Hours & Admission
The Wadsworth is open and welcoming visitors to the galleries Thursday–Sunday, noon–5pm. Advance reservations are suggested but not required. Walk-up visitors will be accommodated.
We encourage you to wear masks while exploring our galleries. Masks are required for tours and gallery talks. Learn more about our safety guidelines.
Call (860) 278-2670 to talk to a representative at the Info Desk Thursday – Sunday.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday; noon–5pm
Berkins on Main café is open Thursday–Sunday, noon-4pm.
The Auerbach Library is currently closed to the public.
The museum is closed July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Connecticut Art Trail
The Connecticut Art Trail is a nationally recognized partnership between world-class museums and historic sites throughout the state, created to promote Connecticut’s rich cultural assets. Purchase a Connecticut Art Trail Art Passport online or in person at our Information Desk to receive one day admission at each of the member museums per year.
Free Admission Opportunities
As part of the Wadsworth’s commitment to provide greater community access to the museum, a variety of free general admission opportunities are available (special fees excluded). Please note that a fundraising surcharge applies during Fine Art & Flowers and Festival of Trees & Traditions.
CT Summer at the Museum
It’s time to explore! From July 1 to September 5, Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one accompanying Connecticut resident adult can visit free of charge. Click here for the full list of participating museums. Participation in CT Summer at the Museum is supported by Connecticut Humanities and the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the federal ARPA.
Through a partnership with the City of Hartford and Aetna, the Wadsworth now offers free admission for Hartford residents every day the museum is open. Read more here. *Please note that a fundraising surcharge applies during Fine Art & Flowers and Festival of Trees & Traditions.
Admission to the Wadsworth is free from 4–5pm Thursday–Sunday.
Second Saturdays For Families
Arrive between noon and 2pm on the second Saturday of each month and enjoy free admission for the day. Check our calendar for a list of upcoming family programs.
Visit your Connecticut public library and borrow the Wadsworth Atheneum ARTpass. Offered free of charge to more than 200 Connecticut public libraries, the ARTpass provides free general admission for two adults and two youth age 17 and younger.
Community Open House
Several times each year, the Wadsworth sponsors Community Open House days. More than free admission to the museum, Open House events feature special programming, activities, and performers to heighten the connection between visitors and the art. Check our calendar for upcoming Community Open House days.
Veterans are admitted free of charge year-round.
Active-duty military and their immediate family members (up to five) are admitted free of charge year-round.
Bank of America Museums on Us
Bank of America credit and debit cardholders receive free admission to the Wadsworth during the first weekend of every month. Visit the Bank of America website for more details.
Most evening lectures are free and open to the public.
Corporate Membership provides companies exclusive museum access and involvement for its key executives, employees, and guests. Benefits include free employee admission and the opportunity to host special events at the museum. Learn more.
Institutional Memberships provide low cost access to students and staff, as well as members of schools, clubs, and other non-profit organizations. Learn more.
Check our calendar for a complete list of upcoming programs and events!