Hours & Admission


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

Café Pearl  

Tuesdays through Sundays, 7:30 am to 4 pm


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

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.


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

Museum visitor parking is available at metered spots on the street as well as at the North Main/Steeple Streets Metropark lot (reduced Museum rate available). Visitors may also park for free at RISD faculty/staff lots on weekends.