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Exhibit explores how childhood toys teach science throughout years

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — “See butterflies turn monsters, fingertips become maps and a waterdrop reveal a universe,” read a 1971 ad for Sears microscope sets displayed in a new Indiana State Museum exhibit. Science at Play allows visitors to explore the history of science kits and toys through a collection from the Chemical […]

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Get an up close look at iconic Pacers jerseys, trophies in new exhibit

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS— The Pacers’s blue collar, gold swagger is now on display at the Indiana State Museum. In a new, free exhibit, the museum is telling the story about the Pacers organization from the beginning to present day. “2017 is the 50th anniversary of the Pacers franchise and they reached out to […]

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Exhibit takes visitors inside natural disasters

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The moment you step into the Indiana State Museum’s new exhibit, you’re greeted by the sounds of earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes. “The Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters” exhibit uses interactive experiences to let visitors explore nature’s destructive forces. In one area, visitors can see what makes the ground shake. […]

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Indiana State Museum program brings paper to life

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum’s latest exhibit explores the world of paper as it comes alive through the stroke of a paint brush, a pencil and other mediums. “Pulp: Works on Paper” features 26 Hoosier artists. Each of the featured artists’ works are completed on what most people know as […]

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with these events

By Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Those wanting to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday have a variety of activities to choose from at the Indiana State Museum, IMAX Theater inside the museum, Indiana Historical Society and the Indianapolis Zoo. Admission and parking is free on Monday at the Indiana State Museum for each […]

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Immersive design at forefront of Indiana State Museum renovations

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The past will soon meet the future when the Indiana State Museum reveals the transformation of three exhibits into more interactive and immersive experiences, ultimately changing the way the museum tells history. The changes are a part of the museum’s INVision campaign, a five-phase redesign project of the museum’s […]

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Math, science come alive in new Indiana State Museum exhibit

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Science and math are often considered two of the most important school subjects, but it can be hard for kids to wrap their minds around real world examples. For those students, the Indiana State Museum has a solution. The new Design Zone exhibit is dedicated to math, science and […]

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Indiana State Museum requests photos for Veterans Day mural

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum wants Hoosiers to submit photos of veterans and active military personnel for a special Veterans Day exhibit. The photographs will be used in a mural at the museum. They also will be posted on the museum’s Facebook page. “We hope to honor the men and women […]

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Indiana State Museum seeking volunteer tour guides

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum is calling for volunteers to join their team as tour guides. Interested participants are required to attend a weekly training session for 23 weeks. The session will be held every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. The sessions start on October 20. “Those candidates selected for […]

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Indiana State Museum buzzing with new educational opportunity

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An audible buzz can now be heard around the Indiana State Museum. The beehive arrived in June of last year. Since then, the museum has even expanded honey beehive locations to state historic sites like Angel Mounds in Evansville and the Gene Stratton Porter Memorial site in Rome City. […]

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