Great news for parents looking for some extra time this summer and teens looking for a little independence. The IMA has partnered with IndyGo to offer a Summer Youth Pass with added IMA perks! When purchasing an IndyGo Summer Youth Pass, children and teens—ages 18 and under—can hop aboard the bus and ride to museums, the zoo, the movies, a ball game, the mall and other destinations throughout Marion County from June 1 to August 31 for only $30. That’s summer-long transportation at a price lower than the cost of a tank of gas for most vehicles! A gas and money-saver, the Summer Youth Pass is also a great opportunity to discuss the environmental benefits of taking the bus while also teaching your children how to responsibly navigate through public transportation, a life-long valuable lesson.
So, where does the IMA fit in?
Well, in addition to all of the perks above, 2011 pass holders can gain free admission to two of the IMA’s special exhibitions, Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial and Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria.
Not only is spending time in these special exhibitions worth at least a couple of summer days, but with free general admission, free gardens and grounds, free tours and a selection of free programming, there is much more to do and see at the IMA. Check out our online calendar to see some of the upcoming events.
The pass can be purchased anytime on IndyGo.net or via IndyGo customer service. Hop on Routes 34 or 38 and you’ll hit a stop right at the Museum. Hope to see you around this summer!