Course Four: Eiteljorg Museum

​Join us on November 18th (10am-1pm) for the fourth course of Watermelon University. Scholars will meet Karen Ann Hoffman, a member of the Oneida (Iroquois) Nation and participate in her workshop called “Kids and Canoes”. After this presentation, scholars will take their newly uncovered knowledge and create their own stories and art. And before we’re through, scholars will have the chance to explore the highly anticipated JINGLE RAILS - a locomotive exhibit with more than 1,200 feet of train tracks. 3 Muses (Credits)

Course One: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

​​Join us on October 7th (10am-1pm) for the first course of Watermelon University. Scholars will focus their attention on The Power of Children exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, which features the lives of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White. After discovering how these children changed the world, scholars will be invited to write stories inspired by these real-life heroes. 3 Muses (Credits) 


Course Six: Union Station Grand Hall

​Join us on December 16th (10am-1pm) for the sixth course of Watermelon University. This month we’ll go ALL ABOARD at the Indianapolis Union Station Grand Hall. Scholars will tour this magnificent structure and discover Indianapolis railroad history. From there, scholars will take their inspiration and turn it into stories and art. 3 Muses (Credits)

Course Three: Indiana State Museum

​Join us on November 4th (10am-1pm) for the third course of Watermelon University. This month we'll focus our minds and imaginations on the traveling exhibit called “The Power of Poison” from the American Museum of Natural History. Scholars will discover the differences between poisons, venoms and toxins and how they play a roll in the lives of plants, animals and even HUMANS! With their newly uncovered knowledge, scholars will create stories and art. 3 Muses (Credits)

Course Two: Holliday Park Nature Center

Join us on October 21st (10am-1pm) for the second course of Watermelon University.  Scholars will visit the resident OWL at the Nature Center, learn how to call owls in the wild, and dissect owl pellets. With our newly uncovered knowledge, we will use our imaginations to create owl art and stories just in time for Halloween. 3 Muses (Credits)

Course Five: James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home

Join us on December 2nd (10am-1pm) for the fifth course of Watermelon University. This month we'll focus our minds and imaginations on TIME TRAVELING! Scholars will design their own time-travel device and use the JWR Museum as the perfect Victorian time capsule. Scholars will leave with a complete idea and the beginnings of a story inspired by time traveling. 3 Muses (Credits)

Professor Watermelon

About Watermelon University

​Watermelon University happens on two Saturdays each month at a different educational site. These locations are chosen by Professor Watermelon to provide the optimum springboards for creativity and storytelling. As young scholars complete courses, they will earn MUSES (credits) towards a Certificate of Museology. Four levels of certificates are given: 3-9 MUSES = Emerald Level, 10-18 MUSES = Ruby Level, 9-45 MUSES = Diamond Level 46-54 MUSES = Goldstone Level

Tuition is $65 for each course or $50 each when 3 or more courses are purchased at the same time. The sites for January - May are being finalized. To enroll your child in Watermelon University call or email Professor Watermelon at or 317-200-6029.