The entire first floor is devoted to how Indiana was from a geological standpoint. I will admit, the whole discussion on how glaciers moved and when bores me silly. But the real disappointment came in the history of the state's culture on the second floor. Was jumbled, wandering and unfocused. The re-created Ayres Tea Room is nothing special and for anyone expecting a true re-creation you will be disappointed. If there was a specific special exhibit (was something about corn when we were there), would go back. Otherwise, will find something else to do.
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November 30, 2012
Thanks for your review! You noticed the chronology of the museum, with the Natural History on the Level 1, Cultural History on Level 2 and traveling exhibits on Level 3 (did you miss Eternal James Dean?). The L.S. Ayres Tea Room is a recreation of the actual Tea Room, from the menu and carpet, right down to the view outside the "windows". That nostalgia might've been lost on someone who'd never experienced the original with their grandma, family, etc. Perhaps you'll enjoy our Star Wars exhibition next spring...give us another try! We are constanting tweaking and adjusting our displays and appreciate your opinion.
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