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.

March Public Tours
April Public Tours
May 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: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 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: First and third Saturdays at 11:30 (April-October)

Our 2017 Tram Tours are as follows, and are subject to change due to weather & other extenuating circumstances:

Historic Tour: Members, Free / Public, $2
Tuesdays - Sundays (1:15 and 3:15 pm)

Garden Tour: Members, Free / Public, $5
Tuesdays - Sundays (2:15 pm)

5 Senses Garden Tour: Members, $9 / Public, $10
Thursday - Saturday (7:15 pm)*

*April 6 – September 30, 2017

Tickets may be purchased at the Admissions Desk, located in the Efroymson Entrance Pavilion. If you would like to receive more information about our tram tours, please call 317-923-1331.

Upcoming Public Tours

Historic Tram Tour
Public Tour
1:15 & 3:15 pm Daily
Garden Tram Tour
Public Tour
2:15 pm Daily
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
Garden Tour
Public Tour
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1 pm (April through October)
Meet at the Horticultural Society Overlook just outside of Deer Zink
Included with admission
Garden Tour
Public Tour
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm (April through October)
"ASK ME!" Roaming Docents
Public Tour
Every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm
IMA Galleries
Included with admission
The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres Tours
Public Tour
Monthly 1st and 3rd Saturday
Tour will begin at Lake Terrace
Cheers! Art and Beer Tour
Public Tour
Tour takes place the second Thursday of every month
Lilly House Tour
Public Tour
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 2 pm
Meet in Lilly House lobby
Included with admission
Perceptions of America
Public Tour
Thursday, June 1 / 1 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator.
Included with admission
Still Life Painting: A Timeless Art Form
Public Tour
Sunday, April 2 / 1-2 pm
Meet on 2nd Floor at top of escalator.
Included with admission
Highlights of the IMA: American and European
Public Tour
Tuesday, August 1 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalators.
Included with admission
Crazy Quilts: Stitching Memories Tour
Public Tour
Thursday, July 27 / 3 pm
Contemporary Design
Public Tour
Sunday, March 12 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator
Included with admission
American Perspectives
Public Tour
Tuesday, August 29 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator.
Included with admission
A Road To Abstraction
Public Tour
Wednesday, August 30 / 1-2 pm
Included with admission
Where Did You Get All This Art?
Public Tour
Thursday, August 31 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator.
Included with admission
A Closer Look: Crazy Color
Public Tour
Saturday, September 16 / 2-3 pm
A Closer Look: Rural Rhythms
Public Tour
Tuesday, September 19 / 2-3 pm
Garden Tour with Director of Horticulture
Public Tour
Thursday, September 28 / 6 pm
A Closer Look: Jets Are Not Just for the Airlines
Public Tour
Saturday, October 14 / 2-3 pm
A Closer Look: Take the Bull by the Horns
Public Tour
Tuesday, October 17 / 2-3 pm
Touch & Audio Descriptive Tours
Public Tour
Saturday, July 15 / 2:30-3:30 pm
Meet at Welcome Desk
Included with admission
A Closer Look: Watercolor Society Of Indiana Exhibit
Public Tour
Saturday, November 11 / 2-3 pm
A Closer Look: Le Paysage est Beau (the Beautiful Countryside)
Public Tour
Tuesday, November 21 / 2-3 pm
A Closer Look: Ulterior Motives
Public Tour
Saturday, December 9 / 2-3 pm
A Closer Look: Water, Water Everywhere
Public Tour
Tuesday, December 19 / 2-3 pm