Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
|Sunday||12:00 - 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Friday||10:00 am - 8:00 pm|
|Saturday||10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
*Please note that the Museum is closed for Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
|Children under 5:||Free|
*Friday is the Museum's free admission day. Members are always free, click here to become a member now! AAM Museum professionals and active duty military receive complementary admission.Elmhurst Art Museum is a Blue Star Museum, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and a record-breaking 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families.
Looking to bring a group? Click here for more information about group tours and activities.
Location and Directions
Elmhurst Art Museum is located just North of Wilder Park, adjacent to the Elmhurst Public Library, and one block South of the Union Pacific/West Line Metra.
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Public Transportation - MetraRail from Chicago
Directions from the East:
Take 290 West to St. Charles Road West (Exit 14A). Go two miles to Cottage Hill, take a right. Continue straight for approximately one mile to the Museum. The Museum is on the west side (left) of Cottage Hill.
Directions from the West (West of I-355):
Take I-88 East to I-290 West - go 2.2 miles. Go to St. Charles Road West (Exit 14A). Go 1.4 miles to Cottage Hill, take a right. Continue straight for approximately 1/2 mile to the Museum. The Museum is on the west side (left) of Cottage Hill.
Directions from the Northwest:
Take I-90 to Route 53 South. Follow Route 53 South to I-290 East Chicago (right lanes). Take 290 East to St. Charles Road West (Exit 14A). Go two miles to Cottage Hill, take a right. Continue straight for approximately one mile to the Museum. The Museum is on the west side (left) of Cottage Hill.
Directions from the South:
Take I-294 North to I-290 West. Take I-290 West to St. Charles Road West (Exit 14A). Go two miles to Cottage Hill, take a right. Continue straight for approximately one mile to the Museum. The Museum is on the west side (left) of Cottage Hill.
Directions from the North:
Take 294 South to I-290 West (Rockford). Take the I- 290 West exit and STAY HARD TO THE RIGHT. Exit immediately North Avenue West. Take North Avenue to the third stop light, York Road. Take a left on York Road and head into downtown Elmhurst. Continue South on York until you must turn left or right. Turn right on Second Street and go one block to Addison. Turn Left on Addison. Continue South on Addison and go over the railroad tracks (if there is a train, sorry!). At this point Addison turns into Cottage Hill and the Museum is just ahead, past the stop sign, on the west side (right) of Cottage Hill.
All facilities are handicapped accessible. Wheelchairs for visitors are available for use at the front desk. A coatroom is available free of charge for coats, umbrellas, and backpacks. The Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items left in the coatroom area. Clipboards for school group worksheets are available from the front desk. Folding stools are also available for visitors to use in the galleries and during the guided tours. Handicapped accessible restrooms are available for visitors. There are no special lunch facilities for school groups. Weather permitting, adjacent Wilder Park provides excellent picnic areas.
Parking is available in the Museum parking lot free of charge. Please be considerate of our neighbors and do not park in the Elmhurst Public Library or Elmhurst Post Office lots.
- Do enjoy the artwork.
- Do not touch the artwork. Natural acids and oils in your skin can cause damage and disintegration to the artwork on display. Remember the acids and oils in your skin easily damage sculpture also.
- Do ask questions.
- Discussion is encouraged, but please be considerate of others sharing the gallery.
- Do enjoy your visit.
- Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries.
- Please do not use the gallery walls as a writing surface. Clipboards are available at the front desk.
- No running! An arm’s length away from the artwork is a good rule.
- Do not lean against the walls or pedestals used to display artwork.
The Museum is a caretaker and steward of valuable art for generations to come. Thank you for your help to ensure that the work you see here today will be here for many years to come!
Learn more about Elmhurst Art Museum by clicking here.