What to do when you get here
Parking at the Museum
Main Museum Parking Lot
The main Museum parking lot, located under Woodall Rodgers Freeway, is covered and well-lit 24 hours a day. Once you park, there is a safe crosswalk on the north side of the lot heading toward the Museum, which leads visitors up the ramp toward the main entrance.
Parking in the Museum parking lot is open for members and non-members as available. Parking is purchased upon exit, not upon entry. Parking is paid per vehicle; not per person.
- Non-member parking in the Museum parking lot is $10 and can be purchased at the box office or upon exiting the lot.
- Member parking in the Museum parking lot is $5 and must be purchased at the box office prior to leaving the building to receive the discounted rate.
- Founders Circle members always receive free parking.
Alternate Parking Lots
In the event the Main Museum Parking Lot is full, there are alternate lots located near the Museum within walking distance. These lots are not affiliated with the Museum in any way. The Museum is not responsible for pricing or payment, nor for any theft or damage to vehicles parked in any of these alternate lots.
Guests with a disabled parking placard or a license plate displaying the International Symbol of Access may park in the accessible parking spots. A limited number of accessible parking spots are available in the Museum parking lot (Lot B) under Woodall Rodgers. As you enter the lot, an attendant can help direct you to the closest available accessible spot.
If all accessible parking spots in Lot B are full, limited additional accessible parking is available in the Special Permit lot, located on the west side of the building. Entrance to the Special Permit parking lot is located on River Street and controlled with a gated entry. At the gate, press the button to speak with security and request access to the accessible parking.
Limited hybrid/electric vehicle parking is available in the Special Permit parking lot as available, located directly west of the Museum.
Entrance to the Special Permit parking lot is located on River Street and controlled with a gated entry.