General Admission

To purchase general admission tickets online before your visit, select a day from the calendar below. Tickets can also be purchased onsite at the Guest Services Desk upon your arrival to the Museum.

Certain areas of the IMA campus are free, including The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, the IMA Café, Museum Store, and Five Brushstrokes.

IMA Members: FREE
Adults: $18
Ages 5 & under: FREE
Youth ages 6-17: $10
Access Pass $2

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. An adult chaperone must be present for groups of 4 or more children.

We are committed to providing an exceptional experience for all our guests on campus. Please observe museum guidelines and refrain from disruptive or unruly behavior. Guests not observing guidelines will be asked to leave the campus.


Planning to visit the IMA regularly? Visit our Membership page for information on purchasing an IMA Membership.

Students attending Butler University, CTS, IUPUI, Marian University, Martin University, and University of Indianapolis may receive a free IMA annual membership. Students may apply at our Guest Services desk and must have a valid e-mail address and show proof of enrollment.

Access Pass

We are proud to be a of the Access Pass program. Families that meet the requirements can visit The Indianapolis Museum of Art and all participating locations for just $2 per family member per visit, for up to two adults and dependent youth living in the household. Visit our Access Pass page to learn more about this program that makes cultural attractions more available to Indiana families.

Blue Star Museum

The IMA is a Blue Star Museum and offers free admission to U.S. Active military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day,

Free Admission Dates & Times

Free general admission is offered the first Thursday of each month from 4-9 p.m.

Community Days
During Community Days at the IMA, guests receive free admission in exchange for a donation to the event's community partner.


  • MLK: Sunday: January 15, 2017
  • National Public Gardens Day & Museum Day: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • Penrod Arts Fair: Saturday, September 9, 2017 (please note this is for Museum Admission only, not access to Art Fair)