Hours & Admission

In response to COVID-19, the RISD Museum is closed until further notice. 

Until we reopen, we will remind the public that the museum serves as a resource for research and personal enrichment with 80% of the collection available online. Our staff are hard at work, invigorated by the challenge to provide new ways to bring the museum to life beyond the walls we normally work within. Using the museum from home link provides resources for faculty and students. Connect through art anywhere offers activities and online learning for parents, teachers, and learners of all ages. In addition, visitors can explore the digital publication that accompanies Raid the Icebox Now, plus back issues of Manual.



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.