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Virtual School Programs

Virtual School Programs

See the museum in a brand-new way! Our virtual programs give students and teachers a behind-the-scenes look at the museum and exclusive interaction with museum experts. Work live with our expert education team to complete an activity or investigation that correlates with Indiana Academic Standards. 

  • Examine replicas of Jurassic dinosaur bones.
  • Create a Chihuly-inspired piece of art.
  • Take part in a virtual visit to our rooftop garden led by museum staff. Create a garden in a glove and watch seeds grow.
  • See a real working paleontology lab while making a virtual visit to Dinosphere®.  
Program Fees - Per Program
Number of Classes Per Day Total Fee
1 $125
2 $165
3 $205
4 $245
Find out how you can combine virtual programs with a school membership.

Registration is required two weeks before the program date. Please complete the Program Request Form, and a museum staff member will contact you to confirm the date and time of your program. 

Humanities Virtual Programs

Dale Chihuly Art

Grades K–2
35 minutes
Dale Chihuly is a world-renowned glass sculptor who created the permanent artwork Fireworks of Glass that rises through the core of the museum, as well as the accompanying Pergola Ceiling. Enjoy a virtual visit with this work of art and experience how Chihuly designed these pieces. Create a Chihuly-inspired piece of art in your classroom. (Kit Provided)

Secrets of the Artifact

Grades 3-5
35 minutes
Join the team and virtually examine a mysterious artifact. How can artifacts and archaeology teach us about the past? Students learn new thinking strategies as they use context clues and inquiry skills to identify a mystery artifact and discover more about the past. (Kit Provided)

Found Voices

Grades 6-8
35 minutes
By engaging with stories and artifacts, students explore the circumstances that forced Anne Frank into hiding. They then connect with her writing by using passages from her diary to create found poems. By looking closely at Anne’s work, students magnify her voice—and find their own. (Kit Provided)

STEM Virtual Programs

Plants Alive!

Grades K–2
40 minutes
Take part in a virtual visit to our rooftop garden led by museum staff. Create a garden in a glove and watch seeds grow. (Kit Provided)

Geology Tour

Grades 3-5
45 minutes
Throw on your virtual headlamps for a personal tour of our mine and cave within the Corteva Agriscience ScienceWorks for a look inside the world of geology! Together we will discuss the properties that make up different types of rocks and minerals and then lead you through a guided rock identification activity in your classroom using rocks from your students’ own collections. (Kit Provided)

Dino Traits

Grades K-2
30 minutes
Explore dinosaurs’ bodies straight from the dino’s mouth: our teenage T-rex, Bucky! Watch an interview with Bucky about how his different traits helped him survive and then examine replicas of Jurassic dinosaur parts. Your observations will help you determine how those dinosaurs lived and how scientists organize dinos into different groups. (Kit Provided)

Secrets of the Paleo Lab

Grades 3-5
45 minutes
Start your virtual visit with a behind the scenes look into a real working paleontology lab to learn about the preparation and study of dinosaur bones! Once you’ve been inspired by learning about the exciting work they do, join a STEMLab facilitator to learn more about fossils to prepare you for an investigation in your classroom! With real fossils and tools, work together to clean and observe to see what you can learn from prehistoric remains. (Kit Provided)

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