• narratives 4
  • Eighty at Eighty
  • Art Camp revised
  • revised 2nd Sunday
  • film series 2
  • Free Thursdays
  • Persimmon

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Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert has FREE admission to the public all the time, thanks to the generosity of
Helene V. Galen.

See individual location admission prices here.


FREE Thursday Nights at Palm Springs Art Museum from 12:00-8 p.m and A+D Center from 10:00 a.m - 5 p.m.

city of palm springs california Sponsored by the City of Palm Springs


 

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The exciting 2018-2019 season line-up
features well-known performers & a little something for everyone.

 

Order tickets online 24/7 or by
calling the Box Office at
760-325-4490

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Palm Springs Art Museum FAQs

How much is admission to the museum?

Palm Springs Art Museum has three locations and one membership allows for free entry to all.

For non-members, the main museum in downtown Palm Springs is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62+, and $5.00 for students and teachers (with I.D.). The museum is always free for children under 18, active duty military and their family, and NARM and ROAM participants.

The Architecture and Design Center charges $5.00 for admission.

The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is always free.

When are the museums’ free days?

Palm Springs Art Museum on Museum Drive in PS has free days the second Sunday of every month and 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. every Thursday.

The Architecture and Design Center is free on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (summer hours)

The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is always free.

Do you have wheelchairs available and can I reserve one? 

Palm Springs Art Museum has several wheelchairs available for visitors and all galleries are accessible by wheelchair. To request a wheelchair, please inform one of our friendly VSO or admission’s associates that you will need a wheelchair and one will be delivered to you shortly.

Are backpacks permitted?

Bags larger than 11 x 14 inches and backpacks are not permitted in the museum. For safety and security of our guests, all bags or packages entering the museum are subject to search at any time. Complimentary bag check is available at the Admissions Desk.

What else is not allowed into the museum?

No food or drink (including water bottled), laser pointers, ink pens, markers, or umbrellas are allowed in exhibition areas. They can be stored at the Admissions Desk.

Can I take pictures?

Personal photography is welcomed in our galleries unless otherwise noted. Please, no flash, tripods or selfie sticks.

Do you have a Lost and Found?

If you happen to lose or misplace an item while visiting the museum, please contact our VSO department at 760-322-4854.

Is there a place where I can get something to eat?

Located on the ground level of the museum is the Persimmon Bistro. Cold-pressed juices, smoothies, soups, salads, sandwiches and paninis are just a few of the many delicious items on the menu. Click here for their summer hours.

Do I have to pay admissions to visit the museum store or eat at the restaurant?

Paid admission is not required to visit the Museum Store, Vault Design Store or Persimmon Bistro.

How do I rent space at the museum or theater?

If you would like to rent the Palm Springs Art Museum or Annenberg Theater for your next event, please contact the individuals below for more information:

Jennifer Snowdon, Special Events Manager, 760-322-4878, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Danny Torres, Production Manager, 760-322-4859, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Enjoy your visit to Palm Springs Art Museum!


Marks Administration Building, Palm Springs

Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sat & Sun 
Summer hours (May 31-Sept. 2, 2018)
Closed Sat., Sun. and Mon. 

Palm Springs Art Museum

101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262

Sun, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thu 12-8 p.m.; free admission during summer
(Free admission sponsored by the City of Palm Springs)
Closed Wed
(760) 322-4800

Palm Desert

72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert CA 92260

Tues-Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mon
First Fridays Nov-May open 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
The Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden is always open
(Daily free admission provided by Helene V. Galen)

Summer hours (May 29-Sept. 2, 2018)
Fri., Sat., Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., and major holidays
(760) 346-5600

Architecture and Design Center

300 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Sun, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thu 12-8 p.m.; free 4-8 p.m.
(Free admission sponsored by the City of Palm Springs)
Closed Wed

Summer hours (May 31-Sept. 2, 2018)
Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Mon., Tues., Wed. and major holidays
(760) 423-5260

Annenberg Theater Box Office

101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri, Sat 12-4 p.m.
Closed Sun, Wed
Open one hour prior to all performances
(760) 325-4490

There are many ways to become involved with the museum beyond the invaluable support provided by basic membership. The museum has nine councils that each focus on a different discipline—from curatorship to architecture to theater—and all provide a sense of community and camaraderie to its like-minded members. Additionally, there are a number of membership levels that allow for greater financial contribution, and increased member participation and benefits.

JOIN A COUNCIL

Councils are the most active and dynamic part of our membership, with more than 1,200 museum members electing to join. Participation in a council is the best way to meet other members with similar interests and become involved with activities and events that support the museum's exhibitions and programming.

PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE

$2,000 ($1,750 tax deductible)

Two membership cards, 10 guest passes, unlimited admission, invitations to member-only events, 20% discounts at museum stores and the cafe, recognition in the Hall of Donors, and more!

FRIENDS OF

THE MUSEUM

$5,000 ($4,750 tax deductible)

The highest level of membership support is the Friends of the Museum option which includes the listing of your name on a plaque at the facility of your choice.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

All membership levels help support the museum’s mission of being the cultural center of the Coachella Valley. But the benefits of membership increase with any upgrade you choose, and each succeeding level contributes that much more to helping the museum achieve its strategic goals. You can also choose the level of participation that most interests you: from being an occasional visitor to an active council member to upper level patron!

We create transformative experiences that expand our understanding of ourselves and the world. Our collections, exhibitions, and programs connect people to the art and culture of our community and time. We foster and inspire reaction and renewal for local, national, and global audiences.

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Palm Springs Art Museum holds a variety of informative and stimulating lectures and symposia throughout the year, highlighting various aspects of the museum's collection and other topics of interest. Most of these are free and open to the public, however some require a nominal admission fee. Tickets can be purchased at the Annenberg Theater Box Office by calling 760-325-4490. Locations Vary.

MONDAY'S @ THE MUSEUM

New schedule coming Fall 2018.

FREE THURSDAY NIGHTS

From 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday nights, admission to Palm Springs Art Museum is FREE! And in addition to the current exhibitions, you'll find a schedule of lectures, panels and conversations. So make Thursdays the night you toss the TV remote and come check out this stimulating series!

Desert Conversation with Desert Oracle

Thursday, April 26 | 6 - 7pm

Ken Layne, editor and publisher of Desert Oracle a field guide to American deserts-leads to special guests in a discussion about desert conservation.

We create transformative experiences that expand our understanding of ourselves and the world. Our collections, exhibitions, and programs connect people to the art and culture of our community and time. We foster and inspire reaction and renewal for local, national, and global audiences.