Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities

Newfields regularly hosts programs and tours for university and college faculty and staff. The goal of these programs is to better serve regional, national and international campuses, to foster connections with campus communities and to increase student and faculty engagement with the Museum. People from all majors and backgrounds are invited to explore the IMA's collections and exhibitions.

Students attending Butler University, CTS, IUPUI, Marian University, Martin University, and University of Indianapolis may receive a free Newfields annual membership. Students may apply at our Guest Services desk and must have a valid e-mail address and show proof of enrollment. Prescheduled tours from these colleges/universities are free. For all other colleges/universities, prescheduled student groups will receive a reduced admission of $5 per participant. Make sure to get scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance of your trip. Bring your laptop to Newfields - FREE WiFi hotspots.


The galleries and grounds of Newfields provide a wealth of opportunities for higher educational groups and educators to engage with art and nature. When visiting Newfields, college and university groups can choose from several docent-led tours, or self-guided tours. All tours need to be booked at least three weeks in advance using the online tour form at the bottom of this page.

Guided Tours

Newfields offers a variety of group tours of the galleries, The Garden, Oldfields and the Art & Nature Park led by a trained guide. We also offer guided audio descriptions and touchable tours for blind-low vision visitors, as well as garden tours for people with limited mobility.

For a detailed description of all expert-led group tours, download the PDF below.

Guided College and University Tour Topics

Tour Request Form
Please fill out this form to request a group tour. Please be aware that this is only a request form and does not guarantee registration. Newfields staff will contact you within 3 business days to confirm your tour.
Group Information
Preferred Contact Method *
Group Specfics
Date and Time Preferences
Guided College/University Tours
Self-Guided Tours (Cannot be scheduled before 11 am)
Groups have the option to tour the campus or museum galleries on their own without a personal guide.