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.

A section of the path around the lake has been closed as of December 4, 2015. The closure is due to erosion concerns created by the White River undercutting portions of the levee that contain the river. There are still walking trails around the back of the lake if you enter the trails from the west side of the park; there is a loop that can be taken to avoid doubling back. For your safety, please do not enter the trail that is currently fenced off. Thank you for your support.

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.