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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 don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Making summer plans? Click Here to read the digital version of our Member Magazine for more about upcoming exhibitions, events and programs!
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.
Blue Star Museums
The Dayton Art Institute will participate in the 2014 Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve and their families, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014. Click here for more information.
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.
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, courtesy of our Chase Endowment.
Suggested general admission to The Dayton Art Institute:
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 Historic Preservation Fee of $1.00 will be added to all ticket sales. The Historic Preservation Fee will be used for maintenance and upkeep of the building and grounds, ensuring the museum's status as a beautiful, historic site featuring world-class art.