus, Celebration Crossing is a holiday tradition your family won’t want to miss. Ride the Santa Claus Express train, enjoy a delicious and nostalgic lunch in the L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ and more. November 23, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019. Learn more >>

Kids Curate

What would a museum look like if kids planned the exhibits? Find out in this special experience featuring projects curated by real 10- to 12-year-olds from Indianapolis Public Schools’ Center for Inquiry #2. See exhibits on unusual Indiana, Hoosier legends, bees and pollinators, and more. Featuring tons of interactives and hands-on activities – plus objects pulled from the museum’s collection – all ages will enjoy this unique experience. March 2 – June 23

The Color of Style

Who we are shapes how we dress – and the colors we choose to wear. In this new experience, learn how perceptions of color have changed over time and see incredible outfits from the museum’s collection. Discover which color best defines you, let your creativity shine in the Style Studio, and find your perfect Instagrammable moment in this experience that’s all about playing with color and style. March 16 – July 28