Please note: CMA is growing to better serve our community. While we are under construction for the new wing, the entrance to the Museum is through the West Garden off Ninth Street.

Year-Round Hours

Monday – Closed
Tuesday-Sunday – 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursdays – 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Please note: the Museum will be closed Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, and at 3 PM on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s eves.


Members – Free
Adults – $12
Seniors 60 and over and Students 18 + (with valid ID) – $8
Students 6 – 17 – $5
Children 5 and under – Free

Sundays: Free
Includes admission to all galleries at the Museum.

Blue Star Museums Program
As part of the Blue Star Museums program, the Columbus Museum of Art is pleased to offer free admission to active military and their families. This offer is valid for the following personnel: U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and active-duty National Guard and Army Reserves. Simply show your active-duty military personnel or military family I.D. at the admission desk for free entry.


Parking for CMA Visitors is FREE, and is available Mon.-Fri in the church lot off East Gay Street and Ninth Street; Sat.-Sun in the State Auto Lot. Parking meters are also available in the area.

Museum Store

The Museum Store is now located in Gallery 6 on the second floor. Shop for exhibition related items, books, handmade jewelry, gifts, cards, and more. Museum Members receive discounts of between 10 and 15 percent on purchases. Or shop from the convenience of your home in the CMA Online Museum Store.


Palette Express Cafe Hours

The Palette Express Cafe is located in the Broad Street lobby, and offers a changing menu of sandwiches, salads, and sweets. CMA Members always receive a 10 percent discount with membership card.

Monday – Closed
Tuesday-Friday – 11:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – 11:00am – 4:00pm

Center for Creativity

The entire ground floor is the dynamic Center for Creativity. People of all ages can explore, think, imagine, play, learn, wonder, and create in the Center.

Guide By Cell Tours

Use your cell phone to learn more about works of art, artists, and more. With this interactive, user-friendly tool, visitors enhance their museum experiences by using their cell phone to learn more about the works they are seeing and the artists who created them. With Guide by Cell, museum visitors dial a phone number and then select the code that appears next to the artwork to learn more about the piece. Visitors may stay on the same call throughout their visit and the only charges incurred are their cell phone minutes and any roaming charges.

Additional Visiting Info

Audio Description Tour for Visitors with Visual Impairment

For a detailed list of our Guide-By-Cell for the visually impaired, which includes detailed descriptions of selected artworks please click here.

Please Note:

  • Lockers are available for storing backpacks and oversized bags.
  • Photography: Still photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use only in the galleries devoted to the artwork owned by the Museum. Works of art on loan from private individuals or other institutions may not be photographed including works in special exhibitions. The use of a flash and tripod are prohibited.
  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please inquire at the Admissions Desk.
  • Sketching with pencils only is permitted in the galleries.
  • Food and beverages permitted in the food service areas only.

Museum Dos and Don’ts

Visiting Columbus, Ohio

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480 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215

614-221-4848 (24-hr info)

Getting Here

We’re in the Discovery District, just four blocks east of the State Capitol. Parking available in back. Public transportation via COTA; the #10 line stops in front of the Museum. Click here to get directions.