Hours & Admission

The Wadsworth is open and operating on a reduced schedule in line with the state’s Reopen Connecticut capacity and safety guidelines. Advance reservations are encouraged but not required. Timed tickets are available now. Walk-up visitors will be accommodated. Face masks are required and social distancing is encouraged.

Call (860) 278-2670 to talk to a representative at the Info Desk Wednesday and Friday – Sunday.

Regular Hours
General Admission
Connecticut Art Trail
Free Admission Opportunities


Fridays; noon – 8pm. 
Please enter at 29 Atheneum Square North after 5pm.
Saturdays & Sundays; noon – 5pm.

Untitled Bistro and Auerbach Library are closed to the public.

The museum is closed July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

General Admission

Bring a friend and explore art together. Admission to the Wadsworth is free to all at this time.

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

Admission is free to all at this time. 

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).

Wadsworth Welcome
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.

Happy Hour
Admission to the Wadsworth is free from 4-5pm every day the museum is open. *Please note that a $3 fundraising surcharge applies during Fine Art & Flowers and Festival of Trees & Traditions

Second Saturdays For Families
Arrive between 10am and 1pm on the second Saturday of each month and enjoy free admission for the day. Check our calendar for a list of upcoming family programs.

Library ARTpass
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
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.

Evening Lectures
Most evening lectures are free and open to the public.

Check our calendar for a complete list of upcoming programs and events!