Indiana State Museum

650 W. Washington St.

Our world-class institution features unique exhibits and hands-on experiences that showcase the stories, events and characters that have helped shape Indiana’s history. Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum brings the best of the museum world to Indiana.

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Upcoming Events

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July

202408junAll Day31octGood Night Forest(All Day)(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryMuseum/Zoo Event

202424jul10:00 am11:00 amToddler Time: Wonderful Water10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryMuseum/Zoo Event,Toddlers

202424jul6:00 pm8:00 pmCanal Nights – Back to School Blowout6:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryFree,Museum/Zoo EventFilterFree

202425jul10:00 am11:00 amToddler Time: Wonderful Water10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryMuseum/Zoo Event,Toddlers

202427jul9:00 am10:00 amToddler Time: Wonderful Water9:00 am - 10:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryMuseum/Zoo Event,Toddlers

August

202408junAll Day31octGood Night Forest(All Day)(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryMuseum/Zoo Event

202406aug10:00 am11:00 amSmall Wonders: Colors of the Seasons10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202407aug10:00 am11:00 amSmall Wonders: Colors of the Seasons10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202410aug10:00 am11:00 amSmall Wonders: Colors of the Seasons10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202410aug1:00 pm2:30 pmYoung Explorers: Art In Nature1:00 pm - 2:30 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202410aug1:00 pm3:00 pmFilm Screening: A Conversation with Jake Webster (Art & Artist)1:00 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryFreeFilterFree

202417aug10:00 am11:00 amFirefly Forest Adventure10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202418aug3:00 pm5:00 pmSensory Friendly Afternoon3:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategorySensory Friendly

202421aug10:00 pm1:00 pmHomeschool Discovery Day10:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202423aug9:00 am10:00 amGood Night Forest Early Morning Play Group (ages 6 and younger)9:00 am - 10:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryPreschoolers

202428aug10:00 am11:00 amToddler Time (18-36 months)10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202429aug10:00 am11:00 amToddler Time (18-36 months)10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202431aug9:00 am10:00 amToddler Time (18-36 months)9:00 am - 10:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202431aug9:00 am10:00 amToddler Time: Plants and Seeds9:00 am - 10:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202431aug10:30 am12:30 pmStay and Play (18 months-6 years old)10:30 am - 12:30 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryPreschoolers,Toddlers

September

202408junAll Day31octGood Night Forest(All Day)(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryMuseum/Zoo Event

202403sep10:00 am11:00 amSmall Wonders: Exploring Indiana Caves10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202404sep10:00 am11:00 amSmall Wonders: Exploring Indiana Caves10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202407sep1:00 pm2:30 pmBuggin’ Out1:00 pm - 2:30 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202409sep10:00 am1:30 pmHomeschool 2-hour Program: Action Art10:00 am - 1:30 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryHomeschool Event

202409sep1:30 pm3:30 pmHomeschool 2-hour Program: Action Art1:30 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryHomeschool Event

202410sep10:00 am12:00 pmHomeschool 2-hour Program: Action Art10:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202410sep1:30 pm3:30 pmHomeschool 2-hour Program: Action Art1:30 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202413sep6:00 pm8:00 pmFirefly’s Family Camp-In (ages 8 and younger)6:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202416sep11:00 am1:00 pmHomeschool Teen Programs: Art Movements11:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202419sep10:00 am11:00 amFirefly Forest Adventure10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202420sep9:00 am10:00 amGood Night Forest Early Morning Play Group (ages 6 and younger)9:00 am - 10:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryPreschoolers

202425sep10:00 am11:00 amForest Animals10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202426sep10:00 am11:00 amForest Animals10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202428sep10:30 am12:30 pmStay and Play (18 months-6 years old)10:30 am - 12:30 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryPreschoolers,Toddlers

October

202408junAll Day31octGood Night Forest(All Day)(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryMuseum/Zoo Event

202401oct10:00 am11:00 amSmall Wonders: Exploring Indiana Caves10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202401oct10:00 am11:00 amSmall Wonders: Harvest Time10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202402oct10:00 am11:00 amSmall Wonders: Harvest Time10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202405oct10:00 am11:00 amSmall Wonders: Harvest Time10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202405oct1:00 pm2:30 pmYoung Explorers: Pumpkin Patch Explorers1:00 pm - 2:30 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202407oct10:00 am12:00 pmHomeschool 2-hour Program: Good Night Forest Animals10:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202407oct1:30 pm3:30 pmHomeschool 2-hour Program: Good Night Forest Animals1:30 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202408oct10:00 am12:00 pmHomeschool 2-hour Program: Good Night Forest Animals10:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202416oct7:00 pm8:00 pmTwilight Tales: Strange Encounters (ages 6 )7:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryFall Fun,Museum/Zoo EventSeasonalHalloween

202418oct9:00 am10:00 amGood Night Forest Early Morning Play Group (ages 6 and younger)9:00 am - 10:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryPreschoolers

202418oct7:00 pm8:00 pmTwilight Tales: Strange Encounters (ages 6 )7:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryFall Fun,Museum/Zoo EventSeasonalHalloween

202421oct11:00 am1:00 pmHomeschool Teen Programs: Up, Up, and Away11:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202423oct7:00 pm8:00 pmTwilight Tales: Strange Encounters (ages 6 )7:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryFall Fun,Museum/Zoo EventSeasonalHalloween

202425oct7:00 pm8:00 pmTwilight Tales: Strange Encounters (ages 6 )7:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryFall Fun,Museum/Zoo EventSeasonalHalloween

202426oct10:00 am11:00 amToddler Time: A (Not So) Spooky Halloween10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202426oct10:30 am12:30 pmStay and Play (18 months-6 years old)10:30 am - 12:30 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryPreschoolers,Toddlers

202428oct10:00 am1:00 pmHomeschool Half Days: Game, Strategy, Play10:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

202430oct10:00 am11:00 amToddler Time: A (Not So) Spooky Halloween10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

202431oct10:00 am11:00 amToddler Time: A (Not So) Spooky Halloween10:00 am - 11:00 am(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryToddlers

November

202408junAll Day31octGood Night Forest(All Day)(GMT-04:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryMuseum/Zoo Event

202423nov10:30 am12:30 pmStay and Play (18 months-6 years old)10:30 am - 12:30 pm(GMT-05:00) Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.CategoryPreschoolers,Toddlers