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.
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
What items are prohibited inside the museum?
- Firearms, knives, aerosol cans, explosives, mace and other weapons
- Illegal or illicit substances, drugs and drug paraphernalia
- No smoking, vaping or chewing tobacco on museum grounds
- Food & drink in designated spaces only
- Bags over 11 x 15 x 6 – including book bags, backpacks, briefcases, large camera cases, etc. *diaper and medical bags of any size are permissible.
- Umbrellas, tripods, hiking sticks, rolled posters, selfie sticks
- Ink pens, paints, pastels, art portfolios, easel-boards, art supply boxes
- Non-service animals and any item deemed non-permissible by Visitor Services or Security staff
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?
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?
Is the Eiteljorg only Native American cultural items?
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!) Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays. We have plenty of indoor or outdoor seating available.
I'm from out of town. Is there a place to stay nearby?
Are the outdoor spaces pet-friendly?
Pets are welcome to experience many of our outdoor spaces, particularly during our Summer Under the Sails events. 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.