Beyond Spaceship Earth

This all-new, immersive exhibit will tell the dynamic story of space exploration from NASA’s Project Mercury program, which sent the first Americans into space, to the International Space Station (ISS). Experience the real scientific work of ISS astronauts, both inside the space station and outside the airlock! Discover the future of space exploration that is being developed by NASA and partners like SpaceX, and don’t miss the Indiana Astronaut Wall of Fame, celebrating the many astronauts and engineers connected to Indiana. Exit the ISS into the all-new Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater featuring the NASA space capsule Liberty Bell 7—which was piloted by astronaut and Indiana native Gus Grissom in 1961 on America’s second manned space flight.



Following the direction of Governor Eric Holcomb and recommendations from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), the White River State Park (WRSP) Frank Lloyd Visitors Center and the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum are temporarily closed beginning Mar. 17, in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. In addition, all scheduled programs, activities, and events, including those in Military Park have been postponed or suspended during this period. 

This decision was made out of an abundance of caution, to protect the safety and health of our staff, volunteers and visitors. As the situation continues to unfold, a date to reopen and resume activities will be established, based on recommendations from ISDH.

  Every day, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Museum Admission


The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is not only the largest museum of its kind in the world, but also was recently named “the best family museum in the country” by USA Today / 10 Best, one of the “top museums worth traveling for” by Trip Advisor, and one of the “top 10 children’s museums” by Parents magazine.

3000 North Meridian Street

(317) 334-3322

Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Attraction Address Phone
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis P. O. Box 3000 (317) 334-3322

Other Events on June 20, 2016

Saturday Programs at Rhythm! Discovery Center

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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200 Years of Indiana Art: A Cultural Legacy

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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A Gentleman Collector from Indiana: Portraits from the Collection of Booth Tarkington

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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Other Events the Week of June 20 - June 26, 2016

Town and Country: Indiana Stories by Kipp Normand & Kyle Ragsdale

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Summer Showtime: The Good Dinosaur

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Improv Summer Camp

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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​​Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® bricks

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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