Saint Louis Art Museum: Visit


Museum Policies

The Museum is committed to maintaining a safe and comfortable environment, both for our visitors and our collections. Please take a look at our guidelines to see how you can help protect and preserve our artworks and have a pleasant, respectful atmosphere in the Museum.
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For the safety and preservation of the collection, the Museum asks that you follow these policies.

Backpacks must be checked at one of the Museum's two coat check locations, along with food and drink, large bags, umbrellas and any other items that might cause accidental damage. Child carriers must be worn in the front or checked at the coat check, Strollers are available free of charge. Anything larger than 11" x 17", including signs, posters, and promotional materials must also be checked at a coat check. Large bags and backpacks also are subject to search.

Remain behind the floor tape and stanchions, and stand at least 3 feet away from the artwork. Please do not touch the artwork.

Photography, sketching, and videotaping of the collection are allowed for personal use only. Flash photography, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, and all other supportive devices are not permitted. Photography is not allowed in the Featured Exhibition.

Please note: photographs and videos taken of visitors may be used to publicize the Museum.

Weapons are not permitted in the Museum.

The Museum campus is smoke-free.

Silence all cell phones while in the galleries.

Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries.

Vapor or e-Cigarettes are not allowed inside the Museum

View our photography policy.

View our camera crew policy.

Visitor Services & Accessibility

The Saint Louis Art Museum welcomes all visitors and strives to make its building and programs accessible to everyone. The Museum offers a variety of resources for visitors of all ages and abilities.
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Strollers are welcome in the Museum, but their use may be restricted in some areas.
Restrooms equipped with changing stations are available.
Coat CheckA Coat Check is available free of charge in Sculpture Hall.
Lost and Found
To recover a lost item or to turn in a found item, please visit the Information Center in Sculpture Hall or call 314.655.5299.
Parking and Entry
Free ADA-compliant parking is available in the lots across from the Museum’s Main Building Entrance. Directly in front of the Museum, Fine Arts Drive may be used as a drop-off and pick-up location. A ramp and power assist doors are located at the Main Building Entry Stair, on the right, to accommodate visitors with wheelchairs, walkers, or strollers.
All public areas of the Museum are ADA-compliant and accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. Standard wheelchairs may be requested at the Information Center in Sculpture Hall. These are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Maps with elevator locations are also available at the Information Center.
Personal Transporters
The Museum welcomes motorized wheelchairs and other personal transporters needed by disabled visitors.
Service Animals
The Museum welcomes certified service animals. Service animals must remain on a leash at all times while in the Museum.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
ALDs are available at the Information Center in Sculpture Hall for all public programs.
Large Print
The Museum offers large print copies of exhibition text and printed copies of audio tours. Magnifying glasses are also available upon request.
Certified Sign Language Interpreters are available for public programs with four weeks advance notice. Please contact 314.655.5298 or to arrange for this service.