Garfield Park Winter & Spring 2020




Park Overview 4-5

Arts Center 6

Exhibitions 7-8

Clubs and Meetings 9

Arts for All 10-11

Camp 12

Clay 13

Classes 14-15

Open Studio 16

Performing Arts 17

Theatre & Story Telling 18-19

Special Events 20-21

Vintage Movie Night 22-23

Burrello Family Center 24

Open Gym 25


Youth 26

Adult 27

All Ages 28

Fitness 29

Camp 30

Karate 31

Conservatory and Sunken Garden 32-33

Display Shows 34


All Ages 35

Youth 36-38

Adult 39

Special Events 40



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The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) engages visitors in diverse,

artistic and cultural exhibitions, arts classes, and special events. It

features performing arts spaces, visual arts galleries, classrooms,

and a literary arts library. The galleries, rich with exhibitions of

local and regional art, are open to the public at no charge.

GPAC Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday & Monday: CLOSED


January 1 New Year’s Day

April 10 Good Friday



2432 Conservatory Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46203

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First Fridays

Join us on the First Friday of every month for the opening

reception of our latest exhibition. Mingle with local artists, enjoy

light appetizers, a wine & beer bar by Garfield Brewery, and live

performances featuring local musicians, poets, or performers. Visit

our website for more information on each month’s exhibit theme

and First Friday event details.

Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1 | 6:00-8:00 pm | Free

Seen: A Portrait Show

You’ll be seeing faces everywhere in this exhibition! View a variety

of portraiture in photography, painting, mixed-media and more by

local artists. See how they portray people and tell their stories

through different artistic styles and expressions.

January 3-25 | Tuesday-Saturday | 10:00-5:00 pm | Free


Celebrate Black History Month at GPAC this February! View

artwork by talented local African-American artists in a variety of

mediums including painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, and

more. This 3 rd annual exhibition aims to highlight local Black artists

in our Hoosier art community and celebrate the diverse

perspectives and voices in visual culture.

February 7-29 | Tuesday-Saturday | 10:00-5:00 pm | Free


Bloom: A Spring Exhibition Featuring IPS Students

March marks the beginning of a new season, and we’re celebrating

Arts in our Schools Month with Bloom: A Spring Exhibition Featuring

IPS Students. These young, budding artists from local IPS

schools are using the Spring season as inspiration for their works in

this exhibition. View a selection of nature-themed artwork by these

mini Monets in a variety of 2D and 3D mediums. Join us for a special

reception on First Friday from 12:00-1:30pm with special performances

by IPS student musicians.

March 6-28 |Tuesday-Saturday | 10:00-5:00 pm | Free


Through the Lens Photography Exhibit XIV: Photography As An Art

Every spring, the Indiana Photographic Society puts on one of Indiana’s

largest and finest photography exhibitions at the Garfield Park

Arts Center. This year’s show contains upwards of 80 fine art images

created by members of the Society. Each photographer is encouraged

to apply their own interpretation of the title when creating

their images.

April 3-25 | Tuesday-Saturday | 10:00-5:00 pm | Free

Exhibition | Hoosier Women in Art: My Generation

Whether you’re a Baby Boomer, Millennial, or Gen Xer, this exhibition

is for you! Featuring artwork in a variety of mediums, this show

will display the theme of “generation” through the lens of diverse

female and female-identifying artists, including topics such as families

through generations, social, political, and cultural climates of

different eras, and the diverse artistic styles from various decades.

May 1-30 | Tuesday-Saturday | 10:00-5:00 pm | Free

Interested in displaying your artwork at Garfield Park Arts Center?

Visit our website at for more information!



Indiana Photographic Society

This club for photographers, photo-historians and

enthusiasts meets weekly. Activities and topics include

photo critique, review, survey of techniques

and hands-on instruction. The Society exhibits the

work of its members at locations around the state.

Ages 18+.

Ongoing Wednesday 7:00-9:00 pm #16024

Indiana Gourd Society

The Indiana Gourd Society, through individual and organizational

activities, promotes educational efforts which advance an appreciation

for the gourd's role and significance in past and present

cultures and for gourd cultivation, crafting, and artistry.

