Located in the heart of historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Beyond the collections, the Museum maintains a variety of services, amenities, and programs to help make your visit more enjoyable.

Tips for Visitors


Free public parking is available in the two lots located on the north side of Fine Arts Drive, across from the Museum.

Paid parking is available in the Museum's 300-space underground Parking Garage, located on Fine Arts Drive. The Garage is open to the public during Museum hours (30 minutes prior to opening to 30 minutes after closing), and is also available after hours for events in Forest Park, by arrangement.

Parking Garage Fees and Payment:
  • $15 daily
  • Members - $5 daily. To receive the discount, tickets must be validated at one of the Museum's Information Centers prior to payment at the electronic pay station.
  • Payment is accepted at the electronic pay station located on level P1.
  • Please remember to take your parking ticket with you into the Museum for payment.

Accessible parking is available in the public lots and in the Parking Garage. Drop-off areas are located on Fine Arts Drive directly in front of the Museum. Entrances to both the Main Building and East Building are accessible.


There are two MetroLink stops within walking distance of the Museum. The Skinker MetroLink Station is approximately .8 of a mile from the Museum (a 15 minute walk), and the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station is at the intersection of DeBaliviere Avenue and Forest Park Parkway just north of Forest Park.

Art Map: Your Guide to Non-Profit Visual Arts in St. Louis
Explore the world of non-profit arts organizations in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area with this detailed map.

ArtsZipper, produced by the Regional Arts Commission, provides information for hundreds of arts events.

Explore St. Louis
The official site of the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission features complete travel information for visitors as well as resources for group tours and meeting planners.

Forest Park: City of St. Louis Department of Parks & Recreation
The City of St. Louis's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry provides information about all of the activities, attractions, and resources within Forest Park.

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Metropolitan Zoological Park & Museum District (ZMD)
The Saint Louis Art Museum is a member of the ZMD, one of the largest tax supported cultural districts in the country. Other member organizations include the Saint Louis Zoological Park, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Saint Louis Science Center, and the Missouri History Museum.

The Museum Shop has always been known for an eclectic assortment of exquisite, art-inspired gifts, including art glass, jewelry, books, posters, and toys. Now there's even more to love with two locations, both fully stocked with extraordinary items: the main Museum Shop, located on Level 1 of the South Building (across from the Cafe) and the stylish Exhibition Shop, which can be found in the new, Chipperfield-designed East Building.

Remember: Members receive a 10 percent discount at the Museum Shops every day!


The Saint Louis Art Museum is proud to offer the following catalogues in our Museum shops:

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade
Conflicts of Interest Art and War in Modern Japan
Max Beckmann at the Saint Louis Art Museum The Paintings
Beyond Bosch The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print
Plains Indian Art of the Early Reservation Era

Open daily during museum hours. For assistance or to order call 1.314.655.5249 or email museumshop@slam.org.

The Saint Louis Art Museum welcomes all visitors and strives to make its building and programs accessible to everyone. The Museum offers a variety of resources for visitors of all ages and abilities.

Strollers are welcome in the Museum, but their use may be restricted in some areas.
Restrooms equipped with changing stations are available.
Coat CheckA Coat Check is available free of charge in Sculpture Hall.
Lost and Found
To recover a lost item or to turn in a found item, please visit the Information Center in Sculpture Hall or call 314.655.5299.
Parking and Entry
Free ADA-compliant parking is available in the lots across from the Museum’s Main Building Entrance. Directly in front of the Museum, Fine Arts Drive may be used as a drop-off and pick-up location. A ramp and power assist doors are located at the Main Building Entry Stair, on the right, to accommodate visitors with wheelchairs, walkers, or strollers.
All public areas of the Museum are ADA-compliant and accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. Standard wheelchairs may be requested at the Information Center in Sculpture Hall. These are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Maps with elevator locations are also available at the Information Center.
Personal Transporters
The Museum welcomes motorized wheelchairs and other personal transporters needed by disabled visitors.
Service Animals
The Museum welcomes certified service animals. Service animals must remain on a leash at all times while in the Museum.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
ALDs are available at the Information Center in Sculpture Hall for all public programs.
Large Print
The Museum offers large print versions of exhibition labels. Magnifying glasses are also available upon request.
Certified Sign Language Interpreters are available for public programs with four weeks advance notice. Please contact 314.655.5298 or classes@slam.org to arrange for this service.


Join us the final Friday of the month for the latest installment of SLAM Underground. As always, you can expect art, music, and cocktails.

SLAM Underground: Fleur

Friday, February 24 | 7–10 pm
Free admission

Join us the final Friday of February for our latest installment of SLAM Underground. This month, we're taking our inspiration from Art in Bloom, so this party will be flowery and French.

CRAFT a flower crown with members of STL Craft Mafia
SPEAK the language of love at a Flash French lesson
GROOVE to the jazzy tunes of Feyza Eren
STOP and smell the roses in the Art in Bloom floral arrangements
POSE for our caricature artists from Circus Kaput
BE silent with our wandering mime
TEST your French knowledge with our prize wheel
KICK back and enjoy a screening of Midnight in Paris

PARKING WILL BE LIMITED. Carpool, Uber, Taxi, walk, bike, run or catch a free shuttle from the Forest Park Visitor Center

For more information, email marketing@slam.org.