Newfields has announced it will increase its admission price, an effort museum officials say will help drive up costs and salaries as well as expand exhibits and programming.
The increase will begin July 1 and will be its first change since 2015, when it implemented an $18 fee after being free since 2007. New ticket prices for non-members will be $20 for adults and $13 for children 6 to 17 years old. The Art and Nature campus will also add a senior rate for seniors 55 and older, which will be $18. Children 5 and under will continue to be free and access passes will remain at $2.
Changes at Newfields: Board updates, new exhibits and more
Newfields is a member of EmploydIndy’s Good Wages initiative and aims to pay all full-time employees a minimum wage of $18 per hour by 2024.
According to the release, Newfields will also continue to expand access to offer free admission days and memberships to organizations it partners with. Its programs include free First Thursdays, neighborhood memberships, free community days like Martin Luther King Jr. Day, free membership for Marion County students attending eligible schools, and free admission for active-duty military members. and their immediate family.
New Lume topic: Monet & Friends Alive arrives in July
At its annual meeting in May, Newfields revealed a number of updates on its boards, upcoming exhibitions and the Lume’s new topic – Monet & Friends Alive – which will open on July 3. The institution has also hired Colette Pierce Burnette as its new CEO and President. It will start on August 1.
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