The Indiana State Museum is Indiana’s museum for science, art, and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn, and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of a global society!
Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials, and sculpture. Visit the free 92 County Walk, a one-of-a-kind art experience that features Indiana’s 92 counties with original sculptures incorporated into the building’s facade, sidewalks, and stair railings.
Not every museum features mastodons, a 1927 Stutz-8 AA four-door sedan, a Foucault pendulum, and a 17-foot-tall steam clock, but those experiences are all part of the Indiana story and inside our museum.
With exhibits covering the Ice Age to the 21st century and beyond, the museum is an eclectic, exciting adventure into the past, present, and future of Indiana. With frequent rotations of artifacts from the collection and ever-changing special exhibits, the museum offers different experiences every time you visit.
ISM’s Celebration Crossing Exhibit
Witness Santa’s arrival by helicopter at noon. Once safely on the ground, he will greet the crowd and move to his home in Celebration Crossing.MORE INFO
Indiana State Museum: Design Zone Exhibition
What does it take to create a videogame, line up rhythms like the best DJs or design a roller coaster that produces the biggest thrills? Whether it is art, music or engineering, it takes math and science to meet these design challenges. In Design Zone you can go behind the scenes and see how videogameMORE INFO
Indiana State Museum: Indiana in 200 Objects: A Bicentennial Celebration
From the literal bedrock of Indiana to a pair of Chuck Taylor’s All-Stars that actually belonged to Chuck Taylor, Indiana in 200 Objects: A Bicentennial Celebration explores and celebrates the history, science and culture of the Hoosier state through 200 iconic and interesting objects.MORE INFO