Visitor Guide

February 5, 2024
Index Magazine

Visitor Guide

Welcome to the Harvard Art Museums!

We are three museums—the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler—all in one building. Have fun exploring our galleries; just ask any staff member for help finding your way.

Enjoy your visit!

Create your own museum adventure or let us point you in the right direction. Check out the temporary exhibitions on Level 3, relax with friends at Jenny’s Cafe in the Calderwood Courtyard, or explore the diverse and expansive permanent collections.

We are committed to creating an environment that fosters inclusion and belonging. Please join us in ensuring that every visitor feels welcomed and respected.

Floor Plan

Level 5

Level 4

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1

Lower Level

Admission & Hours

Free Every Day
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am–5pm
Closed major holidays
Free admission to the Harvard Art Museums is made possible by a generous contribution from the Estate of David Rockefeller and support from the Office of the President at Harvard University.

Guidelines for Your Visit

We’re here to help! Stop by admissions for assistance. While our gallery attendants’ primary responsibility is the safety and security of the people and the art in the museums, they are also available to help with a question or to point you in the right direction.

— Art is fragile; please don’t touch.
— Sketching is encouraged. Pick up a pencil at admissions; no pens in the galleries.
— Food and drink are permitted only while seated at the cafe; please no outside food at the cafe.
— We offer complimentary lockers on Level 1 and the Lower Level; your backpack, umbrella, or any larger item must be stored.
— Please no flash, tripods, or selfie sticks for personal photography


All entrances are wheelchair accessible; service animals are welcome; wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers are available to borrow; and large-print maps are available. Stop by admissions to ask about any of these services. To prearrange accommodations for any of our programs, contact or 617-495-9400.

Restrooms are located on all floors and are equipped with changing tables. A single-occupancy restroom can be found on Level B1.

Public Programs

Check the LCD screens by admissions to see what’s on today. Our online calendar has the full lineup.

Kids & Families 

Sketchbooks and pencils are available at admissions. Jenny’s Cafe offers several kid-friendly, nut-free snack options.

Experience More

Friends receive unparalleled access to our collec­tions and special opportunities to engage with art. Join today at a level that best suits you, or ask about our Free Membership program.

Free Wi-Fi; for help connecting, stop by admissions.

Photography and filming sometimes take place in museum spaces. Visitors in museum spaces consent to appear in photographs or films made by the Harvard Art Museums for official museum purposes.

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32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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