Open late every Wednesday! Explore our galleries until 8pm every Wednesday through August 7th.

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Plan your visit

On this page, you’ll find information about how to make the best of your visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Hours

Tuesday through Sunday
10 am – 5 pm

We are closed on Mondays and on major holidays.

Admission

Free!

Admission is always free to the Museum. We rely on the support of generous donors to help us keep our doors open and accessible to all visitors regardless of their ability to pay.

Covid Visiting Policies

The health and well-being of our visitors and staff is our priority, and we continue to follow government guidance to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

While visiting the Museum we kindly request that you:

  • Wear a mask
  • Be mindful of others’ space
  • Stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms

We reserve the right to require visitors who do not follow our guidelines to leave the premises immediately. 

Location

We’re located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood just south and west of Chicago’s downtown. We are easily accessible by car and public transportation.

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National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

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Parking

Visitor parking is available in the Ray Castro Parking Lot and Plaza, located on the east side of the Museum. The lot is open daily from 8:00 am – 11:00 pm at a rate of $2 per hour.

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Accessibility

Our facility is wheelchair accessible and all of our galleries and our shop are located on the main floor.

Tours

All year round, the NMMA's Education Department offers docent-led tours of our permanent and temporary exhibitions. Tours are tailored to all ages (including parents) and offer visitors an opportunity to learn about art and culture through the artwork on display and the thematic content explored by the exhibition.

Gift Shop

The Musem’s gift shop, Tienda Tzintzuntzán — Place of the Hummingbird, is described by some visitors as an exhibition unto itself. Tienda Tzintzuntzán offers an eclectic variety of unique gifts such as beautifully crafted artwork, jewelry, textiles, and a large selection of books and toys. Our retail team carefully selects items from Oaxaca, Puebla, Taxco, Michoacán, Jalisco, Metepec, Mexico City and other beautiful Mexican regions while on their shopping excursions throughout Mexico.

Museum Members receive a 15% discount at Tienda Tzintzuntzán. Become a Member today!

You can now shop for a selection of our gift shop items online.

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Pilsen Mural Guide

While walking through the neighborhood, you'll also find some of the most vibrant public artworks in the city, highlighting the cultural integrity and artistic talent that Pilsen has been known for dating back to the 1970s.

FAQs

Is parking available?

The Museum has a pay parking lot and free street parking is available. Please check signs for restrictions during certain hours or on street cleaning and snow removal days.

How much time should I plan to spend at the Museum?

We suggest at least an hour to get through all four galleries.

Can I buy something to eat or drink?

We do not have food or drinks at the Museum and none are allowed in the galleries, but we can direct you to some wonderful Pilsen stores and restaurants. Please visit the Our Neighborhood page for more information.

Can I arrange for a private tour?

Yes! But, we need advance notice to schedule something. Please contact us for information on scheduling your tour. Tours are available in Spanish and English.

What are the Museum's regular hours?

Our regular hours are 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday.