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The Eiteljorg Museum

Indianapolis is Indiana’s capital and most populous city, renowned for its incredible beer, unparalleled cuisine, the hospitality of its villagers, and the many options it offers its visitors for sightseeing. In this city, you can get cultural centers, different places to watch sports, and more than 80 hectares of green spaces to connect with nature, which makes it a good place to spend your holidays alone, with your partner or as a family.

One of the places you have to visit without hesitation in Indianapolis is The Eiteljorg Museum, it is a museum dedicated to American Indians and Western Art, so inside you will find a complete collection of visual arts representing the indigenous peoples of America; they also feature paintings collected from the Western United States. It’s renowned for its collections of contemporary art, considered one of the best in the world, so if art is your thing, this is your place.

Location and Schedules

The museum is located in downtown Indianapolis, part of White River Park where the Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana State Museum, and White River Gardens share space, making it a perfect place to spend a whole day. Also, as an important point, we add that the Museum has its parking lot, so parking won’t be an issue.

It is open from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from noon to 5 pm. This museum is not free but its prices are affordable and everything that offers you insurance that is worth it, admission for adults is 12$, children and young people between 5 and 17 years old are 6$ and children under four years old enter for free.

The Eiteljorg Museum and its collections

The museum’s permanent collections are composed of Native American Art, Contemporary Art, and outdoor gardens that are characterized by the number of elements that make up it. The star here is the collection of contemporary art that is recognized worldwide for how complete it is.

Things to do if you go with children

We know that a museum of contemporary art does not sound like a perfect place to take children, but the truth is that The Eiteljorg Museum is a charming place that is full of surprises that children will love. Here are some things to do so you can plan it and make your visit with your family unforgettable.

  1. It has a gallery for children: Children will be able to climb the carts, dress in clothes of the decade, build a house or up to their own Totem, it is an area ready for them to explore.
  2. They can create their own works: in the basement is a special classroom to create an art project.
  3. The stations are interactive: in addition to the special area for children, the first and second floors have interactive places for them to understand a little more of the story.

Remember that sometimes there are special events, so you can also keep an eye out when there are one special or for children. The important thing is that you do not rule out visiting this place as a family, we assure you that children will not get bored at any time, we love the love of art in the little ones.

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