Fine Arts Drive in front of the Museum is closed to vehicle traffic. Parking lots are open, and the garage is accessible from Government Drive. More info.
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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.


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:
  • $10 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. Accessible entrances to the Museum are located at the East Building and in the parking garage. An accessible drop-off area is located directly in front of the East Building.


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.

St. Louis Vacations and Drury Hotels
St. Louis is a great place for a family getaway! Stay at St. Louis Drury Hotels and print coupons for participating St. Louis attractions.

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!


Front Cover of the Conflicts of Interest, Max Beckmann, Beyond Bosch, Plains Indian art, Degas, and Learning to See catalogs
The Saint Louis Art Museum is proud to offer the following catalogues in our Museum shops:

Learning to See: Renaissance and Baroque Masterworks from the Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil Collection
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

The Museum is committed to maintaining a safe and comfortable environment, both for our visitors and our collections. Please take a look at our guidelines to see how you can help protect and preserve our artworks and have a pleasant, respectful atmosphere in the Museum. For the safety and preservation of the collection, the Museum asks that you follow these policies.

Help us protect the art by not touching. Please leave drinks, umbrellas, and bags and backpacks larger than 11” x 17” at one of the free coat checks. Drinks must be in a spill-proof container. Food is not allowed in the Museum. Child carriers must be worn in the front or checked at the coat check; strollers are available free of charge. Anything larger than 11” x 17”, including signs, posters, and promotional materials must also be checked at a coat check. Large bags and backpacks are subject to search.

Remain behind the floor tape and stanchions, and stand at least 3 feet away from the artwork. Please do not touch the artwork.

Photography, sketching, and videotaping of the collection are allowed for personal use only. Flash photography, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, and all other supportive devices are not permitted. Flash-free photography is allowed in the Featured Exhibition.
Please note: photographs and videos taken of visitors may be used to publicize the Museum.

Museum visitors are welcome to sketch in the permanent collection galleries using dry media without easels any time during regular open hours; sketching is not allowed in the Special Exhibition Galleries; sketchers should ask staff to direct them to portable stools for use in the galleries.

Artists that require daily set-ups (painters and copyists using easels and/or working in wet media, sculptors working in water-soluble clay or polymer clay, etc.) require prior submission of the Copyist Form. Once paperwork is approved, copyists may set up and work 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Tuesday through Sunday with the exception of 10:00 am – 8:30pm on Fridays, under the conditions outlined in the form.

Weapons are not permitted in the Museum.

The Museum campus is smoke-free.

Silence all cell phones while in the galleries.

Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries.

Vapor or e-Cigarettes are not allowed inside the Museum

View our privacy policy.

View our terms and conditions of use.

View our photography policy.

View our camera crew policy.

View our kirpan policy.

The Saint Louis Art Museum is committed to being accessible and welcoming to all visitors.

Parking and Entry
Accessible parking spots are located in the free parking lots on Fine Arts Drive and in the Museum’s parking garage. Accessible entrances are located at the East Building and in the parking garage. The driveway in front of the East Building may be used to pick up and drop off visitors.
Assistive Devices
  • The museum welcomes visitors who require wheelchairs and other personal transporters. Complimentary wheelchairs are available at the information centers.
  • Complimentary magnifying glasses and large-print versions of exhibition labels are available at the information centers.
  • Assistive listening devices also are available at the information centers.
Service Animals
The Museum welcomes visitors who require certified service animals. Service animals must be on a leash at all times.
Sign Language Interpretation
A gallery tour with American Sign Language interpretation is held on the third Sunday of each month. To arrange for sign-language interpretation at a public program, please contact the Museum at 314.655.5268 or
The Saint Louis Art Museum is committed to being accessible and welcoming to all visitors.

stroller icon Strollers
Strollers are welcome in the Museum, but their use may be restricted in some areas.
Restroom Icons Restrooms
Restrooms equipped with changing stations are available.
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Coat CheckA Coat Check is available free of charge in Sculpture Hall.
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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.


SLAM Underground LogoJoin 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: Revolution

Friday, January 25| 7–10 pm

Thank you for joining us for another year of signature cocktails, live music, and art making! SLAM Underground is going on a break for the rest of 2018, but we’ll be back in January with more Friday night fun.

Questions? Email