FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR GUESTS, VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF, DOCENT LED TOURS ARE NOT BEING OFFERED AT THIS TIME.
After you submit your tour request information as outlined above, you will receive an email with your tour confirmation attached, as well as tour information sheets, Newfields guidelines, parking information, etc.
For Scheduled School Groups - Designated bus parking spots are coned off on the main surface lot of the museum for scheduled school groups. Accommodations can be made for scheduled groups only. Newfields encourages schools to use buses whenever possible to minimize strain on the surface parking lot.
Parking is available to all visitors free of charge.
Free handicap parking is available in the small lot beside the museum entrance closest to 38th Street.
Free parking for The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres is available off of 38th Street just West of the Indianapolis Museum of Art's primary parking lot. Visitors can also reach the Park by walking from Newfields' main campus.
**Please do not leave valuables in personal vehicles. Newfields is not responsible for any lost or missing items.
Newfields is grateful to the teachers, parents and other adults who take the time to join their children and students in their Museum experience. We value your time and we believe you can play a key role in making your child’s visit more enjoyable and educational. The information below will help prepare you for your visit to Newfields.
Further enrich your Newfields visit by spending self-guided time sketching in the galleries. School groups using graphite pencils (no colored pencils, please) are welcome to sketch in the Museum's galleries. There is no fee for this program, but please note on your tour request e-mail that you would like to have your students sketch in the galleries (and indicate, if possible, the galleries in which they will be drawing). All materials (including drawing pads or surfaces) must be provided by the school. Classes wishing to use easels or wet materials should contact the Senior Coordinator of School and Group Services at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 days in advance for guidelines.