Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, located at 102 S. 10th Street in Downtown Lafayette, shows a permanent collection and also features major national traveling exhibits in the East Gallery. The Museum offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions and studio arts classes catering to a variety of tastes and ages. Visit the AMGL’s website for hours and additional information.
The Purdue Galleries
The Purdue Galleries present a series of exhibitions during the academic year in both the Robert L. Ringel Gallery in the Purdue Memorial Union and the Stewart Center Gallery, both located on the Purdue campus. The exhibits offer a wide range of perspectives on art and society, and they include regional, national and international artists. The Galleries provide educational opportunities for each of their exhibits, and they have a firm commitment to serving the needs of K-12 educators and students in the Greater Lafayette area. All exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public. See their website for hours and additional information.
In addition to putting on the annual Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, the Tippecanoe County Historical Association operates several historical museums whose focus is on Greater Lafayette history.
Two of these museums are the Tippecanoe County Historical Museum located in the Moses Fowler House at 909 South Street in Downtown Lafayette, and the Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum in Battleground.
The Tippecanoe County Historical Museum displays artifacts depicting the county’s history from prehistoric times to the present, including Indian, pioneer, Victorian and 20th Century exhibits. The Tippecanoe Battlefield Historical Museum traces the cause and effects of the Battle of Tippecanoe.
Imagination Station Children’s Museum
Downtown Lafayette is also home to Imagination Station, a family science center boasting hands-on interactive exhibits ranging from computers, to dinosaurs and astronauts. The main goal of Imagination Station is to promote science literacy while providing enjoyable experiences for all ages. Imagination Station is available for school visits.
Imagination Station is open to the public Fridays from 9a-5p, Saturdays and Sundays from 1p-5p. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and children under 3 years of age are free. See their website for more information.