Remember that jingle, “There’s more than corn in Indiana?” That may be true, but right now at the Indiana State Museum, you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about one of Indiana’s marquee products. The Amazing Maize exhibit has brought all things corn and its impact on the State of Indiana to the museum. It’s a fascinating look at the crop that dominates the Indiana landscape every summer.
By taking a stroll through the exhibit, you’ll learn all the ways that corn impacts our daily life. While you may have always known that it has uses beyond feed for livestock and for popping in microwave bags, it’s versatility in everyday life may surprise you.
A highlight for our family’s visit was how interactive it is, especially for kids. There are several tractors that kids can sit on, including a very modern tractor that will give little ones the sense that they’re harvesting a field. You can also pound corn and play tug of war with corn. And adults will learn all about corn’s history and significance.
To get a sense of the exhibit, have some fun with the “Corn God’s” interactive website.
Amazing Maize will be at the Indiana State Museum until January 20, 2013. Admission to this exhibit is included in museum entrance fees ($7 for adults, $4 for children 3-12).
Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.