The Barn

Our Mission

The Barn bridges members of the agricultural community to the consumer public through education.

Our Vision

To create programming and activities for schools, teachers, and students, The Barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds has collaborated with experts ranging from academia and the agricultural industry to the consumer public that supports our mission. This collaborative philosophy has resulted in the development of thorough, thoughtful, and objective educational programs. Learning will be achieved through outreach programming, and on-site at the 'State's Largest Classroom' through hands-on activities, learning labs, exhibitions, and interpretive opportunities which complement school curricula for an enriched learning experience. Visitors will gain an understanding of food origins, the agrarian culture from which most Americans descended, and how it has evolved.