Destination: Collaboration

Thanks to the work accomplished in 2012, the community will soon see exciting new developments surrounding the museum. In 2012, the museum collaborated with the City of Indianapolis, community leaders, and the surrounding community to help strengthen the neighborhood it calls home. The museum energized its involvement in the revitalization of the former Winona site and paved the way for the Mid-North Quality of Life Plan to move ahead. Through all of its efforts, the museum supported the community’s goal of becoming one of the city’s best places to live, work, play, and grow.

Winona Site Redevelopment

The redevelopment of the former Winona Hospital site, just north of the museum, made major strides in 2012. The building was demolished and environmental cleanup was completed. Working with the City of Indianapolis, and with the generous lead support provided...


Neighborhood Initiatives

“Neighbors helping neighbors” is how the museum approaches its neighborhood outreach initiatives. And no one better exemplifies this commitment than the museum’s own Director of Community Initiatives, Anthony Bridgeman. In 2012, Anthony was the proud recipient of Indianapolis’ Best and Brightest...

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Take Action

Take Action is a collaborative outreach launched in 2012 as part of the museum’s Power of Children exhibit. Funded by the LDI 100th Anniversary Celebration Cultural Partnership Gift Program, Take Action encourages families to make a difference in their world.


Free & Reduced Admission Programs

Making the museum accessible to all is a defining characteristic of the museum's enduring community commitment. Realizing admission fees can be a barrier for some families, the museum provides various free admission days or reduced admission programs, thanks to many...