Field Trips & Group Tours

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Masks are no longer required to enter Indy Parks buildings, but they are still encouraged regardless of vaccination status. Park staff are continuing to sanitize common areas, and park visitors are encouraged to continue practice social distancing where appropriate.

All rentals, including birthday parties and field trips, are currently offered on a limited basis due to insufficient staff. Please contact us for more information.



Visit us for a unique art experience at the Garfield Park Arts Center!

Whether you are organizing an outing for your class or looking for a quick work retreat, the Garfield Park Arts Center has got you covered! Our friendly staff will provide a fun, affordable visit for your group with an engaging tour of our exhibitions and hands-on fun with an art project to take home.


Field Trips are available to educational groups (schools, daycares, universities, preschools, after-school programs, homeschool groups and traditional classrooms) for grades preschool and up. Your group will get a 15-minute tour of the Main Gallery and its current exhibition, along with a 45-minute art activity led by one of our professional teaching artists.

Choose from clay, painting, or crafty projects. Once you pick your area of interest, a GPAC party specialist will tailor the project for your age group.


Group Tours
Group Tours are also available to organizations and individuals. Tours of the Main Gallery exhibition and art activities can be accommodated to fit the needs of the group.


Pricing, Payment and Cancellations:

  • $2/per guest with a maximum of 20. Number of guests must be confirmed 2 weeks in advance when full payment is due. If unsure of count, host will be charged for 20 guests.

  • Cancellations: Parties cancelled more than 2 days in advance will receive a refund minus a $20 fee. Fees paid for parties cancelled less than 2 days in advance are non-refundable.

Group Organizer Responsibilities

  • A minimum of 2 adults must be present in the room at all times to supervise preschool, youth and teen groups. Please note that the building will be open to the public, and negative behavior must be immediately addressed by adults in charge.

  • Children 12 and under must stay in the room with the group or be escorted by an adult through the building for safety reasons.

  • No food or drink is permitted in the Arts Center. 

Art Packages:


  • Fused bead rainbows

  • Felt animal masks

  • Tassel keychains



  • Mini canvas painting

  • Rock painting


  • Clay fishbowl

  • Clay trinket holder

Looking for something different or have a special project request? Contact us to see if we can accommodate!