Friday*: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
DirectionsDallas Museum of Art 1717 North Harwood
Dallas, Texas 75201
Bicycle racks are available at the corner of Ross Avenue and Harwood Street.
DART to the Art
The Museum encourages visitors to use Dallas's DART rail system. Parking is available at any of DART's outlying lots, and visitors can ride the DART train to the St. Paul Station and walk north to the Museum's Ross Avenue Entrance. Plan your visit to the DMA using DART.
Downtown Dallas track improvements will impact weekend DART rail travel beginning March 30, 2019. Plan ahead and learn more at DART.org/Plus.
Public Garage Hours
Monday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (may exclude special events)
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
For emergencies, call 214-922-1266.
Underground parking is available in the Museum’s 400-space garage on a first-come, first-served basis for a flat fee of $15, payable at time of entry. Cash and major credit cards are accepted. Garage parking for DMA Members and Nasher Sculpture Center members is free, pending availability. Clearance in the underground parking garage is 6 feet, 8 inches high.
Access to the DMA’s underground parking garage is located off of Harwood Street (one way, south).
Handicap-access parking spaces are located on Levels P1, P2, and P3 of the Museum’s parking garage.
In the event the Museum garage may be full, please review the map of nearby surface lots and garages that have reserved parking for Museum visitors. In addition to these locations, other parking exists throughout the downtown area.
For alternate parking options, visit the Dallas Arts District website.
Tours and School Visits
Get to know the DMA through a Saturday Spotlight Tour. DMA docents are on-site to lead free tours introducing visitors to the highlights of our collection. Tours will depart from the Visitor Services Desk at 2:00 p.m. every Saturday.
Private guided tours are available at $5 per person with a minimum of ten people in a group (with three weeks' notice).
Through a docent-guided or self-guided visit, pre-school, K-12, and higher education students can explore the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. For information or to schedule your school group, see DMA Student Visits.
The Museum is equipped for visitors with special needs. Need some tips for a great visit? See our Special Needs page.
Shopping & Dining
The DMA Store offers books and catalogues, stationery and print products, gifts, jewelry, and other wonderful items inspired by the Museum’s collection.
The DMA Cafe is located near the Museum’s North Entrance in the beautiful Hamon Atrium and features a casual fare menu. The cafe can seat two or a group of twenty and can accommodate up to two hundred guests during lunch.
Socca Mediterranean Cafe, the Museum's al fresco dining experience, is located in the Museum's Eagle Family Plaza and offers tantalizing dishes that are naturally gluten free.
There are a variety of hotel accommodations in the downtown Dallas Arts District. Many are within walking distance of the Dallas Museum of Art or offer shuttle transportation to and from the Museum. Many hotels offer special museum rates. When you book your room, ask if they offer a museum or Arts District discount. Visit the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau site for details about hotels around the Museum.
Museum Etiquette to Guide Your Visit
- The art at the DMA is not camera shy! Photography without a flash is allowed in the galleries unless otherwise indicated. But, to protect the artwork, tripods/monopods/selfie sticks are not allowed.
- Smoking and vaping are not permitted anywhere in the DMA including outdoor Museum spaces, the DMA parking garage, and in front of the entrances.
- Outside food and drink is not permitted in the DMA galleries, in the DMA Cafe, or at Socca. Visitors may bring picnics to eat on the lawn of Eagle Family Plaza, in the Sculpture Garden (which will be closed due to renovation until spring 2018), and in Fleischner Courtyard. Please be considerate of those around you, and keep personal belongings, feet, and legs off seating. Outside alcohol and glass containers are prohibited.
- Sketchbooks and pencils (no other art supplies) are permitted in the galleries.
- For safety and health reasons, visitors should wear attire appropriate to a public facility, including shoes and shirts.
- Please do not touch any work of art, including outdoor sculptures. When visiting the galleries with small children, please maintain supervision.
- Fragile objects are often placed behind Plexiglas or ropes. Please refrain from touching the Plexiglas casing. If you see tape on the floor near a work of art, the tape indicates how far away you should stand from the object. A good general rule is to stand at least three feet away from a work of art.
- The coat check is located on the first level across from the Visitor Services Desk. All umbrellas and oversized parcels must be checked.
- For outside spaces:
- Pets are allowed on a leash on Ross Avenue Plaza and Eagle Family Plaza. Please clean up after your pet.
- Sports equipment, including soccer balls, footballs, and Frisbees, are not permitted in Eagle Family Plaza or the Museum's outdoor gallery spaces. Riding bicycles and the use of skateboards and rollerblades are prohibited except on perimeter sidewalks.
- Please keep the Eagle Family Plaza clean. Place all recyclables and waste in the appropriate receptacles.
- Download the Museum Guidelines for additional tips for your visit.
We appreciate your help in protecting the art for future generations to enjoy.
Tips for a Fun Family Visit
Take It Slow!
Don’t try to do too much with young children in a single visit. Looking at two or three works of art can make for an entertaining and enriching experience. For ideas on what to see, ask at the Visitor Services Desk or see the helpful folks in the Center for Creative Connections.
Strollers, Backpacks, and Diaper Bags
Strollers are welcome in the Museum; however, if galleries are very crowded, you might be asked to wait until more space is available. You may bring a diaper bag and frontal carrier into the Museum. For safety reasons, backpacks are not permitted. Backpacks and other large carriers may be left at the Museum’s Coat Check, located across from the Visitor Services Desk at the Main Entrance.
Need a Restroom?
All of the restrooms in the Museum are equipped with diaper-changing stations.
Nursing mothers are welcome to use Arturo’s Nest in the Center for Creative Connections.
The DMA Cafe serves kid-friendly food Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Express counter service is available until 4:30 p.m. High chairs are available.
Need to Take a Break?
If your kids need to unwind, the Center for Creative Connections is a kid-friendly space with plenty to do. The Museum’s Sculpture Garden is also a great place for kids to play, but be careful not to touch the works of art so that their beauty will be preserved for everyone.
The DMA Store carries award-winning children’s books, art activities, and other fun items related to the Museum's collection. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Thursday 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.