Bring The Indiana State Museum To Your Students

(UNDATED) – May is normally a busy time for the Indiana State Museum as excited student voices echo throughout the building.

As you can imagine, the museum is very quiet right now and officials are really looking forward to the next school year when they can welcome you and your students back.

In the meantime, here are a few ways to bring the museum to your students.

  • TEACHING TUESDAYS – These hands-on activities are things your students can do at home with a little help from their favorite adult. Maybe one of these activities will connect with something you taught this year?
  • SYMPHONY IN COLOR – Connect your students to these student artists by asking them to pick a favorite song and create an art piece inspired by the music, using our online gallery as inspiration.
  • DEMONSTRATIONS – See demonstrations based on the activities we usually offer in the museum or even have your students try them at home.
  • BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEOS – Get a behind-the-scenes look at our incredible collection in this video series.
  • LIFE OF AN ARTIFACT – Learn how an object becomes part of our museum collection – great for older students!

For more information click here.

We are working on our Fall 2020-Summer 2021 PreK-12 Online Educator Guide and will email you as soon as it’s ready. In the meantime, we invite you to check out our program opportunities for next school year. Remember, field trip admission is free for pre-registered, Indiana accredited schools or homeschool groups of 10 or more K-12 students.

School Programs

All of the museum’s school and theater programs can come to your classroom. This is a great option if your school doesn’t allow field trips. To learn more click here.

Save The Date

  • HOLIDAY SOUNDS – Dec. 2-4, 9-10, 16-18, 2020
  • INDIANA STATEHOOD DAY – Dec. 11, 2020
  • GEOFEST – Feb. 19-21, 2021
  • STEAM DAY – March 3-4, 2021
  • PINEWOOD DERBY – March 21-29, 2021
  • ECO-SCIENCE CHALLENGE – April 23, 2021

Officials are currently working on learning guides that will help you continue learning in your classroom. Those will be available on the website starting in August. Topics include Native Americans, Folk Art, Indiana in Lincoln’s Time, Indiana’s Ice Age animals, and more.