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Take your students on a field trip they will never forget – a visit to the Indiana Experience at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. Engage in a variety of hands-on activities that meet classroom needs. Field Trips are aligned to Indiana academic standards. Click here to watch a short video on what to expect during a visit.

Visit the Indiana Experience

Explore history through hands-on, immersive activities in a variety of settings.

Visit the Indiana Experience Field Trip Descriptions page for details on field trip options.

Availability

Field trips are available Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For groups of 10 or more, please schedule a visit at least two weeks in advance.

Cost

Indiana Experience student group visits are $3.50 per student. All chaperones and additional adults are admitted free of charge.

Tour Size Suggestion

We recommend up to 105 students at one time for the most positive field trip experience as some of our exhibits have limited space. If your group is larger than that we can discuss several different options to best accommodate your group. 

Chaperones 

We require at least one chaperone for every 10 students; these chaperones are admitted free of charge and will accompany students through the entire field trip experience. Additional chaperones are welcome, however, they may not all be able to participate in the field trip experience equally due to space restrictions in the exhibition spaces. Please let us know ahead of time if you will have additional chaperones.

Add-On Program 

A hands-on program titled Analyzing Photographs to Tell Stories is available for an additional fee of $1.50 per student. This offer is open to all school groups but it can also be used if you have groups larger than 105 as we will have half of the students tour the exhibits while the other half participates in the program, and then they will switch. Please note this will extend the tour by about 75 minutes. If interested, please ask for more information and for program availability when booking your visit.

Make a Reservation

Call (317) 234-7384
Identify at least one preferred visit date and the group’s estimated arrival and departure times.

Email reservations@indianahistory.org
Send us a reservation request including your school or organization name, contact person’s name, address, phone number, email address, at least one choice of visit dates, desired arrival and departure times and a list of preferred activities for the group. Please let us know if you need a lunch space.

Mail a completed reservation form
Print a Student and Youth Group Reservation Form and return it to the address listed on the form.

Fax a completed reservation form to (317) 234-0175
Print and fax a Student and Youth Group Reservation Form. We suggest a follow-up phone call to (317) 234-7384 to ensure that your fax was received.

We’ll contact the group leader to confirm the date and time of your visit.

Prepare for Your Visit

Download a Pre-Visit Information Packet (pdf)
History Center field trips are tied to Indiana’s academic standards for the social studies. Details are provided in the Pre-Visit Information Packet.