Hours & Admission


Tuesdays–Sundays, 10 am-5 pm
Third Thursdays open until 9 pm

Café Pearl  

Tuesdays through Sundays, 7:30 am to 4 pm

We are closed Mondays, and January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, December 24-25 and December 31.

Please visit the restaurant’s website for the most up-to-date information. View current menu.

Museum Admission

Members Free
Adults $15
Senior citizens (62+) $12
Youth (18 & under) Free
College students $8 with valid college ID
Staff, faculty, & students of RISD or member institutions Free with valid college ID

Admission is free every Sunday (10 am–5 pm) and on the third Thursday evening of each month (5–9 pm).

We are proud to offer free admission to active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families year-round.

Admission is free for up to four people for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cardholders with ID, as part of the Museums for All program.


Getting Here

By Bike

Bike racks are available at 224 Benefit Street

By Bus

The Museum is easily accessible by state- and city-wide bus services and is located .2 miles from the Kennedy Plaza bus station. Bus information can be accessed here.

Visiting school or charter buses can drop passengers off at 20 North Main Street.
Short term bus parking is available at Roger Williams National Memorial Park at 282 North Main Street.

By Car

Discounted parking is available to Museum visitors at all Metropark locations.  Parking is also available at metered spots on adjacent streets. Visitors may park for free at RISD faculty/staff lots on weekends.