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Art: Drawings/Works on Paper, Museum, Painting
The Droops: Long Gone
A collective of 6 local artists, The Droops draw from their immediate surroundings, ephemera and a shared small town experience. Their work appears graphic and bold but their content and concepts are revealed by the relationships and interactions of each a...
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sun 9/20/15 at 9am-7pm
Art: Gallery, Museum
Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers includes works by artists in a geocaching art scavenger hunt. Each artist has created miniature artworks, which are hidden throughout Fountain Square and the southern part of downtown and can be located using the GPS coordinates provided.
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sat 10/31/15 at 9am-7pm
Special Event: Animals
Flights of Fancy: A Brilliance of Birds
This exhibit features five brilliant aviaries home to hundreds of exotic birds. Walk through three aviaries, enjoy interactive feedings at two designated stations, watch a fun 4-D movie, take the kids to a bird-themed play yard and rediscover the birds tha...
Indianapolis Zoo
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sat 9/5/15 at 9am
Sun 9/6/15 - Sat 9/12/15 at 9am
Sun 9/13/15 - Sat 9/19/15 at 9am
Sun 9/20/15 - Sat 9/26/15 at 9am
Sun 9/27/15 - Sat 10/3/15 at 9am
Art: Museum, Textiles
19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana's Present & Past
In anticipation of the State of Indiana's Bicentennial Celebration in 2016, the Indiana State Museum will present 19 historic star-patterned quilts, selected from the museum's collection along with 19 contemporary star-themed quilts created by some of Indi...
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sat 9/5/15 at 10am-5pm
Mon 9/7/15 - Sat 9/12/15 at 10am-5pm
Mon 9/14/15 - Sat 9/19/15 at 10am-5pm
Mon 9/21/15 - Sat 9/26/15 at 10am-5pm
Mon 9/28/15 - Sat 10/3/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Gallery, History/Science, Museum
The Age of Ice
To help visitors appreciate this time period’s icy influence on Indiana, the museum dropped the temperature in this area. Step into re-created environments in the gallery that depict a dire wolf and a peccary in a cave and a mastodont struggling after fall...
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sat 9/5/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/6/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 9/7/15 - Sat 9/12/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/13/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 9/14/15 - Sat 9/19/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Gallery, History/Science, Museum
Ancient Seas
In this gallery exhibits filled with specimens from the museum’s diverse fossil collection help visitors explore the ancient life that shaped the state. Visitors can also explore fossil records and see depictions of real animals throughout the gallery.
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sat 9/5/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/6/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 9/7/15 - Sat 9/12/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/13/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 9/14/15 - Sat 9/19/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Gallery, History/Science, Museum
Birth of the Earth
The Indiana story begins long before there was an Indiana — about 12 to 20 billion years ago. Find out how the continents developed over millions of years through a multimedia globe or use the 3-D map to study the rock composition in Indiana. Interactive e...
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sat 9/5/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/6/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 9/7/15 - Sat 9/12/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/13/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 9/14/15 - Sat 9/19/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Drawings/Works on Paper, Installations, Museum, Painting, Photography, Prints, Sculpture
Contemporary Collection
The artists in this collection represent the broad and rich aesthetics that emerge from many cultural, social, political and religious perspectives of today’s west.
Eiteljorg Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sat 9/5/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/6/15 at 12pm-5pm
Mon 9/7/15 - Sat 9/12/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/13/15 at 12pm-5pm
Mon 9/14/15 - Sat 9/19/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Gallery, History/Science, Museum
Crossroads of America
Come step back to a time when politics was not for everyone. See the 1890s voting machine that represents Indiana’s power as a political swing state, as well as a set of “Votes for Women” pins that reminds us that not everyone could vote at the turn of the...
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sat 9/5/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/6/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 9/7/15 - Sat 9/12/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/13/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 9/14/15 - Sat 9/19/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Gallery, History/Science, Museum
Enterprise Indiana
This exhibit features a 100-foot-long “assembly line” carrying Indiana products. Much of this gallery is suspended overhead to showcase Indiana industry from 1920 to 1950. The gallery explores the changing nature of work in Indiana, including the increase ...
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sat 9/5/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/6/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 9/7/15 - Sat 9/12/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/13/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 9/14/15 - Sat 9/19/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Gallery, History/Science, Museum
Global Indiana
This chapter of Indiana’s sory points out that economics, entertainment and information know no borders. In an age of mass media and instant communications, Hoosiers increasingly choose the global perspective.
