Current members of the Alliance of Bloomington Museums are listed below, by category. Several museums offer special programs and, if applicable, discounts for groups with advance reservations. Some of the musems may be rented for private functions; contact individual museums for details. 


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Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection

  • 2805 E. 10th St.
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • 812-855-4627

Fashion as art is preserved within the Sage Collection at Indiana University. With more than 19,000 objects of women's, men's, and children's fashion, accessories, publications and fashion plates, the Sage Collection offers countless research, volunteer and instructional opportunities for... Learn more

Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

  • 1133 East 7th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-5445

With over 40,000 objects, the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art's collections include works representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history. Explore ancient Greek pottery, gold jewelry, Renaissance panels and Asian treasures dating back to the third millennium BC. Discover... Learn more

Farmer House Museum

  • 529 N. College Ave.
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 336-5597

Mary Ellen and Ed Farmer left their historic 1869 residence and its contents to the Bloomington community in 1999, to be used to promote historic preservation and cultural memory. The collection is varied and unique, ranging from the late nineteenth Century to the late twentieth Century. Items... Learn more

Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology

  • 423 N. Fess Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 855-9544

A major study and research facility in the field of Hoosier Archaeology. Included in the lab, which is part of the Hoosier Heritage Complex, is a public museum devoted to Great Lakes/Ohio Valley archaeology and ethno-history. The main exhibit hall is accessible through the Mathers Museum lobby on... Learn more

Grunwald Gallery of Art

  • 1201 East 7th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-8490

The Grunwald Gallery at IU's Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts represents contemporary art (made in the last 20 years) by significant regional and nationally known artists as well as by students within the school. These exhibitions are supplemented with lectures, gallery talks, tours and... Learn more

Hinkle-Garton Farmstead Community Historic Site

  • 2920 E. 10th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 336-0909

Bloomington's farmstead, this property is the core of what was once a much larger farm, settled in the mid-1800s. The property includes the main farmhouse, a Queen Anne style home built in 1892, several outbuildings and a second house, built around 1910. The landscape is also an important historical... Learn more

Indiana Geological Survey

  • Geology Building
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-855-7636

Visit the Indiana Geological Survey and discover the planet beneath your feet! Displays feature many aspects of earth science, including Indiana plant fossils, trace fossils, caves, coal mining, mapping and cartography, and limestone quarrying. IU’s Department of Geological Sciences (located in the... Learn more

IU Archives

  • Wells Library E460
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-855-4495

The largest, most comprehensive source of information on the history and culture of Indiana University, the mission of the archives is to collect, organize, make accessible and preserve records documenting IU's origins and development. Located inside the Wells Library at 10th Street and Jordan... Learn more

Kinsey Institute

  • Morrison Hall, Room 313
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-7686

The Kinsey Institue is currently closed to visitors due to some facility issues. Please check back for updates on when the Institue will re-open to visitors. This famous Institute was founded by Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey in 1947 to promote interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the... Learn more

Lilly Library

  • Fine Arts Plaza
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-2452

This internationally known rare book library contains more than 400,000 books, more than seven million manuscripts and 100,000 pieces of sheet music. Exhibits vary throughout the year. On permanent exhibit is the Gutenberg Bible (printed before 1456) and John James Audubon's "Birds of America"... Learn more

Mathers Museum of World Cultures

  • 416 N. Indiana Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • 812-855-6873

The family-friendly Mathers Museum of World Cultures features a variety of exhibits and events that give you the chance to learn more about our world by exploring objects from near and far. The museum also provides research and training opportunities for IU students, and educational support and... Learn more

Monroe County History Center

  • 202 E. 6th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 332-2517

Explore three galleries, a genealogy library and a museum store featuring many items related to Monroe County and Indiana heritage. Learn about Bloomington's limestone heritage and other early industries or explore a one-room schoolhouse and pioneer cabin. Changing exhibits and special programs... Learn more


  • 308 W. 4th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 337-1337

Located downtown on the B-Line Trail and rated one of the top 25 science centers in the country, WonderLab offers two floors of exciting hands-on experiences for visitors of all ages. Be sure to climb the two-story grape vine and check out the live animals on the second floor! Museum... Learn more

Wylie House

  • 307 E. 2nd Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 855-6224

Built in 1835 as the home of Andrew Wylie, first president of IU, this stately brick house is on the National Register of Historic Places and is now a museum recreating the early Wylie home, including preservation of the Heirloom Gardens. Special events occur throughout the year. Check the website... Learn more