This is a museum where you can find your own place—either in contemplative spaces or through lively, engaging tours, performing arts, or family workshops. We invite you to create your own captivating experience each time you visit.
Regular Hours: Galleries and Museum Store
Tuesday–Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Friday 10 am–9 pm
Saturday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm
Closed Mondays and some holidays
Iris restaurant, West Building
Tuesday–Saturday 11:30 am–2 pm
Friday dinner 5:30–10 pm (last seating 8:30 pm)
Sunday 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Sip coffee Bar, West Building
Tuesday–Sunday 10 am–4:30 pm
Open daily, including holidays, from dawn to dusk
Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and Museum Park is free. Admission will be charged to visit West Building and the permanent collection during annual fundraiser Art in Bloom.
There is a charge for some special exhibitions and programs, such as concerts, films, classes, and performances.
Visitor parking is free and available in the Blue Ridge Lot, on the right after entering the Museum drive. Overflow parking is behind West Building, on the left after entering the Museum drive.
Visitor drop-off is located between West and East buildings and can be reached by turning left after entering the Museum drive and following the signs.
Photography, Video Shoots, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Policies
Still photography of the permanent collection is permitted on condition that the photographs are for personal, noncommercial use.
Tripods and video cameras are prohibited. Photography of special exhibitions is not permitted unless otherwise noted. Commercial photography is not allowed, except in special circumstances. See our commercial photography and filming policy for details.
Please see our official policy for all Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), including drones, model aircrafts, balloons, and gliders.
Strollers are welcome in the Museum; however, their use may be restricted near fragile art or in busy galleries.
Arrange group hotel accommodations or visits to other attractions in the Raleigh area through the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau.
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607-6494
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