Joslyn Art Museum Hours & Admission

UPDATE (May 25, 2021)
—timed ticket reservations are no longer needed for daily admission to Joslyn Art Museum.* Upon arrival at the Museum, all visitors are asked to check in at an admissions desk.

Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors. Masks are required for all visitors ages 5+ who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks must be worn by all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, in selected areas within the Museum, such as ART WORKS: A Place for Curiosity and the Hitchcock Museum Shop. These requirements are indicated with signage. Thank you for your cooperation.

*selected programs and events, as well as self-guided adult group visits and self-guided school and children’s group visits still require advance registration; details will be posted with these specific events.

Joslyn is taking numerous steps to ensure the well-being of visitors and staff, including mandatory masks for staff and non-vaccinated visitors, enhanced cleaning protocols, and a phased reopening of public areas to ensure physical distancing. Everyone’s health and safety is our top priority, and a modified Museum experience is necessary.

For complete details, access our special Visitor Information page
via the button at left.

Temporary Museum Hours:
Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am–4 pm
NEW! The first weekend of each month, Joslyn's Friday hours are extended until 8 pm.
Visit 10 am to 8 pm on these Fridays: April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, November 5, and December 3 (no extended hours on Friday, October 1)

Joslyn is closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays*

*New Year's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; and Christmas Day.

November 6, 2021: Joslyn Art Museum will be closed to the public on Saturday, November 6, in preparation for a 90th anniversary gala celebration that evening. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please visit us that weekend on Friday, November 5 (extended hours: 10 am to 8 pm) and Sunday, November 7 (regular hours: 10 am to 4 pm).

General Museum Admission: Free (paid ticketed admission for some exhibitions)

Joslyn Art Museum's Peter Kiewit Foundation Sculpture Garden and Discovery Garden are open year-round from 7 am to 11 pm each day, and admission is free (please practice physical distancing).
Until further notice, Joslyn's Hitchcock Museum Shop is observing temporary hours different from the rest of the Museum. Shop hours only: Friday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm (the Shop will remain closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays). Shop hours will be extended to 8 pm on the first Friday of each month except October 1, 2021 (see Temporary Museum Hours above).

Joslyn's Café Durham is currently closed until further notice.

Self-Guided Groups
Self-guided adult group visits of up to 50 adults and self-guided school and children's group visits of up to 30 students are welcome and still require advance registration (follow links).

Docent-guided tours are not being offered at this time.


Joslyn Art Museum 
2200 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102-1292

Access & Amenities:

Free parking is available in the Parking Garden northeast of the Museum. Metered parking is available on surrounding streets. The northeast Parking Garden is accessible via the Dodge Street entrance drive to the south or the 24th Street entrance drive to the west.

Visitors may enter the Museum through the atrium entrance of the Scott Pavilion or the entrance at the top of the Memorial Building grand staircase, both on the east side. Wheelchairs, strollers, and a scooter are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no additional charge (sanitized after each use). All galleries and public spaces are accessible to disabled persons. A nursing room and in-restroom changing tables are located in the Memorial Building.

An ATM is available near the desk at the atrium entrance of the Scott Pavilion.


During your visit to Joslyn, we ask for your help in caring for the Museum — the building, the art, and others who are visiting. Some things you will want to know in advance of your visit:
  • Currently, masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors. Masks must be worn by all visitors ages 5 and older who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 (if you forget yours, complimentary masks are available).
  • Please don't touch!
  • Cameras (non-flash) are allowed, but not in special exhibitions (photos for casual, personal use only; organized photo shoots of individuals or groups require advance permission; see below)
  • Sketching with pencils is allowed in the galleries 
  • Large bags, food, and drink are not permitted in the galleries (and at this time, we ask that visitors leave all large bags in their vehicles as storage is not presently available).
  • We welcome visitors of all ages! Parents/caregivers are responsible for direct, attentive child supervision; children under age six must remain by an adult’s side at all times, and older children should remain in the same general gallery space as their chaperone.
  • Joslyn Art Museum is a Smoke Free Campus. Smoking is not allowed on Museum property, including in the Peter Kiewit Foundation Sculpture Garden and the Discovery Garden.
Click here for details regarding these Museum rules and thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Reglas de Museo

Organized Photo Shoots:
Looking to have an organized photo shoot at the Museum (e.g. family, senior, portfolio, or wedding photography by either a professional or amateur photographer)? This type of staged photography must be scheduled and approved in advance and usually involves a fee. Please click here to submit your request.

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