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Plan a Visit
The Dayton Art Institute is located in downtown Dayton, just off Interstate 75. Our historic building, with its distinctive red tile roof, is clearly visible from the interstate. Through this page and the links to the left, you will find information about planning a visit to The Dayton Art Institute. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Road Construction in Downtown Dayton
The final phase of the Interstate 75 modernization project is under way. Click here to read the latest construction updates at the Downtown Dayton Partnership's website and learn how it may impact your travel through downtown Dayton.
What's Happening at The DAI?
Want to know more about current events, exhibitions and programs at the museum? Read the digital version of our Member Magazine:
Regular Museum Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays
The museum is closed the following major holidays: Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
The Dayton Art Institute asks all visitors to pay a suggested admission fee. Anyone unable to contribute the suggested admission will be welcomed to the museum’s permanent collection galleries free of charge.
Suggested general admission to The Dayton Art Institute's permanent collection:
Seniors (60+), Active Military & Groups: $5
College Students (18+ with ID): Free
Youth & Children (17 and under): Free
Special Exhibitions, Programs & Events*
Some special exhibitions, programs and events carry an admission charge or registration fee beyond the museum's suggested general admission, and include admission to the museum's permanent collection as part of the admission charge or registration fee.
* A $2 per transaction fee will be added to all ticket sales for building preservation and art conservations. The fees are used for maintenance and upkeep of the permanent collection, building and grounds, ensuring the museum's status as a beautiful, historic site featuring world-class art.