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Headed to Fair St. Louis in Forest Park? Take a break from the heat and visit the Saint Louis Art Museum, located at the Fair's doorstep. We have something for everyone including self-guided tours for the family, our main exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, quick bites in our Cafe, and as always, world-class art. General admission to the Museum is free every day. To learn more about visiting the Museum during Fair St. Louis, check out of FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions


 Is the Art Museum open to the public during Fair St. Louis?
Yes, with special holiday hours. The Museum will be open July 1-4 from 10 am to 3 pm each day
 Do I need a ticket to visit the Art Museum?
No. Admission to the Saint Louis Art Museum is free every day. However, tickets are required for our main exhibition, Self-Taught Genius.
 Can I park in the Art Museum's garage?
The two parking lots located on Fine Arts Drive will be closed during Fair St. Louis. The Art Museum's parking garage is available only for Museum visitors with disabilities and is open from 10 am to 3 pm July 2-4. The cost is $15 ($5 for Members with validation). All visitors must exit by 3 pm. For more information about parking during the Fair, visit the Fair St. Louis website.
 What is happening at the Art Museum, July 2-4?
Visitors during Fair St. Louis can explore our permanent collection in the Museum galleries and the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, which is located off the South Terrace behind Sculpture Hall. Our main exhibition, Self-Taught Genius, will also be open. Tickets will not be available through MetroTix during the Fair, but can be purchased in person at the Museum Information Centers. Free exhibitions on view during Fair St. Louis include:
 Will there be docent guided tours and Gallery Talks during Fair St. Louis?
No. Daily guided tours and Gallery Talks will not be available July 2-4. Daily tours and weekly Gallery Talks will resume on July 5. To learn more about upcoming Art Museum events, click here.
 How do I enter the Art Museum from the fairgrounds?
You must leave through the Fair's marked exits 1 or 4 located on Fine Arts Drive. During Fair St. Louis, you can enter the Museum only through the Main Building doors on Fine Arts Drive across from the statue of St. Louis. For a complete map, check the Fair St. Louis website.
 What dining options are available at the Art Museum during Fair St. Louis?
The Museum Cafe will be open from 10 am to 2 pm during Fair St. Louis. To see the Cafe menu, click here. Panorama, the Museum restaurant, will be closed during Fair St. Louis.
 Will the Museum Shops be open during Fair St. Louis?
Yes. The main shop, located in the lower level near the Cafe, and the East Building exhibition shop will be open from 10 am to 2:45 pm. Learn more about shopping at the Museum.
 Are there restrictions to what I can bring into the Art Museum?
Weapons are not permitted in the Art Museum. Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries. Any carried item larger than 11" x 17" must be checked at one of the Museum's two free coat-check locations, along with umbrellas and any other items that might cause accidental damage. Bags and backpacks are subject to search. Learn more here.
 Will the Art Museum still hold the Art Hill Film Series on Art Hill?
Yes. The Art Hill Film Series will take place during the next four Fridays in July. This year's films include:
July 8: Top Gun
July 15: Rocky
July 22: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
July 29: Forrest Gump
Find more information about the Art Hill Film Series.