Hard hat tours to give a glimpse of reimagined IMS museum a year ahead of its reopening

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum might be undergoing a transformation right now, but you can still take a look inside thanks to a series of newly-announced “hard hat tours” which are taking place throughout the Month of May.

Beginning this Friday, May 10, guided tours of the main floor and the newly-constructed Mezzanine level (pictured above) of the museum will be offered to mark the one-year countdown until the reimagined museum opens its doors once again.

Members of the IMS Museum leadership team will lead the tours, which will also be taking place on Friday May 17, and Friday May 24, with museum president Joe Hale and vice president of curation and education Jason Vansickle also available by request.


The tours will allow visitors to learn more about the museum’s main floor and its new Mezzanine level, as well as all of the artifacts and exhibits – comprising over 55,000 items and 300 vehicles – that will occupy these spaces once it reopens next year.

With the museum currently an active construction site, guests will need to wear closed-toed shoes, while a safety vest, protective eyewear, and of course the aforementioned hard hat will be provided.

Story originally appeared on Racer