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 museums may be rented for private functions; contact individual museums for details. 


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Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection

  • 711 State Road 45/46
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 855-4627

Fashion as art is preserved within the Elizabeth Sage Costume Collection at Indiana University. Named after IU's first professor of clothing and textiles, the Sage Collection is an exhibit of women's, men's, and... Learn more

Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

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

Located in the heart of the Indiana University campus, the Eskenazi Museum of Art is a work of art itself. Designed by I.M. Pei, the architect behind the Louvre Pyramid in Paris and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,... Learn more

Grunwald Gallery of Art

  • 1201 E. 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

Kinsey Institute

  • 150 S. Woodlawn Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-7686

Founded by Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey in 1947, the Kinsey Institute is a dynamic interdisciplinary research center and archival collection, world-renowned for research, historical preservation, and education programs exploring sex, sexuality, relationships, and well-being. The institute's... Learn more

Farmer House Museum

  • 529 N. College Avenue
  • 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, with items from the nineteenth & twentieth centuries including clothing,... Learn more

Hinkle-Garton Farmstead

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

Distinctive both for its mid-1800s architectural style and its historical significance in Monroe County, the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. The property spans over 11 acres, with two homes, four farm outbuildings, and extensive grounds. The... Learn more

IU Archives

  • 1320 E. 10th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-4495

Located on the fourth floor of Wells Library, ... Learn more

Mathers Museum of World Cultures

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

Merging with the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archeology to reopen in 2023 as the Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the new museum will display IU's world-class collections from both the Mathers Museum and Glenn A. Black Laboratory of... Learn more

Monroe County History Center

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

The Monroe County History Center strives to collect, interpret, and present the genealogy, history, and artifacts of Monroe County in order to best depict the heritage & culture of the community. The museum is located in a historical building that was previously a Carnegie Library, and before... Learn more

Wylie House

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

Home to IU's first president, Andrew Wylie, the Wylie House is open to the public to tour with a guide. The 1835 structure is one of Bloomington's oldest homes and is outfitted as it might have looked during that time period. Collections in the house include family artifacts and photos that... Learn more

Lilly Library

  • 1200 E. 7th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-2452

A internationally-revered rare book and manuscript library serving as a resource for scholars throughout the world, as well as a center of cultural enrichment available to the public, the Lilly Library offers over 8.5 million manuscripts, 450,000 books, 150,000 pieces of sheet music, 30,000... Learn more

Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology

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

Merging with the Mathers Museum of World Cultures to reopen in 2023 as the Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the new museum will display IU's world-class collections from both the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archeology and the Mathers... Learn more

Indiana Geological and Water Survey

  • 420 N. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 855-7636

The Indiana Geological & Water Survey Museum is home to Indiana rocks, minerals, and fossils spanning 450 million years of Hoosier history. Rotating exhibits on earth science topics and a hand-on learning center are available to the public, as is a downloadable self-guided limestone walking... Learn more

WonderLab Museum

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

Did you know that one of the Top 25 science centers in the country is located right here in Bloomington? The WonderLab Museum strives to provide kids with opportunities to learn about all things science-related through interactive exhibits and programs. They believe learning is at its most... Learn more