Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum is the place to explore Indiana’s past, present and future — from mastodons and dire wolves to contemporary art by some of Indiana’s best artists.
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Indiana State Museum
650 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tuesday - Sunday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
*Please check our calendar for exceptions.
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is closed Mondays, with the exception of New Harmony State Historic Site. The Indiana State Museum will remain open on Mondays during fall break, spring break and the month of December.
The Indiana State Museum is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours may vary on holidays and days when downtown special events (such as parades or races) restrict traffic on streets near the museum.
ADULT - $14.95
SENIOR* - $13.95
CHILD* - $9.95
COLLEGE STUDENT - $12.95 (with valid ID from any Indiana college or university)
CHILDREN UNDER 3 - FREE
*Senior: Ages 60 and older, Child: Ages 3 through 17
Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket.
Access Pass admission is $2 (not available online) per family member per visit, for up to two adults and dependent youth living in the household.
Access Pass Application
AAA Hoosier Members
AAA Hoosier Members receive $1 off admission.
K-12 Indiana teachers receive free admission.
Free field trip pricing applies to all accredited Indiana K-12 schools who visit on a pre-scheduled, chaperoned visit, and to homeschool groups of 10 or more. Preschools, afterschool programs and summer day camps pay group admission. Click here for more information.
Receive $2 off the price of museum admission with the purchase of an IMAX ticket. Discount not available online.
Indiana State Employees
All Indiana state employees receive $10 off of NEW memberships.
Indianapolis Consortium of Arts Administrators
Staff from Indianapolis Consortium of Arts Administrators member institutions receive free admission.
To honor their service, active military receives free admission every day, and their immediate family members receive $2 off admission. Veterans receive free admission from Nov. 1 – 11. Additionally, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites are members of the Blue Star Museum program. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, active military and their immediate families receive free admission.
Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount
Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio ticket on the same day. Not available online.
Show Us Your Badge
Attendees of events at the Indiana Convention Center receive $2 off museum admission. Present your convention badge to the museum to receive the discount.
Museum members receive $1 off standard engagement shows and $2 off special engagement shows. Discount only available at the IMAX Box Office.
ADULT - $10
SENIOR - $8
CHILD - $7
Buy IMAX tickets online.
ADULT - $13
SENIOR - $13
CHILD - $11
ADULT - Ages 13 through 64
SENIOR - Ages 65 and older
CHILD - Ages 3 through 12
CHILDREN UNDER 3 - FREE
ADULT - $16
SENIOR - $16
CHILD - $12
Special engagement matinee shows will be the first showtime of the day.
IMAX Theater accepts cash, checks, VISA, Discover and MasterCard.
The Indiana State Museum is conveniently located in downtown Indianapolis. The Indiana Department of Transportation has current information on road conditions.
TRAVEL NOTICE: I-65 closures starting July 1
Please be advised that the Indiana Department of Transportation will close portions of I-65 in Indianapolis beginning July 1, 2018 for bridge preservation projects. The estimated date to reopen the interstate is August 5, 2018.
Please plan your travel to the Indiana State Museum accordingly. For official detour routes and more information, click here.
Parking is available in the attached White River State Park underground parking garage on Washington Street and in nearby garages, or in the White River State Park South Lot. For more information about other parking locations in the area, visit the Indianapolis Downtown parking site.
$5 per car (with the purchase of a ticket to the Indiana State Museum)
$5 per car (with a $10 purchase from the Indiana Store)
Free (with the purchase of an IMAX® ticket)
$5 per car (with a $10 purchase from the cafe)
These rates apply to most special event days, including Colts games.
IndyGo operates six bus routes that directly serve White River State Park and Military Park.
Gather your group to explore the Hoosier state at the Indiana State Museum! Group visits are typically self-guided and last two to three hours. If you prefer a guided experience, book one of our docent-led tours.
The Indiana State Museum provides reasonable modifications to ensure it does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services or activities.
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