Hours & Admission

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation


Free Wednesdays
Group Tours
Adult Tours
Student Tours

Free Summer Admission for Miliary Personnel

Inclement Weather


Days of Operation

The MSV site is open Tuesday through Sunday. The MSV is closed Monday.

The Museum Galleries and Museum Store are open year-round; the House and Gardens are open seasonally from April through December.

Hours of Operation:

  • January through March: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • April through December: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Extended Wednesday summer hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day (Wednesdays only).
  • Please note: some MSV programs and workshops begin prior to public visiting hours.


In addition to the standard Monday closings, the MSV will also be closed on the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day


Admission fees from June 23–November 15, 2020, will include the MSV display of the special outdoor exhibition David Rogers' Big Bugs, the galleries, and the gardens and will be as follows:

Adult: $15
Seniors: $10
Youth (13–18): $10
Ages 5–12: $5
Ages 4 & under: free admission 
MSV members: free admission


Free Wednesday Admission:

Note: MSV gallery admission is always free to ages 12 & under. On Wednesdays, individual and family admission fees to the galleries are waived thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsor Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. Reservations are required for all groups of 10 or more and group admission fees apply on Wednesdays (see below). Note: while MSV gallery admission is always free to ages 12 & under and free to all on Wednesdays, these free admission offers do not include the gardens or David Rogers' Big Bugs on view throughout the MSV gardens from June 23–November 15, 2020. Admission is required for ages 5+ to see the gardens and David Rogers' Big Bugs (fee info).



Blue Star Museums

The MSV is a proud participant in the National Endowment for the Arts Blue Star Museums initiative and offers free admission to the nation's active service members, including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day (military ID required). At the MSV, the free admission offer from Memorial Day through Labor also applies to individual veterans and individual retired military service members (military ID required; offer does not extend to veteran/retirees' families). Thanks to the generosity of sponsor Navy Federal Credit Union, these same Blue Star benefits are applicable to the special outdoor exhibition David Rogers' Big Bugs.


Group Rates
Adult groups of 10 or more receive the rate of $10 per person. This rate also applies on Wednesdays. Reservations are required for all group tours. Call Director of Education Mary Ladrick at 540-662-1473, ext. 244, or email [email protected]. (To receive the group discount, one payment is required. Individuals in a group may not pay separately. Free Wednesday admission applies to individuals and families only. Discounted rates and guided tours are available for adult and student groups of 10 or more.)

Adult Tours:

The Museum also has a variety of spaces to accommodate a group luncheon or meeting during your visit. Reservations are required for all group tours, including Wednesday visits. A discounted rate of $10 per person is offered for a guided Group Tour of 10 guests or more. ​For more information on Adult Group Tours click here.

Student Tours

Discounted rates and special tours are available to student groups of 10 or more. Prices vary. Please complete the online Student Tour Request Form or call 540-662-1473, ext. 219, or email [email protected] for details. Reservations are required for student group tours.

Inclement Weather

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Museum visitors may park for free in one of the two designated lots at the complex.