Welcome to your home for year-round fun.

Here, you’ll find a diverse lineup of entertainment options designed for the whole family. In addition to the signature events we’ve become known for (Germanfest, St. Benno and Karnival, etc.), you’ll discover additional programming and events as we actively engage with some of the community’s most innovative arts and cultural organizations. You’ll also find more and more Athenaeum-produced experiences going on all around our historic building and grounds — think pop-up game nights and performing arts in the historic Basile Theatre. This is Indy’s destination for must-see, definitely-do arts and cultural experiences.

Explore our schedule of upcoming events below.

The Goonies (1985)

The Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

In Goon Docks, Oregon, the peaceful coastal community is on the brink of foreclosure for a new golf course. But the game isn't over yet. A group of childhood friends, known as the Goonies–Mikey (Sean Astin), Brand (Josh Brolin), Mouth (Corey Feldman), Chunk (Jeff Cohen), Data (Ke HUy Quan), Stef (Martha Plimpton), Andy (Kerri Green),…

Jumanji (1995)

The Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

In 1969, the curious teen Alan Parrish discovered Jumanji, one of the most unique—and dangerous—board games ever. Mysterious and magical, the game transports Alan to the lush, savage forests of…

Anastasia (1997)

The Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

In this animated reimagining of the Russian historical mystery, we follow the spirited Anya (Meg Ryan), an amnesiac young woman on a quest to discover her identity. Joined by the…

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The Athenaeum Foundation preserves a treasured historic landmark that welcomes all to nurture a sound mind and a sound body through arts & culture, wellness and community.

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