Summer Hours

The Idea Garden is temporarily closed for Summer 2021.

At this time, our on-campus services and space are unavailable for students and faculty.

About the Idea Garden

The Idea Garden is a place for students to be creative, to explore, to collaborate.

It's a Thinker Space, fully equipped to give students an organic experience with emerging technologies.

It's where you connect with the community, learn from local tech leaders, and gain exposure to innovative ideas.

The Idea Garden serves as fertile ground for student vision, cultivates thought and provides for growth, and produces entrepreneurial thinkers.

At the Idea Garden, students have access to cutting-edge technology for personal and professional growth, including:

Check Out the New Digital Gardener Program!

The Digital Gardener program offers students the ability to shape the future of the Idea Garden itself. Among many other advantages, Digital Gardeners can suggest new technology that may someday make its way into the Idea Garden.

Additionally, Digital Gardeners can earn merchandise and rewards made specifically for the program.

Become a Digital Gardener!

Want to learn how to 3D print?

Feel free to visit our Youtube channel to check out our Cultvation series!

Through our Cultivation series, our staff introduces you to the tools and knowledge you need to model and print your own 3D design. 

As well as 3D printing expertise, the Cultivation series explores how to use virtual reality through guides and tutorials!

Take a Tour


 At this time, reservations for VR headsets and our Ideation Rooms are unavailable.

Upcoming Events @ the Idea Garden


Adobe Spark is an intuitive application that allows you to create multiple kinds of digital stories. This session will cover the basic functions and interface of Adobe Spark, and we’ll discuss applications for both your use in creating content for your courses as well as ideas for incorporating Spark digital story assignments into your curriculum. The best part is: Adobe Spark is available at no cost to all IU faculty, staff, and students! 

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 1pm - 2pm


Create Videos Using Adobe Premiere Rush - FREE

This workshop will show you how to use your smartphone, computer, and Adobe Premiere Rush to create videos that can easily be integrated into courses. This session will cover the basics of using Premiere Rush, provide examples on how Premiere Rush can be useful in your teaching, and discuss steps needed to make sure videos you create are accessible to all learners.

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 10am - 11am


Join Federal Research Relations, Regenstrief Institute, IUPUI iAI, and the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering for a week of presentations and discussions on Artificial Intelligence! Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with IU researchers across all campuses as well as the larger Indiana AI ecosystem. Guest speakers will include federal agency program managers who will discuss current and future AI funding opportunities.

Monday, August 30th, 2021 - Friday, September 3rd, 2021 9am - 3.30pm

Questions or comments?

Please email us at, and we will respond to you within 1-2 business days.

Additionally, students can reach out to us through social media. We are active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @ideagardeniupui, and are happy to answer any inquiries.

Contact the Idea Garden

Hine Hall, Room IP106
875 W. North St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Open Monday - Thursday



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Idea Garden

Hine Hall, Room IP106
875 W. North St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202