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Exhibits

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Travel back to 1890s Madison, Indiana where the Reuben Wells train conquered the steepest railroad grade in the United States. See the impressive 35-foot-long, 55-ton steam engine.

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Animal Secrets

Animal Secrets

Discover nature from an animal’s point of view in stream, woodland, meadow, and cave environments and investigate specimens in a naturalist’s tent.

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Biotech Lab

Biotech Lab

Explore the history and science behind biotechnology with hands-on learning. Discover how plant science can impact our world!

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Carousel

Carousel Wishes and Dreams

Get whisked away on a magical and historic carousel. This is a museum favorite you won’t want to miss!

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Dinosphere

Dinosphere

Thundering footsteps. Unusual plants. A brilliantly colored sky and changing weather. Where are you? You’ve been transported to the land of dinosaurs—over 65 million years ago.

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Fireworks of Glass

Fireworks of Glass

This Dale Chihuly masterpiece features over 3,200 stunning pieces of brilliant blown glass and rises five stories high.

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Flight Adventures

Flight Adventures

Launch into an exploration of the science behind flight! Enjoy planetarium shows and family programming brought to you by NASA.

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Health House

Health House

Explore what living healthy is all about. Get your heart rate up with some fun family activities.

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Lilly Theater

Lilly Theater

Fantasy, comedy, colorful costumes, and imaginative scenery come together in plays designed for all ages. Experience familiar and surprising stories brought to life.

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Playscape

Playscape

Explore a world of play and learning alongside your infant, toddler, or preschooler. Watch their curiosity blossom as they discover new sounds, sights, and things to touch and manipulate.

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Power of Children

Power of Children

Deep down we all want to be heroes. Ignite a passion for changing the world around you through the powerful stories of three extraordinary 20th-century children—Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White.

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SciencePort

SciencePort®

Get ready for some eye-opening science explorations! Dive into one of our engaging virtual investigations and visit the museum for staff-led activities.

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ScienceWorks

ScienceWorks

Marvel at the inner workings of nature, the structure of human creations, and the forces that bind it all together.

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Planetarium

SpaceQuest® Planetarium

Explore the cosmos like never before! Be transported into a world of stars, galaxies, solar systems, and other space wonders in our 130-seat, full-dome planetarium.

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Stories from Our Community

Stories from Our Community

Storytelling preserves our history, traditions, and ideas. Here you’ll discover the tradition of storytelling and oral history sharing by observing real objects and listening to the stories they inspired.

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Take Me There:® China

Take Me There:® China

“Fly” over the Great Wall of China, “land” in Beijing, and embark on a journey through contemporary China.

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Terra Cotta Warriors

Terra Cotta Warriors

This one-of-a-kind exhibit will showcase the astounding story of the tomb complex of China’s first emperor, and it is expected to feature real Terra Cotta Warriors among more than 100 artifacts from the Terra Cotta Warriors site in Xi’an, China, considered by many to be the Eighth Wonder of the World.

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Treasures of the Earth

Treasures of the Earth

Immerse yourself in three dramatic recreations: the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Seti I, the burial site of China’s Terra Cotta Warriors, and the Caribbean shipwreck of Captain Kidd.

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Future Exhibits

We have some great experiences in store for you this year! Learn the latest about our upcoming exhibits.

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