Visit the Indiana Historical Society for their annual FREE Circus Day from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, March 28, 2020! Every year, the Indiana History Center opens the doors for a free day of fun to celebrate the rich Indian Circus tradition and history. During Circus Day, in addition to participating in the circus fun, the Indiana Experience is also open and admission is free on this day.

Circus Day at the Indiana History Center

Admission is free for everyone and in addition to the regular exhibits and activities, you’ll see live animal shows, circus acts, clowns, magicians and jugglers. Other fun happenings include carnival games, face painting, balloon sculptures and crafts.

Game and refreshment tickets will be available for purchase for 50 cents. Concessions and activities will cost between two and eight tickets each.

Parking and Hours at the Indiana Historical Society

Parking is available for free in the IHS parking lot until it’s full. Metered street parking is also available in the area. Additional parking lots are located within walking distance of the Indiana History Center.

For a fun adventure and to avoid paying for parking, try taking the IndyGo Red Line with your kids. It’s just about a seven minute walk from the Capitol and Washington stop to the Historical Society.

Here are all of the free museum admission days in Indianapolis.

Things to do Near the Historical Society

Rhythm! Discovery Center is a quick 10 minute walk. The Indiana State Library Young Readers Center is right across the street. You’ll also find the Statehouse Education Center there. A 12 minute walk will get you to the Colts Canal Playground. 10 minutes in another direction will get you to a plethora of museums and cultural stops. Shoot some hoops and learn about collegiate sports at the NCAA Hall of Champions. Or, you might be interested in walking the cultural trail through White River State Park so see all of the art installations. You can rent hammocks, bicycles and paddle boats at the canal. Watch the steam clock and learn more about Indiana History at the Indiana State Museum. There’s also an IMAX theater inside! Head to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.