Jan 9 Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm Free

Feb 13 Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm Free

Mar 12 Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm Free

May 14 Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm Free


Arts for All welcomes everyone to take a journey through the world of

art. Spend your Saturday afternoon with us and take home a

meaningful experience. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an

adult. If your group is larger than 6 people, please contact us at

(317) 327-7135 so that we can make accommodations.

Pop-Up Selfies

All of the great art masters took “selfies”

with their artwork! Make an eye-catching

drawing by designing a self-portrait that

stands on its own.

January 5-26 Sat 12:00-5:00 pm Free


Story Quilts

Faith Ringgold is a civil rights activist, author, and artist. She uses quilts

to tell stories about her life and feelings. Tell your own story using felt

shapes and inspiration from her book “Tar Beach”.

February 1-28* Sat 12:00-5:00 pm Free

*No Arts for All Feb 8 due to special event



Magic Flashlight Drawing

Amaze your friends and family with this fun

illusion! Draw a scene on a plastic baggie

with permanent markers, put a piece of

black construction paper inside the baggie

to “hide” the picture you created, then use

a “flashlight” cut from white construction

paper to “light” up the image.

March 7-28 Sat 12:00-5:00 pm Free

Sun Prints

This photo project lets the sun do all the

work! Cyanotypes use special chemicals

that react to sunlight, allowing for some

unique and fun images you can make with

ordinary objects, such as buttons, feathers,

leaves, and more!

April 4-25 Sat 12:00-5:00 pm Free

Kara Walker Silhouettes

Kara Walker works with shadows and silhouettes

to tell a stories about people and

how they treat each other in society.

Make your own paper cut silhouettes to

tell your story.

May 2-30 Sat 12:00-5:00 pm Free


Camp Registration opens Jan 27. Early Bird special ($10 off) runs

through Mar 30. Scholarships available, if qualified.

Camp CLAY (Ages 9-13)

Get ready to play with mud during this week of clay hand building

projects. Learn various techniques for creating pottery, sculptures,

masks, and more! In addition, the session ends with an art exhibit

that friends and family are welcome to come and enjoy! Our trained

and qualified staff will provide a fun, safe, quality experience for

each camper.

June 15-19 9:00am-4:00pm M,T,W,Th,F $150 #21541


Camp CREATE (Ages 6-8)

Discover your favorite art medium! Draw, paint, print, sculpt, and

more during this fun week of art camp. This is a great camp for

younger artists to learn about and try their hand at a variety of art

mediums. In addition, the session ends with an art exhibit that

friends and family are welcome to come and enjoy! Our trained and

qualified staff will provide a fun, safe, and quality experience for

each camper.

June 22-26 9:00am-4:00pm M,T,W,Th,F $150 #21571

Camp PAINT-A-PALOOZA (Ages 9-13)

Indy’s favorite paint camp returns for its 8th summer! Messy, educational

and fun, this camp will explore how to get the most out of

painting. In addition, the session ends with an art exhibit that friends

and family are welcome to come and enjoy! Dress for a mess.

July 6-10 9:00am-4:00pm M,T,W,Th,F $150 #21572

Camp PERFOMANCE ART (Ages 9-13)

Music, dance, and acting will all be part of this fun camp. Spend a

week learning new moves, or how to sword fight on stage. Show off

the performer in you! The camp will have a performance that family

and friends are encouraged to watch. Our trained and qualified staff

will provide a fun, safe, quality experience for each camper.

