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

"ASK ME!" Roaming Docents
Public Tour
Every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm
IMA Galleries
Included with admission
Garden Tour
Public Tour
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm (April through October)
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
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
The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres Tours
Public Tour
Monthly 1st and 3rd Saturday
Tour will begin at Lake Terrace
Audubon Public Tour
Public Tour
First Thursday of the month / 6 – 7 pm
Included with admission
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
The Painter's Perspective
Public Tour
Friday, December 18 2015 / 1-2 pm
Included with admission
Highlights of the IMA: American and European
Public Tour
Sunday, April 23 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalators.
Included with admission
The Genius of J.M.W. Turner
Public Tour
Thursday, June 8 / 3-4 pm
Meet on 2nd Floor at top of escalator.
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
Creative Hoosiers
Public Tour
Friday, November 11 2016 / 1-2 pm
IMA Galleries
Included with admission
Neoclassical to Modernism
Public Tour
Thursday, September 8 2016 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator.
Included with admission
Crazy Quilts: Stitching Memories Tour
Public Tour
Sunday, May 7 / 3 pm
Impressionism and Beyond
Public Tour
Saturday, March 25 / 1-2 pm
Meet on 2nd Floor at top of escalator.
Included with admission