Plan Your Visit
We are thrilled to open our doors once again and welcome you back to the Barnes. Our special exhibition Elijah Pierce’s America, originally slated to close on January 10, has been extended through January 18.
You'll find everything you need to know about your next visit (and our safety protocols) below.
The Barnes is open, with special extended hours to allow you to see the collection and the exhibition Elijah Pierce’s America, now through January 18.
Our regular hours, 11am – 5pm, resume January 8, with the following additions:
- Thursday, January 14, 11am – 5pm
- Friday, January 15, 9am – 6pm
- Saturday, January 16, 9am – 6pm
After these dates, the museum will be open Friday to Monday, 11am – 5pm; member hours begin at 10am.
11am – 5pm
10am – 5pm (Become a Member)
Tuesday to Thursday
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Free (Become a Member)
College students (with valid ID)
Children (12 and under)
Philadelphia teachers (K–12)
Free on Sundays
ACCESS / EBT cardholders
Active-duty service members and family
Free from Memorial Day to Labor Day
Talks and Tours
Friday–Monday, 10 – 11am
Explore highlights of the collection and learn the history of the Barnes.
Friday–Monday, 10 – 11am
Tour the exhibition and explore the life and work of the virtuoso woodcarver.
Art Team Talks
Our Art Team offers casual pop-up talks in the Annenberg Court and galleries. They're a great way to explore the collection and learn something new! Free
The Barnes Shop is open during operating hours; you can also shop online. Members receive a 10% discount.
Every purchase supports our mission in art education.
Philadelphia's renowned Constellation Culinary Group offers delicious fare at the Barnes.
The Garden Restaurant will reopen Saturday, January 16, with freshly prepared grab-and-go options and limited, unreserved indoor seating. No admission tickets required. Members receive a 10% discount.
Reflections Café and Canvas Coffee Bar are temporarily closed.
Visiting with Disabilities
The comfort and enjoyment of our guests is important to us, and we strive to accommodate your needs.
Our entire facility is accessible to standard-size wheelchairs. Because of the small size of the collection galleries, some larger mobility devices may not be accommodated in all rooms.
A limited number of standard wheelchairs are available free of charge. No reservation is necessary.
Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on the Lower Level and in the Garden Restaurant.
Designated parking is available for visitors with disabilities in our parking lot on Pennsylvania Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets. Vehicles must display a current state-issued disability placard or license plate. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices amplify and clarify sound by cutting down or eliminating ambient noise. Headsets and T-coil loops are distributed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis by request to our staff.
Sign Language Interpreters
With advance notice, we are happy to provide sign language interpreters for reserved docent tours. Please make your request at least three weeks prior to your visit. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Email us for more information.
Trained service animals are welcome at the Barnes. No pets or other animals are permitted.
Personal Care Assistants
Any paid Personal Care Attendant (PCA) accompanying a visitor with severe disabilities will be admitted free of charge. A request for free admission for a PCA should be made at the time the visitor with disabilities purchases their ticket. Visitors who wish to purchase advance tickets should email us or call 215.278.7200 to request a complimentary ticket for a paid PCA.
To help make the Barnes accessible to all, we offer free admission to ACCESS/EBT cardholders, including those receiving Medical Assistance only.
We ask that everyone be respectful of one another, the artwork, and our facility as we work together to provide a safe, inspiring environment.
Guests must wear masks and practice safe social distancing.
Notetaking and sketching are not permitted at this time to help us maintain movement throughout the galleries.
We allow photography for personal use, unless otherwise posted. No flash, tripods, or selfie sticks. If our galleries are crowded, we may ask you to stop taking photos. This helps us maintain movement throughout the space. For press inquiries or information about commercial photography, please contact our communications office.
Please note that guests should avoid bringing coats and large bags unless necessary for a medical reason. All bags will be inspected upon entry; backpacks, backpack-style child-carriers, oversize strollers, umbrellas, bulky coats, and bags and packages larger than 12 x 10 inches must be stowed in our free coat check or lockers on the Lower Level.
Help us keep the collection safe by keeping your distance—stay about two feet from any wall. You can use the line on the floor as a helpful guide. Please don't touch paintings, frames, furniture, or ironwork.
Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries.
The Barnes is a smoke-free building.
In certain circumstances, guests who violate our guidelines may be asked to leave.