Visiting the Museum

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Free Thursday Evenings in October

Admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History every Thursday evening from 3–8 p.m. is FREE, compliments of UPMC Health Plan. Parking during Free Thursday Evenings is $6. Admission to fee-based programs and pre-registered events is not included.


Monday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.

Holiday Closures
The museum will be closed: January 1, 2015 (New Year's Day); April 5, 2015 (Easter); November 26, 2015 (Thanksgiving); December 25, 2015 (Christmas). Please check the homepage for updates. If the weather is inclement, please check WTAE, WPXI, or KDKA for snow closings before planning your visit.

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


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. 


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 fees are CASH ONLY.

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.–3:30 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.


Learn more about tours available for individualsadult groupsmembers and educators