Visit Elmhurst Art Museum EAM’s award-winning architecture of glass and steel is matched by its reputation for adventurous undertakings—high caliber, ambitious exhibitions of contemporary and modern art and design, robust public programs, artist-led community projects, an exciting roster of art classes for people of all ages and one of three existing houses in the United States designed by pioneering modern architect, Mies van der Rohe. 


Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
(630) 834-0202


Tuesday11 – 5 
Wednesday11 – 5
Thursday11 – 5
Friday 11 – 5
Saturday11 – 5
Sunday11 – 5

Admission Fees

Seniors (65+)$12.00
Students with School IDFree
Ages 18 and underFree



Free 1st Friday of every month

Please note that the Museum is closed for Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Admission Fees

Members are always free. Learn more about about all membership benefits and discounts and become a member today.  

EAM is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association. Members at the PREMIUM LEVEL receive free admission and reciprocal membership at +900 museums nationwide. Click here to become a member now and learn more about this program.

AAM Museum professionals and active duty military receive complimentary admission. Elmhurst Art Museum is a Blue Star Museum, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and a record-breaking 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families.


Elmhurst Art Museum and all of its facilities are ADA accessible to all visitors.  A wheelchair is available for use, free-of-charge.

Gallery Group Tours and Art Experiences

Tours and art-making experiences are accessible to all visitors. For more information about programs, pricing, and scheduling, please contact us to arrange accommodations and make a reservation at least two weeks in advance. Learn more. 

A coatroom is available without charge for coats, umbrellas, and backpacks. EAM is not responsible for lost or stolen items left in the coatroom area.

Folding stools are available for visitors’ use in the galleries and during the guided tours.

You are welcome to bring your own lunch and sit in the Museum Cafe area. The Museum Cafe offers cold beverages and light packaged snacks. Weather permitting, adjacent Wilder Park provides excellent picnic areas.


Still photography for personal, non-commercial use is permitted in the galleries and public spaces. Restrictions may apply to specific pieces or exhibitions.

  • Flash photography is prohibited in all galleries.
  • Tripod and monopods are prohibited. Camera bags and other equipment may be restricted at EAM’s discretion.
  • Photography must not be disruptive to other visitors or block walkways.
  • All photography must take place during the EAM’s normal business hours. EAM reserves the right to restrict or prohibit photography at any time.

Please call in advance and check-in at the front desk for formal portraits, commercial and commissioned photography. Please note, EAM reserves the right to charge a fee for formal portraits, commissioned and commercial photography. For photography during other than open hours, contact 630.834.0202.