Plan Your Visit

Today
Tuesday, June 2
Open daily 10am–5pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (closed at 1pm), Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (closed at 3pm), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day

Tickets

$15 Adults
$13 Seniors (65+)
$10 Non-Harvard students (18+)
Free Harvard faculty, students, and staff (plus one guest)
Free Youth under 18
Free Cambridge residents
Free Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon

Amenities and Other Facilities

  • Art Study Center

    Art Study Center

    By appointment only

    The public is welcome to visit the museums’ Art Study Center, but an appointment is required. For more information, visit our Art Study Center page.

  • Somerville Research Facility

    Somerville Research Facility

    200 Inner Belt Road
    Somerville, MA 02143

    Monday to Friday, 10am–5pm

  • Adolphus Busch Hall

    Adolphus Busch Hall

    29 Kirkland Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Open to the public Wednesdays, 1–5pm and Saturdays, 10am–2pm
    Closed major holidays

    Adjacent garden open during the summer months, Monday to Friday, 10am–5pm

    Adolphus Busch Hall houses a unique collection of plaster casts of sculpture and architectural stonework from the High Middle Ages. Admission to the hall and garden is free. There is a wheelchair accessible entrance to the garden located on Cabot Way, 27 Kirkland Street. Please consult our calendar page for details about the organ recital series.

  • Cafe

    Cafe

    Open to the public daily, 10am–4pm

    There is no gallery admission charge for visiting the cafe.

  • Store

    Shop

    Open to the public daily, 10am–5pm

    Browse art books or purchase a keepsake of your visit. There is no gallery admission charge for visiting the shop.

Ticket Info and Policies

Tickets can be purchased in person at the museums’ admissions desk during operating hours.

Student Guide Tours

  • Tuesdays and Fridays, 2–2:50pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 11–11:50am

Visit our calendar for more information.

Group Visits

Group visits of eight or more people should register in advance by emailing am_groupvisits@harvard.edu. Groups of eight or more that pre-register will receive $1 off the admission rates. We are now accepting reservations for group visits commencing in January 2015. Please note that we are unable to accept groups larger than 45 persons.

Family Visits

The Harvard Art Museums welcome families of all ages to our facility. While our galleries cannot accommodate oversized or jogger strollers, compact strollers are available for your visit at our admissions desk. Changing tables are available in most restrooms throughout the facility.

General Visitor Policies

  • Noncommercial photography and filming is permitted, except of works of art or exhibitions accompanied by a “no photo” icon. Use of flash, tripods, monopods, or camera extension poles is not permitted.
  • All bags are subject to inspection.
  • Please use the coatroom to check larger items, including umbrellas, briefcases, backpacks, and rigid baby carriers. Strollers are available at the admissions desk.
  • Please refrain from touching the art.
  • Pens, ink, and paint are not permitted. Pencils are available at the admissions desk.
  • Cell phone use in the galleries is restricted to accessing digital tours and digital records for objects on view. Phone conversations are limited to the courtyard and lower level lobby.
  • No food, beverages, or gum.

Accessibility

The Harvard Art Museums are fully wheelchair accessible, with the exception of Adolphus Busch Hall, which has limited accessibility. A limited number of wheelchairs are available in the lobby free of charge. Wheelchair seating and assistive-listening devices are available in our lecture halls and theater. For further assistance, including sign language interpretation, please contact Visitor Services at least two weeks prior to the specific program at 617-495-9400. Harvard University’s Disability Services and Parking Services jointly manage all parking policy and parking requests based on disability; to secure a parking spot, please visit their website for more information and email disabilityservices@harvard.edu with the date and location of your visit. The Harvard Art Museums do not discriminate on the basis of disability with regard to admission, access, or employment.

Directions

 

Parking

While there are some on-street meters, parking near the museums is mostly restricted to Cambridge residents. Visitors are encouraged to use public transit, particularly the MBTA Red Line, which has inexpensive parking at the Alewife Station.

Limited parking is available in Harvard University’s Broadway Garage, at 7 Felton Street. Permits can be purchased online only, through the Harvard Campus Services system, and must be purchased in advance.

Here are a few tips as you proceed through the system:

  • If you are a first-time user, you will need to register by creating a username and password.
  • If you have an approved ADA placard and need an accommodation, please select ADA Accessible Broadway as the lot.
  • When asked to select the department from a drop-down menu, select Museum Visitor—Art Museum. The department Code is 9071.
  • On the day of your visit, a printout of your online permit needs to be handed to the attendant in the garage booth for admittance and then placed on your dashboard.

For questions related to permits, please contact Harvard Campus Services at 617-496-7827.

For certain evening and weekend functions, complimentary parking is available in the Broadway Garage. Check calendar listings for details.

Harvard University’s Disability Services and Parking Services jointly manage all parking policies and requests based on disability; to secure a parking spot, please visit their website at http://accessibility.harvard.edu for more information or email disabilityservices@harvard.edu with the date and location of your visit. Limited Broadway Garage disability permits are available to purchase online for those with an approved ADA placard (see above).

Public parking garages in the Harvard Square area:

  • Church Street Lot

    41 Church Street, between Brattle Street and Massachusetts Avenue, 617-482-7740
  • Harvard Square Parking
    Corner of Eliot and JFK Streets, 617-354-4168
  • Charles Square Garage

    Corner of Bennett Street and University Road, 617-491-6779

Walking

From Harvard Square, enter any gate and walk directly through the center of the Yard, between Widener Library and Memorial Church, and exit through the gate on Quincy Street. The Harvard Art Museums’ historic facility at 32 Quincy Street will be directly in front of you. To reach Adolphus Busch Hall, continue walking along Quincy Street and pass the Harvard Graduate School of Design on the right. Adolphus Busch Hall will be directly in front of you, one block down and across the street, at 29 Kirkland Street.

Subway

The Harvard Art Museums and Adolphus Busch Hall are a quick five-minute walk from the Harvard Square subway station. This station is served by the Red Line of the MBTA’s subway system as well as many bus lines. Please use the MBTA’s trip planner to determine your best route.

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