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Welcome ToCreate.Connect

Create.Connect is open January through December

Indiana has a long history of innovation, and you can immerse yourself in it at Create.Connect, an indoor exhibit that encourages hands-on play and plenty of exploration. Experiment with the effects of wind while trying to get an airplane aloft, design your own invention and attempt to get it patented, and even build a real working windmill! There's so much to discover about how science, technology, engineering, and math fit into Indiana's rich past.

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Invent Something New

Grab a handful of pieces and parts to assemble your own invention, then step into a 1950s patent agency where you can polish your finished product. Who knows what you’ll create!

  • Harness the Power

    Create electrical circuits and a real working radio as you help bring power to rural areas.

  • Take to the Sky

    Join early Hoosier aviators in their 1910 quest to create a flying machine. Experiment with wing shapes and wind speed and fly a model airplane in a wind tunnel!

  • Build a Windmill

    Check out the 30-foot-tall 1890s Flint & Walling windmill, then make your own small windmill and test how much wind power you can generate.

  • One Thing Leads to Another

    Learn about physics by using simple machines like a swinging hammer, pulleys and more to move a ball from start to finish.

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Create.Connect is an experience area that will serve as a model for museums all over the country. Innovation comes at a price — we subsidize 60% of each guest visit. Your donations in this area help provide updated supplies and new experiences.


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