Museum Admission and Hours

Museum Closure Announcement: Due to traffic and road closures resulting from the upcoming presidential debate on Tuesday, September 29, the Cleveland Museum of Art will be closed from Tuesday, September 29, until Wednesday, September 30, at noon. Road closures around the city may impact travel this weekend, so please confirm your route before visiting the CMA. Stay connected with the museum from home with our dynamic digital initiative Home Is Where the Art Is, featuring a variety of engaging online programs for people of all ages.  

Visiting the museum’s collections is always FREE to the public. Reserve FREE entry tickets.

Some special exhibitions may carry a charge and tickets may be purchased online, at the ticket center, or by calling 216-421-7350.  

During this first phase, the museum’s hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays. The last ticket reservation for the day is at 3:30 p.m. There will be no new entries into the museum after 4:30 p.m.

Closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25. Closed at 4:00 p.m. on December 24 and December 31.

Closed for first phase.

Closed for first phase.


Cafe Hours & Updates


Tuesday–Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Friday–Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Offerings: Coffee, tea, water, sodas, pastries, pre-packaged sandwiches and salads

Safety notes: Visitors must wear masks except when they are seated at their tables, actively eating. All tables are sanitized after each use. After a visitor has used a table, they are to flip over a green and red circle in the center to indicate the table has been used. Only atrium seating is available, since it is a larger, more expansive space.