Welcome to your museum!

With over fourteen galleries for you to explore, we make art, history and innovation come alive by connecting you with real objects that will excite your imagination, challenge you with new and different ideas, and bring delight to your museum experience.

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Visitor Information

At A Glance

Days of Operation:
July through October: Open every day except Wednesday
November and December: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
April, May, and June: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

Hours of Operation: 10am to 4pm

Fridays, June 4 to September 3, open to 7pm
for Concerts in the Courtyard (weather permitting- check facebook for cancellation)

Saturdays, June 5 through September 5, food served in the Courtyard

Museum Library is open and free to the public from 1pm to 4pm on Mondays

Closed for the months of January, February, and March.
Closed on July 4th and Christmas Day!

Admission:
Adults – $12
Seniors (62+) and Students 18 and over – $10
Youth aged 17 and under – Free

See below for more discounted admissions opportunities.

Method of Payment: Credit, Debit Card, or Cash

Bennington Museum is a BLUE STAR Museum!

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserves, and their families.

The 2021 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day—Saturday, May 15, 2021, and ends on Labor Day—Monday, September 6, 2021. For more information on Blue Star Museums, please see the FAQ page of the National Endowment for the Arts. Participating museums look forward to welcoming you in accordance with local safety protocols.

Museums are for Everyone!

Bennington Museum is proud to participate in Museums for All program offering access for families of all backgrounds to visit museums often and begin their enjoyment of art, history, and innovation.  Museums for All is a cooperative initiative between the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  Admission is Free for up to 4 people upon presentation of an EBT card and photo ID.  Visits unlimited.

COVID POLICIES:

For the health and safety of all of our visitors and staff, the use of face masks is strongly encouraged when inside the building.

If you are unvaccinated, face masks must be worn at all times when in the building.

A Plexiglass barrier will be installed at the guest services desk.

Hand sanitizing stations will be set throughout the Museum.

All hard surfaces and bathrooms will be thoroughly cleaned daily.

Parking
Parking is available in our free on-site parking lot. In inclement weather, passengers may be discharged at the door. Reserved wheelchair accessible parking is designated closest to the entrance. Adequate space for motorhomes and other oversized vehicles, including buses, is located along the wood line toward the rear of the lot.

Accessibility
Bennington Museum welcomes all visitors and affirms its commitment to making the collections and programs accessible to everyone. Wheelchairs, walkers, rubber tipped canes, children’s strollers, and service animals are permitted throughout the museum. A wheelchair is available for use free of charge on a first-come basis. Verbal description gallery tours and sign language interpretive services are available with advanced request.

Photography
We invite you to photograph and video the exhibitions on view, and welcome your sharing them on your favorite social media site. Please tag us. There is however, no photography allowed in the Grandma Moses Gallery. Flash photography, lights, and tripods are not permitted in any of the galleries. Professional photography is not permitted without prior arrangement with Bennington Museum’s Marketing Director.

Sketching and copying
Visitors may use graphite pencils, sketch pads, and notebooks in the galleries. Please stay at least three feet from a work while sketching or writing.

Cell Phone Use 
Please take phone calls outside the galleries. Several exhibits have QR codes linking to audio content.  Please use headphones to enjoy these audio experiences.

Coat Room
Umbrellas are not permitted in the galleries. They may be stored in the Coat Room just off the main entrance. Outerwear may be worn in the galleries, but you may be more comfortable if it is left in the coat room. You may find the galleries cool, even in the summer months, and wish to bring along a sweater or light jacket.

Backpacks
Please do not bring backpacks or bags/purses over 12” into the museum. Please note that all items brought into the museum are subject to search. Backpacks, carriers, and purses worn on the back may not be worn in the galleries.

Food and Drinks
Food and drinks (including water bottles) are not permitted in the galleries except for persons who need to carry water for medical reasons.

Smoking
Smoking is not permitted on the museum property including the pavilion, Hadwen Woods and George Aiken Wildflower Trail.

Pets
Pets are not allowed inside the museum. Please do not leave a pet unattended in your car or tied outside the museum building. Service animals are permitted. Pets are welcome on the outdoor Museum trails.

Lost and found
Report a lost or found item at the Visitors’ Services Desk or to the security guard on duty.

Bennington Museum is proud to be a partner of ArtCountry, a collaboration between five iconic regional institutions.  Follow the link to find out more about discounts available when you purchase combination tickets.