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  Lafayette, IN 47905

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Exhibitions and Events at the Haan Museum in Lafayette, Indiana

Exhibitions and Events

Step into the Painting: Indiana History and Culture Through Art

Exhibition from July 20 through October 17

This exhibit explores Indiana history and culture through the paintings of early Indiana artists..

Sculpture Garden and Nature Trail Field Day

Sept. 29, 2018
10 AM Ð Noon

Join us for a celebration of the Sculpture Garden and Nature Trail. Master Gardener and Purdue landscaper Brenda Carton, who designed and installed the landscaping with the aid of volunteers, will talk about the plants she selected, and the role they play in the design of the garden.

Purdue geologist Terry West will talk about the cemented terrace gravel formation along the Nature Trail that was created by a series of glaciers. The formation is similar to Prophets Rock.

Retired Purdue entomologist Tom (Bug Man) Turpin will bring some critters to share with guests and discuss the role of insects in a healthy woods and their ecological impact everywhere.

Susan Ulrich with INPAWS (Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society) will talk about the native trees and shrubs located along the Nature Trail.

FEE: Free


Christmas at the Haan Museum 2018

Nov. 23 through Dec. 30, 2018

Forget about cell phones and screens, and travel the world during Christmas at the Haan Museum. The trains become a passport as they meander past the Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Kensington Palace, and many other famous London landmarks.

Visit 19 historic American landmarks in the next room, as a larger train passes the Empire State Building, Independence Hall, Wrigley Field, the Golden Gate Bridge and other famous buildings. Follow the trains as they travel through a closet and bedroom to another bedroom, where youÕll find famous buildings from the Midwest, including Lafayette landmarks. Crawl through a tunnel and watch from inside the loop for an even closer look.

Decorated trees in almost every room enhance the family-friendly atmosphere. Kids can play in the gingerbread-style house, ride in a sleigh behind two (stationary) reindeer, or activate musical characters that sing and dance. Santas, wreaths, nativity sets, and garland add to the festive feel.

The Indiana paintings and antiques remain in place during Christmas to maintain the homey feel of the Colonial Revival mansion. The Haan Museum is impressive on an ordinary day, and seeing it all decked out for the Holidays is an experience that your family will remember fondly.

Hours and Admission for Christmas Tours:
Wed. - Fri.: 1 - 4 PM, $12
Saturdays: 10 AM - 4 PM, $15
Sundays: 1 - 4 PM, $15

Tickets are half price for ages 5-17 and active-duty military. Ages 4 and under are free.

Butler's Pantry and Kitchen are open on weekends with treats available.

Special group tours can be arranged by calling (765) 742-6449.