The Eiteljorg Museum offers insightful programs and tours that explore the cultural diversity of the American West, examine the unexpected West of the imagination and celebrate Native American and Western art, history and cultures. When you visit, your students will learn about the Indigenous peoples of North America and the American West in ways they have not before. They 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 are updated throughout the year to coincide with special exhibits and new acquisitions. A tour from a month ago might look completely different from a tour tomorrow. When you book a tour, ask Eiteljorg staff about possible visiting artists in residence, special exhibitions and seasonal events and programs that might be taking place on the date of your visit. Prepare for an 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.
500 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Eiteljorg Guides will engage your students as they explore the museum galleries looking for animals in art and artifacts and experience how artists make us feel about animals. Prepare your students for lots of stopping, observing, talking, listening and engaging with hands-on items.
(317) 636-9378, press 1 at the prompt
Group tours are available 7 days a week, year-round, with at least three weeks advance notice. Some exceptions on special event days. Closed on New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
Monday through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 3 p.m.
For students in 2nd grade and younger, must have one teacher or other adult per 5 students. For students in 3rd grade and older, one teacher/adult per 10 students.
Attitudes: The West in American Art (Western galleries)
Contemporary art galleries
Native American galleries
Special exhibitions gallery
Students and accompanying adults in groups are $5 each.
All preregistered IPS groups receive free admission to the museum.
One payment due upon arrival–check, cash or Visa/MC
Inquire about transportation grants.
All Indiana teachers with ID are free when visiting the museum.
If group is going to be more than 15 minutes late, please notify. If a cancellation is necessary, please notify asap.