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: Saturdays at noon (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
Audubon Public Tour
Public Tour
Daily / 2 - 3 pm
Included with admission
Garden Tram Tour
Public Tour
2:15 pm Daily
Lilly House 30-Minute Evening Tours
Public Tour
Thursdays at 6 pm
Meet in Lilly House lobby
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
5 Senses Garden Tram Tour
Public Tour
7:15 pm Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
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
Special Exhibit: A Land Enchanted
Public Tour
Every Sunday - May 14 / 2:00 pm
Meet on Floor 2 a the top of the escalator
Included with admission
Audubon Public Tour
Public Tour
First Thursday of the month / 6 – 7 pm
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
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
Contemporary Art
Public Tour
Thursday, March 23 / 1-2 pm
IMA Galleries
Included with admission
Weekends in New England
Public Tour
Friday, April 28 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator
Included with admission
Where Design Meets the Seat
Public Tour
Sunday, April 30 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator
Included with admission
3 IN 30 Tours
Public Tour
Friday, May 5 / 12:30-1 pm
Included with admission
Family Tours
Public Tour
First Saturday of each month at noon and 12:45 pm
Included with admission
Crazy Quilts: Stitching Memories Tour
Public Tour
Sunday, May 7 / 3 pm
The Genius of J.M.W. Turner
Public Tour
Thursday, May 11 / 3-4 pm
Meet on 2nd Floor at top of escalator.
Included with admission
A Closer Look: A Gathering of Common Interests
Public Tour
Saturday, May 13 / 2 am-3 pm
Lilly House Tour
Public Tour
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 2 pm
Meet in Lilly House lobby
Included with admission
A Closer Look: Mystery Engagement
Public Tour
Tuesday, May 16 / 2-3 pm
Touch & Audio Descriptive Tours
Public Tour
Third Saturday at 2 pm through June 30, 2016.
Quarterly tours on July 16, 2016, October 15, 2016, February 18, 2017; & May 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm
Meet at Welcome Desk
Included with admission
Evening Garden Tour with Director of Horticulture
Public Tour
Thursday, May 25 / 6-7 pm
A Closer Look: A Bird's Eye View
Public Tour
Saturday, June 10 / 2-3 pm
A Closer Look: Florida Orange
Public Tour
Tuesday, June 20 / 2-3 pm