Visit These Indy Museums
Indianapolis features one of the fastest growing cultural scenes in the entire state of Indiana, especially when it comes to museums. Here are a few of the top Indy museums that you should be sure to put on your itinerary the next time you need a cultural outing.
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
If you’re looking for a spot for a fun, educational family outing, then you need to plan a trip to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Right from the moment you arrive at this museum, the dinosaur statues appear to be crawling over the outside of the building letting you know that you’re going to have a great time. Once you finally make your way inside the Children’s Museum, you’ll find a variety of exciting exhibits that both adults and kids will enjoy.
At the American Pop exhibit, you and your kids can learn more about how television shapes culture, and in the Dinosphere, you can see fossils of a variety of dinosaur species. The Stories from Our Community exhibit will teach your kids more about the rich cultural history of Indianapolis, and they can enjoy an exciting ride at the popular Chocolate Slide.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is one of the premier cultural institutions in all of Indianapolis and also one of the best art museums in the entire state. While enjoying the museum, you’ll see paintings from some of the world’s master artists, including Cezanne, Rembrandt, and Picasso.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art also features one of the country’s largest and most comprehensive Neo-Impressionism collections. You can also browse the collections of ancient art from different cultures of the world. Virtually anywhere you look in this museum, you’ll see a breathtaking work of art that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
Indiana State Museum
The Indiana State Museum is perhaps the best museum to visit if you want a memorable cultural experience. This three-story museum is dedicated to the story of Indiana, and when you visit you can tour a variety of exhibits that will help you learn everything you could ever want to know about the Hoosier state. You can browse collections from some of the most renowned artists from Indiana and examine artifacts that reflect the long and rich history of the area.
Exhibits at the Indiana State Museum are constantly being updated, so you’ll want to visit frequently to make sure that you can see them all. You can even become a member of the museum and receive a variety of benefits, including discounts on showings at the IMAX theatre that frequently screens interesting documentaries and nature films. When you tour the museum, see if you can spot each icon representing one of the 92 different counties in Indiana.
Indianapolis is one of the most exciting cities in all of Indiana, especially if you’re a fan of high culture. Make sure to visit any of these fine Indianapolis museums, and you’ll learn something new while immersing yourself in the culture that makes Indiana great.
Image via Flickr by Jay Denney