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Entry to TMA is always free and the galleries are for everyone to enjoy. Special Exhibitions and parking rates may apply. Please review the guidelines below to get the most out of your visit:

Frequently Asked Questions

We can accommodate field trips of student groups of 10 to 100 and require one chaperone for every 10 students.

Bus parking is always free and located in lot #7 near the Glass Pavilion. We encourage buses to drop off the group at their designated drop-off before parking. A map will be included with your confirmation. Standard parking rates apply for groups parking personal vehicles in museum parking lots; as always, museum members park for free.

Currently the museum only offers an outdoor lunch space for school and other large groups at our picnic tables. This is on a first come, first served basis. The museum does not have any indoor lunch spaces for school groups available. If groups need an indoor space, we apologize, but we will not be able to accommodate you at this time. If possible, we recommend planning lunch back at school before or after your visit.


For an indoor space nearby, we encourage groups to look into Metroparks Toledo or the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

We can accommodate K–12 homeschool groups for Docent-led tours. Homeschool groups will be charged $50 for their Docent-led tour. Pre-K groups can check out our Family Center.


Unfortunately, our volunteer Docents are not trained to tour Pre-K groups. Pre-K groups are welcome to check out our Family Center.

Our volunteer Docents are unable to accept tips, but you are welcome to make a donation to support the museum’s educational programming.

  • Please talk! Get excited about art. Discussion leads to better understanding and appreciation.
  • Stay about two feet away from artwork and do not touch.
  • Backpacks, large purses, satchels, umbrellas, and other bulky items are not permitted in the galleries. Please check them at the door prior to your tour.
  • Laser pointers are prohibited in the galleries.
  • Please walk, not run, through the galleries.
  • Handheld, non-flash photo and video cameras are welcome in the permanent collection galleries.
  • Eating and drinking are permitted only in designated areas.
  • Chewing gum and tobacco products are not permitted in the museum.