The North Carolina Museum of Art


Plan Your Visit


Tuesday–Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Friday 10 am–9 pm
Saturday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm
Closed Mondays

The Museum Park is open daily, including holidays, from dawn to dusk.

Holiday Hours 
Wednesday, December 24, and Thursday, December 25: closed
Friday, December 26: open 10 am–9 pm
Saturday, December 27, and Sunday, December 28: open 10 am–5 pm
Monday, December 29: closed
Tuesday, December 30, and Wednesday, December 31: open 10 am–5 pm
Thursday, January 1: East Building only (Small Treasures) open 10 am–5 pm


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.


2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-6494


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.


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 are welcome in the Museum; however, their use may be restricted near fragile art or in busy galleries.


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.

Visitors Guide (pdf)

Cell Phone Tour

Listen to casual remarks by curators, educators, and scholars about works in the galleries and Park using your own cell phone. An audio wand, which features the indoor portion of the tour, is also available at the Information Desk, West Building, for $3 (free for members).

To listen on your own MP3 player, download the Cell Phone Tour (98 Mb, also available in Spanish).

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Sound Track Experience

This innovative audio program uses sound to help you discover your own interpretations of works in the collection. Access this free tour by borrowing an audio player from the Information Desk, West Building.

To listen on your own MP3 player, download the Sound Track Experience (53 Mb).