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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 a visit to The Dayton Art Institute. Please 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 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:

Fall 2014

Winter/Spring 2015

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:
December 24: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December 25: Closed
December 31: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
January 1: Closed

Leo Bistro will be closed December 24, December 25 and January 1.

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.

Suggested general admission to The Dayton Art Institute's permanent collection:
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.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS
DECEMBER 24 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
DECEMBER 25 Closed
DECEMBER 31 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
JANUARY 1 Closed
Leo Bistro will be closed Dec. 24-25 & Jan. 1