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The Dayton Art Institute is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays! Please check back often for updates and follow our social media accounts for more information.

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The DAI will continue to follow the recommendations of state and local public health authorities, and monitor the COVID-19 situation. 

The Dayton Art Institute is located in downtown Dayton, just off Interstate 75. Our historic renaissance-style building, with its distinctive red tile roof, is clearly visible from the interstate. Use the information and related links on this page to plan your visit to the Dayton Art Institute.

COVID-19 Reopening Policies & Safety Measures
The Dayton Art Institute is open with limited hours of 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. on Sundays.

Policies and safety measures have been put in place to protect staff and guests, as recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health. These include:

  • Physical distancing measures to ensure guests remain six feet from others not in their group
  • All staff and guests will be required to wear face coverings while inside the museum
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures in place throughout the museum
  • Protective shields installed at the museum’s Guest Services Desk

Have questions? CLICK TO READ OUR COVID-19 FAQ

All museum tours are self-guided, in-person programs and interactive activities are not available at this time, and The Lange Family Experiencenter remains closed until further notice.

Advance tickets are not required to visit the museum, but capacity may be limited in some collection galleries and the Special Exhibition galleries. 

Address: 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio 45405

Phone: 937-223-4ART (4278)

General information email:

If you have questions about visiting the museum, you may also submit your question through our contact form

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is extremely contagious. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions.

Visitors showing signs of illness at any time will be asked to return at a later date. We ask that anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (including fever, cough, chills, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or loss of taste) please refrain from visiting until you are symptom-free. Physical distancing is required and will be enforced; parties may remain together; children must stay with adults at all times. By visiting the DAI, you voluntarily assume all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19 or other communicable illnesses.

Museum Hours (Effective March 19)

Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-5 p.m.
The museum is currently closed Mondays-Thursdays. Check back often for updates.

The museum will be closed on Sunday, April 4 for Easter.


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

Museum hours are subject to change due to  the pandemic, as well as special events such as Art Ball (second Saturday in June) and Oktoberfest (fourth full weekend in September). Please check here for updates or call 937-223-4ART (4278) for more information about visiting on a specific date.

General Admission

Adults: $15
Seniors (60+), Active Military, Groups (10 or more): $10
College Students (18+ with ID) & Youth (ages 7-17): $5
Children (ages 6 & younger): Free
Museum Members: Free

Admission prices include all Special & Focus Exhibitions and the museum’s collection galleries.

Admission discounts such as Blue Star Museums, Museums on Us and Museums for All may also be available. See those program pages for more information.

Some programs and events carry an admission charge or registration fee beyond the museum’s general admission and include admission to exhibitions and the collection galleries as part of that admission charge or registration fee.

Parking & Directions

Free parking is available in the museum’s main parking lot. Additional parking is available on neighborhood streets and in paid parking lots in downtown Dayton. If additional parking is needed for a special event at the museum, the DAI Chief of Security may arrange for use of parking at the Dayton Masonic Temple and Greek Orthodox Church – look for signage.

Handicapped Parking: There are four (4) handicapped parking spaces in the museum parking lot: two (2) on the south side of the Entrance Rotunda and two (2) in front of the Rike Pavilion.

School/Bus Parking: Passengers should disembark at the Entrance Rotunda. Buses should not park in the parking lot; please exit the lot and park on Belmonte Park North.

Travel by RTA Bus: Greater Dayton RTA bus stops are located at the northeast corner of museum property for Route 12 (Forest and Stoddard Avenues). There is also an RTA stop at the corner of W. Riverview Ave. and Belmonte Park North (Route 8). For specific route information, please log on to: or dial the RTA call center: (937) 425-8300.

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