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sat 9/5/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/6/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 9/7/15 - Sat 9/12/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/13/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 9/14/15 - Sat 9/19/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Folk Art/Crafts, History/Science, Jewelry/Gems, Museum, Sculpture, Textiles
Native American Collection
The Eiteljorg's Native American art and artifacts come from all regions of North America, from the Southeast to the Arctic. The collection is particularly rich in objects from the Plains and Southwest, with a sampling of pieces from almost every tribal gro...
Eiteljorg Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sat 9/5/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/6/15 at 12pm-5pm
Mon 9/7/15 - Sat 9/12/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/13/15 at 12pm-5pm
Mon 9/14/15 - Sat 9/19/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Gallery, History/Science, Museum
The Native Americans
Beginning approximately 14,000 years ago and spanning the millennia, the first inhabitants of Indiana developed diverse cultures, beliefs, arts and tools to suit their varied needs and environments. This gallery uses archaeological discoveries to demonstra...
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sat 9/5/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/6/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 9/7/15 - Sat 9/12/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/13/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 9/14/15 - Sat 9/19/15 at 10am-5pm
Special Event: Children
Tots Treehouse & Play Area
Here you'll find lots of fun bird-themed features that are great for a romp. Your little ones can have hours of fun climbing, jumping, swinging and playing on this oversized equipment. The playground is fully accessible for children with disabilities and i...
Indianapolis Zoo
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sun 9/6/15 at 9am
Mon 9/7/15 - Sun 9/13/15 at 9am
Mon 9/14/15 - Sun 9/20/15 at 9am
Mon 9/21/15 - Sun 9/27/15 at 9am
Mon 9/28/15 - Sun 10/4/15 at 9am
Art: History/Science, Museum
Western Collection
Western art covers the period from the 1820s to the present. Formed initially from the remarkable collection of our founder, Harrison Eiteljorg, the collection is especially strong in art by members of the Taos Society of Artists from the late 1890s to th...
Eiteljorg Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sat 9/5/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/6/15 at 12pm-5pm
Mon 9/7/15 - Sat 9/12/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 9/13/15 at 12pm-5pm
Mon 9/14/15 - Sat 9/19/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: History/Science, Museum, Children
All Aboard
Learn about the history of locomotion. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a 35-foot long, 55 ton steam engine designed by Reuben Wells in 1868.
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sun 9/6/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/8/15 - Sun 9/13/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/15/15 - Sun 9/20/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/22/15 - Sun 9/27/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/29/15 - Sun 10/4/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: History/Science, Museum, Children
Dinosphere
'Dinosphere' is one of the largest displays of real juvenile and family dinosaur fossils the United States. The exhibit also features a Paleo Lab, a hands-on dig simulation, a variety of interactive stations and a fantastic collection of dinosaur art.
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sun 9/6/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/8/15 - Sun 9/13/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/15/15 - Sun 9/20/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/22/15 - Sun 9/27/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/29/15 - Sun 10/4/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Museum, Sculpture
Fireworks of Glass
Fireworks of Glass is the largest permanent sculpture of blown glass by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. The 43-foot-tall tower rises above a glass ceiling.
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sun 9/6/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/8/15 - Sun 9/13/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/15/15 - Sun 9/20/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/22/15 - Sun 9/27/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/29/15 - Sun 10/4/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: History/Science, Museum, Children
Mr. Bear's Playhouse
Featuring many favorite interactive elements from the museum's beloved Playscape gallery, Mr. Bear's Playhouse is a temporary space for children five and under to investigate, discover, and explore.
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sun 9/6/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/8/15 - Sun 9/13/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/15/15 - Sun 9/20/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/22/15 - Sun 9/27/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/29/15 - Sun 10/4/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Installations, Museum
Water Clock
Clepsydras or "Water Thieves" are very ancient devices for keeping time. Clepsydras were invented by Egyptians and perfected by the Assyrians. They measure time with the flow of water. This clock is a very unique work of art – it is one of only 15 or 16 in...
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 9/3/15 - Sun 9/6/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/8/15 - Sun 9/13/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/15/15 - Sun 9/20/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/22/15 - Sun 9/27/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 9/29/15 - Sun 10/4/15 at 10am-5pm
    

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