Explore the wonders of space from Firefly Landing 🚀

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teddy bear astronaut


Oct. 11 and March 20, 2024, 10-11 a.m.
Indiana State Museum

Join us in Firefly Landing for an out-of-this-world experience where you’ll learn about space and prepare an astronaut teddy bear for its first mission! With the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse this spring, our bears need to prepare to be sure they are safe both on Earth and in space. Your little one will enjoy story time and design a space suit for their teddy bear. Come along for the fun! Registration deadline is day of program. Recommended for ages 3-6.

Price: $14/child; 25% discount for member child; adults free with paid child 


early childood

NEW! Stay and Play
Sept. 30 and Oct. 21, 10:30-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Indiana State Museum

Come play along with us during this new program that invites young children (18 months to 6 years old) and their caregivers for open-ended play and family learning. These two-hour sessions leave plenty of time to explore through sensory play, STEAM activities, music and movement. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Price: $12/child; 25% discount for member child per session; museum admission not included 

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fright night

Spooky (not scary) programs for little ones
Select dates throughout September and October

It’s almost time for all things spooky, haunted and Halloween! At the Indiana State Museum, we have spooktacular events for every interest and scare level. Start planning your fall adventures!

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ccx celebration crossing snowflake pajama party

Save the date for Snowflake Pajama Party
Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m.
Indiana State Museum

Registration will open soon for popular Celebration Crossing holiday programs. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss out! You'll interact with live animals with Hedgehog Hannah and meet the man in red as you pose for a special photo moment with Santa – all while dressed in your PJs. Join us for an evening filled with wonder. Recommended for ages 6 and younger.

Sept. 13-15: Registration opens to Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites members
Sept. 16: Registration opens to non-members

Price: $12/child, 25% discount for members, $5/Access Pass members, free for children younger than age 2; one photo with Santa included in price