Free Admission at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
From September 1 through October 4, 2019 WonderLab Members will receive free admission to the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites throughout Indiana.
WonderLab will be closed to the public September 16 – October 4, 2019 in order to build Science Sprouts Place, an exhibit area for young children up to age 3 and their caregivers. But, closed or not, we understand that WonderLab Members love to learn! So never fear – we got you! See what Indiana has to offer through this uniquely crafted membership opportunity. Check out the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites through the links listed below. With a WonderLab membership learning never stops; there is always something new to discover!
Indiana State Museum Take part in a variety of programs and events for all ages and check out our calendar of one-of-a-kind, interactive experiences—many curated from a collection of 500,000 objects showcasing Indiana art, history, science and culture. During this free admission timeframedon’t miss these temporary exhibits: “A•MAZE•D – The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips,” the “95thAnnual Hoosier Salon,” and “It’s About Time: The Artwork of Felrath Hines.”
- Address: 650 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204
- Phone: (317) 232-1637
Angel Mounds State Historic Site Here you can walk among the real mounds built by the Mississippians, a Native American society that once called the location home. Experience the archaeological history of the site and learn more about the work of Hoosier archaeologist Glenn A. Black in the visitor center. Miles of trails for hiking and biking outside the archaeological zone await!
- Address: 8215 Pollack Ave., Evansville, IN 47715
- Phone: (812) 853-3956
Corydon Capital State Historic Site Explore Indiana’s first state capitol and tour the state’s original Capitol Building, along with the Governor’s Headquarters, Porter Law Office, First State Office Building and Indiana’s only Civil War battlefield. See the remains of the Constitution Elm, where legend says the first State Constitution was written, and discover the story of Indiana’s journey to statehood in the location where it happened.
- Address: 202 E. Walnut St., Corydon IN, 47112
- Phone: (812) 738-4890
Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site See hand-painted ceilings, carefully restored to their former splendor in this beautiful mansion. Marvel at incredible Victorian architecture, including an intricate spiral staircase, as you hear the story of William S. Culbertson—the once-richest man in Indiana whose philanthropic efforts continue to flourish in the community today.
- Address: 914 E. Main St., New Albany, IN 47150
- Phone: (812) 944-9600
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site Tour a home that’s one of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in the Midwest! Roam the formal gardens near the home, right along the banks of the Ohio River and discover the story of James F.D. Lanier—the man who built the home and helped ensure Indiana could stay in the Civil War on the side of the Union.
- Address: 601 W. First St., Madison, IN 47250
- Phone: (812) 265-3526
Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site Experience the “Grand Central Station” of the Underground Railroad—the home where more than 1,000 freedom seekers found safety on their journeys north. Learn the story of the Coffins, a Quaker couple who stood up for what they knew to be right, even when doing so was dangerous. And, enjoy interactive activities and educational videos in the Interpretive Center.
- Address: 201 U.S. 27 North, Fountain City, IN 47341
- Phone: (765) 847-1691
Limberlost State Historic Site Tour Hoosier author, naturalist and photographer Gene Stratton-Porter’s first home and gardens and step into the scenery that inspired so many of her books, including “Freckles” and “A Girl of the Limberlost.” Hike through Loblolly Marsh, a short drive away, to see the real land that Gene studied and loved—or even take a tour with an on-staff naturalist.
- Address: 202 E. Sixth St., Geneva, IN 46740
- Phone: (260) 368-7428
Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site Explore Gene Stratton-Porter’s cabin at Wildflower Woods and take in views from the banks of gorgeous Sylvan Lake. Stroll through Gene’s gardens, walk expansive trails surrounding the site and visit the spot where Gene and her daughter are buried on the site.
- Address: 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City, IN 46784
- Phone: (260) 854-3790
New Harmony State Historic Site Tour buildings built by two early utopian communities—the Harmonists and the Owenites—including Community House #2, the Fauntleroy Home, the Scholle House and Thrall’s Opera House. Walk the Memorial Labyrinth and the Harmonist cemetery, and learn how the town became a haven for naturalists, geologists, educators and early feminists. See for yourself how the arts continue to thrive in New Harmony today.
- Address: Atheneum/Visitors Center – 401 Arthur St., New Harmony, IN 47631
- Phone: (812) 682-4474
T.C. SteeleState Historic Site Enjoy guided tours of noted Indiana artist T.C. Steele’s home and Large Studio, where you can get up close to his original paintings. Wander the beautiful grounds and gardens cultivated by T.C. Steele’s wife Selma during their time in Brown County and find art activities and games for all ages in T.C.’s Outdoor Studio. Explore the brand new Singing Winds Visitor Center to find a gift shop, coffee bar, restrooms, classrooms and rental space.
- Address: 4220 T.C. Steele Rd, Nashville, IN 47448
- Phone: (812) 988-2785
Vincennes State Historic Site Explore Indiana’s oldest city and territorial capital and tour different buildings, including the original Territory Capitol building, built in 1805. Also, see replicas including the Jefferson Academy—the first school of higher learning in the state—as well as the Elihu Stout Print Shop, Fort Knox II, Sugar Loaf Mound, Old State Bank and more. And, learn about the French influence on territorial Indiana and visit the Old French House.
- Address: 1 W. Harrison St., Vincennes, IN 47591
- Phone: (812) 882-7422
Whitewater Canal State Historic Site Travel back in time to when canal boats were the premier form of transportation and ride a horse-drawn canal boat through the Duck Creek Aqueduct, a National Historic Landmark and the only structure of its kind still standing in the United States. Participate in grain grinding demonstrations at the Grist Mill and go hiking or biking on local trails around the town of Metamora.
- Address: 19073 Main St., Metamora, IN 47030
- Phone: (765) 647-6512
Indiana has unique pockets of rich history and hidden gems. Take a day trip and use your WonderLab Membership Card to take advantage of this special offer. Explore! Travel! And don’t forget to bring your camera to save the memories!
This special offer has been made possible thanks to a partnership with the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. WonderLab Membership must be current to redeem. Visitors must present WonderLab Membership Card and ID to receive free admission. Offer only valid from September 1 through October 4, 2019. Questions? Contact Esther Smail, WonderLab Membership Manager at 812-337-1337 x15.