Jul 08 - 29 2020
Canal Nights

Canal Nights

Presented by Indiana State Museum at Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

Join the Indiana State Museum on Wednesday evenings throughout July for FREE family-friendly fun along the canal and in our Great Hall. Enjoy games, a variety of hands-on activities, unique challenges, interactive demonstrations and more!

July 8 – Nature Play Day:
Get outside and play while taking part in some nature-based activities on the museum grounds! Explore the Watanabe Gardens during nature bingo, learn about mammoths and mastodons during Ice Age feeding time and explore connections between nature and art with leaf rubbings.

July 15 – Chemistry Night:
Conduct experiments and discover if your hypothesis is correct during Chemistry Night at the Indiana State Museum. Watch a science show, discover fun facts during a science demonstration, and learn about different science experiments you can conduct at home.

July 22 – Field to Fork:
Explore the route Indiana produce takes from gardens and fields to your plate. Build a self-watering planter from recycled materials, go on a pollinator scavenger hunt along the canal and in the museum’s Watanabe Gardens, and see if you have what it takes to win a mystery recipe challenge.

July 29 – H2O:
Water is essential to all living things. Discover how water shapes Indiana’s landscape and plays an important role in our lives by conducting wacky water experiments and learning about water habitats of various animals.
Learn more at indianamuseum.org/canal-nights

Dates & Times

2020/07/08 - 2020/07/29

Location Info

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

650 W. Washington, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Parking Info

Parking is available in the attached White River State Park underground parking garage on Washington Street and in nearby garages, or in the White River State Park South Lot.

Parking is $5 when visiting the museum and free when attending an IMAX® film.

Accessibility Info

ASL interpretation is available upon request for docent-led tours with a 48-hour notice

Service animals are welcome.

Accessible parking is available in the White River State Park underground parking garage. This location offers ADA compliant designated parking spaces with signage on both levels. For raised roof vans, the upper level of the garage can accommodate a height of 8 feet, and 7 feet on the lower level.