Members always get free admission and additional benefits including free parking and discounts at the Museum Store and Schokko Café. Check out more information here.
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.
Members of The Monuments Men Foundation receive free admission to CMA. To learn more about The Monuments Men Foundation and their work, please visit: https://www.monumentsmenfoundation.org/
Reciprocal Members of other institutions get free admission (special exhibition charges may apply). To see a full list of these organizations, click here: https://narmassociation.org/
Members of the below organizations can save $3 on general admission to select Central Ohio museums and attractions through the Columbus Member Advantage program. Simply show your valid membership card each time you visit! Columbus Member Advantage partners for 2021 include:
Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
COSI (temporarily unavailable)
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Columbus
National Veterans Memorial and Museum
Ohio History Center & Ohio Village
Wexner Center for the Arts
General Membership discount of 10% for seniors, educators, and students is available for Individual, Family, and Reciprocal level memberships. For more information or to receive these discounts, please inquire at the CMA Admissions Desk with a valid ID or call the Tiffany Duncan at 614.629.0362. Discounts are not available online and may not be applied retroactively or combined with other promotions.
Each Thursday from 5-9 PM, general admission and special exhibition tickets are each offered for $5. Thursday evenings are also BAM Thursdays with fresh libations, great art, and music at the Museum. The festivities will be enhanced during the first Thursday of each month with a featured live artist from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Sip and vibe with friends in our garden space, with limited seating also available inside Schokko Café. Tickets are not required to attend BAM. More details can be found here.
Columbus Museum of Art has a partnership with Columbus Metropolitan Library to offer free visits through their Culture Pass program. This program aligns with our mission to create great experiences with great art for EVERYONE. We are guided by a vision to connect people and art. CMA nurtures that connection and removes barriers between our community and our collection through programs such as this, allowing more people to experience what we offer as an institution.
As part of the Culture Pass program, CML customers can borrow a one-time pass (which must be checked out in person) to visit the Museum. These passes can be found at all 23 Columbus Metropolitan Library locations.
More details and information about the Culture Pass program can be found by clicking here.