Fall 2021 Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Friday: 10am - 2pm 

The Idea Garden will occasionally be open during the evenings, in which case we will update our hours of operation through social media. If our doors are open, we're open!
If you would like to use the Idea Garden outside of these hours, please contact us at igarden@iupui.edu and we will assist in aranging the space for you.
At this time, we are unable to accommodate weekend events.
Thank you!

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

Upcoming Events @ the Idea Garden

December 2021

This interactive Extended Reality Initiative (XRI) session will showcase how a MERGE Cube augments reality (AR) to allow you to interact with digital objects in a unique way. Derek Miller and Jenny Johnson from IUPUI University Library will demonstrate how to download the MERGE EDU application onto your phone and have access to hands-on teaching aids and science simulations at your fingertips. Participants of the workshop will also go away with their own MERGE cube! 
Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 1pm - 2pm

Celebrate, decorate cookies, and earn some free t-shirts from the Bioinformatics Club! 
Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 1pm 

Join the Engineering & Technology Student Council for hot chocolate, games, and de-stressing activities before finals week! 
Friday, December 3rd, 2021 4.30pm - 5.30pm 

Parimal Vyas is a 2020 graduate from the MS Program in Human-Computer Interaction at IUPUI and currently works as a Product Designer at VMware, a leading provider of cloud services. He has a background in Informatics and has around 4+ years of industry experience in the UX domain. Join Parimal as he discusses and goes through his design journey, a day in life of a designer at VMware, work & learnings, design process and approach, career tips for graduate students, and a Q&A! 
Friday, December 3rd, 2021 5pm

SoIC Capstone Student Showcase – FREE 

You will not want to miss our Fall Capstone Senior Showcase. Check out awesome, innovative projects as students present in-person! 
Friday, December 10th, 2021 4pm - 8pm  

The Indianapolis Brain Bee is an annual event aiming to motivate high school students to learn about the brain and inspire the pursuit of careers in neuroscience research. The IUPUI Neuroscience Program sponsors the Brain Bee as part of the School of Science’s commitment to advancing scientific minds and fostering community interest in the sciences! 

Saturday, December 11th, 2021 9am

Questions or comments?

Please email us at igarden@iupui.edu, 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