Plan Your Visit

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.

Garden

General Information (919) 839-6262, Box Office (919) 715-5923

Galleries and Museum Store

Tuesday–Thursday 10 am–5 pm

Friday 10 am–9 pm
Saturday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm
Closed Monday and some holidays

Iris restaurant

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

Tuesday–Sunday 10 am–4:30 pm

Museum Park

Open daily, including holidays, from dawn to dusk

Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and Museum Park is free.

There is a charge for some special exhibitions and programs, such as concerts, films, classes, and performances.

Visitor Parking

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

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

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. Commercial photography is not allowed, except in special circumstances. See our Commercial Photography and Filming Policy for details.


Strollers

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.

The North Carolina Museum of Art strives to be accessible to all visitors. If you have a question, concern, or suggestion about accessibility, call us at (919) 664-6743 or send email.

  • Free ADA-compliant parking is available.
  • Curb cuts are located at all entrances to the Museum.
  • Motorized and regular wheelchairs of standard size as well as rollators are available free of charge and may be checked out at the Information Desk in West or East Building.
  • Elevators are available to all floors of East Building. West Building is a single story.
  • Accessible restrooms are available in West Building and on the top three levels of East Building.
  • Museum entrances have automatic doors.
  • Service animals are welcome.
  • Although the Museum Park includes some paved trails, wheelchairs are not recommended because of steep grades in the natural landscape.

Hearing

  • Assistive listening devices are available from audiovisual staff in the Museum Auditorium and available for docent-guided tours at the Information Desk in West Building.
  • School and public docent-led tours including American Sign Language (ASL) are available upon request with at least four weeks notice. Contact Jen Coon, (919) 664-6820.
  • A written transcript of the Cell Phone Tour is available at the Information Desk in West Building.

Vision

  • Braille is on all Museum directional signs and elevators.
  • Large-print label text is available at the entrance to special exhibitions.
  • Audio description is provided for select outdoor films by Arts Access Inc.
  • Docent-led tactile tours are available for visitors with vision loss. Please request these tours at least four weeks in advance. Contact Beth Shaw McGuire, (919) 664-6778.
  • Large-print labels for selected works in the permanent collection are available at West Building Information Desk.

General Amenities

  • Spanish-language visitor guides and special exhibition gallery guides are available at the Information Desk.
  • Strollers are available free of charge and may be checked out at the Information Desk in West or East Building.
  • Coat check is available free of charge and is located behind the Information Desk in West Building and East Building.
  • Lockers are available free of charge and are located behind the Information Desk in West Building and East Building.
  • Drinking fountains are located behind the Information Desk in West Building and on the top three levels of East Building.
  • First aid assistance is available by alerting any Museum guard.
  • Patrons requiring accessible seating for events in the amphitheater and wishing to purchase tickets online should buy general admission tickets, including any necessary companion tickets. When you arrive at the amphitheater, a guard at the entrance gate will show you to your designated seating area.

North carolina museum of art

2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607-6494

(919) 839-NCMA

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