Before you visit the museum, you might have questions. Read the frequently asked questions to find important information about your visit, rental spaces, tickets, and more. Use the tabs below to easily find the information you need. If you can’t find the answer to your question, contact us and we’ll be happy to help!
Our admission prices are as follows. Members: Free, Adults: $15, Seniors: $12, Youth 5-17: $8 and Child 4 & under: Free. Be sure to read the special discounts when purchasing tickets to save more on your visit!
The Eiteljorg Museum is open Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Late Wednesday Nights: 5 – 8 p.m. (June & July) Sunday: noon – 5 p.m. and closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Check our calendar for special events all year long!
Parking is free for Eiteljorg Museum guests, except on July 4 and during Indian Market and Festival. Bus and motorcoach parking is available nearby at the WRSP south (surface) lot, for groups with reservations. The garage is owned by WRSP and operated by Central Parking. Call Central Parking at (317) 234-0231 with questions.
Nope, the café and shop are free to visit and do not have an admission fee!
Memberships include unlimited admission so you can come visit us and see all of the new exhibits all year long. You also get free parking during your visit, 15% off purchases in the shop and much more. Visit our memberships page to learn more.
Flash photography and video are allowed for personal use in our permanent galleries, but we ask visitors to refrain in our special exhibits. Look for the signs at the entrance to each gallery to let you know which galleries are open for photos. We do ask guests to refrain from bringing tripods.
Please read the following list of prohibited items carefully. Food: carry-out, lunch boxes, coolers, etc. Drinks: including closed, unopened, and empty bottles. Bags over 11 x 15 x 6 – including book bags, backpacks, briefcases, large camera cases, etc. Umbrellas, tripods, hiking sticks, rolled posters, selfie sticks. Ink pens, paints, pastels, art portfolios, easel-boards, art supply boxes. Wagons. Plants. Balloons. Non-service animals and any item deemed non-permissible by Visitor Services or Security staff.
You are permitted to bring purses/bags under 11 x 15 x 6 (small backpack style purses/bags must be worn over one shoulder.) Small fanny packs under 11 x 15 x 6. Small camera/ laptop/ iPad cases under 11 x 15 x 6. Diaper bags (notify security). Bags containing medicine/water (notify security). Canes, crutches, walkers (hiking sticks not permitted). Sketch pads and notebooks w/ pencils. Strollers. Wheelchairs. Oxygen Tank and Service Animals.
Yes, you may store any of your items in our designated bag check-in area. We’re happy to provide a place to store your things while you tour the museum. Please be sure to remove all valuables from your items before storing them in our check-in area.
Yes, Wi-Fi is free throughout select areas of the museum including Museum café.
We work hard to make the museum easily accessible for all visitors. Manual wheelchairs (limited supply) and canes are available free of charge at our main admissions desk.
Yes, service animals are always welcome.
To keep art and artifacts in great condition for all visitors, we do not permit guests to touch the art or artifacts. We do have designated interactive spaces throughout the museum for little ones to touch and interact with some of the things they’ve seen in the museum.
Tours are free for all visitors, regardless of the size of your group or if you’re visiting alone. We do ask you to contact us and reserve a guide three weeks in advance. Plan to spend an hour on a tour with additional time for a self-guided experience, plus visits to the museum store and café. Tour time includes highlights of the museum, a special exhibition or a custom experience just for you!
Your donation to the Eiteljorg makes things happen! Exhibits, events, programs, and markets are all possible because of your donations. Your commitment ensures that our amazing stories have a future and we thank each and every donor.
As a nonprofit organization, we rely tremendously on contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and public agencies to support our many programs. Gifts are welcome year-round and are tax-deductible as allowed by law. We couldn’t do what we do without you and we’re thankful for each and every donation made to support our exhibits, collections, and events.
Corporate partners are corporations of all sizes and industries that help strengthen the arts and cultural community and help make our world-class exhibitions and public programs possible. Partnerships include different levels of giving, please visit our partner page for more information.
Becoming a member means that you don’t have to pay admission each time you visit the museum. You can visit us as many times throughout the year to catch all of our limited-time exhibits! Your membership card entitles you to unlimited admission for a year while supporting the mission of the Eiteljorg to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history, and cultures of the American West and Native America.
The Eiteljorg is a great place to bring students of any age! Admission is $5 per student and per adult escort. Indianapolis Public School students get free admission.
For the safety and enjoyment of all guests, we require chaperones for all student groups. For grades K-2, one adult chaperone is required for every five students. For grades 3-12, one adult chaperone is required for every ten students.
We do offer some transportation assistance. When you schedule your visit, please ask about a transportation grant.
Yes, in fact, we have many resources to help build a lesson around your visit to the Eiteljorg. Please be sure to bring pencils and clipboards, ink pens are not permitted. Prior to your visit, check out our resources to build memorable and impactful lessons!
Our library & resource center contains more than 7,00 books and catalogs. You can visit the center with students for research and assignments. Our library is not a lending library but can be searched through the Indianapolis Public Library online category.
Yes! We offer color copies $1.50 each / $1 for students with ID. Black and white copies are $.10 each or $.05 each for students with valid ID.
Unfortunately, we do not place holds on space or dates without a deposit (which is non-refundable and nontransferable). We book on a first-come, first-serve basis. You are welcome to check in with us frequently for availability! We’re here to help you make your event perfect for each and every occasion.
Due to our regular hours of operation, we cannot accommodate a daytime wedding. After 5:00 p.m. we can host weddings and receptions to make your special day truly remarkable.
Our wedding packages include either ceremonies and receptions or just receptions. We do not host ceremonies only at this time.
We have a variety of spaces for meetings, parties, and weddings but we are not able to accommodate proms or formals.
We are happy to accommodate corporate events, private events, weddings, and holiday events.