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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 10/30-Sat 11/1 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/2 at 11am-5pm
Mon 11/3-Sat 11/8 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/9 at 11am-5pm
Mon 11/10-Sat 11/15 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 10/30-Sun 11/2 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/4-Sun 11/9 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/11-Sun 11/16 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/18-Sun 11/23 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/25-Sun 11/30 at 10am-5pm
Art: Drawings/Works on Paper, Museum, Painting, Sculpture
The American West Gallery
The paintings, drawings and sculpture that are contained in the American Western Gallery allows visitors to see vastly different artistic visions of the West.
Eiteljorg Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 10/30-Sat 11/1 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/2 at 12pm-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 10/30-Sat 11/1 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/2 at 11am-5pm
Mon 11/3-Sat 11/8 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/9 at 11am-5pm
Mon 11/10-Sat 11/15 at 10am-5pm
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 11/1 at 1pm-3pm
Sat 11/8 at 1pm-3pm
Sat 11/15 at 1pm-3pm
Sat 11/22 at 1pm-3pm
Sat 11/29 at 1pm-3pm
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 10/30-Sat 11/1 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/2 at 11am-5pm
Mon 11/3-Sat 11/8 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/9 at 11am-5pm
Mon 11/10-Sat 11/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Museum, Children
Bubble-ology
Bubble-ology – stand inside our body bubble or try various shaped wands in the big tank. Can you make bubbles that are not round?
Kidscommons Children's Museum
Columbus, IN

Thu 10/30-Sat 11/1 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/2 at 1pm-5pm
Tue 11/4-Sat 11/8 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/9 at 1pm-5pm
Tue 11/11-Sat 11/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Museum, Children
Carousel Wishes & Dreams
Families can participate in a variety of fun activities designed for group participation.
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 10/30-Sun 11/2 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/4-Sun 11/9 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/11-Sun 11/16 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/18-Sun 11/23 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/25-Sun 11/30 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 10/30-Sat 11/1 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/2 at 11am-5pm
Mon 11/3-Sat 11/8 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/9 at 11am-5pm
Mon 11/10-Sat 11/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: History/Science, Multimedia, Museum, Film
CSI: Flight Adventures
Take off with an all-new multimedia show and associated programs and displays that explore the super-cool science of flight. Discover the physics of flight, create your own model aircraft, test flight dynamics, and see real scientific test models from NASA...
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 10/30-Sun 11/2 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/4-Sun 11/9 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/11-Sun 11/16 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/18-Sun 11/23 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/25-Sun 11/30 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 10/30-Sun 11/2 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/4-Sun 11/9 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/11-Sun 11/16 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/18-Sun 11/23 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/25-Sun 11/30 at 10am-5pm
Art: Installations, Museum, Children
Early Childhood Garden
Early Childhood Garden is full of the sights and sounds of Indiana wildlife, a child-size camper, and a hollow Sycamore tree – the perfect spot for an afternoon story or imaginary play.
Kidscommons Children's Museum
Columbus, IN

Thu 10/30-Sat 11/1 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/2 at 1pm-5pm
Tue 11/4-Sat 11/8 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/9 at 1pm-5pm
Tue 11/11-Sat 11/15 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 10/30-Sat 11/1 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/2 at 11am-5pm
Mon 11/3-Sat 11/8 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/9 at 11am-5pm
Mon 11/10-Sat 11/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Installations, Museum, Children
ExploraHouse
ExploraHouse, home to the world famous giant toilet, is a space to discover the ins and outs of a house. Learn about electricity, visit the infrared room, and climb through the chimney to the attic.
Kidscommons Children's Museum
Columbus, IN

Thu 10/30-Sat 11/1 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/2 at 1pm-5pm
Tue 11/4-Sat 11/8 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/9 at 1pm-5pm
Tue 11/11-Sat 11/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Museum, Children, For the Family, Tour
Family Tour
The IMA offers thirty minute tours for children of all ages. The tours are offered the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Check website for tour topics.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis, IN

Sat 11/1 at 1:30pm and 2:30pm
Sat 11/8 at 1:30pm and 2:30pm
Sat 11/15 at 1:30pm and 2:30pm
Sat 11/22 at 1:30pm and 2:30pm
Sat 11/29 at 1:30pm and 2:30pm
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 10/30-Sun 11/2 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/4-Sun 11/9 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/11-Sun 11/16 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/18-Sun 11/23 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/25-Wed 11/26 at 10am-5pm
Art: History/Science, Museum, Family/Child
Gateway Bridge Laser Harp
Investigate the science of optics and music with the Gateway Bridge Laser Harp. This unique harp and first of its kind in style allows visitors of all ages to play music while ‘strumming’ invisible strings.
Kidscommons Children's Museum
Columbus, IN

Thu 10/30-Sat 11/1 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/2 at 1pm-5pm
Tue 11/4-Sat 11/8 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/9 at 1pm-5pm
Tue 11/11-Sat 11/15 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 10/30-Sat 11/1 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/2 at 11am-5pm
Mon 11/3-Sat 11/8 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/9 at 11am-5pm
Mon 11/10-Sat 11/15 at 10am-5pm
Art: Mixed Media, Museum, Animals
The Gund Collection
This gallery showcases the collection of historic western art assembled by Cleveland businessman George Gund (1888-1966) and his family. The west that George Gund loved best was the 'West of the Horse,' and the artists that he most admired were those devot...
Eiteljorg Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 10/30-Sat 11/1 at 10am-5pm
Sun 11/2 at 12pm-5pm
Art: Museum, Children, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Health House
This interactive exhibit is designed to teach kids about making healthy lifestyle choices.
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 10/30-Sun 11/2 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/4-Sun 11/9 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/11-Sun 11/16 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/18-Sun 11/23 at 10am-5pm
Tue 11/25-Sun 11/30 at 10am-5pm
    

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