This Saturday, Hoosiers can visit more than a dozen Indiana museums for free.
Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by “Smithsonian” magazine encouraging the exploration of museums and celebrating the Smithsonian Institution. The participating museums will allow free entry to anyone with a ticket downloaded from the Smithsonian website.
Visitors to the Indiana Historical Society can enjoy an episode of “Aerial America: Indiana,” a video series that allows viewers to see famous landmarks from an aerial view. They can also visit the newest exhibit in the historical society, “You Are There 1863: Letter Home From Gettysburg.”
Conner Prairie offers visitors a new way to engage with history. Guests of the museum can visit the William Conner House, a historical house built in 1823 and meet some friendly farm animals.
Those looking for a more music-centered experience can pay a visit to the Rhythm! Discovery Center. It is a drum and percussion museum where visitors can view historical exhibits, get hands-on with the interactive exhibits and learn about everything from the origin of sound to contemporary artists such as the Blue Man Group.
The Museum Day Live! tickets can be downloaded at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Each ticket allows one person plus a guest, and only one download per household is available.
Indiana Museums Participating in Museum Day Live!:
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn
Lake of the Red Cedars Museum, Cedar Lake
General Lew Wallace Study and Museum, Crawfordsville
John Dillinger Museum, Crown Point [Editor's note: This museum has permanently closed.]
Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, Evansville
Conner Prairie, Fishers
Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis
Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Indianapolis
Rhythm! Discovery Center, Indianapolis
Seiberling Mansion and Howard County Museum, Kokomo
Hannah Lindahl Children’s Museum, Mishawaka
National Model Aviation Museum, Muncie
Studebaker National Museum, South Bend
The History Museum, South Bend
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