Indiana Insider Blog

Peteyville: A Holiday Lights Tradition for 30+ Years

This is year 32 that Pete Basala has been spreading Christmas cheer for those in Northwest Indiana with an elaborate holiday lights display known as “Peteyville” that lights up part of the block in his Hessville neighborhood in Hammond from Thanksgiving Day until New Year’s Eve. Several…

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This Railroad Museum Will Bring Out The Kid in Anyone

I’m a mom of five boys, so over the years as we have traveled we have always gravitated toward attractions that easily appeal to males. We’ve been to a lot of car museums, science museums, military museums and also several train museums. At each one, my husband usually reverts to being a little kid…

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This New Museum Exhibit Gets Kids Thinking Outside the Box

An empty cardboard box is full of unlimited possibilities. The Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis’s White River State Park is tapping into this imaginative opportunity with “Cardboard Engineering,” an interactive STEM-based museum exhibit in place now through May 27, 2019. Located in a…

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World's Most Toxic Animal Has Come to Indianapolis

I might be a little yellow frog, but I'm also the world's most toxic animal! A new exhibit at the Indiana State Museum is all about poisons. The Power of Poison features poisons in nature (including two of the world's most toxic animal), in literature and in medicine. The exhibit is on loan from…

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Learn About Indiana's Limestone Heritage in New Exhibit

By Mark Ruschman, Chief Curator of Fine Arts at Indiana State Museum Growing up in Indiana surrounded by limestone buildings, you take for granted this amazing natural Hoosier resource and its impact on the rest of the world. Stone Country: The and Now , on display at the Indiana State Museum…

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Step Right Up and Join the Circus

Snap a photo as the Human Cannonball! The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis invites you to its newest exhibit: Circus—Starring YOU! Show off feats of strength! Bring your family to the big top and learn what it’s like to be a circus performer. You can practice balance with virtual goggles…

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Dream Cars

Cars. Ever since I watched Back to the Future I'm a sucker for unique cars. And for a limited time (until the end of August 2015) visitors can get an up close experience with the Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. 1936 Stout Scarab Dream Cars…

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