July 13-17 9:00am-4:00pm M,T,W,Th,F $150 #21573



Beginning Clay Handbuilding

This class will teach you basic handbuilding skills for beginner clay

artists. Students will work on individual projects with guidance and

technical support from the instructor. Each student is required to supply

their own clay which is available for purchase on-site. Ages 18+

January 9-30 Thurs 6:00-9:00 pm $60 #21123

February 6-27 Thurs 6:00-9:00 pm $60 #21124

March 5-26 Thurs 6:00-9:00 pm $60 #21125

April 9-30 Thurs 6:00-9:00 pm $60 #21126

May 7-28 Thurs 6:00-9:00 pm $60 #21127

Intermediate Clay Handbuilding

This is the perfect class for experienced clay artists. Students will work

on individual projects with guidance and technical support from the

instructor. Each student is required to supply their own clay which is

available for purchase on-site. Ages 18+

Feb 5-Mar 11 Wed 6:00-9:00 pm $90 #20635

Mar 18-Apr 22 Wed 6:00-9:00 pm $90 #20636


House Dance

This vibrant dance style, a close

relative to hip hop, was born

out of the music revolution in

Chicago during the post-disco era, giving birth to house music. If

you enjoy the idea of grooving to an up tempo beat, then you

have to try house dance. The style is mostly known for its unique

version of footwork. It is also heavily influenced by Jazz, Latin,

African, Funk and Hip Hop styles. This class will be a beginner

class in which we will slowly break down fundamental grooves

and footwork patterns so you can have more tools to express

yourself to the music. It’s a great aerobic workout so be ready to

get a little sweaty! Sneakers are recommended. Ages: 15+

1st and 3rd Thursday of every month 6:00-7:00 pm


Jan 2 Thurs 6:00-7:00 pm $10 #20645

Jan 16 Thurs 6:00-7:00 pm $10 #20672

Feb 6 Thurs 6:00-7:00 pm $10 #20673

Feb 20 Thurs 6:00-7:00 pm $10 #20674

Mar 5 Thurs 6:00-7:00 pm $10 #20675

Mar 19 Thurs 6:00-7:00 pm $10 #20676

Apr 2 Thurs 6:00-7:00 pm $10 #20677

Apr 16 Thurs 6:00-7:00 pm $10 #20678

Creative Theater for Kids

Explore theatre like you never have before! Create your very

own plays, work as an ensemble, and most importantly, have

fun! Devised theatre is a chance to work without a script (or create

your own) and explore some of the most pressing questions

of life. Ages: 7–12

Jan 25 Sat 1:00-2:00 pm $10 #21116

Feb 15 Sat 1:00-2:00 pm $10 #21117

Mar 7 Sat 1:00-2:00 pm $10 #21118



Needle Felting for Beginners

Come try your hand at a new and 3D fiber art, needle felting.

From creating three dimensional objects or creating jewelry,

you'll be able to walk away from this crash course with a couple

different projects.

Jan 14 Tues 6:00-8:00 pm $15 #12219

Mar 10 Tues 6:00-8:00 pm $15 #12220

Needle Felting: Landscapes

Try your hand at painting with felt. Use this natural material and

needle felting techniques to create a 5x7" landscape 'painting'.

Feb 18 Tues 6:00-8:00 pm $15 #21121

Fiber Mixed Media

If you have tried a couple different skills with fiber arts and

you're ready for the next step, join us as we create mixed media

artworks using the skills we already have. You'll be able to combine

embroidery, needle felting, sewing and more to create a

unique artwork.

Apr 7 Tues 6:00-8:00 pm $15 #21122


Spring Break Open Studio

No instructors, no rules! You decide what to make with our provided

materials. Drop in any time during our open studio hours. We’ll have

our art classroom open for kids of all ages with project suggestions

and materials. Dress for a mess, and go home with awesome

handmade masterpieces.

Ages 17 and under. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an

adult (no charge for supervising adult). March 31 – April 3.

$5/day (includes materials).

Clay Day:

Mar 31 Tues 12:00-5:00pm $5 #20638


Paint Day:

Apr 1 Wed 12:00-5:00pm $5 #20639

Drawing Day:

Apr 2 Thurs 12:00-5:00pm $5 #20640

Craft Day:

Apr 3 Fri 12:00-5:00pm $5 #20641



English Country Dancing

Join host Barry Levitt and dance caller Alice Smith-Goeke for a lively

evening of dancing for all skill levels. English Country Dance is a

form of social folk dance which originated in Renaissance England,

and was popular until the early 19th century in parts of Europe, the

American colonies and the United States.

