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Indiana Field Trips with Kids

Field Trips in Indiana with Kids

Annotated Lists and Homeschool Field Trips
Art Museums
Children’s Museums
Natural History, Zoos
Rural Life

Annotated Lists and Homeschool Field Trips

Anderson Indiana Homeschoolers Nature Explorers’ Club
This is a group of homeschoolers from the Anderson Indiana area who are looking for opportunities to get some nature time in with other homeschoolers. We will meet 1-2 times a month with a specific topic/activity.

Indiana Homeschool
Facebook page of interesting, fun, and educational things to do with kids in Indiana.

Indiana Homeschool Astronomy Club
This group is for homeschooling families in Indiana who are interested in Astronomy and specifically being a part of group arts and crafts, events, and field trips.

MCH Field Trip Friday
A group where homeschooling parents plan field trips on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. We ask that if you’re participating in this group, that you plan and attend at least one field trip during the year.

Art Museums

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Check for family classes and camps for kids here.
4000 Michigan Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Richmond Art Museum
Homeschoolers might be interested in an educational program we do every year for students in grades K through 3.  The program is called “Art Is…” and it introduces students to the art and culture of another country through a short presentation followed by a variety of hands on activities.
350 Hub Etchison Parkway
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 966-0256.

Children’s Museums

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Fantastic site! Visit even if you live far away. Site is fun for kids.
3000 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Muncie Children’s Museum
Be sure to check the current calendar of events monthly! 515 South High Street (street address), 515 S High Street
Muncie, IN 47305
(765) 286-1660


Conner Prairie
Discover one of the nation’s most authentic, open-air living history museums. Special homeschool programs. Fishers, Indiana, just six miles north of Indianapolis.
13400 Allisonville Road
Fishers, IN 46038
(800) 966-1836

Crown Hill Cemetery
Students of all grade and age levels visit Crown Hill with their schools and/or families. We would like to encourage Homeschoolers to take advantage of this beautiful venue. Educator Handbooks, tree maps, and cemetery maps are available.
700 West 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 920-4165.

Indiana State Museum
Hundreds of thousands of items ranging from prehistoric fossils to current popular culture items and everything in between.
650 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-1637

President Benjamin Harrison Home
We have had the opportunity to work with several home-school associations across the state. We offer programming, tours etc.
1230 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, In 46202
(317) 631-1888


Dallara IndyCar Factory
Offers visitors the chance to explore 23,000 square feet of interactive and hands-on exhibits centered around the engineering and technology of the world’s fastest sport.
1201 Main St.
Speedway, IN 46224
(317) 243-7171

Factory Tours
Sortable database of factories you can visit in Indiana. Lots of RV manufacturing sites to visit.

Hall of Fame Museum
One of the most highly visible museums in the world devoted to automobiles and auto racing. In 1987, the Speedway grounds were honored with the designation of National Historic Landmark.
4790 W. 16th Street
Speedway IN, 46224
(317) 492-8500

Natural History, Zoos

Adventure Indiana
Bring your family to cave, canoe, and enjoy all the wonderful things we have to offer: Marengo Cave, Cave Country Canoes, and Wyandotte Caves.

Indianapolis Zoo
Information about educational programs at the zoo.
1200 West Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 630-2001

St. Joseph County Parks
We have recently reworked our existing outdoor and environmental education programs in order to make them more relevant and helpful to area home school families. We believe that we will be able to provide a valuable resource to the local home school community.

Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park
100 Acres includes woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and a 35-acre lake. The Park is one of the largest museum art parks in the country and one of only a few to feature ongoing commissions of temporary, site-responsive artworks.
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
(317) 923-1331

Wesselman Nature Society
Wildlife habitat seminars to learn how to make your backyard attract wildlife. Canoe lessons and hour to daylong canoe trips. Festivals. Summer camps. Help earning Boy and Girl Scout badges.
551 North Boeke Road
Evansville, IN 47711
(812) 479-0771.

Rural Life

Indiana Pure Maple Syrup/Annual Maple Syrup Festival
The festival is designed for families and children. There is no admittance or parking charge. Most of the activities are free and a few of them have a modest charge of 25 – 50 cents to cover our expenses. The festival is held on the last weekend in February and the first weekend in March each year. This is a homeschool family-run business.
321 N. Garrison Hollow Rd.
Salem, Indiana
(812) 967 – 4491


Terre Haute Children’s Museum
Explore science and technology.
523 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47807
(812) 235-5548

Evansville Museum of Arts & Science
If you are a parent, take a moment to check out our classes page. The exciting, hands-on classes taught by local artists and Museum staff give children the chance to let their imaginations and creative juices flow.
411 SE Riverside Dr.
Evansville IN 47713
(812) 421-7500

Imagination Station By ASSET
Boasting hands-on interactive exhibits ranging from computers, to dinosaurs, to astronauts, Imagination Station has something for everybody.
600 North 4th Street
Lafayette, IN 47902
(765) 420-7780

Science Central
Special events are planned almost weekly. Be sure to check back.
1950 N. Clinton St.Fort Wayne, IN 46805
(219) 424-2400

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