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Modern museums typically house a collection of paintings, archaeology artifacts, and other rare and priceless objects. They may be in one building or a group of buildings. The goal of these establishments is to share a glimpse into history, natural science, world culture or fine arts. These depositories date back to the 1400s when the Capitoline in Rome showcased a private collection to the city's elite. Pope Julius II soon followed with the Vatican's display of sculptures and statues, but again, only the elite were allowed access. The world's first official public depository, the Louvre in France, opened in the 1700s. Anyone could view the Louvre's galleries, regardless of social status. These establishments form the basis of today's depositories. Many building structures, like metropolitan museums, focus on one artistic specialty. Metropolitan museums feature fine art displays, photography and temporary modern exhibitions. Some museums offer a variety of exhibits housed in different building structures and on multiple floors. They showcase a wide variety of artwork and exhibits including American and international paintings, air and space science, American history, American Indian, and national design. These museums may also offer exhibits on natural history, sculpture gardens and parks, and portrait galleries, postal artifacts and numerous other buildings. There's even a depository housing that offers wax replicas of celebrities. Displays can be permanent or temporary. Museum curators may arrange tours for groups or individuals. Children, teenagers, and adults enjoy spending free time viewing the displays. There are gift stores for souvenirs and cafes selling drinks or food. It's easy to spend an entire day in these establishments. Viewing these displays enhances a classroom or home school education. Visit a museum and gain lasting memories.
American Alliance of Museums
Visit our local Marion area museums for a day of fun, learning, and excitement! Offering daily guided tours through all of our new and existing exhibits at our Marion area museums.
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Kokomo Automotive Museum
1500 N Reed Rd, Kokomo, IN 46901
Discover the history of the automobile at the Kokomo Automotive Museum in Kokomo, IN. We have more than 100 antique cars in our collection.
(765) 450-9248
Quilters Hall of Fame
926 S Washington St, Marion, IN 46953
(765) 664-9333
Gas City Museum
210 W North a St, Gas City, IN 46933
(765) 674-1892
James Dean Gallery
425 N Main St, Fairmount, IN 46928
(765) 948-3326
Fairmount Historical Museum
203 E Washington St, Fairmount, IN 46928
(765) 948-4555
Sheets Wildlife Museum
200 Safari Trl, Huntington, IN 46750
(260) 356-9453
Greentown Glass Museum
112 N Meridian St, Greentown, IN 46936
(765) 628-6206
Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center
815 Warren St, Huntington, IN 46750
(260) 356-6356
Greentown Historical Society
103 E Main St, Greentown, IN 46936
(765) 628-3800
Huntington County Historical Society
315 Court St, Huntington, IN 46750
(260) 356-7264
Wells Co Historical Museum
420 W Market St, Bluffton, IN 46714
(260) 824-9956
Glass Museum The
309 S Franklin St, Dunkirk, IN 47336
(765) 768-6872
1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie, IN 47303
(765) 282-4848
Minnetrista Orchard Shop
311 W Saint Joseph St, Muncie, IN 47303
(765) 282-4848
Miami County Museum
51 N Broadway, Peru, IN 46970
(765) 473-9183

Museums are fun for the whole family; even children that have a tendency to get bored easily. There are plenty of displays that cater to children. They will be fascinated looking at dinosaur bones and using their imagination to think about what it would be like to live with the dinosaurs. Science, natural history, and art galleries will have exhibits that range from ancient to modern. If you want to find a gallery with a specific artifact or statue, call around to find if it's located in a local exhibit or coming to one soon. Non-profit organizations will give tours of fine art galleries that will include antiques and collectable items that have been kept in its best condition for many years. The Getty and Metropolitan museum are popular choices for tourists and those that live just down the street. Mobile exhibits will go to different galleries across the globe to give everyone a chance to look at the spectacular displays. Admission will vary, so calling in advance can give you an idea on how much you will spend for the day. Guides are available, sometimes for free, to give you in-depth information on different items. School field trips will give students the education they need outside of the school building in a fun atmosphere. Of course, there will be a different tolerance level depending on the museum you attend. Some will have displays that can be touched, while others will not. Counselors will be on the museum's staff to help provide education to tour groups or to individuals that are interested in more information. Counselors will be experts on antiques and collectables that the gallery showcases and can service as a terrific guide.
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