Indiana State Museum to introduce Late Night Thursdays

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Museum will stay open late on Thursdays – until 8 p.m. – beginning March 2, an addition of three hours to its weekly operating schedule.

“This is a new opportunity for people to visit the museum during a time when it has traditionally not been accessible,” said Eric Todd, vice president of operations for the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. “This should give working people who may be busy on the weekends the opportunity to visit when it fits into their schedules.”

For the first couple of months, the museum plans to assess the audience for Late Night Thursdays before adding additional programming on Thursday evenings during the summer. Potential programs include game nights, college nights and events based around the museum’s special exhibits.

The museum’s regular hours are now 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Admission is $17 for adults, $16 for seniors, $12 for children, and $5 for current college students with an Indiana school ID. Admission is discounted by $2 after 3 p.m. on all days.

On Thursdays, the Farmers Market Café will be open until 7 p.m. and IMAX Theater concessions also will be available.

For more information, call Visitor Services at 317-232-1637.