The Museum is open with updated hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Free timed tickets for the Museum collection galleries encourage social distancing, and increased health and safety procedures are in place. Following guidance from NCDHHS, and in accordance with the governor’s Executive Order 224, any unvaccinated visitor should wear a mask, and all visitors, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, are encouraged to wear a mask in indoor settings. Learn more about these updates at

Art In Bloom, presented by PNC

The popular, annual Art in Bloom will take place during not one but two extended weekends in 2021: Thursday–Sunday, June 3–6, and Thursday–Sunday, June 10–13. A perennial favorite among visitors, Art in Bloom displays the stunning creativity of floral designers who interpret works of art in the Museum collection. The event was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Two Extended Weekends

Thursday–Sunday, June 3–6

  • Thursday, June 3, 10 am–6 pm (last ticket 5 pm)
  • Friday, June 4, 10 am–8 pm (last ticket 7 pm)
  • Saturday, June 5, 10 am–8 pm (last ticket 7 pm)
  • Sunday, June 6, 10 am–6 pm (last ticket 5 pm)
  • Thursday–Sunday, June 10–13

Thursday, June 10, 10 am–6 pm (last ticket 5 pm)

  • Friday, June 11, 10 am–8 pm (last ticket 7 pm)
  • Saturday, June 12, 10 am–8 pm (last ticket 7 pm)
  • Sunday, June 13, 10 am–6 pm (last ticket 5 pm)


On sale to members Wednesday, April 7

On sale to nonmembers Wednesday, April 14

  • $18 Members
  • $20 Nonmembers
  • Free for children 6 and under
  • Children 7 and over require a ticket

Visit both weeks with a two-week bundled ticket

  • $27 Members
  • $30 Nonmembers
  • Free for children 6 and under
  • Children 7 and over require a ticket

Limited capacity; may not be used for two visits in one week.

Related events ticketed separately.

Presenting Sponsor:

In addition to our Presenting Sponsor, PNC Bank, the NCMA extends special thanks to our Platform and Marketing Sponsors:

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., and WRAL-TV

Chazin and Company

Citrix Systems

Cree, Inc., and Wolfspeed

Joseph P. Day Realty Corp.

Sesha and Dean Debnam


Kane Realty Corporation

Anna and Jim Romano


You must be a member to receive member pricing. The number of eligible member tickets is limited based on your membership level.

Additional tickets may be purchased by members in the same order and will be charged the nonmember price. Already have an account? If you have purchased tickets within the last year and have created an account, your information is already in our ticketing system. Please log in with the email you used to create your account. If you are a member, your membership number is not needed.

Haven't bought tickets before? Go to and click on Tickets to create your account and save your password for future purchases.

Have a question or need help? Email our visitor experience team at or call (919) 715-5923 during Museum gallery hours, Wednesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm. If you contact us outside these hours, we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and support.

Flower Substitutions

You may notice that in some instances the flowers listed on the pedestal labels differ from the flowers in the arrangements. Many of the flowers have traveled great distances to be part of your experience. Due to interruptions in supply and transportation chains, reductions in operations, and disruptive weather across the globe, flower shortages are being experienced at record levels. We ask for your understanding and hope you enjoy the ephemeral nature of Art in Bloom.

The NCMA is planting excitement for Art in Bloom, presented by PNC, with a series of floral installations in the Triangle, which will be blooming in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill over Memorial Day weekend. The installations include classic trash can bouquets inspired by Lewis Miller Design of New York City and new updates at public transportation stops in Raleigh and Chapel Hill.

Friday, May 28

  • Raleigh – Union Station – Steve Taras, Watered Garden Florist
  • Raleigh – Crabtree Valley Mall – Onay Cruz Gutierrez

Saturday, May 29

  • Durham – American Tobacco Campus – Stacey Burkert, Figtree Designs
  • Raleigh – North Hills  – Steve Taras, Watered Garden Florist
  • Raleigh – Saint Augustine’s University – Olivia Chisholm, To Live in Color

Sunday, May 30

  • Durham – Streets at Southpoint – Stacey Burkert, Figtree Designs
  • Raleigh – Citrix Cycle Station on Fayetteville St. – Steve Taras, Watered Garden Florist

Monday, May 31

  • Chapel Hill – East Franklin Street – Erica Greenwold Reisen, Folie à Deux Events
  • Chapel Hill – West Franklin Street – Erica Greenwold Reisen, Folie à Deux Events

Parking is available on the NCMA campus. During this popular event, visitors are encouraged to carpool or take public transportation via bus route 27. Information about the bus is available on GoRaleigh’s website. The NCMA is also home to a Citrix Cycle bike station.

Sip Coffee Bar and Café

Thursday and Sunday, 10 am–6 pm; Friday and Saturday, 10 am–8 pm

Golden Mummies Exhibition Café

Thursday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm

Art in Bloom Tent

Thursday–Sunday 9 am–6 pm

Catering Works will feature expanded food and beverage offerings at Sip Coffee Bar and Café, Golden Mummies Exhibition Cafe, and a tent at the Museum Park Theater. A variety of signature floral-inspired recipes and specialty cocktails, light bites, sweet treats, beer, wine, and cold drinks will be available. Enjoy your grab-and-go selections from Sip in West Building’s seating area. Made-to-order food from Golden Mummies Exhibition Café can be enjoyed indoors or on the patio of East Building. See the full menu here..

Click here to see the full album of social media graphics. Download them to your phone or computer and share!

During Art in Bloom, the Museum aims to create an accessible environment for all visitors by providing the widest possible access to our building. If you have questions about accessibility needs, please contact Felicia Ingram.

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