Newfields is an expansive 152-acre campus with art galleries, exquisite gardens, and a 26-acre historical home. As the place of nature and the arts, Newfields has a new adventure around every corner. Inside Newfields, you’ll find the Indianapolis Museum of Arts. It’s one of the 10 largest and oldest art museums in the entire United States.
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The Indianapolis Museum of Arts shows 50,000 art pieces that are on permanent display. Included are the nation’s largest collections of Asian art and African and Oceanic Art. On the fourth floor of the IMA, you will find a light display that includes sounds, color, and light. The LUME is a way children can discover artists in a dynamic way. Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park is a contemporary sculpture park that is built within woodlands, wetlands, lakes, and grassland.
The Toby at Newfields is an expansive theater with 530 seats and a balcony. The theater hosts musicals, ballets, and concerts throughout the year.
If you’re looking for a bit of history, the Lily House inside of Newfields is a historical landmark and an authentic example of country estates from the 20th century.
Is nature more your speed? The Newfield Garden boasts nearly a half million blooms where you can enjoy the scents, sights, and bird songs. It’s not the only garden, either. You can stroll through the Orchard, Four Seasons Garden, the Formal Garden, and more. Just be sure to grab maps, though getting lost in a garden isn’t a bad day.
You’ll need to refuel after a morning of adventuring. The Cafe is open from 11 am to 3 pm and is located inside the Indianapolis Museum of Arts and serves contemporary food, including soups, freshly-made salads, and artisan sandwiches. Or, you can pop into the Garden Terrance for a more adult refreshment. The Beer Garden serves a wide variety of foods, including a children’s menu. Admission and ticket prices will vary depending on the Newfields activity or event.
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