Rube Goldberg™: The World of Hilarious Invention! Exhibit

Explore contraptions inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and inventor Rube Goldberg and celebrate his imaginative techniques, humorous storytelling and inventive skills. Like Rube Goldberg, you can activate and create crazy chain-reaction contraptions that use everyday objects to complete simple tasks in the most overcomplicated, inefficient and hilarious ways possible.

  January 18, 2020–May 10, 2020
  Every Sunday, Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Museum admission


Indiana State Museum

Located in White River State Park in Downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum is the place to explore Indiana’s past, present and future - from mastodons and dire wolves to contemporary art by some of Indiana’s best artists!

650 West Washington Street

(317) 232-1637

Mon. - Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun.: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Facility Address / Phone Amenities
White River State Park Garage 650 West Washington Street Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
White River State Park South Lot 801 West Washington Street Accepts CC Bus Parking Overnight
Government Center Washington St. Parking Facility 401 West Washington Street Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
Washington & Senate Indoor 325 West Washington Street
Marriott Downtown Garage 350 West Maryland Street Accepts CC Overnight
Government Center Senate Ave. Parking Facility 220 North Senate Avenue Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
IUPUI Law School Garage (Lot 90) 530 West New York Street
Capitol Commons Garage 10 South Capitol Avenue Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
IUPUI Riverwalk Garage 245 University Boulevard
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center Lot 450 West Ohio Street Accepts CC
Attraction Address Phone
IMAX Theater Indiana State Museum (317) 233-4629
White River State Park 801 West Washington Street (317) 233-2434
Wheel Fun Rentals 801 West Washington Street (317) 730-2290
The Amphitheater at White River State Park 801 West Washington Street (317) 231-0000
Segway of Indiana, LLC 801 West Washington Street (317) 253-1910
Medal of Honor Memorial Canal Walk
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art 500 West Washington Street (317) 636-9378
Celebration Plaza & Amphitheater White River State Park (317) 233-2434
Indianapolis Indians 501 West Maryland Street (317) 269-3542

Other Events on January 13, 2020

Indianapolis Scavenger Hunt: Get out and explore with the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app!

12 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

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Please Touch! The Sculptures of Michael Naranjo

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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'Gloria,' a play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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Blurring the Line: The Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Other Events the Week of January 13 - January 19, 2020

Messy Mondays

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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Feels Like A Monday

6:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.

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Studio Drift: Meadow

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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