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Canal Nights at Indiana State Museum


Indiana State Museum


650 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
United States


The event has already taken a place at this date: 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


All Ages Adults & kids together
Contact name: 
Indiana State Museum
Join us as we celebrate summer nights out on our Canal Terrace for free activities and family fun Wednesday evenings in June and July from 6 to 8 p.m.

 Enjoy games, art, science and fun! Exercise your competitive side on game night or discover the science of bubbles through wacky water experiments. Each Wednesday offers a different kind of hands-on experience!


Wednesday, June 6: STEAM Night
Explore the relationship between science and art and everything in between with hands-on activities, engineering challenges and games!

Wednesday, June 13: Nature Play Day
Come play with natural materials, stroll through the Watanabe Gardens, and discover the wonders of nature in our very own backyard!

Wednesday, June 27: Build It!
How high can you build it? Or how fast can you knock it down? Try building, making and constructing at Built It night!

Wednesday, July 4: Boom and Sparkle
Enjoy art and science programming inspired by fireworks!

Wednesday, July 11: Water Science
Cool off with science experiments and activities all about water!

Wednesday, July18: Game Night/Member Night
Join us for fun games and activities for the whole family! Work together as a team or bring out your competitive side at Game Night!

Wednesday, July 25: Jump, Skip and Play 
Explore fun ways to get moving with games, activities and challenges. 

Canal nights are free and open to the public, though museum galleries remain closed. All activities take place outside on the canal side of the museum. In case of rain, the event will relocate inside to the Gov. Frank & Judy O'Bannon Great Hall. Parking is available in the White River State Park underground garage, and visitors will receive $5 parking with validation.