$1/person, $5/5 or more in a group

No registration required.

Jan 9 Thurs 6:30-8:30 pm

Feb 13 Thurs 6:30-8:30 pm

Mar 12 Thurs 6:30-8:30 pm

Apr 9 Thurs 6:30-8:30 pm

May 14 Thurs 6:30-8:30 pm

Middle-Eastern Dance

Master teacher, Faten Ali-Munger, from Cairo, Egypt, teaches

authentic, yet engaging and fun courses in traditional cultural

dance forms. She offers Beginner Middle-Eastern and Flamenco

dance as well as advanced classes and performance opportunities

with the “Flores De Sevilla Dance Company.”

Classes are $60 per month and you register directly with the

instructor at the beginning of each month.

Call 327-7135 for registration information.



Peter Pan: A Modern Retelling

Join us for a fun immersive theatrical experience with this modern

retelling of the beloved story of Peter Pan. This devised adaptation

will take the audience on an adventure of family, whimsy, and

imagination. The show will ask: what does it mean to grow up?

Come fly with us to Neverland! It will be an awfully great adventure.

Recommended ages: 6 -12.

Feb 21 Fri 7:00-8:30 pm Free #21099

Feb 22 Sat 2:00-3:30 pm Free #21101

Feb 28 Fri 7:00-8:30 pm Free #21102

Feb 29 Sat 2:00-3:30 pm Free #21103

Dear Brutus

Written by J.M. Barrie (author of Peter Pan), this classic play explores

the timeless question of “What If” when a mischievous host

invites a group of strangers to his country estate on Midsummer’s

Eve. With nothing in common but regret, the guests are suddenly

invited to have a second chance when a mysterious forest suddenly

appears outside the mansion. Barrie weaves his spell as they embark

on a journey in the forest, filling his story of would-have-beens

with delicious ironies as each character lives out an alternate version

of their lives. Tickets are free and open to the public. Reservations

encouraged as seating is limited. For more information, please


Mar 20 Fri 7:00 pm

Mar 21 Sat 7:00 pm

Mar 22 Sun 2:30 pm

Mar 26

Thurs 7:00 pm

Mar 27 Fri 7:00 pm

Mar 28 Fri 7:00 pm



Indy Story Slam

Gather your friends to participate in the Indy Story Slam produced

by the Garfield Park Arts Center and Storytelling Arts of

Indiana. The Slam theme will be announced prior to each event

(check the Storytelling Arts & GPAC Facebook event or website

for updates). These up-to-five minute personal stories must be

true, told in the first person, and based on the theme. The

theme is broad and may be interpreted many ways (no props

nor reading from the page).

The slam judges are picked from the audience along with a time

keeper and score keeper so if you don't want to tell, you can still

participate. Our host, Celestine Bloomfield, will pick ten names

of those who want to tell from a hat at the top of the show.

First, second, and third place winners are awarded prizes. Cash

bar provided by Garfield Brewery, and light snacks provided by

Storytelling Arts of Indiana.

Feb 19 Wed 7:00-8:30 pm

Mar 18 Wed 7:00-8:30 pm

Apr 15 Wed 7:00-8:30 pm

$10 advance tickets available from the website of Storytelling

Arts of Indiana:

Storytelling Arts of Indiana will handle drop-in ticket sales at the



Bad Art Night

Join GPAC for an evening of terrible art! Trophies will be awarded

for the worst possible thing created. Skills are frowned upon.

Come out for some fun, some music, and a time to socialize with

other inept artists.

Theme: Plants

Apr 17 Fri 6:30-8:00 pm Free #20633


Family Art Night

Bring your grandpa, daughter, cousin, or best friend to this family

oriented art night! We’ll provide the project and materials;

you bring the creativity! All ages. One project per person.

Melted Crayon Suncatchers

Make colorful suncatchers out of old broken crayons! Watch the

colors swirl together as you melt the wax with a hair dryer.

