Art in the Park
Drop-in visitor art making is available at the Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion in the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres. Work with teaching artists to create your own work of art inspired by the natural environment. Mix a little art-making into your nature time with a different art activity each month. Projects are designed to be accessible and fun for museum visitors of all ages and all levels of art-making experience.
Paint Out Plein Air
Paint outdoors like the greats! Grab a paint brush and make your mark on community “canvases” of butcher paper under the shade of the forest’s canopy
Fine Feathered Friends
Do some real tweeting while making bird-inspired art. Discover the variety of birds that call 100 Acres home this time of year! Hang out with chief naturalist, John Faust as he captures and releases birds to track their migration patterns on August 17 from 1 to 3 pm. Get an up close look at Take Flight! wildlife educator Mark Booth’s birds of prey on August 31 from 1 to 3 pm.
Increase the power of your hearing by turning up the volume on nature! Design your own nature amplifiers and experience areas in the Park in a whole new way.
Collect fallen leaves of all shapes, sizes and colors along the way to the Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion and turn them into an autumn mosaic.