For Educators

The Eiteljorg Is a Treasure Trove of Experiences for Your Students

At its core, the Eiteljorg Museum seeks to inspire an appreciation of the art, history, and diverse cultures of Native Americans and the West. We educate through amazing stories that are unique and diverse. Educators love the wide array of perspectives drawn from narratives of the past and present that bring the West and Native America alive. Book a tour for your students today. Plan to be enlightened by a guided tour full of beautiful art, paintings, sculptures, and more.

A young woman and man doing a craft with an Eiteljorg staff member

Opportunities Await

Immerse your students in the art, history, and cultures of Native America and the American West

The stories you hear at the Eiteljorg are an important and integral part of American history and culture. Your students will learn about the Indigenous peoples of North America and the American West in ways they have not before. Students will hear fascinating stories and learn about cultures from centuries ago to the present day. Students will see paintings, sculptures, pottery, artifacts, and more, as well as interactive exhibits that will enhance their understanding of the subject matter.

Student Tours

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About

Student tours are updated throughout the year to coincide with special exhibits and new acquisitions. A tour from a month ago might look completely different than a tour tomorrow. When you book your tour, be sure to ask Eiteljorg staff about possible visiting artists in residences, special exhibitions, seasonal events, and programs that might be taking place on the date of your visit.

Display of moccasins

Cost

Pacers Foundation Logo For groups of 10 people or more, admission is $5 per person for student groups. For groups of 15 or more admission is free for one tour escort and one driver. For small groups, standard admission rates apply. For pre-registered Indianapolis Public School (IPS) groups, admission to the museum is free. Be sure to ask about our transportation grants.

Group of students touring the Eiteljorg Museum

What to Expect

Tours typically last 45-60 minutes and can be designed for all grade levels. A tour guide will escort your group throughout the museum. You may also be able to take advantage of a studio experience with a visiting artist in residence. Be sure to ask!

To schedule an in-person or virtual tour today, fill out the tour request form below, call 317.275.1350, or email grouptours@eiteljorg.com. Filling out the tour request form does not guarantee registration. An Eiteljorg group tours staff member will contact you to confirm your tour within 3 business days.

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Educator Resources

Prepare for your upcoming visit or extend the lesson with online educator resources. These materials are great for lessons in the classroom, but also serve as a great toolkit for students who are looking to expand their subject knowledge.

Come Visit Our

Library and Resource Center

Located on the Canal level of the museum, the Watanabe Family Research Library and Steve and Sharon Zimmerman Resource Center is open 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment. The library’s resource materials provide additional context and can support students and researchers working on particular projects by helping them find the right sources for their work.

Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday:
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tue 12

Volunteer Recognition Night

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 16

Bizhiki Culture and Dance Company Family Day

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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