The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres

Located on 100 acres adjacent to the Museum’s main campus, The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres includes woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and a 35-acre lake. The Park is one of the largest museum art parks in the country and one of only a few to feature ongoing commissions of temporary, site-responsive artworks.

This spring, there will be plenty of tweets and chirps at the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres. Inspired by the exhibitions inside the galleries—and funded by generous supporters—IMA staff has built a new nesting platform to attract birds of prey, new bird feeding and viewing stations, and a wild grass labyrinth. See them for yourself on campus, or watch the action from home on our new web cams.

Park Map


Free and open daily from dawn until dusk. Learn more about visiting the Park.

Directions & Parking

Parking information and directions for those walking, biking, driving, or taking the bus.

Tours, Events & Programs

Programs and activities for visitors of all ages are available throughout the year.


Learn about the history of the land, how the idea for the Park was conceived, and how it became the destination that it is today.

Artworks & Projects

Explore the artworks and projects designed to highlight the unique relationships between contemporary art and the natural world.

Visitors Pavilion

The award-winning Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion serves as the cornerstone of the Park and is one of the region’s signature architectural landmarks. The Park is open daily from dawn until dusk.