Thank you for your continued support and patience during this challenging and unprecedented time. The museum will look and feel different because we are committed to the safety of our community and visitors.
Masks recommended for all by Governor Pritzker’s Oct. 14 order. The museum will continue to monitor metrics and follow state guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic. This recommendation will be shared on signs at all areas of the museum’s facilities.
We understand some individuals will choose to continue wearing masks and ask everyone to respect these decisions.
Learn more about our COVID protocol before your visit.
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Thursday: 12 - 5
Friday - Sunday: 11 - 5
Free First Fridays of every month
The Museum is closed on federal holidays.
Admission includes access to the McCormick House and the Elmhurst Artist Guild.
Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Members are always free. Learn more about our membership benefits and discounts.
|Students with School ID||Free|
|Ages 18 and under||Free|
The Museum is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM). Members at the Premium ($100) level receive free admission and reciprocal membership at +900 museums nationwide. Click here to become a member or learn more about this program.
AAM Museum professionals and active-duty military receive complimentary general 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.
Facilities and Accessibility
A coatroom is available without charge for coats, umbrellas, and backpacks. The museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items left in the coatroom area.
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, Wilder Park provides excellent picnic areas adjacent to the museum.
Elmhurst Art Museum and all of its facilities are ADA accessible to all visitors. A wheelchair is available for use, free of charge.
Our McCormick House tours can be found here. Other in-person group tours are temporarily on hold due to COVID-19 protocols and policies. Virtual Tours are available. Please continue to check our website for more information.
Folding stools are available for visitors’ use in the galleries and during the guided tours.
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 the museum’s discretion.
- Photography must not be disruptive to other visitors or block walkways.
- All photography must take place during the museum’s normal business hours.
- The museum reserves the right to restrict or prohibit photography at any time.
For personal, non-commercial, and commercial photography see our guidelines.
For professional photography (non-commercial and commercial) please submit an inquiry form.
Please call in advance and check-in at the front desk for formal portraits, commercial and commissioned photography.
Please note, the museum reserves the right to charge a fee for formal portraits, commissioned and commercial photography. For commercial photography during regular hours or while the museum is closed, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630.834.0202 ext. 12