Smithsonian Museum Day is an annual day of free admission at select museums across the country. This year, Museum Day will be celebrated on Saturday, September 18, 2021.
What is Smithsonian Museum Day?
For one day only, participating museums across the United States 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 ticket.
How do I get tickets?
Tickets are free and available online for download. Participants can download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 18, 2021, for two people. Additional guests are required to pay full admission (prices dependent on museum). Tickets can be printed or shown on a smartphone.
Which Indiana museums are participating in Smithsonian Museum Day?
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.
110 W. Washington St, 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.
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.
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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”.
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
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.
Other Museums Located In Indiana Participating in Smithsonian Museum Day:
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.”
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1532 S 3rd St, Terre Haute
CANDLES is an acronym for Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors. Through the lens of the Holocaust, visitors of all ages can learn about the consequences of choices, the importance of never giving up, the dangers of prejudice, and the need for genocide prevention today.
222 S Washington Street, Crawfordsville
Located in Indiana’s first Carnegie Library, the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County is an interdisciplinary museum of history, science and art.
411 S.E. Riverside Drive, Evansville
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.
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.
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
201 Chapin St., South Bend
The Studebaker National Museum honors and perpetuates the legacy of the rich industrial heritage of the South Bend area, through the display, conservation and preservation of Studebaker vehicles, archives and other objects. The Museum is intended to be a fitting memorial to men and women of our community whose vision, creativity and energy built the products that are today our industrial manufacturing heritage.
7408 Constitution Avenue, Cedar Lake
Unwind and discover The Museum at Lassen’s Resort, operated by the Cedar Lake Historical Association, on the shores of Cedar Lake, Indiana. The 1920’s come alive on the lake when you explore how Cedar Lake enriched a region and touched lives around the world in the brand new Story of Cedar Lake exhibit.