Museums in South Bend

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South Bend
HealthWorks!, a one of a kind place that merges the best of both worlds from children�s museums and health education centers with our own creative spin.
South Bend
The Mission of the Studebaker National Museum is to honor and perpetuate the legacy of the rich industrial heritage of the South Bend area, through the display, interpretation, conservation and preservation of Studebaker vehicles, archives and other ...
Mishawaka
There�s a place in Michiana made just for you! And this is it - the Hannah Lindahl Children�s Museum! Step inside and you�ll step back in time to a world your grandparents - even your great-grandparents - knew.
Elkhart
A TIMETABLE TO THE PAST At the center of it all was the New York Central Railroad. Elkhart's National New York Central RR Museum recaptures the days when locomotives were symbols of progress, and ambassadors of goodwill across the country.
La Porte
History comes alive at the Hesston Steam Museum as real steam locomotives take you on a spectacular two and a half mile journey through deep woods, past lakes and farm fields.
Saint Joseph
Come to where Learning is Fun! Offering permanent and traveling hands-on exhibits for toddlers to teens. This beach side setting is the perfect place to explore six water exhibits, a climbing wall, virtual reality, pin wall and more!
Air Zoo
(52 Miles)
Portage
A fun packed science and aeronautical day for the whole family to spend flying around this exciting flight based theme park!
Kalamazoo Township
The varying collection of fascinating museum exhibits is just the beginning, followed by the Planetarium, space themed learning centre, special events and Hands On Happenings!
Chicago
One of the worlds largest science museums, home to more than 35,000 artifacts - nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. Great family place to visit if looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids
Peru
WELCOME . . . to the Grissom Air Museum, one of the nation�s fastest growing aviation museums. Here you can learn about our historic aircraft, climb the Observation Tower, view exciting exhibits, and enjoy a modern, hands-on facility.
Chicago
The DuSable Museum of African American History is the first museum of its type in the country and is the only major independent institution in Chicago established to preserve and interpret the historical experiences and achievements of African Americ...
Chicago
Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to create a community where play and learning connect. One of the family places to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.
Chicago
Your ticket to travel the world and back in time - spanning 4.6 billion years all under one roof. Come face to face with a T. rex. become bug sized in Underground Adventure or go down into an ancient Egyptian tomb - plus special exhibitions and a 3D ...
Chicago
One of the nation\'s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, scul...
Chicago
Kids love this place. They stand spellbound as a just-emerged butterfly with untested wings sees the world outside its chrysalis for the very first time. They search for stick bugs camouflaged on a twig. They squish through wetlands discovering why t...
Chicago
offers children (ages 4-12) and families the opportunity to learn about art and culture through our weekend, after-school and summer classes.
Glenview
- of Greater Chicago is a hands-on learning laboratory for children ages birth to 8. Our 17 hands-on, interactive exhibits are designed to make learning fun for young children. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to d...
Albion
An exciting and highly interactive museum that provides a wide variety of hands-on programs for children ages 0 to 10. Activities include roleplay, construction, water raceway and crafts.
Bourbonnais
Children can climb inside the tower of a medieval castle, fly a jet plane, sail on a ship, become a soda shop clerk, drive a tractor and much more in this hands on discovery experience.
Lafayette
Enjoy hands on science exhibits including nanotechnology, archeology, microscopes and kaleidoscopes, plus a Mars Rover simulation. Please note the limited opening hours.
Grand Rapids
Founded in 1854 as the Grand Rapids Lyceum of Natural History, the Grand Rapids Public Museum is one of the oldest historical museums in the Midwest. The Grand Rapids Public Museum has been collecting objects of local and inter-galactic significanc...
Grand Rapids
An interactive and fun environment that inspires learning and exploration for kids of all ages, as they learn about the world and how it works.
Grand Haven
The Tri-Cities Historical Museum provides visitors an opportunity to look through the windows of time into the history of Northwest Ottawa County, including the communities of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg.
Naperville
DuPage Children’s Museum is more than a Museum…we’re a force for early learning! Via interactive exhibits and programs that make learning fun for children and adults playing together, DuPage Children's Museum helps develop curiosity, creativity...
Wauconda
Showcases aspects of local history using intriguing exhibits and hands on features to keep learning fun. Permanent and travelling exhibitions.
