Visit Info, Hours, & Admission


Monday: Closed
Tues.-Weds: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thurs: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri.-Sun: 10:00 AM – 5:00 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, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day and closing early at 3 PM on 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) • Pay What You Want

General Admission Tickets

Special Exhibition Tickets
Members • FREE
Adults • $20
Seniors • $14
Students (18+) • $14
Students (K-12) • $11
Sunday • $6 special exhibition admission
Includes general admission to the permanent collection + special exhibition.

Special Exhibition Tickets

Free Sundays made possible by a PNC Arts Alive grant.



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 Art Café.

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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.

Download the Tips and Resources Guide for Visitors with ASD and Sensory Sensitivities


Park in the Museum’s East Gay lot for a flat $5 rate. CMA members and visitors to Schokko Art Cafe and the Museum Store enjoy free parking. Just bring your Museum ID or receipt to the admissions desk.

CMA Parking


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

Blue Star Museums Program

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

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