Family Day at Newfields

Family Day is back at Newfields! Join the community for this free event at The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, located on the grounds of Newfields. Everyone is invited, especially nature enthusiasts, to enjoy a mile long hike around the lake, with stops along the way to learn about Newfields’ landscape and wildlife from horticulturists, partners and artists.

Family Day Activities

During the event, participants can:

  • Build Bee Hotels with Evan Williamson, Newfields’ resident beekeeper
  • Enjoy treats from food trucks Thin Glizzy and Kona Ice
  • Explore the Boone County Arboretum’s Arboretum on Wheels
  • Enjoy family activities hosted by Wagon of Wonders by Big Car 
  • Learn about the Pollinator Meadow with Purdue Extension and Marion County 4H

Some activities may be canceled and or moved inside due to weather. Check Newfields’ website and social media accounts for a rain call on Friday, July 16 at 5 p.m.

Please note: Parking is limited at the Art & Nature Park. Additional parking is available on the upper campus. Shuttle service will be available to the Art & Nature Park from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm. Pick up for the shuttle service is at the entrance doors of the museum.

Family Day Details

Saturday, July 17  from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Free! The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park is free to the public; no tickets required.

4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208 


Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe
Nicole Sipe is the editor of Indy's Child and Southwest Ohio Parent magazines. She has a BA in Journalism from California State University Northridge, and has been involved in the print and digital publishing world for most of her life. Born and raised in Southern California, Nicole traded the city and sun for corn and creeks, and now lives in central Indiana with her husband, two sons and Collie. Her latest book for children, “All About Me! Art Journal” was published in 2022 by Walter Foster Jr. In her spare time, she likes traveling with her family, enjoying good food and drink, volunteering at her children’s schools and around her community, and practicing yoga.

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