SciTech Museum
(107 Miles)
Aurora
SciTech "hands-on" museum boasts over 200 interative exhibits, daily shows, special events and activities. Try the outdoor physics park and ride a bike on a rope, the giant You-yo, and so much more. Just the right size for hours of fun for the whole...
Muncie
The Muncie Children's Museum is a fun and safe learning environment for children, as well as parents. It sets out to serve the children of East Central Indiana by expanding their knowledge with the use of thought-provoking and interactive exhibits. P...
Noblesville
Our engineers are ready to take you on a wide range of train excursion experiences for the whole family, from caboose rides, our family-oriented Pizza Train and the popular Dinner on the Diner.
Lansing
The Transpired Solar Collector System and Exhibit was designed to: Educate children about clean energy alternatives and the environmental impact of using resources.Generate interest in renewable energy resources.
Muncie
Visit the Museum and view the largest collection of model aircraft in the United States. Discover how aeromodeling helped change the world of aviation and examine the astonishing craftsmanship and artistry of its masters.
Carmel
Come and see what is on display today! Explore our gift shop, which offers fine and unusual miniatures, books and periodicals about miniatures and dollhouses. Visiting children can play the Museum Treasure-Hunt Game.
Union
The Illinois Railway Museum, as you see it today, is the result of decades of effort by a dynamic group of dedicated volunteers. All of the buildings, track, locomotives and cars were assembled here at Union on what was once farmland. We welcome all ...
Milwaukee
The Betty Brinn Children's Museum is dedicated to providing interactive exhibits and educational resources that promote the healthy development of children in their formative years-from birth through age ten.
Milwaukee
From dinosaurs to the hall of shells this is a fascinating and child friendly stop covering a vast range of specialist topics with an ever changing selection of exhibitions.
Indianapolis
Enjoy an afternoon exploring our galleries, strolling our gardens and grounds, or discovering the past at our historic home.
Lima
The Allen County Museum has something for everyone. Our campus includes the main Museum (including the Children
Indianapolis
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, a nonprofit institution committed to enriching the lives of children, is the largest children's museum in the world. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Indian...
New Bremen
A beautiful museum with one of the largest collection of bicycles in the world.
Indianapolis
The Indiana Medical History Museum is located in the Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital on the near westside of Indianapolis.
Indianapolis
The Indiana State Museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in India...
Ann Arbor
Science and Technology Center with 4 floors filled with over 250 interactive hands-on exhibits to inspire people to discover the wonder of science, math and technology.
Ann Arbor
Exhibits include displays on prehistoric life with the most extensive dinosaur exhibits in the state of Michigan, Michigan wildlife, anthropology, geology, and a Planetarium. A new gallery for temporary exhibits was created in 2005.
Toledo
Designed with kids and families in mind the museum flows neatly through timelines and historical aspects while interactive elements include a Fingerprint Comparitor from the 80s.
Rantoul
The Chanute Air Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets aviation and aerospace artifacts that relate to the life and accomplishments of Octave Chanute, Chanute Field/Chanute Air Force Base and its technical training programs, the history...
Toledo
A history of local firefighting plus a training room where kids learn how to manage and escape from a fire in the home. Free, with very limited opening.
Toledo
The Toledo Museum of Art collection of more than 30,000 works of art ranks among the finest in the United States. In our more than 35 galleries, Sculpture Garden, and new Glass Pavilion, discover important, popular, and outstanding works of art.
Rockford
Interpreters in authentic period clothing bring Northern Illinois history to life in authentic Midway Village and engage students through a variety of hands-on activities--from rope making to operating a turn-of-the-20th century printing press.
Champaign
Orpheum Children\'s Science Museum Where Science Takes Center Stage! We provide children of all ages the chance to explore and learn science at their own pace in an informal setting. Our exhibits are designed to be fun, but also to teach about sc...
Rockford
Welcome! Burpee Museum is a natural history museum specializing in paleontology, geology, biology, and Native American life. We have three floors of exhibits.
Rockford
The amazing Discovery Center Museum is full of over 250 exciting hands-on exhibits spread over a two-floor area. Out in the museum's backyard, visitors can explore Rock River Discovery Park, a giant, multi-level science park with a hands-on twist! Th...

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