The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites collect, preserve, interpret and present the material record of Indiana’s art, science and culture while bringing quality museum offerings from around the world to Indiana to encourage people to discover the world and Indiana’s role in it – as it was, as it is and as it can be.
We accomplish our mission by embracing these values:
Learning – Inspiring our audience to acquire knowledge by offering exciting opportunities that are provocative, enjoyable and beneficial.
Adventure – An active and emotional experience that is shared with others and involves some element of risk or surprise. A novel or exciting event that is engaging and memorable.
Stewardship – actively collecting and preserving knowledge, artifacts, objects and significant sites held in the public trust.
Excellence – achieving a reputation for surpassing quality in exhibits, research and education, and continuing to rise above expectations.
Responsiveness – Serving as a forum for significant issues facing our society while being flexible and timely in reacting to our audience's needs.