Plan Your Visit

Family looks at a camel sculpture.

 

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) reopens to the public Wednesday, August 26. A special reopening preview exclusively for Museum members, docents and volunteers, and essential healthcare workers will be held Wednesday, August 19 through Friday, August 21. We've missed you, and we can't wait to welcome you back!

New operating hours are Wednesdays through Fridays, noon to 5 pm. Seniors and high-risk visitors are invited to visit on these days between 11 am and noon.

We strongly encourage you to reserve tickets in advance, because Museum capacity will be limited to 100 guests at a time. Ticket link coming soon! Tickets may also be purchased at the welcome desk when you arrive—but to guarantee entry, advanced tickets are recommended. Questions? Call 801.581.7332.

Our top priority is to keep you, our staff, our campus, and our community healthy. That means all of us must prepare for your visit a little differently than usual: face coverings and social distancing will be required, and advance tickets are encouraged because visitor capacity will be limited, among other safety precautions. Please review this page before you visit for all required safety measures and to understand how our operations have changed.

Current Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12 pm–5 pm
Thursday 12 pm–5 pm
Friday 12 pm–5 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 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

Free Days
Admission is free the first Wednesday of the month, thanks to support from Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP). Free access may vary for special ticketed exhibitions.

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 north or south: Travel on I-15 and take the 600 South exit. Turn left on State Street and right on 400 South. Head east on 400 South (which becomes 500 South) to the light at Campus Center Drive (at 1580 East). Turn left on Campus Center Drive, veering right on to 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 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 required safety measures on this 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 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

Classes and individuals are welcome to sketch objects on view in the galleries. For the protection of the art and the Museum building, only dry media such as pencils, chalk, charcoal, and chalk pastels are permitted in the galleries. Greasy media, pens, markers, ink, and paint are not permitted. Please use a drop cloth or plastic trash bag to collect chalk powder and pencil shavings. If you forget your drop cloth we have a limited supply at the welcome desk.

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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