May 16 Sat 5:00-6:30 pm $5/person #21094



Valentine’s Art Night Out

The Garfield Park Arts Center is putting an artsy spin on Valentine's

Day for a perfect night out on the town. Surprise your partner,

galentine, bestie, or family member with a nontraditional

Valentine's Day celebration. Create artwork with guided instruction

from local artists at art-making stations. Enjoy food, drinks,

live music, and performances. Create art for your home while

you create memories that last a lifetime! Pre-registration encouraged,

but not required. 18+ only

Feb 14 Fri 6:30-9:30 pm $10/person #21086

Valentine’s Family Craft Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner!

Celebrate with your family by enjoying sweet treats and creating

a variety of V-Day inspired crafts, including Valentine's Day cards

perfect for gifting on Valentine's Day! Pre-registration encouraged,

but not required.

Feb 8 Sat 12:00-4:00 pm $2/person #21087

Schedule your little ones next birthday party with the Arts Center!


Vintage Movie Night is a monthly series that features film historian

and preservationist Eric Grayson as he presents a series of unique

and rare vintage film titles.

Tickets are available at the door for $5 on the night of the film.

Popcorn, candy, and drinks are available for $1.


Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1952)

This science fiction TV series features actor Richard Crane. Rocky

Jones and his fellow Rangers patrol the United Worlds of the Solar

System. The episode Rocky's Odyssey will be presented as part of

January’s Vintage Move Night.

January 11 Saturday 7:00 pm

Thunder Over Texas (1934)

This western features actor Guinn Williams. A cowboy tries to protect

a young woman whose father was murdered because he had

railroad maps that showed the location of a proposed new line.

Now the killers are after her because they think she has the maps.

Directed by legendary director Edgar Ulmer.

February 1 Saturday 7:00 pm

The Toll of the Sea (1922) – Silent Film with a Live Score

This film is the earliest surviving Technicolor and features actress

Anna May Wong. In this version of the classic Madame Butterfly

tale, a young Asian woman falls in love with a soldier who promises

to marry her, and then deserts her as she’s expecting a child.

March 7 Saturday 7:00 pm




The Black Pirate (1926) – Silent Film with a Live Score

Pirates loot a ship of its riches before blowing it up. Father-and-son

survivors of noble birth wash ashore of an island, and the injured father

perishes. The son (Douglas Fairbanks) promises to seek revenge

by infiltrating the same band of buccaneers and bringing them to justice.

Posing as the "Black Pirate," he defeats the captain, captures a

merchant ship single-handedly and earns himself a role as their new

leader. Unanticipated is a princess (Billie Dove) who needs protection.

April 18 Saturday 8:00 pm

He Who Gets Slapped (1924) – Silent Film with a Live Score

After Baron Regnard (Marc MacDermott) steals both his greatest invention

and his wife, scientist Paul Beaumont (Lon Chaney) loses all

self-regard and joins a circus sideshow to become the most famous

clown in France, known as "He Who Gets Slapped" by other clowns.

When Paul falls in love with bareback rider Consuelo (Norma Shearer),

she and her partner, Brazo (John Gilbert), mock him. He is heartbroken,

but determined to shield Consuelo when Regnard shows sudden

romantic interest in her.

May 16 Saturday 8:00 pm



The Burrello Family Center offers classes for all ages. Fitness

classes, open gym, and Pickleball will get you off the couch and into

our facility! Seniors are invited for Euchre Days. Shihan’s Kandan

Karate Dojo brings classes to the Family Center two days a week. A

new program for preschoolers is sure to engage your young ones.

Family Center Hours

Monday-Friday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

Holiday Closures:

January 1 New Year’s Day

April 10

Good Friday

(317) 327-7220

2345 Pagoda Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46203

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Please call the front desk at (317) 327-7220 beforehand as the

schedule is subject to change based on programs and rentals.

