Curiouser and Curiouser

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

Starting May 15, 2017 the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University will close to allow for a $30 million dollar renovation. The renovation will upgrade all of the museum's facilities and greatly enhance the museum's ability to serve the public as one of the countries premiere... 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

Lilly Library

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

A preeminent rare book and manuscript library known around the world, the Lilly Library is centrally located on the university’s Fine Arts Plaza and offers over 8.5 million manuscripts, 150,000 pieces of sheet music, 30,000 mechanical puzzles, and 450,000 books. The Lilly Library serves as a... Learn more