Plan Your Visit

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We're thrilled that you're planning a visit to the UMFA! Here's what you need to know:

Online ticket reservations are strongly encouraged for entry to the UMFA's galleries, and museum capacity is limited for everyone's safety. Purchase your tickets here. Questions? Need to reschedule a reservation? Call 801.581.7332 or email george.lindsey@umfa.utah.edu.

In accordance with University of Utah policy, the UMFA is encouraging visitors to wear face masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, due to high transmission rates in our area. UMFA will continue to limit building capacity for everyone’s safety, and we ask visitors to continue practicing social distancing in the galleries and to reschedule your visit if you’re feeling sick. 

We thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our galleries safe, and we encourage everyone to respect others’ decisions on mask-wearing.

We also join the U in strongly encouraging everyone to be vaccinated. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and our community. For more information, please visit https://coronavirus.utah.edu/.

Here’s the list safety precautions the UMFA is taking and asking visitors to take. 

Current Hours

Wednesday 10 am–8 pm
Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Friday 10 am–5 pm
Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Sunday–Tuesday Closed

Admission

Adults | $15.95
Seniors | $12.95
Youth (ages 6–18) | $12.95
Children (ages 0–5) | FREE
UMFA members | FREE
U of U students, staff, and faculty | FREE
Students at public Utah universities | FREE
Utah Horizon/EBT cardholders | FREE
Active duty military families | FREE

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Free Days
Admission is free the first Wednesday and third Saturday of the month, thanks to support from Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) and the Utah Division of Arts and Museums/National Endowment for the Arts. Free access may vary for special ticketed exhibitions. Free tickets must be reserved in advance through our ticketing page.

Museums for All

The UMFA supports Museums for All. Present a Utah Horizon or EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card and valid photo ID to receive free admission for 1–4 visitors.

Blue Star Museums

The UMFA is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families (up to 6 visitors) with military ID.

How to Get Here

The Museum is located in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building at 410 Campus Center Drive on the University of Utah campus, between Rice-Eccles Stadium and the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

TRAX

The UMFA is easily accessed by TRAX. We are located just a five-minute walk northwest of the University South Campus stop on the University (Red) line. Click here to plan your trip.

Bus

The UMFA is easily accessed by the following UTA bus routes: 17, 213, 223, 228, 313, 354, 455, and 473. Click here to plan your trip.

Driving

From the south: Travel north on I-15 and take the 600 South exit. Turn north (left) on State Street and east (right) on 400 South. Head east on 400 South (which becomes 500 South) to the light at Campus Center Drive (at 1580 East). Turn north (left) on Campus Center Drive, veering right at the round-about onto South Campus Drive. Turn left at the next light on to 1725 East, the Museum will be on your left.

From the north: Travel south on I-15 and take the 400 South exit. Head east on 400 South (which becomes 500 South) to the light at Campus Center Drive (at 1580 East). Turn north (left) on Campus Center Drive, veering right at the round-about onto South Campus Drive. Turn left at the next light on to 1725 East, the Museum will be on your left.

From the east or the west: Travel on I-80 to Foothill Drive. Take Foothill Drive north to Mario Capecchi Drive. Turn right on Mario Capecchi Drive and left onto South Campus Drive. Turn right onto 1725 East, the Museum will be on your left.

Parking

Free and pay parking is available for weekday visits. Campus parking is free on weekends, except in reserved stalls. 

Free Visitor Stalls

Turn left on 1725 East, then right into the lot east of the Museum and park in any stall labeled UMFA Visitor Parking. Register your license plate number at the welcome desk to avoid a parking citation.

Pay Lot

Turn left on 1725 East, then continue as the road curves to the east (the Business Loop) and look for the visitor pay lot on your right—be sure to prepay at the kiosk.

Free Parking on Wednesday Nights

The UMFA often hosts programs on Wednesday nights, when the Museum is open until 9 pm. On those nights, museum parking is free after 6 pm in the lot east of the Museum and in the parking garage around the corner from the pay lot.

Tips for Your Visit

Please review the required safety measures on our COVID-19 information page before you visit.

Museum Manners

Help us protect the art and ensure an enjoyable and safe visit for all. We appreciate your cooperation with these simple guidelines:

  • Please walk and use respectful voices in the galleries.
  • Look but don’t touch, oil from your fingers can damage the artwork.
  • No food, drink, or gum is permitted in the galleries.
  • Pencils only please (no pens).
  • Check backpacks, large bags, and umbrellas at the welcome desk. Groups are encouraged to leave large bags at home, school, or on the bus.

Accessibility

The UMFA welcomes all visitors and strives to be accessible to everyone. Visit the Accessibility page for more information.

Trailhead, Basecamp, and Lookout

Need a break? Comfy seating and charging stations are available at the Trailhead, Basecamp, and Lookout conversation areas.

Audio Guide

Check out our free audio guide to discover more about the art on view.

Photography

While at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, you may be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded. Please let us know if you do not give your consent.

Photographs taken by visitors may be used for personal, non-commercial use only and may not be distributed. No flash photography is permitted—intense light damages the artwork. No tripods or large camera bags are permitted in galleries, bulky equipment may damage objects. Photography is not permitted for objects or galleries identified with a "No Photography" symbol. No video recording is permitted in the Museum. Click here to request image reproductions of objects from the permanent collection.

Don’t forget to share and tag your photos! #umfa @utahmuseumoffinearts

Sketching in the Museum

Please visit our Sketching in the Galleries page for our most up-to-date policy. 

Group Tours

We’re sorry, but at this time no in-person group tours will be facilitated by UMFA staff or otherwise permitted in the galleries or collections storage area. No groups larger than 10 will be admitted into the Museum; larger groups will be asked to divide themselves into smaller groups before entering the building.

While in-person group tours are on pause, the UMFA offers educator- and docent-guided digital tours and programs. Groups may request Zoom tours or other virtual programs at least two weeks in advance. Due to limited availability, these tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For adults, click here to schedule a virtual group visit. For K–12 programs, click here.  For pARTners, a tour program for fourth-grade students in Salt Lake City Schools, please click here.

Questions? Please email tours@umfa.utah.edu

Coat Check and Lockers

Free coat check and lockers are available. Backpacks, large bags, and umbrellas must be checked at the welcome desk or placed in lockers.

Restrooms

Single gender-neutral restrooms are located on the first floor by the temporary exhibitions gallery and on the second floor adjacent to the modern and contemporary gallery.

Changing Stations

Changing stations are located on the first floor in the restroom near The Museum Café and the restroom by the ACME Lab, and on the second floor in the restroom near the modern and contemporary gallery.

Museum Guides

Preview the Museum's galleries and amenities before your visit. Click here to view or download the Visitor Guide.

Get a sneak peek of some of the most popular artworks on view in the Museum's galleries. Click here to view or download the Highlights Guide.

 

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