Outdoor Spaces

Where Art Meets Nature

There’s a lot to see inside and outside the museum. As you walk the Eiteljorg grounds, you’ll find sculptures, gardens shared with the Indiana State Museum, and outdoor seating for a quiet respite during the day.

Artistic Beauty on the Grounds

Wander through the gardens, learn about Indiana native plants, and admire the impactful work of sculptors and artists.

What is it: Our outdoor spaces bring nature and art together to capture the essence and stories of the American West and Native America, from the iconic Whitetail Deer sculpture fountain in front of the museum to the impressive statue The Greeting, conveying a gesture of friendship to welcome museum guests.

How to visit: Visit the exhibit Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

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The Artwork

Wander through our outdoor spaces and admire a wide variety of outdoor artwork from a variety of very talented artists. With the beautiful White River State Park as a backdrop for these cultural masterpieces, you’ll find new meaning in each of these pieces every time you visit.

The Gardens

Art meets nature in the Eiteljorg Gardens which are nestled along the scenic Indianapolis Downtown Canal. Whether you are looking for a quiet respite or the opportunity to learn more about Indiana native plants, the Eiteljorg Gardens are a treat for the senses whatever the season. As you wind your way through the garden paths, you will encounter plants rich in aesthetic appeal and ethno botanical history.

Before you visit, get the map of the grounds and see what they have to offer on your next visit!

Come enjoy the great outdoors

Museum Info

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

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204