Joslyn Art Museum Hours & Admission

Joslyn is taking numerous steps to ensure the well-being of visitors and staff, including timed and ticketed (but still free!) admission, mandatory masks for staff and 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.

Please note: when visiting Joslyn, all fully vaccinated people must continue to follow all posted safety measures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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

Free advance reservation ticket required for entry.
Se requiere boleto de reserva anticipada gratis para la entrada.

Temporary Museum Hours:
Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am–4 pm
NEW! The first weekend of each month beginning April 2021, Joslyn will extend its Friday hours 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, Thursday evenings, and major holidays*

*New Year's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; and Christmas Day. In 2020, Joslyn Art Museum will also be closed on Christmas Eve.

General Museum Admission:
Free (until further notice, a timed ticketed, reserved in advance, is required).
To reserve a visit date/time, access our advance ticket reservation page.

Current special exhibition:
Riley Contemporary Artists Project (CAP) Gallery; through April 25, 2021
Free and included with free general admission timed ticket

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 (no ticketed reservations required for garden-only access; 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 of up to 50 adults are welcomed at this time (April 2021). Click here for additional information and to make your reservation request.

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 on the east side. Wheelchairs and strollers 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, however cash/check financial transaction are not taking place at the Museum entrance desk at this time.


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 must be worn by all visitors ages 5 and older (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 has changed to a Smoke Free Campus to ensure all visitors can enjoy every part of our Museum – inside and out. While smoking has never been permitted inside the Museum, this change will mean that smoking will no longer be allowed on Museum property, including 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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