Adult Open Gym

Tues 10:00 am-2:00 pm $3

Wed 10:00 am-2:00 pm $3

Thurs 10:00 am-2:00 pm $3

All Ages Open Gym






2:00-7:30 pm

2:00-7:30 pm

2:00-5:00 pm

2:00-7:30 pm

2:00-7:30 pm

12 & under | Free with an adult

13-17 | $1

18 and over | $3


Drop-in Futsal is back at the BFC! Bring some friends or play with

strangers. This program is for ages 18 and up.


6:00-8:00 pm


This game is similar to tennis, but played indoors using a wooden

paddle and a whiffle ball. All equipment is provided, but you are

welcome to bring your own paddle and balls.

$3.00 per visit or $10 for 1 month membership





11:00 am-1:30 pm

5:30 pm-7:30 pm

11:00 am-1:30 pm

10:30 am-1:30 pm



Wednesday mornings we will open our gym to infants and toddlers

for unstructured playtime. We will provide toys and supplies

like balls, an incline mat, building blocks and more to keep

your little one entertained! Adult supervision is required at all

times and is free.

Wed 10:30-12:30 pm $2/child


Fun Factory

Join us for a fun-filled morning of crafts, storytelling, snacks, and

games! Each month has a different theme. Adult supervisor is


February 20

March 13

April 16






Bid Euchre

Come enjoy Bid Euchre! Bring a snack to share and join in the

fun. Bring your friends or make some new ones! We look forward

to hosting your game at Garfield's Burrello Family Center.

Last Wednesday each month 1:00-4:00 pm $1


Come join in on the fun! Bring a friend and a snack to share

while you enjoy the game.

Second & Fourth Friday 1:00-4:00 pm $1

Need a place to host a meeting or party?

You can rent out space at the BFC! Contact us for more information.


Community Yoga

Whether it’s your first yoga class, or you have been practicing

yoga for years, Community Yoga is open to all who seek a little

time for peace, balance, and restoration amid their busy lives. All

ages and skill levels are welcome.

Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm Free


Family Game Night

Looking for something to do on a Friday night? Bring your family

for fun and games! We will provide the games, you bring the fun.

All ages are welcome. Feel free to bring your own game to play

as well!

Fridays 6:00-8:00 pm Free



Strengthening and Toning

Join Amy Norcross as she teaches methods for toning your body

and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This class uses the Tabata

method to keep routines fresh. All skill levels are welcome. Please

consult a doctor before beginning an exercise routine and

participate at a level comfortable for you.

Jan 6-31 Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00-11:00 am $25

Feb 3-28 Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00-11:00 am $25

Mar 2-27 Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00-11:00 am $25

Mar 30-Apr 24 Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00-11:00 am $25

Apr 27-May 29 Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00-11:00 am $25

Indy In Motion

Start a new fitness routine or continue an existing plan while

making new friends! This class provides a great workout for all ages,

levels, and interests. Workout styles vary by teacher.

Jan 6-May 27 Mon & Wed 5:30-6:30 pm Free


Spring Break Camp

March 30-April 3 | 1 Week | $50/child

Campers will play sports, make crafts, learn about nutrition and

explore all that spring time in Garfield Park has to offer!

This program is a partnership with UIndy Department of Kinesiology.

Summer Break Camp

June 15-July 31 | 7 Weeks | $90/week

Campers will have fun exploring historic Garfield Park with our

trained staff! This experience will include everything Garfield Park

has to offer, including a combination of swimming, nature, crafts,

sports and a weekly field trip.


Contact the Burrello Family Center for specific pricing.

(Discounts/scholarships available, if qualified).



Shihan’s Kandan Karate Dojo

Practice discipline while studying and training Kyokushin Karate, a

traditional Japanese fighting style of martial arts. There is no fee for

the class, but students are responsible for purchasing their uniform

and promotional belts (as needed). This is a great opportunity for

families to learn together. This program runs year round.

Uniform: $40

Promotional Belts: $8 (every 3 to 4 months)

Kids Class (Ages 8-11)

Tues 6:00-8:00 pm Free #19050

Thurs 6:00-8:00 pm Free #19050

Adult Class (Ages 12+)

Tues 6:00-8:00 pm Free #19050

Thurs 6:00-8:00 pm Free #19050



The 10,000 sq. ft. Garfield Park Conservatory is open year round

and houses hundreds of orchids, fruiting trees, and koi ponds. The

outdoor Sunken Garden blooms with tulips in the spring and an

annual display in the summer. The newly renovated Blake’s

Garden, formerly the Children’s Garden features environmental

education programs are available for children, adults, and families.

