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Plan your visit to NMWA

The Jackson Hole wildlife viewing experience isn’t complete without a visit to the trails and galleries of the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Become inspired by artists’ interpretations of local wildlife, as well as animal art from around the world.

Hours
Holidays

New Year’s Day: Closed
Presidents’ Day: Closed
Memorial Day: Open
Juneteenth: Open
Independence Day: Closed
Labor Day: Open
Veterans’ Day: Closed
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Friday after Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Christmas Eve Day: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed

Admissions

Admission is FREE to Museums West & American Association of Museum Members. Military discounts available for tickets purchased upon arrival at Museum. Tickets are available for purchase on arrival at the Museum or in advance online.

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Museum Memberships

For free visits, guest passes, shop and restaurant discounts and other perks, consider becoming a Museum Member, starting at only $50.

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Groups

Groups

We welcome large groups to visit the museum with discounted tickets and admission for tour directors and bus drivers, along with bus parking is always free! Contact us for group reservations.

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Private Tours

Dive into the world of wildlife art with one of our friendly and knowledgeable docents on a private, guided tour. Bookable one month or more in advance of your visit.

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Location

Situated on a butte overlooking the National Elk Refuge just  2.5 miles north of the town square in Jackson, Wyoming, NMWA is an easy stop on the way to or from the national parks. 

2820 Rungius Road
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-5771

Activities

More things to do at NMWA

Whether you are here for an hour or the whole day, don't forget to enjoy all the Museum's wonderful on-site attractions.

FAQs

Questions about Visiting

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

No. Advance tickets are not required. Tickets may always be purchased upon arrival.

Can I cancel my online ticket purchase?

No. Online ticket purchases are non-refundable, however your ticket is good for admission for up to one year after the reservation date, so we encourage you to hold onto your ticket and use it another day.

Is the Museum a fun place for kids?

Yes! We have a Children’s Discovery Gallery with an art-studio, wildlife costumes, life-sized diorama, a puppet theater, and a reading nook. It is open during regular Museum hours. Some of our audio tours, featured on the Museum’s free app, are family friendly! Be sure to listen to the Did You Hear That? tour with animal sounds from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We frequently display student artwork in our Wapiti Gallery created by local students. The Sculpture Trail is also a fun place for families to explore.

Why can’t I touch the art?

Oil and acid on our fingers leave damaging deposits on the surface of art, whether it is a painting, print, or sculpture. These deposits lead to chemical degradation on the artwork surface over a period of time. We want to preserve these important works of art for many future generations. Please help us by not touching paintings, prints, or sculptures.

Can I take pictures in the Museum?

You are welcome to take photographs of the Museum and its collection and grounds using hand-held or video cameras only, under the following guidelines.

May I talk to a curator?

Our curator is extremely busy, so an appointment is absolutely necessary. Please send a brief message via our contact form with your question. We will make sure that it gets to the appropriate staff person and that your inquiry is answered in a timely fashion.

Do you have docent-led tours?

Yes! To schedule a docent-led tour for adults call the Supervisor of Group Tours and Visitor Services: 307-732-5437.   Docents are available for group tours upon request only. Inquire about current rates when scheduling. Tours feature highlights from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions and last about 45 minutes to an hour.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes we accept all major credit cards.