Indiana State Museum
Indiana State Museum canal
Indiana State Museum White River State Park
Indiana State Museum White River State Park

Attraction Overview

The Indiana State Museum is Indiana’s museum for science, art, and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn, and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of a global society!

Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials, and sculpture.  Visit the free 92 County Walk, a one-of-a-kind art experience that features Indiana’s 92 counties with original sculptures incorporated into the building’s facade, sidewalks, and stair railings.

Not every museum features mastodons, a 1927 Stutz-8 AA four-door sedan, a Foucault pendulum, and a 17-foot-tall steam clock, but those experiences are all part of the Indiana story and inside our museum.

With exhibits covering the Ice Age to the 21st century and beyond, the museum is an eclectic, exciting adventure into the past, present, and future of Indiana. With frequent rotations of artifacts from the collection and ever-changing special exhibits, the museum offers different experiences every time you visit.

Featured Events


Indiana State Museum: Indiana in 200 Objects: A Bicentennial Celebration

From the literal bedrock of Indiana to a pair of Chuck Taylor’s All-Stars that actually belonged to Chuck Taylor, Indiana in 200 Objects: A Bicentennial Celebration explores and celebrates the history, science and culture of the Hoosier state through 200 iconic and interesting objects.


ISM’s Celebration Crossing Exhibit

Witness Santa’s arrival by helicopter at noon. Once safely on the ground, he will greet the crowd and move to his home in Celebration Crossing.