Visiting the Museum

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Monday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Closing at 2 p.m. on September 19th for staff event)
Tuesday: Closed 
Wednesday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m. (8–11 p.m. every Third Thursday)
Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.

If the weather is inclement, please check WTAE, WPXI, or KDKA for snow closings before planning your visit.

Holiday Closures
The museums are closed on New Year's Day (January 1), Easter Sunday (March 27), Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day (December 25).

The Lozziwurm playground is free of charge and is open during normal museum hours until dusk.

Third Thursday: Late Nights at the Museum

On the third Thursday of every month, CMOA is open from 8–11 p.m. and partnering with artists and organizations throughout the city to create exciting, one-of-a-kind programs. Explore our exhibitions, enjoy music, indulge in a late-night café menu, and more. Learn more and buy tickets for upcoming Third Thursdays at


Adults: $19.95
Seniors (65+): $14.95
Students with ID/Children age 3–18: $11.95
Members/Children 2 and under: Free
50% off regular admission weekdays after 3 p.m. No other coupons or discounts apply.
Cost includes admission to Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Special exhibitions, audio programs, films, and drop-in tours are included in the price of admission.

See our discounts and offers for active US Military, students, teachers, and more.

To receive a group discount, please schedule your visit in advance through the Group Visits office at 412.622.3289 or Learn more about our group tours. 

Galleries are subject to closure, and all galleries may not be open during the time of your visit. For more information about works currently on view, visit the online collection. 

Free Thursday Nights in September

Admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History is free every Thursday evening in September from 3–8 p.m., courtesy of UPMC Health Plan. Visitors on Free Thursday Nights can also receive a free flu shot from UPMC Health Plan! Parking during Free Thursday Evenings is $6. Admission to fee-based programs and pre-registered events is not included.


Carnegie Museum of Art is located in Oakland, in the east end of the city of Pittsburgh (Allegheny County). We are within walking distance of Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, and Magee Women's Hospital.



Public Transit
Bus information is available from the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Routes that go near the museum include South Craig Street at Forbes Avenue (museum parking lot) or at Fifth Avenue (three blocks from museum).

GPS Coordinates
40.443901, -79.950337, N 40° 26.6341', W 79° 57.0202' 

Driving Distances & Direction Links
Pittsburgh International Airport: 16 miles/25 km
Downtown Pittsburgh: 2 miles/4 km
Akron, OH: 120 miles/190 km
Altoona, PA: 95 miles/155 km
Baltimore, MD: 250 miles/400 km
Buffalo, NY: 220 miles/355 km
Cleveland, OH: 130 miles/210 km
Columbus, OH: 190 miles/300 km
Erie, PA: 130 miles/210 km
Harrisburg, PA: 203 mi/327 km
New York City: 380 miles/610km
Philadelphia, PA: 310 miles/500 km
Washington, DC: 250 miles/400 km
Wheeling, WV: 60 miles/100 km


The museum operates a six-level parking facility for cars and small vans. The lot is located directly behind the museum and may be accessed from the intersection of Forbes Avenue and South Craig Street. Clearance is 6' 8", with upper deck parking for larger vehicles (full-sized vans, campers, etc.). Bus and motorcoach parking is available in the bus lanes adjacent to Phipps Conservatory on Schenley Dr., behind the Carnegie Museums. Parking pay stations are located near the main entrance admissions desk and near the museum Portal Entry. Cash and credit cards are accepted at pay stations, and credit cards only are accepted at the parking lot exit lanes.

0–30 minutes: Free
30–1 hour: $4
1–2 hours: $5
2–5 hours: $6
5–6 hours: $11
over 6 hours: $16

$6 for entry after 5 p.m.

$6 (all day)


The Museum of Art Café is open for lunch Monday and Wednesday–Saturday from 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. A bar is available on Thursday evenings from 5–8 p.m. offering wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks. Fossil Fuels Café, which features family-friendly fare, is open Monday and Wednesday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday from 12–3:30 p.m.

CMOA Design Store

The newly renovated, contemporary space features exclusive design objects from Flos and Tom Dixon; inspired jewelry from Pyrrha and Delphine Leymarie; and Pittsburgh’s best selection of art books, ranging from fashion and interior design to photography and architecture. Proceeds from CMOA Design Store support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs.


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