Holiday Closures:

January 1 New Year’s Day

April 10


Good Friday

2505 Conservatory Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46203

Connect with us!






Conservatory Hours:


10:00 am-5:00 pm


1:00-5:00 pm

*Admission ends 4:45 pm

Daily Admission: $2

Sunken Garden Hours:


10:00 am-5:00 pm


1:00-4:30 pm

Sunken Garden Admission is free.

Blake’s Garden Hours:


10:00 am-4:30 pm


1:00-4:30 pm

Blake’s Garden Admission is free.



Reptile and Amphibian Show

Our friends at the Hoosier Herpetological Society will be making

their annual visit with their awesome critters on display. Don’t

miss it!

Feb 8 Sat 10:00 am-2:00 pm Free

Spring Bulb Show

It’s springtime at the Garfield Conservatory! Come see our

stunning display of tulips and other spring blooms against the

backdrop of our permanent tropical collection. Bulbs from the

display will be for a sale beginning Saturday, March 7.

Feb 28-Mar 6

Mon-Sat: 10:00 am-5:00 pm & Sun 1:00-5:00 pm

$4/person or $10/family (2 adults max.)

Gnome Away from Home

It's spring break and garden gnomes from far and wide have

gathered at the Conservatory! See this whimsical display of

garden gnomes and try to spot them all! Contact the staff for

information about loaning a gnome to be part of the display.

Mar 21-Apr 5

Mon-Sat: 10:00 am-5:00 pm & Sun 1:00-5:00 pm

$4/person or $10/family (2 adults max.)

Orchid Show

This weekend, the Garfield Conservatory will be filled with

displays of blooming orchids from across the Midwest, all

competing for awards. Come check out this annual event

presented by the Central Indiana Orchid Society. Vendors will

also be available with orchids for sale.

Apr 18 & 19

Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am-5:00 pm

$4/person or $10/family (2 adult max.)



Conservatory Guided Tours

Join Master Gardeners as they guide you through the Conservatory

with a tour focusing on interesting plants and history. Tours

are free with paid admission.

2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month

2:30 pm

Spring Herb Workshop

Get rid of the winter blues by coming to this workshop hosted by

the Herb Society of Central Indiana. Program will include recipes,

handouts and snacks. Registration required. $5 payment paid to

instructor on day of.

Mar 7 Sat 10:00-11:30 am $5 paid to instructor #20988

Garden Planting Day

It’s time to get planting in Blake’s Garden. Join us to learn all

about getting the garden started and help plant in some of our

garden spaces. This evening of gardening and learning is open to

all ages and gardening levels. Program will include a brief lesson,

time to work, and crafts and activities for children. All ages.

May 7 Thu 6:15-7:15 pm $4 per person #21097

Contact the Conservatory about having your wedding in the

Sunken Garden or by the waterfall inside the Conservatory!


Jungle Tales

Bring your preschooler to this program with a focus on the

natural world. Join us for a different nature-related story, activity

and craft each month. Registration required. Ages: 2-5

Jan 14 Tue 10:00-11:00 am $5 per child #20889

Feb 11 Tue 10:00-11:00 am $5 per child #20887

Mar 10 Tue 10:00-11:00 am $5 per child #20888

Apr 14 Tue 10:00-11:00 am $5 per child #20890

May 12 Tue 10:00-11:00 am $5 per child #20891


Wintertime Fun

What is going on out there this winter? Learn about what our

animal friends are doing while we're all bundled up inside. Program

will include a story, craft and more! Registration required.

Ages: 2-5

Jan 29 Wed 10:00-11:00 am $5 per child #20901

Saturday Storytime

Bring the little ones by for a jungle-themed story, craft and

chance to explore the Conservatory. Registration required.

