IMS Museum Hours, Access Altered Sept. 30-Oct. 3, Including All-Day Closure Oct. 1-2 for Private Event

Enjoy the SCCA Championship Runoffs, $5 off adult Museum admission Oct. 3

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum visitors should plan around an upcoming Museum closure Oct. 1-2, plus a half-day closure Sept. 30, all for a private event taking place at the Museum.

The Museum will be open from 9 a.m. (ET) to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, then closed Oct. 1-2. The IMS Museum reopens at 9 a.m. Oct. 3, observing normal 9-to-5 business hours. As a “thank you” to our supporters, all adult Museum admission tickets are $5 off for the day.

Oct. 3 is a gate admission day for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway due to the 2021 SCCA National Championship Runoffs taking place on the IMS road course. An IMS gate admission ticket or SCCA event credential will be required to enter the Speedway grounds and does not include general admission to the Museum.

For tickets and information on the SCCA Runoffs, click here to visit

Fans will find it very worthwhile to attend the SCCA Runoffs and visit the Museum’s world-class collection and current exhibits: “Rocket Rick Mears presented by Racemaker Press” and “Granatelli: Larger Than Life presented by Motoring Wealth Advisors of Raymond James.”

On Monday, Oct. 4, regular free parking in the IMS Museum South Lot resumes.

Summary of IMS Museum operations, Sept. 29-Oct. 4:

•Wednesday, Sept. 29: Regular hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET), free parking in Museum lot.
•Thursday, Sept. 30: Museum opens 9 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m. for private event.
•Friday, Oct. 1, Saturday, Oct. 2: Museum closed for private event.
•Sunday, Oct. 3: Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $5 off adult Museum admissions, SCCA Runoffs admission ticket required to access Museum.
•Monday, Oct. 4: Museum resumes regular hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with free parking in Museum lot. Normal admission fees apply.

For information on IMS Museum ticket prices, memberships, current and permanent exhibits and news, visit or call the Museum at 317-492-6784 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.


About the IMS Museum: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is home to one of the world’s premier motorsports and automobile collections, with interpretive emphasis on the Indianapolis 500 and its role as an American icon of sporting tradition and innovation.

Located inside the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, the IMS Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which relies on the support of visitors, members, donors and corporate partners, who make possible our daily operations, exhibits, educational programming, and restoration and preservation initiatives.

For more information on the IMS Museum, please visit, contact the Museum at 317-492-6784, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.