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Indiana State Museum


Indiana State Museum

650 W Washington Street, Indianapolis, 46204, IN

Indiana’s museum devoted to science, culture and Hoosier history encompasses three floors of artifacts. Start with an introductory movie and exhibits on fossils from ancient sea creatures. Kids can explore bones, jump as hard as they can for a Make a Quake seismograph, learn about the railroad and settlement, and hear tales from a slave escaping to freedom. If you have daughters who like to dress up, the museum’s restaurant — a elegant tea room — offers the ideal setting.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Beautiful place for a wedding!

by sherrie945

My daughter got married in the glass bridge over the canal, and it was just beautiful! Event staff were very helpful and accommodating. Beautiful outdoor spaces for stunning pictures. Just a lovely...
Typical major city natural science style museum - with good geology exhibit

by alchemista

I found the IN State Museum to be pretty typical of a major city's science & natural history museums. Natural history and some history on the 1st floor, and "cultural" on the 2nd (IN's history…