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.
Museum Galleries & Museum Shop
May 1 – October 31: Open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November 1 – April 30: Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 1 – October 31: Open daily, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m
November 1 – April 30: Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
New Year’s Day: Closed
Presidents’ Day: Closed
Memorial Day: 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
16Senior 65 and over
81st Child ages 5-18
FREEChildren 4 and under
Admission is FREE to Museums West & American Association of Museum Members. Military and local discounts available for tickets purchased upon arrival at Museum. Tickets are available for purchase on arrival at the Museum or in advance online.
For free visits, guest passes, shop and restaurant discounts and other perks, consider becoming a Museum Member, starting at only $50.
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.Group Information
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.Submit an Inquiry
The main entrance doors are equipped with automatic doors for easy wheelchair access, with an elevator to the right of the mezzanine.
The Museum is a proud partner with EnChroma, Inc. – creators of EnChroma eyewear for color blindness. Color blind glasses are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are three adult and one child pair of glasses to borrow complimentary.
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
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.
Enjoy the scenic sculpture trail
Amble along the ¾ mile Sculpture Trail as it winds past over 20 wildlife sculptures through the sage covered hillside overlooking the National Elk Refuge and breathtaking Gros Ventre mountain range beyond.
Dine with a view at Palate restaurant & patio
Whether you’re visiting the Museum, or just craving a delicious lunch with a view, Palate is one of Jackson’s best-kept secrets. With expansive views, an outdoor patio and creative cuisine, Palate is a must-visit lunch spot.
Engaging art activities for kids and families
Check out the Children’s Discovery Gallery, draw in the Artist’s Studio, imagine in the Puppet Theater, and take a family-friendly tour of the Museum. Our programs and in-gallery materials invite you to look, talk, and interpret works of art together. First child is $8, additional children are $4.
Visit the Museum Shop
Find wildlife inspired gifts, inspiring books and art memorabilia to remind you of your visit and our Museum Shop.
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.