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Indiana State Museum located in White River State Park

Constructed from Indiana limestone, sandstone and other indigenous materials, the Indiana State Museum provides a three-story overview of Indiana's history. Along the exterior of the museum you'll discover artworks representing the 92 counties that make up the great state of Indiana.


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Open Mon.-Sat., 10 am-5 pm; Sun., 11 am-5 pm.

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FREE IMAX Admission to Parents!
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Make a Day of it at The Indiana State Museum
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Practically unsinkable
Friday, November 19, 2010

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VisitIndy.com - The Indiana State Museum 04/28/2009
Building Fred, a 13,000-Year-Old Mastodon 01/24/2013
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Upcoming Events

Symphony in Color
04/24/2014 to 05/11/2014

Style, Elegance and Wit: The Artwork of James Spencer Russell
04/24/2014 to 10/12/2014

Fearless Furniture
04/24/2014 to 05/27/2014

NASA's Destination Station
04/24/2014 to 06/29/2014

Indiana’s Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons
04/24/2014 to 08/17/2014

NASA's Destination Station: Ask a NASA Expert
04/27/2014

NASA's Destination Station: NASA Astronaut
04/29/2014

NASA's Destination Station: International Space Station Day
05/02/2014

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$2 off adult admission for up to four (4) adults
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Restaurants
  1. Canal Cafe & Terrace at Indiana State MuseumCanal Cafe & Terrace at Indiana State MuseumLocated in the Indiana State Museum, this cafeteria-style restaurant offers family dining...more
  2. L.S. Ayres Tea Room at Indiana State MuseumL.S. Ayres Tea Room at Indiana State MuseumThere's no stopping a determined tea room. When downtown Indianapolis' L.S. Ayres...more
  3. Eiteljorg Museum Cafe at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western ArtEiteljorg Museum Cafe at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western ArtSky City Cafe at the Eiteljorg Museum features a distinctive menu prepared...more
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Attractions
  1. IMAX TheaterIMAX TheaterFeaturing academy award-winning IMAX technology and a six-story screen, the IMAX Theatre...more
  2. Indiana State Museum Gift ShopIndiana State Museum Gift ShopConveniently located in the Indiana State Museum at White River State Park,...more
  3. Congressional Medal of Honor MemorialCongressional Medal of Honor MemorialCreated by artists Eric Fulford and Ann Reed of ROAMworks, this series...more
  4. Segway of Indiana, LLCSegway of Indiana, LLCGlide through 250 acres of picturesque green space, by towering works of...more
  5. Sculpture in the ParkSculpture in the ParkInitiated in 1999, Sculpture in the Park is an exhibition that showcases...more
  6. The TentThe TentIts colorful panels interacting with wind and light, this stainless steel structure...more
  7. Richard and Billie Lou Wood Deer FountainRichard and Billie Lou Wood Deer FountainPortraying whitetail deer running through water, this cast bronze artwork by Kenneth...more
  8. CardinalCardinalCombining an aluminum exterior with a steel infrastructure, this 2010 artwork by...more
  9. Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art located in White River State ParkEiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art located in White River State ParkFeatured as one of the world's finest Native American and Western Art...more
  10. Frank and Katrina Basile Museum Store at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western ArtFrank and Katrina Basile Museum Store at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western ArtConveniently located in the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art...more
  11. NCAA Hall of Champions and Conference Center located in White River State ParkNCAA Hall of Champions and Conference Center located in White River State ParkGet your hands on 23 sports and experience the heart and dedication...more
  12. NCAA Hall of Champions Campus Corner Gift ShopNCAA Hall of Champions Campus Corner Gift ShopConveniently located in the NCAA Hall of Champions, the Campus Corner Gift...more
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