It's the second sciences building that lawmakers have funded for Ball State in recent years.
Among the lakes receiving funding are Lake Lemon and Lake Monroe.
Plans call for converting much of the museum's warehouse into interactive exhibit space.
Under the plan, K-12 education funding would be increased by 1.1 percent in the first year, and 1.7 percent in the second year, or a total of $273 million.
Pence sought $53.5 million in new projects last year as part of the state's 200th birthday celebration.
The Indiana Department of Education presented its two-year budget proposal to lawmakers Thursday.
Rep. Greg Steuerwald’s (R-Danville) would create a fund to pay each exonerated person $25,000 for every year spent behind bars.
As lawmakers grapple with funding the state’s roads and bridges, many communities don’t want them to forget another mode of transportation: rail.
The Department of Natural Resources says the Nongame Wildlife Fund's donations fell more than 60 percent last year.
Legislative leaders say naming too many specific infrastructure projects in this session’s road funding bill could be damaging.