Your Visit

Experience art your way

When you step inside our museum, you’re stepping into a whole new world of art. How will you experience the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art? Use the information on this page to start planning your trip today. You can also schedule a tour or plan a class visit.

Admission to the Eskenazi Museum of Art is always free.

Gallery hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.

Café hours

  • Monday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon–4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon–4 p.m.

Office hours

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Other modes of transportation

Bloomington's city buses offer a convenient option for guests who prefer not to drive. The Indiana Memorial Union stop on the #1, #6, and #9 routes is a short 1/4 mile walk to the museum. Check the Bloomington Transit website for information about schedules and fares.

Guests travelling to the museum via rideshare, taxi, or chauffeur service can drive up and drop off individuals at the traffic circle by the mezzanine entrance, just beyond the ADA-accessible parking spaces.

To get to the accessible parking lot, turn west from Eagleson Avenue onto Seventh Street. You’ll pass the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design Mies van der Rohe Building on the right. Turn right, then immediately left to pass the Global & International Studies Building. You'll follow this street behind the Radio and TV building to reach the parking lot.

Available at any time

Three accessible entrances

Wheelchairs available to borrow

Ample seating throughout the galleries

Assistive listening devices available to borrow

Accessible and all-gender restrooms

Private, lockable Wellness Room
(key available at security office)

Service animals are always welcome in the museum.

Available by request

Specialized accessible tours can be scheduled by contacting Laura Scheper, Interpretation and Volunteer Experiences Manager. The museum offers three types of accessible tours:

  • low sight tours
  • memory care tours
  • sensory-friendly

 

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Guidelines for your visit

Thank you for helping us make our museum an enjoyable and welcoming place for all!

COVID-19 Safety

As of March 4, 2022, masks are optional at all IU campus for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Learn more about IU's mask policy.

Spend quality time here

  • Please be respectful of every person’s museum experience.
  • Photos and videos are encouraged. No flash, tripods, or selfie sticks.
  • Sketching is encouraged. Pencils only in the galleries. Drawing boards up to 24 x 30 inches are okay.

Help us keep the art safe

  • Please do not touch the artwork. Keep a safe distance between you and the artwork.
  • No food or drink in the galleries. Please enjoy refreshments in the museum cafe or outdoors on the museum terrace.
  • No backpacks, bulky items, or large coats. Bags up to 12 x 18 inches are welcome.
  • No wet items or umbrellas in the galleries. Stands are available outside each gallery.
  • Service animals are always welcome at the museum.

Bring the family

  • We love strollers! When carrying small children, please keep them in front of you.
  • Bottle and breastfeeding are welcome throughout the museum. The Wellness Room on the Mezzanine is also available for your use.
  • Please accompany children at all times.

Guest Services Associates will make final decisions on all gallery activities.

See how Kayla, Nia, and Lingfei spent an afternoon together at the museum.
See how Kayla, Nia, and Lingfei spent an afternoon together at the museum.
See how Kayla, Nia, and Lingfei spent an afternoon together at the museum.
See how Kayla, Nia, and Lingfei spent an afternoon together at the museum.
See how Kayla, Nia, and Lingfei spent an afternoon together at the museum.
See how Kayla, Nia, and Lingfei spent an afternoon together at the museum.
See how Kayla, Nia, and Lingfei spent an afternoon together at the museum.

Other useful information

Lockers, strollers, and more

Visit the Welcome Center for access to free lockers, a coat rack, extra storage, and the Wellness Room. You can also borrow strollers, wheelchairs, hearing devices, drawing boards, pencils, and more.

First aid

If you require first aid at any time during your visit, please inform the nearest guest services associate.

Lost and found

If you believe you’ve lost an item at the museum, please inquire at the information desk on the first floor of the atrium or contact the lost and found.