About Your Visit
|TUE - THUR||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|FRI||9 a.m. - 9 p.m.|
|SAT - SUN||10 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Residents of Wayne, Oakland & Macomb counties*||Free|
|Children (5 and under)||Free|
|Museum Parking Lot||$7.00|
Where We're Located
5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
Main: (313) 833-7900 | TDD: (313) 833-1454
Admission tickets should be reserved in advance. General admission is always free for residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. Other admission info can be found above.
We have thoughtfully prepared for operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and ask that visitors adhere to certain protocols to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. To learn everything you need to know before your visit, click here >
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 receive free admission, free special exhibition tickets, dining and shopping discounts, and more. Click here to join.
Please note that the DIA Contemporary galleries are currently closed for reinstallation. Some highlights of the Contemporary collection can be found in the Special Exhibitions space on the second floor.
The DIA is located at 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202. Get Directions »
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 the 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.
The 4-Woodward (or the 004) bus stops in front of the DIA, runs on Woodward Avenue from the Rosa Parks Transit Center at Woodward and Larned and the State Fair Transfer Hub, south of Eight Mile Road. Transfers to the 4-Woodward are available at Woodward and Larned downtown and the State Fair Transfer Hub.
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.
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 precautions should be taken as bike tires are easily caught between the rail track and pavement.
MoGo: Bikers can use the MoGo to ride to the DIA. With various stations around the Detroit area, bikers can drop off their MoGo bikes at the 5/14 station on Cass Ave. In front of the Detroit Historical Museum or the 5/10 station on John R. Road by the Michigan Science Center. Fares start at $1 to unlock and .25 cents per minute. Learn more on their site>
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.
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 traveling 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..
Traveling south, ride on John R. St. and turn right on Farnsworth St.
Traveling north, ride on John R. St. At the Warren Ave. traffic light, move onto the sidewalk and continue north. Turn left at Farnsworth St.
Take the Q-Line along the Woodward Corridor which runs from Grand Boulevard station to the Congress Street Station. Stop at the Ferry Street station to get to the DIA. Tickets are available online and via app downloadable for an Android or IPhone. See the full list of prices for tickets on their website >
Museum Parking Lot: A lighted, secured parking lot is located across from the museum on John R between Kirby and Farnsworth. The daily parking rate is $7; credit cards only.
Street Parking: The City of Detroit operates metered street parking around the DIA, 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. Because both the entrance and exit to the museum are restricted, the app is recommended to avoid having to “feed the meter.”
Accessible Parking: Accessible metered parking is located in front of the Farnsworth entrance. Additional accessible spaces are located in the southwest corner of the DIA’s parking lot on John R. A state-issued disability parking placard is required to use reserved spaces.
Valet: Valet is not currently available.
Wayne State University Parking: One parking structure operated by Wayne State University are within a short distance of the DIA:
Welcome Center parking structure is located on Putnam St., just west of Woodward Ave. Credit cards only.
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.
Accessible parking: Accessible metered parking is located in front of the Farnsworth entrance. You must have a state-issued yellow free parking sticker on your placard for the parking fee to be waived, or else you will be ticketed by the city. Additional accessible spaces are located in the southwest corner of the DIA’s parking lot on John R. A state-issued disability parking placard is required to use reserved spaces in the lot and on the street.
Click here to view a map of the DIA.
Yes, you can bring your service dog, but please, no vaping inside the museum. Find everything you need to know about before your visit, from bags to photography to umbrellas, on our Visitor Guidelines page here >
To learn about what we’re doing to keep visitors safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, click here >
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