Visit Info, Hours, & Admission


Tues.-Weds: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thurs: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri.-Sun: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday: Closed

Special hours: the Museum will be closed July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day and closing early at 3 PM on July 3, October 18, and Thanksgiving eve.

General Admission

Members • FREE
Adults • $14
Seniors (60+) • $8
Students (18+) • $8
Students (6-17) • $5
Children (5 and under) • FREE
Sundays • FREE
Thursdays (5:00 PM – 9:00 PM) • $5

General Admission Tickets

Special Exhibition Admission

Members • FREE
Nonmembers • $6

Special Exhibition Tickets



Membership is the best way to support your CMA and have access to the full Museum experience. Membership benefits include: free admission to galleries and the Center for Creativity, free parking, docent-led tours, invitations to members-only exhibition openings, inside Member news, and discounts on programs, the Museum Store, and Schokko Café.

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Blue Star Museums Program

Free admission to active duty, retired military, veterans and their families. Simply show your active-duty military personnel or military family I.D. at the admission desk for free entry.


Park in the Museum’s lot for a flat $5 rate with payment taken at the admissions desk. CMA members and visitors to the Museum Store and Schokko Café enjoy free parking. Just bring your Museum ID or receipt to the admissions desk.

Columbus Museum of Art is undergoing a beautification initiative called Creative Campus. The project encompasses our whole neighborhood, which includes Columbus College of Art & Design, State Auto, Columbus State Community College and more. As a City of Columbus public service project, Creative Campus will provide necessary upgrades to the streets, sidewalks, and aesthetic elements in our neighborhood. During this time:

  • Enter the CMA parking lot from East Gay Street (Cleveland Avenue side)
  • East Ninth Street  is temporarily closed 

Parking Map

Read more about Creative Campus. 

Museum Store

CMA’s Museum Store is located near the main entrance on the first floor, and features a selection of unique items related to our collection or special exhibitions including books, stationery, jewelry, toys, and household décor.

Photography is Encouraged

  • For personal, noncommercial use* in galleries, and in most special exhibitions.
  • Connect with us and share your photos: @columbusmuseum #myCMA.

Please note: NO flash, tripods, or selfie sticks.

* Photo shoots and portrait sessions must be scheduled in advance. This includes engagement, wedding, high school senior or family portraits, as well as, professional photographers who would like to use the Museum as a venue. A fee may apply. Please call 614.221.6801 to schedule.

Additional Visiting Info

  • A limited number of wheelchairs and strollers are available at the Admissions Desk
  • Pencil sketching is permitted in the galleries
  • Food and beverages are NOT permitted in the galleries
  • No oversized size bags.
    All bags are subject to security inspection before entering the Museum. The Museum requires visitors to check all items that are larger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches (28 x 38 x 13 cm). Any item that is larger than 14 x 22 x 9 inches (36 x 56 x 23 cm) will not be allowed in the checkroom, and cannot be brought into the galleries.The Museum reserves the right to refuse other items and is not responsible for items held by the checkroom.


Columbus Museum of Art recognizes the diversity of our general public’s abilities and needs, and we offer a variety of programs and services to ensure the accessibility of the Museum and its collection.

Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis, and are located at the Admissions Desk. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted.

Sensory-Sensitivities Resources
Download the Tips and Resources Guide for Visitors with ASD and Sensory Sensitivities and the Sensory Guided Story. 

Getting Here

The Columbus Museum of Art is located in the Discovery District, just four blocks east of the State Capitol. Public transportation is available via COTA; the #10 line bus stops in front of the Museum. There is also a CoGo Bike Share station in front of the Museum on Broad Street.
480 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215


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