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Closure at the Museum

October 14, 2019

The National Museum of Wildlife Art and Palate Restaurant will be closed to the public Tuesday, October 22 through Saturday, November 30, 2019.

The closure is to replace the flooring in Sullivan Hall and Wapiti Gallery. The Museum’s current sandstone floor has undergone extensive wear and tear from hundreds of thousands of visitors over the last 25 years. During this closure, the Sculpture Trail will also be closed, as there will be trucks, machinery, and supplies moving in and out of the North and South parking lots.

“During this offseason, we are excited to continue with some significant renovations here at the Museum,” said Steve Seamons, Museum Director. “This renovation will enhance the visitor’s experience.”

The Museum is encouraging people to still enjoy the Permanent collection digitally. People can browse a portion of the collection online here. A new Museum App Audio Tour guides listeners through the Permanent Collection, featuring voices from Museum Staff talking about prominent works and artists of the collection. The App can be accessed here. Online Museum Shop orders can still be placed and processed, with an average 2 to 3 day processing delay on orders.

Museum staff will be working throughout the closure.

The Museum will reopen on Sunday, December 1 with free Museum admission for all. Visitors can browse the galleries, enjoy festive music and crafts as part of Wild About the Season, and receive 20% off in the Museum Shop for Museum Store Sunday. Later in December, the Museum opens two new exhibits, Living Legends: Discovering the Masters of Wildlife Art II and Wild Wonders of China: Unseen, Unexpected, Unforgettable.


Sullivan Hall Lobby


The National Museum of Wildlife Art, a nonprofit founded in 1987, is a world-class art museum holding more than 5,000 artworks representing wild animals from around the world. Featuring work by prominent artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Robert Kuhn, John James Audubon, and Carl Rungius, the museum’s unsurpassed permanent collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife in art, from 2500 B.C. to the present. Built into a hillside overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the museum received the designation “National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States” by order of Congress in 2008. Boasting a museum shop, interactive children’s gallery, restaurant, and outdoor sculpture trail, the museum is only two-and-a-half miles north of Jackson Town Square, and two miles from the gateway of Grand Teton National Park.


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