Exterior of Bates Museum of Art

May 29th – September 15th: Closed for climate control renovations.

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.

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.