Indiana State Museum celebrates Nov. 21 Purdue Day

November 10, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University will bring more than 25 hands-on exhibits and interactive demonstrations on Nov. 21 to the Indiana State Museum.

Purdue Day will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone with a Purdue student, faculty, staff or alumni ID or who wears Purdue gear will receive a discounted admissions rate. Ticket prices will be $9.75 for adult; $9 for senior; $6.50 for child; and children 3 and under are free. The museum is located at 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. The hashtag for the day is #ISMPurdueDay.

Purdue exhibits will include A Salamander Tale, an insects and spider petting zoo, the science behind apps, robotic scenery used in theater, chemistry demonstrations, mechanical engineering student toy designs, and skateboard design and construction. The Purdue Alumni Club of Indy also is participating.

Guests also will have access to the museum’s public exhibits that focus on Indiana art, science and culture including The Hoosier Way, Crossroads of America, Nikon Small World, Ancient Seas, The Age of Ice, and Rad Science: Skatepark Physics.

“Purdue partnered with the museum as part of the university’s mission to support STEM education and science concepts, but many of our Purdue Day activities are designed to help introduce students to higher education and the diverse programs that Purdue offers,” said Julie Griffith, Purdue vice president for public affairs.

The Rad Science exhibit, which is sponsored by Purdue and runs through Jan. 3, has more than 25 interactive experiences including Bodacious Board Balance, Friction Hill, Newton's Pool, History Bowl, Vert Theatre and Wipeout Ambulance.

Purdue also supports STEM education in Indiana through various workshops for teachers interested in offering more science and engineering curriculum in their classrooms, educational grants, technology camps and programs such as Science Express, which delivers science equipment to classes around the state. This May Purdue's M-STEM3 500 program hosted hundreds of Indiana teens at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to promote science and motor sports.  

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, 

Source: Julie Griffith, 

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