Hours + Admissions

Free general admission!

Admission to permanent collection galleries is always free. The cost for special exhibitions and programs varies. Members enjoy free admission to all exhibitions and discounts on programs.

Museum Hours

VMFA is open 365 days a year.

Museum galleries and the VMFA Shop:
Daily: 10 am – 5 pm
Thu + Fri: Until 9 pm

Holiday Hours
Open 10 am – 5 pm on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Amuse Restaurant: Daily: 11:30 – 4:30 pm
Thu + Fri: Until 8:30 pm
Best Café: Daily: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Thu + Fri: Until 8:30 pm

On Thanksgiving Day and Christmas, Amuse Restaurant will offer a special holiday meal. Visit Amuse for hours of operation and menus.

Inclement weather? Please call the Visitor Services Desk at 804.340.1400 to check museum hours and program schedules or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.


Mon – Fri, noon – 5 pm

Pauley Center

Mon – Fri, 8:45 am – 4:30 pm
Sat, 9:15 am – 4:30 pm

Studio School

Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm