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Indiana State Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Should study Indiana history before you go.

We enjoyed the exhibits which started with the early archeological formation of the land occupied... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bridgeton, New Jersey
Very interactive

Lots of hands on activities to keep the kids' interest while having enough interesting exhibits for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Connie K
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2725
+1 317-232-1637
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the natural history exhibits as they are very well done. This would be a great place to take children as lots of the sites are geared to them. We had a diverse group from all over the US and everyone learned something about Indiana....More

Thank Talbot75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the exhibits which started with the early archeological formation of the land occupied by Indiana and continued through the life today. The museum honors the modern State's sons and daughters. We expect Indiana residents are all familiar with them, but being New Jerseyans...More

Thank CyndyandByron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of hands on activities to keep the kids' interest while having enough interesting exhibits for the adults to learn too.Not the biggest museaum, you can easily cover it in an afternoon. Wheelchair access throughout

1  Thank Connie K
Reviewed 18 August 2018

What does Indiana have to offer? A lot judging by this museum. It is located downtown near Lucas Oil stadium and right on the central canal. This museum is 3 floors of interesting things about Indiana, from the many prehistoric creatures, the varied inventions, and...More

1  Thank TetonLover35
Reviewed 16 August 2018

From geology and paleontology of Indiana through fauna and flora and their changes with Native American and white settlement to the state's role in the wars and the history of the US to contemporary life and the native sons and daughters whose names may be...More

Thank K767SQmikek
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Stunning building in a beautiful area, there was so much to see and do here, we really enjoyed our visit. It was a Wednesday afternoon and very quiet so we were able to take our time and wander around. This is definitely a great place...More

1  Thank Anne B
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Attended a family wedding on saturday morning; the wedding started about 10:45am; lots of room to park in garage; got $5 parking voucher for all day which we needed; ceremony was on the 2nd floor balcony area; nice view and nice weather; it all worked...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum on a Thursday afternoon and practically had the place to ourselves. A couple of highlights that we really enjoyed were: 1. The virtual successfully pack your covered wagon for a 2 week journey to relocate your family exhibit 2 The interactive...More

1  Thank Mary Jo K
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Nice state museum, ground floor with natural history and geology exhibits and Indiana history upstairs. Both well-done. Beautiful building. Part of downstairs closed right now.

Thank lifeisforlearning
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This museum has a great spot on the canal and near the baseball park and NCAA museum. The prices are not too bad, and they often have interesting special exhibits (my favorite one had items from the Star Wars movies a couple of years ago)....More

1  Thank MizzouLizard
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1 April 2018|
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Response from Irvin A | Reviewed this property |
reentry is available. just take your lunch to the cafeteria and eat there. should not be a problem under the circumstances.
23 March 2018|
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Response from Travelerx2-6 |
Yes, they have a lot of "hands on" things for children.
22 March 2018|
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Response from deborahdY2385TY | Reviewed this property |
I would say 8-17. Kids can learn ALOT here.