Community Access

Access Pass

The Access program enables qualified families to purchase admission to participating Access Pass partners for $2 per family member per visit, for up to two adults and dependent youth living in the household. The Access Pass program is a partnership amongst many Indianapolis Cultural destinations. Qualifying Access Pass holders sign up through The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.


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Free Days

Free First Thursday presented by bank of america

Newfields offers free admission to all guests for the entire day on the first Thursday of each month throughout the year. Advance tickets are required. To reserve your tickets online, click here  

Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.   

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Thursday, December 1, 2022 -  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

Celebrate MLK Day with free admission on Sunday, January 16, 2022. 

Please note: This celebration will occur on Sunday, the day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Newfields' campus is closed on Mondays. 

Gardens & Museum Day 

Celebrate International Museum Day and Go Public Gardens Day with free general admission the last Friday in May, Friday, May 27 from 11:00 - 8:00 pm. Free General Admission for all guests that secure a ticket online, in advance. 




Marion County Students 

Marion County students, in grades K-12, receive free general admission if visiting for a school assignment. To receive free admission present a valid school ID at the information desk.  

College Students

Students who attend one of the below schools receive a free membership with proof of a valid ID while enrolled.  

  • Butler University 

  • Christian Theological Seminary  

  • Marian University  

  • Martin University  

  • University of Indianapolis 

  • IUPUI 

  • Ivy Tech

Newfields Ticket Distribution Program 

Newfields proudly partners with over 30 community partners through this program focused on breaking down barriers to access our campus including signature programming such as Spring Blooms, Harvest, Winterlights, and THE LUME Indianapolis.

Blue Star Program (Active Military)

Current Active Duty Military and their immediate family recieve free general admission with a valid military ID year round.  

Non-Profit Organization Donation Program 

501(c)(3) organizations may request a donation of a family four pack of general admission tickets or a Family Membership once per year for incentives, giveaways, or drawings. Please submit all requests to  

Bank of America Museums on Us 

This program is on the first weekend of every month. Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit cardholders must use promo code "MOU2021" during online checkout to reserve their complimentary admission. Cardholder is required to present their ticket confirmation, active credit or debit card and photo ID upon arrival. Additional guests are required to purchase tickets separately.  

Museum hours and participation varies. Excludes special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events. Not to be combined with other offers. 

January 2, 2022

February 5 & 6, 2022

March 5 & 6, 2022

April 2 & 3, 2022

May 7 & 8, 2022

June 4 & 5, 2022

July 2 & 3, 2022

August 6 & 7, 2022

September 3 & 4, 2022

October 1 & 2, 2022

November 5 & 6, 2022

December 3 & 4, 2022