Visit the Eiteljorg

A Place Where Amazing Stories Are Told

The museum is dedicated to sharing diverse stories about the history and cultures of Native Americans and the American West. We are committed to being a place where important cultural conversations can happen. Visit the Eiteljorg to become part of our story.

Plan Your Visit

The Eiteljorg Museum has something for everyone. With a captivating collection of art and ever-changing exhibits and events, we know you will fall in love with what the Eiteljorg has to offer.

The Eiteljorg has exciting new experiences, highlighted by the recently unveiled, all new Native American galleries. Click here to learn more.

Health Update

Click here to learn about our health procedures and requirements for visiting the museum.

Getting Here

We are located in White River State Park (WRSP) right next to the Indiana State Museum. Visitors can park in the WRSP underground parking garage from Washington Street while spaces last. Free parking is offered to museum visitors most days out of the year when available.

Things to Do

Explore the Art

Amazing stories, beautiful art, and diverse perspectives are found within. Come explore.

See Exhibitions

Join an Event

Come experience our many programs and celebrations!

See Events

Bring the Family

Explore the hands-on R.B. Annis Western Family Experience!

See Family Area

Dine in Our Café

Enjoy southwestern-inspired eats as you overlook the Downtown Canal and the White River State Park.

See Menu

Visit Our Store

Find a timeless treasure and take the spirit of the Eiteljorg home with you.

See Store

Find a Resource

Access the Eiteljorg’s library and resource center when you come visit.

See Library

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Tour the Eiteljorg

Come visit with friends, schools, corporate groups, and more!

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Become a Member

Not yet a member? Click below to learn about membership benefits.

Become a Donor

Contribute to future generations as a donor of the Eiteljorg.

Host an Event

Enjoy the Eiteljorg as a venue for your next big occasion!

Museum FAQs

Is the Eiteljorg kid-friendly?

The Nina Mason Pulliam Education Center is located on the canal level of the museum, where opportunities for play, discovery, and creativity abound. The newly renovated center includes immersive spaces that will unlock imaginations and foster learning for all ages. There are also several hands-on activities in the Western and Native galleries for visitors of all ages.

Is the Eiteljorg a full day trip or can I see most of it in just a few hours?
While some visitors have easily spent an entire day exploring our galleries, the average time it can often take to go through our museum is 2 hours. That timeframe is completely dependent on the size of the family, the age groups involved, and each individual visitor’s own museum visiting habits.

Keep in mind while making your plans that in addition to having two floors of galleries, and a lower level dedicated to hands-on family-friendly exhibits, we also have our Museum Café available on site for a full lunch or a quick snack.

If you have any questions about planning your visit, feel free to contact one of our friendly team members.

Where should I park and how much will it cost?

Visitors can park in the White River State Park underground parking garage from Washington Street while spaces last. Free parking is offered to museum visitors most days out of the year when available*. You’ll take a ticket as you enter the garage, but don’t forget to get your parking validated at the admissions desk.

*Free parking is not offered on July 4th or during the Indian Market & Festival weekend.

Is there a bus stop near the Eiteljorg?

The IndyGo bus Route 8 has a stop at White River State Park, where you can hop off and experience the Eiteljorg. Be sure to check Route 8’s page on the IndyGo site for game delays, closures, and other updates.

Is the Eiteljorg only Native American cultural items?
Along with our collection of contemporary Native American artwork and cultural items, we offer a wide variety of collections and exhibitions grounded in art and history that tell the amazing stories of the Native American peoples, the American West, and so much more.
Is there a place to eat at the Eiteljorg?

Yes! Come dine at our Museum Café. The café is open the same hours as the museum and offers a full lunch menu (with kids’ meals!) Sunday through Friday until 2:30 p.m., and until 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. In the afternoons, the menu is reduced to a light-bites menu. We have plenty of indoor or outdoor seating available.

I'm from out of town. Is there a place to stay nearby?
The Eiteljorg Museum is in the heart of the downtown area. You’ll find a number of hotels in the area.
Are the outdoor spaces pet-friendly?
Pets are welcome to experience many of our outdoor spaces, particularly during our Summer Under the Sails events, including the Wednesday evening concert series. If you ever have a question about a specific event, please feel free to contact one of our friendly staff members. We simply ask that pets are leashed and that you help us keep our campus clean by cleaning up after them.
Are you ready to come experience our many amazing stories?

Museum Info

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

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Thu 08

Toy Drive: Toys for Turtle Moutain

November 19 - December 12
Sat 10

Snow Globe Workshop

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sun 11

Sensory-Friendly Day

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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