Exterior of Bates Museum of Art

The museum is open with free admission year-round, closing periodically to change exhibitions; please check our exhibitions page when planning your visit. The museum is also closed Sundays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and the college’s winter holiday recess which, though specific dates change each year, spans at minimum Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day; please check our homepage for holiday closing updates.

June through August: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

September through May: Monday through Saturday, 10AM – 5PM (until 7:30PM on Mondays and Wednesdays). The museum is also open special hours, and by appointment. Contact us at 207-786-6158 or museum@bates.edu to request a tour for a school of community group.