This eclectic museum, located in Fountain Square, celebrates “an encyclopedic collection of curiosities, mysteries, and the ephemeral evidence of the psychphonic activity pulsating at the edges of our everyday realities.” Subjects such as Indianapolis history and its connection to African American music, Afrofuturism, mysteries, and spiritual curiosities are covered in the exhibits. Popular artifacts include an ashtray from the Burger King where Elvis was spotted after his death, samples of dirt from sites of UFO sightings, and the Parliament Funkadelic Baby Mothership (a prop used in Parliament Funkadelic’s concerts). This museum features displays of artifacts without much explanation apart from a pamphlet designed to be read after the visit. As the founder of the museum, Michael Kaufmann, has asserted, “The museum asks more questions than it provides answers.”
This museum is open from 11am-6pm on Mondays – Fridays.
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