Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Art Museum open to the public during Fair St. Louis?
Yes, the Museum will be open from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 4. The Museum will also be open until 9 pm on Friday, June 30, but SLAM Underground will not take place.
Do I need a ticket to visit the Art Museum?
Can I park in the Art Museum's garage?
No. Admission to the Saint Louis Art Museum is free every day. However, tickets are required for our main exhibition, Reigning Men. Tickets will not be available through MetroTix
during the Fair, but can be purchased in person at the Museum Information Centers.
What is happening at the Art Museum, July 2-4?
The two parking lots located on Fine Arts Drive will be closed during Fair St. Louis. The Art Museum's parking garage is available only for Museum visitors with disabilities from 10 am – 3 pm on July 2 and July 4. All visitors must exit by Museum closing time. For more information about parking during the Fair, visit the Fair St. Louis website
Will there be docent guided tours and Gallery Talks during Fair St. Louis?
Visitors during Fair St. Louis can explore our permanent collection in the Museum galleries and the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, which is located off the South Terrace behind Sculpture Hall. Our main exhibition, Reigning Men
, will also be open. Tickets will not be available through MetroTix
during the Fair, but can be purchased in person at the Museum Information Centers. Free exhibitions on view during Fair St. Louis include:
How do I enter the Art Museum from the fairgrounds?
No. Daily guided tours and Gallery Talks will not be available July 2-4. Daily tours and weekly Gallery Talks will resume on July 5. SLAM Underground
, typically held on the final Friday of every month, will not take place. To learn more about upcoming Art Museum events, click here
What dining options are available at the Art Museum during Fair St. Louis?
You must leave through the Fair's marked exits 1 or 4
located on Fine Arts Drive. During Fair St. Louis, you can enter the Museum only through the Main Building doors on Fine Arts Drive across from the statue of St. Louis. Find a complete map of Fair St. Louis here
Will the Museum Shops be open during Fair St. Louis?
The Museum Cafe will be open from 10 am to 2 pm during Fair St. Louis. To see the Cafe menu, click here
, the Museum restaurant, will be closed from Thursday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 5, reopening with regular hours on Thursday July 6.
Are there restrictions to what I can bring into the Art Museum?
Yes. The main shop, located in the lower level near the Cafe, and the East Building exhibition shop will be open from 10 am to 2:45 pm. Learn more about shopping
at the Museum.
Will the Art Museum still hold the Art Hill Film Series on Art Hill?
Weapons are not permitted in the Art Museum. Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries. Any carried item larger than 11" x 17" must be checked at one of the Museum's two free coat-check locations, along with umbrellas and any other items that might cause accidental damage. Bags and backpacks are subject to search. Learn more about Museum policies