About Your Visit

We are open today.10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Museum Hours

TUE - THUR9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
FRI9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
SAT - SUN10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The museum will be closed in observance of the following holidays: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Museum Admission

Residents of Wayne, Oakland & Macomb counties* Free
Adults $14.00
Seniors $9.00
College Students (w/ valid school ID) $8.00
Youth (6-17) $6.00
Children (5 and under) Free
Members Free
Museum Parking Lot $7.00

*More on tri-county millage

Where We're Located

Get directions

5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202

Main: (313) 833-7900 | TDD: (313) 833-1454

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The DIA is located at 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202. Get Directions » 

By Car

From Oakland County

I-75: Drive southbound on I-75, take exit 53A (Warren Ave.) and turn right on Warren Ave. Turn right onto Brush St. Turn left onto Frederick Douglas. Turn left on John R. St. Follow John R. St. to museum parking lot.

Woodward Ave: Drive southbound on Woodward Ave. Turn left onto Kirby St. Turn right on John R. St. Follow John R. St. to the museum parking lot.

From Macomb County

I-696: Drive westbound on I-696, take exit 18 to merge onto I-75 S toward Detroit. Take exit 53A (Warren Ave.) and turn right on Warren Ave. Turn right onto Brush St. Turn left onto Frederick Douglas. Turn left on John R. St. Follow John R. St. to the museum parking lot.

I-94: Drive westbound on I-94, take exit 215C (Woodward Ave/Brush St). Turn left on John R. St. Follow John R. to the museum parking lot.

From Wayne County

I-94: Drive eastbound on I-94, take exit 215C (Woodward Ave/Brush St). Turn right onto John R. St. Follow John R. St. to the museum parking lot.

I-96: Drive eastbound on I-96, take exit 190A (I-94 toward Port Huron). Merge onto I-94 E. Take exit 215C (John R. St/toward Woodward Ave). Turn right onto John R. St. Follow John R. St. to the museum parking lot.

Michigan Ave.: Drive eastbound on Michigan Ave, turn left on Trumbull Ave. Turn right to get on M-10 N (The Lodge). Follow M-10 N. Take exit 3. Turn right onto W. Forest Ave. Turn left onto Woodward Ave. Turn right on Kirby St. Turn right onto John R. St. Follow John R. St. to the museum parking lot.

From Detroit Metro Airport

The Detroit Institute of Arts is a 25-minute drive east from Detroit Metro Airport

I-94: Drive eastbound on I-94, take exit 215C (Woodward Ave/Brush St.). Turn right onto John R. St. Follow John R. St. to the museum parking lot.

By Bus

053 Bus

The 053 Bus, which runs on Woodward Avenue from the Rosa Parks Transit Center downtown to the State Fairgrounds Transit Center on 8 Mile Rd., stops in front of the DIA.

Transfers to the 053 bus are available at the Rosa Parks Transit Center and the State Fair Grounds Transit Center.

Bus fares are $1.50 for adults, 75¢ for students, and 50¢ for seniors and the disabled. Exact fare or passes are accepted. More information on Detroit Public Transportation is available here.

By Bike

Bike racks are conveniently located in multiple locations outside of the DIA at the Farnsworth St. Main Entrance, the Kirby St. Business Entrance, and the John R. St DFT/Group Entrance.

The DIA advises bicyclists visiting the museum to ride with caution if riding on Woodward Ave. because of the M-1 Rail and heavy car traffic. Additional precaution should be taken as bike tires are easily caught between the rail track and pavement. Alternate routes are suggested below:

Dequindre Cut: The Dequindre Cut runs from the Detroit Riverfront to the Eastern Market neighborhood.

Riding north from the Detroit Riverfront on the Dequindre Cut, exit at Eastern Market and ride west on Wilkins St. Turn right on Brush St. and take an immediate left onto Watson St. Turn right onto John R. St. Follow John R. St. north to the museum.

Alternate Routes:

West: If you’re traveling from the west side of Detroit, we recommend riding on Cass Ave. or Second Ave. instead of Woodward Ave. as they provide more frequent traffic stops, and have less frequent car traffic.

Traveling south, turn left onto Kirby St. and cross Woodward Ave.

Traveling north, turn right onto Kirby St. and cross Woodward Ave.

East: If you’re travelling from the east side of Detroit we recommend riding on John R. St. which has more frequent traffic stops and has less frequent car traffic than Woodward Ave..

Travelling south, ride on John R. St. and turn right on Farnsworth St.

Travelling north, ride on John R. St. At the Warren Ave. traffic light, move onto the sidewalk and continue north. Turn left at Farnsworth St.

Museum Parking Lot: A lighted, secured parking lot is located east of the DIA. Located on John R. St., south of Kirby St. and north of Warren Ave. Daily parking rate is $7; cash and credit cards are accepted.

Valet: Valet is not currently available.

Wayne State University Parking: Two parking structures operated by Wayne State University are within a short distance of the DIA:

Rackham parking structure is located on Warren Ave, East of Warren and West of Woodward Ave. Credit cards only.

Welcome Center parking structure is located on Putnam St., just west of Woodward Ave. Credit cards only.

Street Parking: The City of Detroit has metered street parking located around the DIA. Parking is limited to a maximum of two hours. The DIA’s Parking Zone is 202. To pay, visit a kiosk or download the “Park Detroit” app.

Park and take the QLINE: Parking is available at the Wayne State University lot on Woodward with an entrance on Harper. Take the QLINE down from Amsterdam street to Warren Ave. Parking: Credit cards only. | QLINE: Cash, credit, and mobile app payment accepted.

Wheelchair accessibility: Wheelchairs are available at the Farnsworth and John R. entrances. No reservation required. There is no wheelchair access at the Woodward Avenue entrance. 

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. Valid Michigan driver’s license or state/local ID required.

Members recieve free admission, free special exhibition tickets, dining and shopping discounts and more. Click here to join.

For all others, admission prices are $14 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for college students with ID, $6 for youth 6-17. Admission is free for children 5 and under.

For groups of 15 or more visitors, please call 313.833.1292 or email grouprequest@dia.org. Group general admission for the permanent collection is $10 per person. Advance reservations are required.

Call Center

Tickets may be purchased in advance for exhibitions, programming and events through the DIA Call Center. Call 313.833.4005. For information on group tours, call 313.833.1292.

Monday through 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.

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. Please read our Bag & Parcel Policy.
  • 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, using pencils and kneaded erasers. Sketching is generally not permitted in special exhibitions.
  • Visitors may take photographs or film permanent collection only for personal, non-distributional or non-commercial use, and under the conditions listed in our Photography Policy.
  • Wedding photography is inside and outside the museum, but only in DIA approved spaces. Please read our Wedding Photography Policy.

Inn on Ferry Street

Within walking distance of the museum, this historic inn boasts 40 rooms spread over four restored Victorian mansions and two carriage houses.

Westin Book Cadillac

Set in a 1924 Italian Renaissance-style high-rise, this upscale hotel in downtown Detroit is located just over three miles from the museum.

Atheneum Suite Hotel

An all-suite hotel located in Greektown, with complimentary shuttle service to and from the DIA.

The Henry Hotel

The Henry Boutique hotel in Dearborn offers a DIA package that includes luxury accommodations and valet parking, plus two general admission DIA tickets and door-to-door transportation to the museum.