Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum is the place to explore Indiana’s past, present and future — from mastodons and dire wolves to contemporary art by some of Indiana’s best artists!

Indiana State Museum
650 West Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317.232.1637
TDD: 317.234.2447



The Indiana State Museum
is open for fun and adventure:

Monday - Saturday        10 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m



The Indiana State Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. Hours may vary on holidays and days when downtown special events (such as parades or races) restrict traffic on streets near the museum.


*Please check our calendar for exceptions. 





museum admission
IMAX standard admission IMAX special engagements (matinee) IMAX special engagements Regular museum & IMAX 
Special museum & IMAX combo
Adult $13 $9.50 $13 $16 $19 $23.75
Senior $12 $7.50 $13 $16 $16.75 $22.50
Child $8.50 $6 $11 $12 $12.50 $16.75
Member adult FREE $8 $13 $13 n/a n/a
Member senior FREE $6.50 $11 $11 n/a n/a
Member child FREE $5.50 $8 $8 n/a n/a


Child: ages 3 through 12
Senior: age 60 and older
We accept cash, checks, VISA, Discover, American Express and MasterCard.




Get directions to the Indiana State Museum

*Directions may not reflect construction detours. The Indiana Department of Transportation has current information on road conditions. In addition, there may be detours due to special events. Visit Indianapolis Downtown Inc. for updated special event detour information.

Public transportation

IndyGo operates six bus routes that directly serve White River State Park and Military Park.
For more information on IndyGo service, visit the IndyGo website.



Where to park

Parking is available in the White River State Park underground parking garage on Washington Street and in nearby garages, or in the White River State Parks’ South Lot.* For more information about other parking locations in the area, visit the Indianapolis Downtown parking site.

*On special event days, let the attendant know you are visiting the museum.





Parking rates for the
White River State Park Garage

$3 per car* (with the purchase of a ticket to the Indiana State Museum)

$3 per car (with a purchase from the Indiana Store)

Free (with the purchase of an IMAX® ticket)

$3 per car* (with a purchase from the cafe)


*This rate applies to most special event days, including Colts games.








The IMAX® Theater is conveniently located at the Indiana State Museum.
For tickets, call 317.233.IMAX or visit the box office.


For films and showtimes

 visit IMAX Indy





Everything is more fun with friends! 


Gather your group to explore the Hoosier State at the Indiana State Museum! Group visits to the Indiana State Museum are typically self-guided and last two to three hours. If you prefer a guided experience, book one of our docent-led tours at no additional cost.





The Indiana State Museum provides reasonable modifications to ensure it does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services or activities.