Visitor FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t see your question? Contact Kirkland Museum staff at 303.832.8576 or [email protected].

Can children visit the Museum?

Visitors ages 13 to 18 are welcome if accompanied by an adult chaperone at all times. Due to the fragile nature of the collections and the popular but vulnerable salon style in which they are displayed, children under the age of 13 are not permitted in the galleries. We apologize for any inconvenience.

How do I arrange for a group to visit the Museum?

Please visit the Groups and Tours page to learn more about scheduling a group reservation.

What types of tours do you offer?

Groups of 10 or more may make advance reservations to receive a discounted admission rate. Pre-reserved Private Guided Tours are available. Please visit our Groups & Tours page to learn more.

Where is the most accessible visitor parking?

Accessible paid parking is located on the west side of the Museum. The parking lot is accessible from the alley between Bannock and Cherokee Street. Two designated handicap spaces are located adjacent to the Museum entrance on the parking lot side of the building. Additionally, there is metered parking on Bannock St. and 12th Ave.

Is the Museum wheelchair accessible?

Yes, all public areas of the Museum are wheelchair accessible. Transport wheelchairs, a self-propelled wheelchair and a walker are available for use on site on a first come, first served basis. Please inquire with the Welcome Desk staff upon your arrival to request their use. Reservations are not accepted. Wheelchairs and walkers will be sanitized before and after use.

Do you ever offer free admission?

Although Kirkland Museum does not receive SCFD funding and therefore does not participate in SCFD free days, we do usually participate in certain events such as Night at the Museums (November) that offer free admission on specific dates. Please see our Events page or social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) for more information and updates.

Can I use the paper comp tickets I received with my membership/as a gift?

Paper comp tickets are accepted for admission. Please show your comp admission ticket at the Welcome Desk upon arrival.

Is there an audio guide?

Yes! Take a free introductory audio tour through the galleries on your own smartphone on our free mobile guide and audio tour, available on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and cultural app. Learn More>> 

Do you offer reciprocal admission with the Denver Art Museum or any other museums?

We do not participate in any reciprocal programs at this time.

Can I touch any of the objects?

No, in an effort to preserve the collection, touching of the artwork and objects is strictly prohibited.

Is there visitor seating?

Yes. Please take care to sit only on benches clearly marked “Visitor Seating,” stationed throughout the galleries. Lightweight, easy-to-carry folding stools are also available.

Is photography allowed?

Photography is permitted—without flash—for personal use only. Selfie-sticks, tripods and monopods are not allowed. For commercial use or publication, please call the Museum at 303.832.8576 to inquire about our policies.

Will I need to check my bag or coat?

To help us protect the collection, we ask that visitors leave coats, umbrellas, water bottles, oversized bags and backpacks in our complimentary lockers. Lockers keys may be checked out at the Welcome Desk with valid ID.

Can I bring food or drink into the galleries?

No food or drink is allowed in the galleries, including open water containers. 

Are pets or emotional support animals permitted in the galleries?

No. Pets and emotional support animals are not allowed under any circumstances. Service animals are welcome in the Museum.

Is sketching permitted in the galleries?

Yes. Sketch pads are limited to 11×17 inches and smaller. Color media such as colored pencils, markers, paint and pastels are not permitted.

Do you have a café or restaurant?

No. There are several cafés and eateries within close walking distance. Welcome Desk staff are happy to make a recommendation during your visit.

Do you offer any educational programs?

Yes! See our Events page for what’s upcoming and consider joining our mailing list online here to receive announcements.

Are there ways I can engage with the Museum if I am unable to visit?

Yes! There is a lot to experience online from home!