Museum Info

Students on a DIA tour
Students on a museum tour.

DIA Mission: Creating experiences that help each visitor find personal meaning in art

General information

  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • 5200 Woodward Avenue
  • Detroit, Michigan 48202
  • Main Line: 313.833.7900
  • TDD: 313.833.1454
  • Midtown Detroit
Sunday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday
9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 
Map of the DIA surrounding area in downtown Detroit
  • Get Directions to the DIA.

    Ensure smooth travels – get road construction updates from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

  • Cultural Center Lot: Secured self-parking located on John R directly behind the museum daily for $5.00 (Electric vehicle charging stations available).

  • WSU Self-Parking Locations:

    Rackham (Structure #3) (Warren/John R): Mon-Fri | 7:00am-10:00pm | Cost: $6.00

    Structure #6 (Putman St./Woodward): Mon-Fri | 7:00am-Midnight | Cost: $2-$10.00

    Welcome Center: Sat | 7:00am-11:00pm | Cost: $6.50

    Structure #8 (Forest St./Woodward): 7 days | 24 hours | Cost: $1-$10.00

    WSU Visitor Lot #59 (Warren/John R): 7 days | 7:00am-Midnight | Cost: $6.00

    WSU Lot #35 (John R/Palmer): 7 days | 7:00am-Midnight | Cost: $6.00

    For additional WSU parking information please visit http://maps.wayne.edu

  • Valet parking is available at the Woodward entrance Friday through Sunday during museum hours.

    Street parking is available around the museum.

    ADA parking is available in the Cultural Center Lot, on Farnsworth and Kirby Streets.

    SPECIAL NOTICE: Self-parking is NO LONGER available at the City of Detroit Farnsworth Underground Parking Garage on the corner of Woodward and Farnsworth.

Museum Admission

$8
Adult
$4
Youth (6 – 17)
$6
Seniors
Free
Children 5 and under
$5
College Students (with valid school photo ID)
Free
Residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.*
Free
Members

* Residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties receive free unlimited general museum admission in accordance with the passage of the County Art Institute Authority millage.

For groups of 15 or more visitors, please contact 313.833.1292. Group general admission for the permanent collection is $7 per person. Advance reservations are required.

Under the DIA’s operating agreement with the City of Detroit, admission is free for Detroit residents every Friday. Proof of residency is required.

The DIA will offer FREE general museum admission to active military personnel and their families from May 30 to September 5 as part of the Blue Star Museums program. Click here for more information.

IKEA Canton Family Members may receive a 50 percent discount on general admission to the DIA, member pricing for Detroit Film Theatre tickets, or a 20 percent discount on first-time DIA memberships. This discount will be provided by showing an IKEA Family card at the DIA membership desk or at the Detroit Film Theatre ticket window. This offer is valid until August 19, 2014.

Box Office

Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office, located at the Farnsworth lobby, in advance for exhibitions, programs. and events. For general information, call 313.833.4005. For information on group tours, call 313.833.1292.

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Detroit Film Theatre Box Office

DFT tickets may be purchased before the film at the Box Office, located at the DFT entrance on John R. For information, call 313.833.3237.

View the full film schedule

Plan Your Visit

Download a map of the DIA's current layout.

The DIA belongs to all of us, and to ensure that everyone enjoys his or her visit, please observe the following guidelines:

  • Please check coats, backpacks, tote bags, briefcases, umbrellas and portfolios at the attended coatroom at the Farnsworth entrance. This is a complimentary service. In addition, please be aware that all bags must be inspected upon entrance to the museum. We appreciate your cooperation, and apologize for any inconvenience.
  • To protect the art, food, drink, gum and candy are not allowed in the galleries. Food and beverages may be purchased and enjoyed in CaféDIA and the Kresge Court Coffee Stop, which have plenty to please all art-lovers' palates!
  • The DIA is a non-smoking building.
  • Because a small amount of oil and dirt can cause damage, visitors are asked not to touch the artwork. Younger guests can learn more about this policy by visiting Artie the Donkey.
  • In most cases, sketching is permitted in all galleries of the DIA. Sketching permits can be obtained from the welcome desks at the Farnsworth entrance. Sketching is generally not permitted in special exhibitions.
  • Visitors may take photographs or film permanent collection only for personal, non-distributional or noncommercial use, and under the conditions listed in our
    Photography Policy.

Tours

Daily Guided Tours – Get to know your new DIA. Meet in Farnsworth Lobby for free guided tours Wednesdays - Fridays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays at 1 and 3 p.m.

Audio / Multimedia Tours – Director's Choice and Youth Audio Tours are available for $2 at the Farnsworth entrance. Tours are available in Spanish and Japanese.

The Rivera Court Multimedia Tour is available for free at the information desk in Rivera Court. The tour is available in Spanish.

Special Needs

Facilities are accessible via the Farnsworth entrance; for information, call 313.833.7940.

Family Fun

Open your child's eyes to the fascinating world of art with audio tours and guides designed especially for families. Visit the Farnsworth entrance to pick up family guides and access audio tours.

Drop-in art workshops, drawing in the galleries, storytelling, live music and family performances also provide engaging experiences for families. The DIA is open until 10 p.m. on Fridays with kid-friendly food, music and, of course, great art. Sundays are dedicated to families with activities from puppet shows and theater to live music and storytellers.

Hotel Packages

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