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Your Visit to McCalla

Reminisce in McCalla's halls or let IU's world-class collections inspire you. See astonishing collections of science and art and explore new exhibit technologies. There is something for everyone at University Collections at McCalla (UCM), where we showcase the IU and local community's extraordinary variety of art, cultural heritage, scientific treasures, and more!

UCM has both classroom and event space available. Visit McCalla's Building and Space Rentals page or contact us today to plan your visit or reserve space.

Gallery Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Our Location

University Collections at McCalla
Indiana University
525 N Indiana Ave
Bloomington, IN 47408

Parking Near McCalla

McCalla offers both Indiana University permitted parking (EM-S and EM-P) and spaces for visitors (metered).

  • The north lot includes four ADA accessible parking spaces located near the northeast accessible entrances to the building

  • Visitor parking spaces (10) are also available in the north lot. The rate is $1.00/hour, enforced 7AM-10PM Monday-Friday. Rates subject to change.

  • IU permitted spaces include 27 EM-S spots in the north lot and both EM-S (10 spots) and EM-P (7 spots) parking options in the south lot.

Additional parking is available in the Poplars Garage, located 0.4 miles from McCalla (about an 8 minute walk).

Poplars Parking Garage
415 E. Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
(Located on Sixth Street, between Grant Street and Dunn Street)

Find rates and learn more about garage parking

ADA-accessible parking is available immediately adjacent to the McCalla building's main entrances in our north lot.

Cyclists are encouraged to secure their bicycles to the new bike rack near the northeast corner of the McCalla Building nearest to our main entrance.

Other Transportation

Bloomington's city buses offer a convenient option for guests who prefer not to drive. The bus stops at 10th Street and Woodlawn Avenue or 3rd Street and Indiana Avenue on the #12 (N Walnut/IU Campus Express). The route is a short 1/3 mile walk to the McCalla Building. Check the Bloomington Transit website for information about schedules and fares.

Guests traveling to the McCalla building by Lyft, Uber, or other rideshare service can drive up and drop off individuals at the northeast corner of the lot, near the ADA-accessible parking spaces.

Accessibility and Accommodations

University Collections at McCalla is committed to creating an accessible hub for all audiences. Connect with us today to see how we can tailor your visit to your individual needs.

Always Available

  • Two accessible entrances
  • Ample seating throughout galleries
  • Digital app to provide visual and auditory assistance
  • Accessible and all-gender restrooms
  • Wellness Room
  • Secure lockers

Available Upon Request

Speak with someone at our Information Desk (in the lobby on the first floor) or coordinate with our staff in advance:

  • Two wheelchairs for day use
  • iPads with our "IU Collects" app installed to enhance your visit to our galleries

We may ask for a state-issued ID to hold as collateral until you return the device to the Information Desk.

Guidelines for Your Visit

Thank you for helping us make this space enjoyable for all!

COVID-19 Safety
Masks are optional at all IU campuses for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Learn more about IU's mask policy.

Respect
• Please be respectful of other guests and their experience.
• Photos and videos encouraged! No flash or tripods.
• Sketching and note-taking encouraged! Pencils only, please!

Protect
• Do not touch the collections and keep a safe distance.
• No food or drink in galleries.
• No backpacks, large coats, bulky or wet items in galleries. Lockers and coat racks are provided.

Comfort
• Wheelchairs and strollers welcome throughout the building.
• Please accompany children at all times.
• Bottle and breastfeeding welcome anywhere. A private Wellness Room is located on the basement level.