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:
June 2021: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
July through October: Open every day except Wednesday
November and December: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
April through June 2022: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

Hours of Operation: 10am to 4pm

Fridays June 4 through September 3, galleries are open until 7pm.

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 Christmas Day!

Admission:
Adults – $12
Seniors (62+) and Students 18 and over – $10
Youth aged 17 and under – Free
For more discounted opportunities, visit our Hours and Admission page!

Method of Payment: Credit or Debit Card only please.

COVID POLICIES:

Facemasks must be worn at all times when in the building.

Required signage and distance markers will be posted at the entrance to the Museum to help appropriately space any queue that forms.

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

Occupancy limits will be posted at the entrance to each gallery and docents will monitor galleries to help facilitate proper distancing.

Hand sanitizing stations will be set throughout the Museum.

All hard surfaces and bathrooms will be thoroughly cleaned each morning, and will be wiped down again in the middle of the operating time period, and again at the end of the day.

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.