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Bloomington believes in the next generation. If you come with an open mind, you're bound to learn something. With several museums and cultural centers based here, eye-opening opportunities are endless. Each museum has permanent collections that are great to explore year-round but don't forget to check out the event calendar for specific exhibits and programming. 

WonderLab Museum

  • 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

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

Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

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

Take a trip around the world—and through time—when you walk through the doors of the Eskenazi Museum of Art, located in the heart of the IU Bloomington campus. With over 45,000 objects, the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art's collections include works representing nearly every art-producing... Learn more

Monroe County History Center

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

Located in the historic Carnegie Library Building, the Monroe County History Center is a dementia-friendly museum, genealogy and local history library, and gift store. The museum features a variety of exhibits and artifacts from Monroe County's past. Special exhibits rotate every few months. Library... Learn more

Lilly Library

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

The Lilly Library is closed for extensive renovations beginning December 6, 2019, and is expected to reopen to the public in Summer, 2021. Contact the Lilly Library directly with any questions regarding services and access to materials. A preeminent rare book and manuscript library known around... Learn more