Digital Maps and Gallery Portals

What is the People’s Collection? It is yours. This is a museum where you can find your own place—in contemplative spaces, performing arts, family festivals, special exhibitions, Park adventures, and so much more. Create your own captivating experience each time you visit, inside and out.


The Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park features public art installations, gardens, and nearly five miles of recreational trails that link to the Capital Area Greenway.

NCMA Park App
Use the NCMA Park App to navigate the landscape and the features around you and to learn more about art, nature, and our campus. You can also use the app to engage with our self-guided audio tours.

Welcome Center
Water fountains, snacks, retail, and free family Park Packs in English and Spanish are available inside the Welcome Center. Restrooms are open daily at the Welcome Center and seasonally at the Park Theater from dawn to dusk.

To help keep the art and landscape safe, do not climb on or touch works of art, unless otherwise indicated, and stay on trails. Cyclists must yield to pedestrians, and pets must be on leash. Please clean up after your pet using nearby trash cans. Commercial business use, commercial photography, and commercial video recording are permitted only with prior authorization. Drone usage is not permitted in the Park.


Special exhibitions are on view in East Building, and some may require a paid ticket, available at ncartmuseum.org or by asking a visitor experience associate.

The Museum offers year-round programming for all ages, including lectures, studio workshops, films, performances, and special events. Docent-led and self-guided tour experiences, seasonal Park tours, and family friendly tours are available at ncartmuseum.org/programs.

Store and Food

Shop the Museum Store in West Building for items inspired by the People’s Collection and created by artisans across North Carolina. For food and beverages, visit the NCMA Café in West Building and East Café in East Building. Visit the Exhibition Store during special exhibitions in East Building, Level B.


The Museum campus seeks to be a safe and welcoming space for all visitors. Wheelchairs, canes, and rollators are available to check out for free in both buildings. Accessible restrooms are available in West Building, the Welcome Center, and the Amphitheater. Family accessible restrooms are available in East Building. Not all trails in the Park are wheelchair accessible. For more information about accessible accommodations, email help@ncartmuseum.org, ask a visitor experience associate, or visit ncartmuseum.org/accessibility.


Help us protect the People’s Collection: Remain an arm’s length away from all objects, and do not touch the works of art.

Place bags and coats in lockers in either building; please note that larger items like luggage cannot be left with staff. Baby carriers must be worn on the front of the body. Strollers are welcome in the Museum and can be borrowed; however, their use may be restricted near fragile art or in busy galleries.

No food, beverages, umbrellas, backpacks, candy, or gum in the galleries. Pencil sketching is permitted in all galleries except select exhibitions.


We encourage you to capture your experience and see yourself reflected throughout the campus. Share your photographs with #ArtNaturePeople, and tag @ncartmuseum.


Still photography of the Museum collection is permitted for personal, noncommercial use and may be limited in some special exhibitions. Tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, and video cameras are prohibited. Visit ncartmuseum.org to read more about these policies.

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