Public Tours

The IMA offers daily tours of the permanent collection for all visitors. Tours highlighting special exhibitions and events are also available. All tours are led by docents especially trained to expand the visitor experience and appreciation of art.

Guided tours of the IMA's collections are offered daily. Meet on Floor 2 to at the top of the escalators. Please check the calendar for specific dates and times, or download this month's Public Tour schedule.

October Public Tours

Gallery Tours for Families

Family Tours: First Saturday of each month at 11:30 am and 12:15 pm
Visit our Family Visits section for more information on family programming.

Tours of the Gardens

Lilly House: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm (April - December)
Garden Tours: Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm, Second and third Thursdays 6 pm (April – October)
Evening Garden Tour with IMA’s Director of Horticulture: Gardens of IMA: Last Thursdays 6 pm (April – October)
The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres: Saturdays at noon (April – October)

Upcoming Public Tours

Tram Tour: Historic
Public Tour
See description for tour days and times
Tram Tour: Garden
Public Tour
See description for tour days and times
"ASK ME!" Roaming Docents
Public Tour
Every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm
IMA Galleries
Included with admission
Lilly House Tour
Public Tour
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 2 pm (April - December)
Meet in Lilly House lobby
Included with admission
Meet Me at the IMA: Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Tours
Public Tour
Fourth Tuesday of the month / 2 – 4 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at top of escalator
Included with admission
The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres Tours
Public Tour
Saturdays / noon (April - October)
Tour will begin at Lake Terrace
Cheers! Art and Beer Tour
Public Tour
Tour takes place the second Thursday of every month
IMA’s Captivating Gardens
Public Tour
Saturdays & Sundays at 1 pm; Second and third Thursdays at 6 pm (April through October)
Meet at the Horticultural Society Overlook just outside of Deer Zink
Included with admission
19 Stars of Indiana Art: A Bicentennial Celebration
Public Tour
Daily at 2 pm; First Thursday at 6 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator
A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts
Public Tour
3:15 pm Saturdays - August; 3:15 pm Sundays - September
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalators.
Included with admission
Continuing the Work of the Monuments Men Tour
Public Tour
Tuesday, September 6 / 1-2 pm
Meet on 2nd Floor at top of escalator.
Included with admission
Evening Garden Tour With IMA’s Director of Horticulture: Gardens of IMA
Public Tour
Last Thursday of every month April through October; 6 - 7 pm
Meet at the Horticultural Society Overlook just outside of Deer Zink
Included with admission
IMA Haunted History
Public Tour
Thursday, August 11 / 7 pm
Family Tours
Public Tour
First Saturday of each month at noon and 12:45 pm
Included with admission
What People Wore: A Visual History of Fashion from Ancient Times to Twentieth-Century Europe
Public Tour
Saturday, October 1 / 1-2 pm
Meet on 2nd Floor at top of escalator.
Included with admission
A Land Enchanted: The Golden Age of Indiana Art, 1877-1902
Public Tour
Saturdays at 3:15 pm
Meet on Floor 2 a the top of the escalator
Included with admission
American Artists Abroad
Public Tour
Sunday, October 2 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalators.
Included with admission
Ancient Art of the Mediterranean Tour
Public Tour
Tuesday, October 4 / 1-2 pm
Included with admission
Mastering Materials: Rare Objects from the IMA’s Asian Collection
Public Tour
Wednesday, October 5 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator
Included with admission
Perceptions of America
Public Tour
Thursday, October 6 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator.
Included with admission