Ages: 2-8

Feb 1 Sat 10:30-11:30 am $5 per child #20902



Creature Feature

It's Presidents' Day and many kids are off school! Join us and

spend some time meeting our resident educational critters.

Learn about what they like to eat, make a craft and explore the

Conservatory. Registration required. Ages: 3-10

Feb 17 Mon 10:00-11:00 am $5/child #20985

Spring Peepers

There are all kinds of sounds outside in the springtime! Join us

as we discover the sounds of frogs, birds, and more through

activities and a craft. Fee also includes admission for one adult.

Registration required. Ages: 2-5

Mar 25 Wed 10:00-11:00 am $6/child #20990

Gnome and Fairy House

Join us as we celebrate our Gnome Away from Home Show!

Bring your creativity and have some fun making small gnome

and fairy houses and figures out of natural objects. Registration

required by March 23 rd . Ages: 4+

Mar 28 Sat 10:00-11:00 am $10/craft #20991


Herb Gardening for Kids

Bring the kids to learn more about growing herbs from the experts

in the Herb Society of Central Indiana. There will be recipes

to try, handouts, and snacks. Parents are welcome to stay and

enjoy the fun. Registration required. Ages: 6-13

Apr 4 Sat 10:00-11:30 am $5 paid to instructor #20994


Earth Day Fun

Let's have fun on Earth Day! Join us for a story, craft and fun activity

as we learn about our planet and how we can help protect

it. Fee also includes admission for one adult. Registration required.

Ages: 2-5

Apr 22 Wed 10:00-11:00 am $5/child #20998

Little Green Thumbs

Join us as we get to gardening in Blake’s Garden! Young ones

will learn about starting a garden and have the chance to help

plant our vegetable garden. There will also be a story, craft and

time to explore. Registration required. Ages: 2-5

May 27 Wed 10:00-11:00 am $5/child #21100



Teacup Planters

Need to get your gardening

fix this winter? Bring an old

cup or bowl and we’ll teach

you how to make a succulent

planter to brighten up your


Registration required.

Jan 25 Sat 2:00-3:00pm $10/person #20900

Conversations on Coffee

Discover the history of coffee and how it's made. Meet our resident

Coffee tree and try samples of different roasts of coffee.

Participants will also get to decorate their own mug to take


Feb 22 Sat 10:30-11:30 pm $10/person #20906

Early Morning Photography

Don't miss this opportunity to practice your photography skills in

the morning before the Conservatory opens. The Conservatory is

full of beautiful spring tulips, daffodils and hyacinths of many

colors, plus tropical orchids, palms, ferns and so much more!

Each photographer will be allowed a tripod during this event.

Make sure to register, as space is limited.

Feb 29 Sat 8:30-10:00 am $6/person #20987

Bonsai 101

Join instructors from the Indianapolis Bonsai Club as they discuss

the basics of this unique form of art. $5 fee due at registration,

$20 fee due day of program.

Mar 28 Sat 1:00-4:00 pm #20993


Sweets for Your Sweetie

Celebrate Valentine's Day with treats from the tropics including

chocolate and coffee, all while enjoying the candlelit romantic

atmosphere of the Conservatory. Reserve your spot early as program

usually fills. Ages: Adult

Feb 14 Fri 6:30-8:00 pm $10/person #20904

Feb 14 Fri 8:00-9:30 pm $10/person #20905


Master Gardener Plant Sale

This is not just a sale! In addition to annual and perennial plants

for sale, the Master Gardeners will also be on hand to give advice

and answer all of your gardening questions.

Admission to sale is free, plant prices vary.

May 16 Sat 9:00 am-12:00 pm


Thank you to all of our volunteers and supporters!

On behalf of Garfield Park we would like to thank all of our dedicated

volunteers for all of their efforts in helping make the Conservatory

and Gardens what they are today. We would also like to thank the

Friends of Garfield Park and Garfield Park Neighborhood Association

for all that they do to give back to our neighborhood and park.

Contact the Conservatory to schedule a field trip!



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