The Indiana State Museum is the crossroads of everything interesting, educational and unique about the state. It’s a gathering place, a learning center, and family-friendly entertainment, all within a unique architectural treasure. With original works of art, hands-on exhibits and an atmosphere that invites exploration and discovery, the museum is an ever-evolving experience that offers something different and surprising at every visit. It is top-notch entertainment and education that enables us to see the world through Indiana eyes. We invite you to become a part of this exciting museum as a volunteer.
Volunteering at the Indiana State Museum offers many benefits:
Free annual membership after completion of 40 service hours; membership privileges include:
Free museum admission
Admission to all 11 State Historic Sites
IMAX Theater discounts
Invitations to members-only events
Free parking when volunteering
Discount at the Farmer’s Market Café and the Indiana Store
Recognition as a valuable part of the Indiana State Museum team
Continuing education opportunities through our training programs and volunteer field trips
Letters of reference upon request
Documentation of hours available upon request for scholarship applications, service programs, and tax itemization
To serve as a catalyst for informal lifelong learning that connects the stories of real people, places and things.
Uncover Indiana’s Secrets at this world-class institution, featuring unique exhibits and hands-on experiences that showcase the stories, events and characters that have helped shape Indiana’s history. Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum brings the best of the museum world to Indiana. Spanning three floors, the museum tells the story of the Hoosier state, and features a year-round calendar of exhibits that explore Indiana art, science and culture. Constructed completely from Indiana materials - including limestone, sandstone, steel, brick and glass - the building itself is a work of art, with icons representing each of Indiana’s 92 counties integrated into its exterior walls. Step inside, and you’ll be invited to experience Indiana’s past, present and future through scientific, cultural, history and art exhibits that help define our place in the world.
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
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Indiana State Museum650 W. Washington StreetIndianapolis, IN46204