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The Dayton Art Institute

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 your next visit to The Dayton Art Institute. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Construction Alert!
The final phase of the Interstate 75 modernization project is under way. Click here to read more at the Downtown Dayton Partnership's website about how it impacts travel through downtown Dayton.

For more about events & programs at the museum, read the digital edition of our Member Magazine:

Regular Museum Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays

SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS
The museum is closed the following major holidays: Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Museum Admission

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, courtesy of our Chase Endowment.

Suggested general admission to The Dayton Art Institute:
Adults: $8
Seniors (60+), Active Military & Groups: $5 
College Students (18+ with ID): Free
Youth & Children (17 and under): Free
Members: 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.

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REGULAR MUSEUM HOURS
MONDAY Closed
TUESDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
THURSDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
FRIDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
SATURDAY 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
SUNDAY Noon - 5 p.m.