Visitor Information

PLEASE NOTE: American galleries (1, 2, & 3) will be closed for re-installation through Thursday, November 27 and will re-open to the public on Friday, November 28. Learn more about the re-installation here.

Black Friday Membership Sale!

Stop by the Museum for our Discounted Membership Sale. In the Museum Store or at the front desk, save 25% off the full price of any Basic Level Membership! Memberships for One, Two or Three guarantee adults and their children or grandchildren (up to 17), a full year of basic benefits. A Membership for Four enjoys all of the basic benefits PLUS reciprocal benefits at over 200 museums nationwide.

This 25% savings is only available at Delaware Art Museum on Black Friday. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to save! Learn more about Membership Levels here.

About us

The Delaware Art Museum is a private, not-for-profit arts organization. It is supported by earned and contributed income and is not owned or controlled by the State of Delaware. The Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle.

Mission Statement: The Delaware Art Museum connects people to art, offering an inclusive and essential community resource that through its collections, exhibitions, and programs generates creative energy that sustains, enriches, empowers, and inspires.

View the Museum’s current gallery map.
View information about the artwork in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden.
View the Museum’s current Newsletter & Studio Catalogue.

Phone: 302.571.9590
Toll-free: 866.232.3714
Fax: 302.571.0220
E-mail: info@delart.org
Comments: feedback@delart.org

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Photography Policy: Many of the artworks cannot be photographed due to copyright restrictions. Please ask one of our security staff before taking any pictures. The use of flash, tripods or video cameras is prohibited in the museum without prior permission.

Keeping our artwork safe: Even the lightest touch can damage a work of art. Please do not touch the art or outside sculptures. Be careful to keep your hands, bags, bodies and other people accompanying you a safe distance from the artwork. Your great-great-grandchildren will thank you.

Location & Hours

2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, Delaware 19806
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Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Monday – Tuesday: Closed

New hours starting January 2015:

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Select Fridays each month: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Learn more.

Holidays: The Delaware Art Museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Parking is FREE at the Museum.

View map of local restaurants.
View PDF of local restaurants and directions.

Admission

Museum admission includes entry into all galleries, including the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. There is no additional fee for any exhibitions.

Museum Members: Free
Family (up to 2 adults & 4 children): $25
Adults: $12
Seniors (60+): $10
Students (w/valid ID): $6
Youth (ages 7 – 18): $6
Children 6 and under: Free

Public Tours: The Museum offers public tours every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Learn more.

Thronson Café & Museum Store

At the Thronson Café, our culinary team prepares light fare and gourmet coffee. Seating in the Café provides a bright and airy view of the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Free Wi-Fi is available. Learn more.

The Museum Store offers a wide variety of treasures, including books, prints, jewelry, and an exclusive collection of art glass. Cards, vases, textiles, and designer items make perfect gifts. Exhibition catalogs and posters allow you to take a piece of the Museum home with you. Learn more.

Specials & Discounts

Museum Members: If you become a Member of the Delaware Art Museum, your admission is free every day. Learn more.

Free Sundays: Admission is free all day Sunday and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. thanks to support from generous individuals.

Blue Star Museums offers free admission for military families: The Museum joins 1,500 museums across the country to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families! This program, called Blue Star Museums, is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. A valid military ID is required for free admission for up to five family members. Offer only valid  Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders: Take advantage of Bank of America’s Museums on Us program on the first full weekend of every month. Each cardholder gets one free general admission to the Museum. Learn more.

AAA Members: Show your card and save $1.00 off your admission.

Amtrak Passengers: Show your Amtrak ticket stub or Amtrak Guest Rewards Card and save 50% off admission. Travelers to Wilmington: As a sponsor of the Delaware Art Museum and a partner with the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Amtrak offers a 30% companion rail fare discount for train travelers coming to Wilmington. Tickets may be purchased only on the Amtrak website. Some holiday blackout dates apply. Click here and scroll down to see the “Amtrak Companion Fare” icon.

WHYY Members: WHYY Members who show their Membercard may purchase one adult admission and get one free.

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