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Photography (inside and outside)

Yes, non-commercial photography of the museum buildings and permanent collection are permitted. All photographs must be for private, personal use. Photography is not permitted inside special exhibitions or of any special exhibition works of art displayed throughout the museum, unless otherwise noted. NO flashes, tripods, selfie sticks or video cameras are allowed inside the museum.

Staged Portraits (family, engagement, graduation, prom, etc.) & Commercial Photography: There is a $75 fee for staged portraits or commercial photography taken inside the museum. Staged portraits and commercial photography inside the museum must be scheduled in advance by calling the Facility Rentals Manager at 937-512-0162. There is no fee for photos taken outside on the museum grounds.

Photography at the museum should not interfere with other patrons’ use of the facilities or any events (public or private) taking place at the museum.

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Food in galleries

No. During special and rental events, food and drink are allowed in the Lower Court, Great Hall, Gallery of Native American Art (#209), Gallery of Antiquities (#211), Hale Cloister, Shaw Gothic Cloister and General Motors Entrance Rotunda.

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Drawing

Yes. However, visitors may not use museum walls or pedestals for support.

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Chairs

No. Only museum-owned chairs may be used in the galleries. Lightweight chairs are available at the Visitor Services Desk.

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Photography in the Special Exhibition

No, photography is not allowed in special exhibitions, unless otherwise noted.

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Strollers

Yes, strollers are allowed in the permanent collection galleries. Strollers are allowed in special exhibitions unless otherwise noted; you may call Guest Services at 937-223-4278 to confirm for specific exhibitions.

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REGULAR MUSEUM HOURS:
MONDAY Closed
TUESDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
THURSDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
FRIDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SATURDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m
SUNDAY Noon - 5 p.m.
SPECIAL HOURS:
JULY 2 11 a.m. - 5 p.m
JULY 4 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.