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Special Event: Museum, Tour
100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park Tour
Take an hour-long art and nature-focused tour of 100 Acres. Tours will meet at Lake Terrace.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis, IN

Sat 5/2/15 at 12pm
Sat 5/9/15 at 12pm
Sat 5/16/15 at 12pm
Sat 5/23/15 at 12pm
Sat 5/30/15 at 12pm
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

Sat 6/13/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 6/14/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 6/15/15 - Sat 6/20/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 6/21/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 6/22/15 - Sat 6/27/15 at 10am-5pm
Special Event: Art Show, Benefit/Fundraiser, Tour
2015 Decorators' Show House & Gardens
Each spring, local designers and their support teams donate hundreds of hours as do the member sof St. Margaret's Hospital Guild to refurbish an area home with all ticket and tour proceeds benefitting Eskenazi Health. This 100% volunteer initiative has rai...
Decorators' Show House & Gardens Location
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 4/30/15 - Sun 5/10/15 at 11am-5:30pm
Special Event: Benefit/Fundraiser, Bicycling
24 Hours of Booty
The annual non-competitive bicycling event for people of all ages and abilities is back in Indianapolis for a fourth year. Funds raised from the event will benefit IU Simon Cancer Center and Livestrong Foundation. The event is anticipated to raise more tha...
Butler University
Indianapolis, IN

Fri 6/26/15 - Sat 6/27/15
Special Event: Expo/Trade Show, Fair/Festival, For the Family
500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo
The 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Expo takes place before the half-marathon at the Indiana Convention Center. Participants pick up their race packets and visit the booths of more than 80 companies and vendors.
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 4/30/15 at 4pm-8pm
Fri 5/1/15 at 10am-9pm
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

Tue 4/28/15 - Sat 5/2/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 5/3/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 5/4/15 - Sat 5/9/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 5/10/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 5/11/15 - Sat 5/16/15 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

Tue 4/28/15 - Sun 5/3/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 5/5/15 - Sun 5/10/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 5/12/15 - Sun 5/17/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 5/19/15 - Sun 5/24/15 at 10am-5pm
Tue 5/26/15 - Sun 5/31/15 at 10am-5pm
Special Event: Art Show, Community Event, Craft Show, Fair/Festival
The Alternative Gift Fair: Spring Edition
35 local, handmade artisans bring their wares to the Irving Theater for the fourth annual Alternative Gift Fair. Held the day before Mother's day you will find one of a kind gifts for every Mom in your world. Fatty Frog Pots Pottery, Pet Lovers Organic Bak...
Irving Theater
Indianapolis, IN

Sat 5/9/15 at 10am-4pm
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

Tue 4/28/15 - Sat 5/2/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 5/3/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 5/4/15 - Sat 5/9/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 5/10/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 5/11/15 - Sat 5/16/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Museum, Photography, Prints
Art Meets News: The Work of Photojournalist Bill Foley
Discover where the world of art and news collide in this exhibition of award-winning photographs by Pulitzer Prizing-winning photo journalist and Indianapolis native, Bill Foley. The exhibit will feature more than 100 vintage prints and focus on Foley's ti...
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Tue 4/28/15 - Sat 5/2/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 5/3/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 5/4/15 - Sat 5/9/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 5/10/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 5/11/15 - Sat 5/16/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Museum, Painting, Class/Workshop
Artist-In-Residence: School Workshop and Demos
This 6th through 12th grade workshop allows an artist to come in and share their personal aesthetic, methods and materials with students. After showing their work and talking about their work process, the artist will guide students through making an artwor...
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Fri 5/1/15
Art: Gallery, Museum, Tour
Ask Me Roaming Docents
This free public tour of IMA's galleries is offered on Saturdays from 1 pm until 3 pm.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis, IN

Sat 5/2/15 at 1pm-3pm
Sat 5/9/15 at 1pm-3pm
Sat 5/16/15 at 1pm-3pm
Sat 5/23/15 at 1pm-3pm
Sat 5/30/15 at 1pm-3pm
Special Event: Animals, Children, For the Family
Baboon Chat
Join the zookeepers for a daily chat at 2 pm during the summer season just outside the baboon exhibit in the Plains Biome to learn more about the complex social lives of these dynamic animals.
Indianapolis Zoo
Indianapolis, IN

Tue 4/28/15 at 2pm
Wed 4/29/15 - Tue 5/5/15 at 2pm
Wed 5/6/15 - Tue 5/12/15 at 2pm
Wed 5/13/15 - Tue 5/19/15 at 2pm
Wed 5/20/15 - Tue 5/26/15 at 2pm
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

Tue 4/28/15 - Sat 5/2/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 5/3/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 5/4/15 - Sat 5/9/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 5/10/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 5/11/15 - Sat 5/16/15 at 10am-5pm
Theater: Play
Blood Wedding
Khaos Company Theatre
Indianapolis, IN

Sat 5/2/15 at 6:30pm
Fri 5/8/15 - Sat 5/9/15 at 6:30pm
Special Event: Design, Museum, Class/Workshop
Build It Camp
Design your dream city. Participants will learn how to build architectural masterpieces, plan their cities and construct viable bridges. Exploring Indianapolis architecture and interacting with architects, historic preservationists and civil engineers are...
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Mon 6/15/15 - Fri 6/19/15
Theater: Comedy, Play
Catch a Falling Star
Catching a Falling Star is a coming home comedy with a hair-pulling, foot-stomping sister fight, soul-baring revelations and a satisfying epiphany. The concept of unconditional love is put to the test when Ginny Wakely comes home to Dewey, Texas, to tell h...
Broadway United Methodist Church
Indianapolis, IN

Wed 4/29/15 at 8pm-10:30pm
Fri 5/1/15 - Sun 5/3/15 at 8pm-10:30pm
Special Event: Tour
Cathedral Tour
Complimentary guided tours are available for individuals and local community groups Monday through Friday and the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Rervations are required for groups of more than 10 and there is a per person charge for...
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Indianapolis, IN

Tue 4/28/15 - Fri 5/1/15 at 10am-2pm
Mon 5/4/15 - Fri 5/8/15 at 10am-2pm
Mon 5/11/15 - Fri 5/15/15 at 10am-2pm
Mon 5/18/15 - Fri 5/22/15 at 10am-2pm
Mon 5/25/15 - Fri 5/29/15 at 10am-2pm
Special Event: History/Science, Museum, Class/Workshop, Education
Crime Scene Indiana State Museum Camp
Pieces of valuable art are missing from the museum. Think you have the skills to find the crooks? Use your powers of deduction to become a super sleuth as you solve this and other mysteries. As the lead investigator on the case, you will examine evidence, ...
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Mon 6/22/15 - Fri 6/26/15
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

Tue 4/28/15 - Sat 5/2/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 5/3/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 5/4/15 - Sat 5/9/15 at 10am-5pm
Sun 5/10/15 at 11am-5pm
Mon 5/11/15 - Sat 5/16/15 at 10am-5pm
    

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