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2019 Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

Museum Day Live! – an annual day of free admission at select museums across the country – will be celebrated on Saturday, September 21, thanks to Smithsonian Magazine.

What is Museum Day Live? For one day only, participating museums across the United States – with a wide range of diverse exhibitions – will channel the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities (which offer free admission every day) and open their doors for FREE to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

How do I get tickets? Tickets are free and available online for download. Keep in mind that one ticket is good for one person + one guest and restrictions note one ticket is permitted per household. Additional guests are required to pay full admission (prices dependent on museum). Tickets can be printed or shown on a smartphone.


Which museums in Indiana are participating?

Indianapolis area

Conner Prairie

13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers

At Conner Prairie, visitors are inspired to ask questions about Indiana’s past and the world around you. Their unique setting offers generations of families a place to come together and connect with history, science, nature, art and most importantly, one another. Experience a variety of outdoor areas, indoor exhibits and acres of natural exploration. Learn about their new Treetop Outpost.

Conner Prairie
Conner Prairie

Indiana State Museum 

650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis

Take a journey through Indiana’s history, from the age of mastodons and mammoths to 21st-century science, art and culture. Families can enjoy hands-on science in our Naturalist’s Lab, wind their way through cave replicas in “Frozen Reign,” learn real stories about historic Hoosiers in our cultural galleries, and more.

Rhythm! Discovery Center

110 W. Washington St {below Panera Bread}, Indianapolis

The world’s foremost percussion museum providing innovative programs; interactive, standards-based educational exhibits; and artist performances. Walking through the visually captivating exhibit rooms and performance venue, guests are invited to fulfill their dreams of being a percussionist.

Rhythm! Discovery Center

Museum of Miniature Houses & Other Collections

111 East Main Street, Carmel

The Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel, Indiana is one of only five museums in the country devoted to the art of scale miniatures. Our permanent collection is housed in seven rooms and comprises 30 fully-furnished houses, 50 room settings and collections that range from dolls to slide rules to antique linens.

Indiana Historical Society

450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis

he Indiana Historical Society is one of the United States’ oldest and largest historical societies and describes itself as “Indiana’s Storyteller”.

NCAA Hall of Champions

700 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis

The NCAA Hall of Champions boasts two-levels of interactive exhibits to engage visitors and create a true-to-life understanding of what it takes to make the grade. Arena, on the first level, has all 24 NCAA sports represented and includes a novice to historian trivia challenge, current team rankings, video highlights, and artifacts donated from colleges around the nation

Eiteljorg Museum

500 W Washington St, Indianapolis

Explore the art, history and cultures of the West and Native America at the Eiteljorg Museum. Celebrating 30 years of telling amazing stories, the Eiteljorg Museum contains some of the most renowned collections of Native American and Western art and objects in the world, and offers can’t-miss special exhibitions and dynamic programming for guests of all ages.

Eiteljorg Museum

Other Museums Located In Indiana


Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

1600 Wayne Street, Auburn

The Museum inhabits the former Auburn Automobile Company’s international headquarters building, a place where history was made over 75 years ago. MSNBC News named the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum one of the “Top Ten Gearhead Destinations in the United States.”

Brauer Museum of Art

1709 Chapel Dr., Valparaiso

Museum of American art and internationally religious art, with a permanent collection of approx. 3700 pieces.

The History Museum

808 West Washington, South Bend

The History Museum is the site of the Oliver Mansion, a 38-room historic house that was once home to the J.D. Oliver family. All furnishings are original to the home, providing an excellent glimpse of how the family lived.

Lake of Red Cedars Museum

7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake

The Lake of the Red Cedars Museum features settings and special exhibits highlighting the history of Cedar Lake. The museum maintains a 1920’s flavor in keeping with Cedar Lake’s tradition as a resort destination for Chicago’s high society during the Prohibition era.

Porter County Museum

153 Franklin Street, Valparaiso

The Porter County Museum–also known as the PoCo Muse–is a small, yet dynamic institution that aims to share the stories of Porter County and its people.

University of Notre Dame Museum of Biodiversity

157 Jordan Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 

The Museum of Biodiversity showcases the Department of Biological Sciences’ extensive collections of amphibians, fish, birds, mammals, insects, parasites, and fossils that have been collected over the last 150 years. As part of the museum, the herbarium preserves the fragile and delicate collection of dried and pressed plants of the Greene-Nieuwland Herbarium.

Montgomery County Historical Society at Lane Place

212 S. Water St, Crawfordsville

The Montgomery County Historical Society is housed in Lane Place, the home of Senator Henry S. Lane and his wife, Joanna. They built the home in 1845 and 95 percent of the artifacts in the home belonged to the Lanes

General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

200 Wallace Ave., Crawfordsville

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum celebrates the life and legacy of Civil War General Lew Wallace, author of best-selling religious novel Ben-Hur, territorial governor of New Mexico, and US Minister to the Ottoman Empire.

Howard County Museum, Seiberling Mansion

1200 West Sycamore, Kokomo

A beautiful collection celebrating historic Howard County of Indiana. Housed inside the Seiberling Mansion which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the US Department Of The Interior in 1972.

National Model Aviation Museum

5151 E. Memorial Drive, Muncie

The museum and library is dedicated to collecting and preserving significant pieces of model aviation history.


National Model Aviation Museum



401 Arthur St, New Harmony

The stunning building, which serves as the Visitors Center for New Harmony, houses exhibits on the communal history of New Harmony, a large theater where an orientation film on the town is shown, and the Museum Shop.

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

411 S.E. Riverside Drive, Evansville

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science maintains a permanent collection of fine art, decorative arts, historic documents and photographs, anthropological and natural history artifacts, and features Southern Indiana transportation artifacts from the late-19th through the mid-20th centuries.


Life On The Ohio River History Museum

208 East Market Street, Vevay

The “Life on the Ohio” River History Museum features a rare and diverse collection depicting life and work along the Ohio River, from the earliest flatboats to the rise and fall of the steam packets and towboats.

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