Accessibility Tours

Newfields is committed to providing the highest quality visit for each and every guest. A list of our Accessibility Tours is listed below. Guided tours are $18 per person. Free for Members.

To schedule a tour, group leaders should email me with following information - Once sent, group leaders should hear from Newfields staff within three business days.

  • School or group name
  • Address
  • Contact name(actual person attending with group)
  • Phone number, preferably cell
  • Email
  • Number of people
  • Tour choice and time (Self-Guided tours cannot be scheduled until 11am)
  • 1st date choice
  • 2nd date choice
  • Any additional information regarding requested tour

Types of Accessibilty Tours

Tours for Guests With Sight Impairment - Touch & Audio Descriptive Tour

The Touch & Audio Descriptive tour is an accessible tour program for people who are blind or possess low vision. These gallery tours are designed to give individuals of all ages and abilities – along with their family, companions or caregivers – the opportunity to engage in a discussion of works of art in our permanent collection through the use of touch and/or descriptive narration and participant interaction. For the touch portion of the tour, guests are provided with nitrile gloves to wear as their touching is guided by docents who describe the work of art. Note that this tour requires a 3-week notice.

Tours for Guests With Limited Mobility - A Garden Experience for Everyone: Limited Mobility and Sight Tour

A garden tour that focuses only on (you got it) the Garden for Everyone! Could you tell by the title? The tour is customizable to the needs of the groups and/or can involve other areas of the Newfields campus. We can include a short walk to the Overlook Garden which is suitable for those in wheelchairs, the elderly or those concerned about walking on uneven terrain. This tour lasts an hour more or less, depending on the group. Available April – October.

Tours for Guests With Early-Stage Alzheimer’s or Dementia - Connections

This tour is ideal for Adult Day Care and Memory Units hoping to provide an interactive experience for their guests or residents. Best suited for individuals with early- stage Alzheimer’s and dementia, our specially trained docents will provide warm, friendly, facilitated conversations about artworks in the Indianapolis Museum of Art's collection. Family, friends or care providers are welcome to attend.