Indiana State Museum prepares to launch new exhibit focused on the Opioid Crisis

Posted by Heidi Malone | Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Indiana State Museum prepares to launch new exhibit focused on the Opioid Crisis

The Indiana State Museum (ISM) is set to address the opioid crisis with a 7,000 sq. foot exhibit that will deliver a compelling, interactive experience that aims to reduce the stigma of substance use disorder.

Opioid misuse is a complex problem and the ISM provides several ways to examine and understand it with their “FIX: Heartbreak and Hope” exhibit that will run from Feb. 1, 2020 – Feb. 7, 2021.

Visitors will hear personal stories of recovery and hope from fellow Hoosiers who have battled the disorder.  Interactive experiences like the Crave-Bot where you can play with the science of cravings by manipulating a robot to do something over and over is sure to catch the eye of school-aged guests along with a trivia game to discover what you know and don’t know about the opioid crisis. 

Watch as first responders treat a person who has overdosed. Listen as the responders note the patient’s vital signs and then administer naloxone.  These real-life experiences will no doubt make you stop and reflect on the impact this crisis has on so many.  

The ISM is interested in partnering with our members to host a FIX event either at the ISM or at one of their 12 remote sites throughout the state. They are offering free admission to the exhibit for students. This is a great way to educate your community on the substance use disorder and either start the conversation or take action on making a difference in your community.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Phil Ellis, pellis@indianarha.org.