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Admission Discounts and Access Opportunities


Columbus Museum of Art Membership

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.

Blue Star Museum 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.

Monuments Men Foundation Program

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 Program

Reciprocal Members of other institutions get free admission. To see a full list of these organizations, click here: https://narmassociation.org/

Columbus Member Advantage

CMA Members can save $3 on general admission to select Central Ohio museums and attractions through the Columbus Member Advantage program. To redeem, simply show your valid CMA Membership card each time you visit! Offer cannot be redeemed online. Columbus Member Advantage partners for 2024 include: 

(Important Terms & Restrictions: Discount good for $3 off per person on general admission only. Limit four (4) discounts per visit. Tickets must be purchased from the admissions area of the facility you are visiting. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Not valid on prior purchases. No rain checks or refunds. Some restrictions may apply. Offer expires December 31, 2024 unless otherwise noted. Please check institution websites for current status and hours of operation.)

Senior, Educator and Student Discounts

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 Membership Office at 614.629.0344. Discounts are not available online and may not be applied retroactively or combined with other promotions.

Thursday Night $5 Admission

On Thursdays from 5:00–9:00 PM general admission tickets are each offered for $5.

Check Out a Free Pass at your Local Library

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.

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.

NEW! In addition to CML, Museum passes are now available at several Central Ohio libraries, including Delaware County, Pickaway County, Pickerington, Fairfield County, Worthington, Grandview, Wagnalls Memorial Library, Westerville Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Kate Love Simpson Library, Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library, Upper Arlington Public Library, and Community Library of Sunbury, Ohio. Contact your library directly to check-out a pass.

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.

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