The MSV site is open Tuesday through Sunday. The MSV is closed Monday. The MSV will be open on Labor Day Monday, September 3, 2018, on the final day for Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at the MSV.
The Museum Galleries and Museum Store are open year-round; the House and Gardens are open seasonally from April through December.
In addition to the standard Monday closings, the MSV will also be closed on the following holidays:
Admission to the MSV includes access to the galleries, house, and gardens and the special exhibition Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. While MSV gallery admission is always free to ages 12 & under and gallery admission is free to all on Wednesdays, these free admission offers do not include free admission to the house, gardens, and the exhibition Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Now through September 3, 2018, while Nature Connects is on view in the gardens an admission fee is required to tour the house and gardens. Admission fees are detailed below. MSV events may have additional fees, please check our events calendar for details.
Youth (13–18): $8
Child (5–12): $5 (this admission fee is required to see Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks; gallery admission is free)
Ages 4 & under: Free (free admission to Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks; free gallery admission)
MSV Members: Free
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 for Gardens at Night concerts.
Free Wednesday Admission:
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 house, gardens, and Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks (on view now through September 3, 2018). Individual and family admission fees to the galleries are waived every Wednesday thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsor Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.
Please note: reservations are required for all groups of 10 or more and group admission fees apply on Wednesdays (see below).
Adult groups of 10 or more receive the rate of $8 per person. Reservations are required for all group tours. Call 540-662-1473, ext. 214, 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.)
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 $8 per person is offered for a guided Group Tour of 10 guests or more. This rate also applies on Wednesdays or other free days. For more information on Adult Group Tours click here.
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.