Thursday, October 27
Open daily 10am–5pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (closed at 1pm), Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve (closed at 3pm), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day
|$10||Non-Harvard students (18+)|
|Free||Harvard faculty, students, and staff (plus one guest)|
|Free||Youth under 18|
|Free||Cambridge residents (proof of residency required)|
|Free||Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon (proof of residency required)|
Amenities and Other Facilities
Art Study Center
By appointment only
The Art Study Center welcomes walk-ins on most Mondays, from 1 to 4pm (free with museums admission). Visitors are welcome at other times, but an appointment is required. Visit our Art Study Center page or calendar for more information.
Children age 14 and older are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Somerville Research Facility
200 Inner Belt Road
Somerville, MA 02143
Monday to Friday, 10am–5pm
For more details about the Somerville location, including department contacts, directions, and shuttle schedule, click here.
Adolphus Busch Hall
29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Open to the public Wednesdays, 1–5pm and Saturdays, 10am–2pm
Closed major holidays and on the following days:
Wednesday, October 19
Saturday, October 22
Wednesday, October 26
Saturday, October 29
Now through Oct. 30th, Adolphus Busch Hall is the stage for a series of immersive performances for small audiences by the A.R.T.
Adjacent garden open during the summer months, Monday to Friday, 10am–5pm
Adolphus Busch Hall, former home of our Busch-Reisinger Museum, has served as a site for teaching and learning for Harvard students since the early 20th century. Visitors are welcome to view works of art, take in an organ concert, or discover more about the rich history of this magnificent hall during public hours. There is a wheelchair accessible entrance to the garden located on Cabot Way, 27 Kirkland Street.
Open to the public daily, 10am–4pm
There is no gallery admission charge for visiting the cafe.
Open to the public daily, 10am–5pm
Browse art books or purchase a keepsake of your visit. There is no gallery admission charge for visiting the shop.
Ticket Info and Policies
Tickets can be purchased in person at the museums’ admissions desk during operating hours.
Student Guide Tours
- Fall schedule (September 9–December 2, 2016)
- Sundays, 11 am and 3 pm
- Tuesdays, 2 pm
- Fridays, 2 pm
- Saturdays, 11 am and 3 pm
Visit our calendar for more information.
Group visits of eight or more people should register in advance by emailing . Groups of eight or more that pre-register will receive $1 off the admission rates. Please note that we are unable to accept groups larger than 45 persons.
The Harvard Art Museums welcome families of all ages to our facility. While our galleries cannot accommodate oversized or jogger strollers, compact strollers are available for your visit at our admissions desk. Changing tables are available in most restrooms throughout the facility.
General Visitor Policies
- Noncommercial photography and filming is permitted, except of works of art or exhibitions accompanied by a “no photo” icon. Use of flash, tripods, monopods, or camera extension poles is not permitted.
- All bags are subject to inspection.
- Please use the coatroom to check larger items, including umbrellas, briefcases, backpacks, and rigid baby carriers. Strollers are available at the admissions desk.
- Please refrain from touching the art.
- Pens, ink, and paint are not permitted. Pencils are available at the admissions desk.
- Cell phone use in the galleries is restricted to accessing digital tools and digital records for objects on view. Phone conversations are limited to the courtyard and lower level lobby.
- No food, beverages, or gum.
The Harvard Art Museums are accessible for visitors using wheelchairs and other mobility devices. Accessible entrances are located on Quincy Street, Broadway, and Prescott Street. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for loan in the lobby free of charge. Wheelchair accessible seating and assistive-listening devices are available in our lecture halls.
Visitors arriving via paratransit van or similar are recommended to use the entrance on Broadway, which allows a right-side exit from the vehicle. Accessible parking is available in the Broadway Garage, located at 5 Felton Street. (Please note that the garage has a 6 ft. 8 in. height limit.) Parking permits can be purchased online; visitors without an assigned code can use “Visitor to Campus” as their department and 7700 as their department code in the online ordering system.
Sign language interpretation may be available upon request; please contact Visitor Services to request sign language interpretation, at least two weeks prior to the program. Visual description tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted also may be available upon request; please contact Visitor Services at least two weeks prior to the date of your visit.
While there are some on-street meters, parking near the museums is mostly restricted to Cambridge residents. Visitors are encouraged to use public transit, particularly the MBTA Red Line, which has inexpensive parking at the Alewife Station.
Limited parking is available in Harvard University’s Broadway Garage, at 7 Felton Street. Permits can be purchased online only, through the Harvard Campus Services system, and must be purchased in advance.
Here are a few tips as you proceed through the system:
- If you are a first-time user, you will need to register by creating a username and password.
- If you need an accessible parking space, please select ADA Accessible Broadway as the lot.
- When asked to select the department from a drop-down menu, select Museum Visitor—Art Museum. The department Code is 9071.
- On the day of your visit, a printout of your online permit needs to be handed to the attendant in the garage booth for admittance and then placed on your dashboard.
For questions related to permits, please contact Harvard Campus Services at 617-496-7827.
For certain evening and weekend functions, complimentary parking is available in the Broadway Garage. Check calendar listings for details.
Public parking garages in the Harvard Square area:
Church Street Lot
41 Church Street, between Brattle Street and Massachusetts Avenue, 617-482-7740
Harvard Square Parking
Corner of Eliot and JFK Streets, 617-354-4168
Charles Square Garage
Corner of Bennett Street and University Road, 617-491-6779
From Harvard Square, enter any gate and walk directly through the center of the Yard, between Widener Library and Memorial Church, and exit through the gate on Quincy Street. The Harvard Art Museums’ historic facility at 32 Quincy Street will be directly in front of you. To reach Adolphus Busch Hall, continue walking along Quincy Street and pass the Harvard Graduate School of Design on the right. Adolphus Busch Hall will be directly in front of you, one block down and across the street, at 29 Kirkland Street.
The Harvard Art Museums and Adolphus Busch Hall are a quick five-minute walk from the Harvard Square subway station. This station is served by the Red Line of the MBTA’s subway system as well as many bus lines. Please use the MBTA’s trip planner to determine your best route.