Upcoming Exhibitions

Coming soon to the Indiana State Museum

  • Symphony in Color
    April 1 - May 7, 2017

    Symphony in Color is an enrichment program of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association offering a unique blending of symphonic music and visual arts. Involving more than 30,000 Indiana school children each year, it culminates in a juried exhibition at the Hilbert Circle Theatre and Indiana State Museum.
  • Science at Play
    July 22, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018

    Chemistry sets and science toys contained much more than their parts. Savvy marketing slogans played to parents' hopes for the future success of their children and to the children's own desires for fun and excitement: "Developing Today's Young Scientist for Tomorrow's Future" and "Fun! Mystifying! Give a Magic Show!" Science at Play, the first major museum exhibition to explore the many facets of these miniature laboratories for children, draws from the Chemical Heritage Foundation's collection of more than 250 science kits and toys. 
    This exhibition is part of the Year of Science, presented by Lilly. 
  • The Power of Poison 
    Oct. 21, 2017 - Feb. 11, 2018

    Discover the toxic species that live in a remote Colombian forest, where poisons are just one of many tools in the struggle to survive. Learn about a variety of evolutionary strategies and see live animals up close. Find out which familiar tales of illness, enchantment or death by poison contain kernels of truth. Explore some of history’s most intriguing poisoning cases, many of which remain puzzling today. The Power of Poison is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org). 
    This exhibition is part of the Year of Science